Patriarch Porfirije congratulates Mr. Sabados and Rabbi Asiel on Passover

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije congratulates Mr. Sabados and Rabbi Asiel on Passover

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, congratulated President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Serbia Mr. Robert Sabados and Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Serbia Mr. Isak Asiel and all the Jews on the Passover, reminding that Moses and Aaron, who miraculously liberated the Jewish people from Egyptian slavery, are inscribed in the diptychs of the saints of the Orthodox Church, and that the Serbian people have been sharing good and evil with our Jewish brothers for centuries. The Patriarch wished all Jews to celebrate their Passover in health and all good.

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The Greek national holiday prayerfully celebrated in the Patriarchal Chapel

With the blessing of His Holiness Porfirije,  Serbian Patriarch a prayer rite of thanksgiving was served on the occasion of the Greek national holiday, the Statehood Day,  in the Patriarchal Chapel of St. Simeon the Myrrh-gusher in Belgrade, on March 25, 2021.

The prayer ceremony, which has traditionally been celebrated by the Greek community in Belgrade for more than five decades, was attended by the Ambassador of the Republic of Greece, His Excellency George Diakofotakis and his associates, and the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus, His Excellency Dimitrios Teofilaktu and his associates.

Press release of the Holy Synod of Bishops

The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church submitted objections and opinions on the draft law on same-sex unions to the Government of the Republic of Serbia in a timely manner and within the period prescribed by law.

The mentioned bill for the Serbian Orthodox Church is unacceptable, because the vast majority of the proposed provisions are in contradiction with the Gospel of Christ and the overall experience and practice of the Church on which our Serbian people, as well as the entire European civilization, are spiritually and morally based.

Speech of His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Porfirije at the academy on the anniversary of the NATO bombing

Before I went to this place tonight, I opened the New Testament and found myself at the beginning of the seventh chapter of the Gospel of Matthew where it says: Do not judge, or you too will be judged. I came here with the feeling that we had gathered not to judge but to remember and say what was true.

We have gathered to remember together, nationwide, the Church says in unison, those unfortunate days from twenty-two years ago. Above all, let us remember and pray for innocent victims; and our victims are innocent, because our people, it is clear all over the world today, defended themselves from aggression. We remember our soldiers and policemen, giant heroes from Kosare, Pastrik and other battlegrounds; of our celestial knights - pilots, then innocent civilians - victims of cluster bombs in Nis and throughout Kosovo, Metohija, Montenegro, the killed in a passenger train in Grdelica gorge, killed on the streets and squares of our cities, factories, hospitals, in the TV station, perished children ... We remember everyone, we pray for everything, and I am sure that we should pray for them, because God wrote them in the book of eternity, the book of eternal life, and the names of many victims during those 78 days can be and they should be inscribed in the calendar of the Orthodox Church.

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije received Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Maja Gojkovic

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received  Mrs. Maja Gojkovic,  Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia and the Minister of Culture and Information, in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on March 24, 2021.

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije thanked Minister Gojkovic for her greeting and presence at his enthronement to the throne of the primates of the  Serbian Church, as well as for this visit during which they discussed deepening cooperation between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Ministry of Culture and Information. The Patriarch emphasized that joint work on projects of national importance must be nurtured and developed.

Serbian Patriarch received the Head of the EU Delegation

His Holiness Porfirije,  Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Sem Fabrizi, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on 24 March 2021.

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije, thanked Ambassador Fabrizi for his visit and congratulations on the occasion of the election and enthronement to the throne of the primates of the  Serbian Orthodox Church, and  emphasized that he appreciates and supports every effort to bring people together regardless of their ethnic and religious affiliation.