Bishop Vasilije consecrated restored church in Vasica

Bishop Vasilije: Владика сремски Василије: Lent combined with prayer and good deeds raises the soul of man to God into the eternal and imperishable Kingdom of God.

On Cheesefare Sunday, 14 March 2021, His Grace Bishop Vasilije of Srem,accompanied by diocesan dean of Sid protopresbyter-staurophor Radomir S. Misic and an officer of the DSC and deacon Goran Vlasac, paid a canonical visit to the church municipality of Vasica, where he served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and consecrated the restored parish church of Holy Martyr George.

Bishop Fotije: Let us be free by fasting, prayer and coming to worship

HIs Grace Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla made a canonical visit to the parish of Dezdarevac-Trijesnica on 14 March 2021, on Cheesefare Sunday. 

His Grace Bishop served the Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of protopresbyter-staurophor Ljubomir Samardzic, parish of Batkovac; and presbyter Nebojsa Tovirac, parish priest of Dazdarevac-Trijesnica; protodeacon Slavoljub Milosevic and many believersin the church of Saint Mary Magdalene 

Serbian Patriarch arrives to the Pec Patriarchate

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch arrived to the Pec Patriarchate, an ancient seat of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the afternoon on 14 March 2021(photo gallery).

His Holiness Patriarch was welcomed by abbess Haritina with the sisterhood and the clergy. After the doxology, Patriarch Porfirije venerated a miraculous icon of the Mother of God of Pec and holy relics of his predecessors archbishops and Serbian patriarchs. 

The Great Lent

THE INSTITUTE OF LENT

There are institutes and symbols adopted by nations, churches or groups of men which represent certain ideals accumulated in the past. These institutes, that is precepts recognized as authoritative, and symbols represent the thoughts and feelings of those who created or adopted them and put in them all the experience of the past, often through struggle and sacrifice. A few feet of ribbon for instance, red, blue and white in color, have little value as is. But if one puts them in a certain pattern of stripes and stars, they become the flag of the United States and represent the ideals and unity of the people of America. The flag reminds us of the people's struggle for liberty. It represents the national unity which attained for them their rights as a people. The same could be said for the institutes of a nation, army or any group of people. These institutes are created by the people and are used by them in certain ways for certain aims. Some of these institutes are the means for achieving certain values and ideals. In the life of the Church of Christ there are many institutes created and maintained to meet the needs of the people - the Ecclesia. Among these is the Great Lent which falls within the year-cycle of the life of the Church before Pascha-Easter. Lent is the period of time for self-examination by the believer; of putting on the spiritual armor of the Militant Church; of applying the riches of prayers and almsgiving; of adopting deeply the meaning of repentance; of atonement and reconciliation with God Almighty.

During the first days of the Great Lent Patriarch Porfirije is in the Pec Patriarchate

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, accompanied by court monks, traveled to the Pec Patriarchate, the ancient seat of the Serbian Orthodox Church on 14 March 2021. 

During the first three days of the Great Lent, which are spent in a prayer and with abstinence from any food and drink, His Holiness Patriarch will spend in his stauropegic laura.

Serbian Patriarch receives Apostolic Nuncio

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Archbishop Luciano Suriani, Apostolic Nuncio in the Republic of Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 12 March 2021.

His Holiness Patriarch wished a welcome to the Apostolic Nuncio, thanked for an honour  he showed him by attending his enthronement in the holiest throne of the primates of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Thanking for the audience, as well as the hospitality he enjoys in Serbia, Archbishop Suriani presented the Serbian Patriarch with a congratulatory message and a gift from His Holiness Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church.