Patriarch Porfirije: The order of nature is defeated where the Lord is present

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the church of Saints Cyrill and Methodius in Ljubljana on 22 August 2021.

His Holiness, at the first Liturgy in Slovenia which he served as the primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church was concelebrated by His Grace Bishop Jerotej of Toplica, elected Bishops Justin of Hvosno and Sava of Marca and the clergy of the church communities of Ljubljana and Zagreb.

Elected Metropolitan Joanikije served in Cetinje Monastery

Elected Metropolitan Joanikije of Montenegro and the Littoral celebrated the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy at the Cetinje Monastery on 22 August 2021, on 9th Sunday after Pentecost. On that occasion, he referred to the current events in Montenegro on the occasion of his upcoming enthronement in Cetinje:

"I invite you all to the transfiguration to which the Feast of the Transfiguration itself invites us, let us be reborn, to be filled with God's grace and light, God's love, justice and goodness. I call on myself and all of you, Cetinje and the whole of Montenegro as well, to be transformed, to work for the good, so we will welcome the good and see the good, and the good of God, when it is abundant in this nation, will multiply in us. God will grant. Man has that inner urge to create, but very often he has the inner urge to destroy, to ruin and make meaningless, to sink into meaninglessness. Unfortunately, we have that at any time. Here, today in Cetinje, as they say, there will be a large group of those who oppose that the occupier called Metropolitan Joanikije Micovic come to Cetinje, to be enthroned. And they clearly say that they do not recognize me as their metropolitan and that they want to expel me from here. "

Patriarch Porfirije celebrated in Ljubljana

- Since our people have not only found a good job, but also settled comfortably in Slovenia, priests must take care of preserving their identity - language, because many speak Slovenian to each other, and of course the Orthodox faith. Stefan and Anastasija, with whom I have been socializing since I was elected Metropolitan, wanted to take a picture with me in Ljubljana today. They do not have such a problem. They know that their name is Orthodox, and their surname is Christian, Patriarch Porfirije stated through his Instagram account.

Feast of the Venerable Zosimus and James in Tuman


After the feast of the Holy Transfiguration at Tuman monastery , the holiday of the Venerable Miracle Workers Zosimus and James was solemnly celebrated. On the eve of the feast day, the Vigil was officiated by His Grace Bishop Ignjatije of Braničevo, in the prayerful presence of Their Graces Bishops Pahomije of Vranje, Kiril of Buenos Aires and South America, and former Konstantin of Central Europe.

During night the faithful people were arriving from many sides to the Tuman Monastery for the blessing of the Tuman's great ones of God. Before the beginning of the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic with associates visited the Monastery as well. His Grace BIshop Justin of Zica officiated the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishops Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadija, Ignjatije of Branicevo, former Konstantin of Central Europe, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Kiril of Buenos Aires and South America, the clergy from many dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church.   

Serbian Patriarch receives Apostolic Nuncio

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, received His Excellency Archbishop Luciano Suriani, Apostolic Nuncio to the Republic of Serbia, in the Patriarchate Palace in Belgrade, on 20 August 2021. 

The Serbian Patriarch and the representative of the Holy See in an open talk, which is characterized by good intentions and understanding, exchanged views on a number of topics related to the problems and challenges that Christians face today in the world, especially in Europe.

Patriarch Porfirije: Olympic champions are champions of philanthropy

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Filip Filipović, the captain of the  the water polo national team of Serbia in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 20 August 2021. 

On this occasion the captain of the Olympic champions handed over a generous aid from his teammates, intended for helping Greek cities that have suffered from catastrophic wildfires. - Champions in sports are champions of philanthropy as well, Patriarch Porfirije pointed out. је.