International Photography Competition “Heritage of Stone and Heaven”

Art Exchange Inc, a non-profit organization, announces photography competition  “Heritage of Stone and Heaven –world cultural heritage of Serbia” and invites  photographers from all over the world to submit their photogarphs depicting world  cultural heritage in Serbia as designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific  and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 

The submission period is open between October  25, 2021 and December 30, 2021.        Submission guidelines can be found HERE. The UNESCO World Heritage List includes cultural assets whose uniqueness, beauty and  significance for people’s lives transcends national and regional boundaries and which  constitute heritage of all humanity. They are places which we inherited from our  ancestors and which we carefully preserve for future generations.   

Meeting of Bishop Justin and Director Roganovic

With the blessing of His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch,  His Grace Bishop Justin of Hvosno, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch, and coordinator of charitable and missionary activities of the Archbishopric of Belgrade and Karlovci, visited the Director of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities of the Republic of Serbia, Vladimir Roganovic, PhD.

In a cordial working meeting, Bishop Justin thanked Mr. Roganovic for the help and support the Office provided so far to the Religious Charitable Guardianship. New possibilities for cooperation were considered and proposed.

President of the Parliament of Cyprus meets with the Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch,  received the President of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus, Mrs. Annita Demetriou, at the Patriarchal Palace in Belgrade, on October 31, 2021.

In a cordial and friendly conversation with the Speaker of the Cypriot Parliament, the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church emphasized the great importance of further promoting mutual respect and love between the two fraternal Orthodox nations and the two countries.

Patriarch Porfirije receives Coptic Bishop of Central Europe

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received His Grace Bishop Giovanni of Central Europe of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on 25 October 2021.

Having conveyed the greetings of His Holiness Patriarch Tavadros II, the Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church, the guest informed the Serbian Patriarch that the Orthodox (pre-Chalcedonian) Church, which consists of about twelve million Coptic Christians mostly living in Egypt, founded the Diocese of Central Europe, which covers a wide area from Venice to Italy, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland to Romania.

Patriarchal Liturgy in the Miloševac Monastery near Prijedor

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy in the Miloševac Monastery near Prijedor, with the concelebration of His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka and His Grace Bishop Sava of Marca.