Patriarch's Message to the faithful at the beginning of the the Dormition Fast - Social media are a roof from which we convey the Word of God to all

Brothers and sisters,
Dear friends,

I felt obliged to address you now, first of all, to wish the Orthodox a blessed beginning of fasting dedicated to the Most Holy Mother of God and the glorious event of Her Dormition, that is, the end of her earthly life and her taking up into Heaven. I wish you to spend the next ten days, as much as possible, in peace, to joyfully celebrate the upcoming feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, and to pray for your neighbors, for our family and the whole world to the Most Holy Mother of God whose soul is, as shown in the magnificent fresco of Sopocani, in the hands of her beloved Son, the Savior of the world.

Patron Saint-day of Saint Panteleimon Church in Bijeljina

The Patron Saint-day of the church of Saint Panteleimon in Bijeljina was solemnly celebrated with the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy officiated by His Grace Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla.

After the Holy Liturgy, His Grace Bishop Fotije awarded the Order of Saint Sava of the second degree to Mr. Ljubo Stevic for his great contribution to the renovation and construction of shrines in the Diocese of Zvornik-Tuzla. On that occasion, Bishop Fotije emphasized the importance of unity and awareness of preserving the endowment spirit that the holy Nemanjics planted in the Serbian people.

Patriarch sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Montenegro

On August 11, 2021, His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Mr. Zdravko Krivokapić, which relates to the Fundamental Agreement between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the state of Montenegro. The letter states, among other things:

“In this matter, likewise the any other, we want to perceive, acknowledge and
safeguard the interests of both of the sides evenly, especially because in this particular case, the same faithful people actually consist the majority of both of the sides. As a measure of full responsibility, we sent your proposals to the designated expert commission which should determine what is their qualitative contribution in relation to the already determined, fully agreed and accepted by you text that we intended to sign on 27 May of this year at the Patriarchal See in Belgrade.”

Golden water polo players with the Patriarch

On August 11, 2021,  His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch organized a formal reception and lunch for the water polo national team of Serbia, which won a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The official Instagram page of Patriarch Porfirije

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch gave a blessing for the official account of the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church to be open on Instagram.

In this way, the Patriarch wants to meet the strong interest of the faithful, but also the entire domestic and foreign public, about his work, views and opinions. The Patriarch’s Instagram page is located at the following internet address: https://www.instagram.com/porfirije_patrijarh/.

Seven years of the episcopal ministry of Bishop Ilarion

His Grace Bishop Ilarion of Timok celebrated the seventh anniversary of his ordination and the enthronement to the throne of the Bishops of Timok, on August 10, 2021.

On that occasion, in the church of the Holy Father Nicholas in Donji Milanovac, His Grace Bishop Ilarion celebrated the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy together with His Grace Bishop Kiril of Buenos Aires and South-Central America,  Archimandrites Stefan, Kozma and Jovan; protopresbyter-staurophor Luka Jovic, protosynchellos Zaharije, archpriests Sasa Stepanovic and Ivan Milanovic, hieromonk Enoh, protonamesnik Radoje Mijovic, presbyter Nikola Stojanc, archdeacon Ilija, and deacons Vuk Jovanovic and Uros Pamucar.