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Patriarch Porfirije talked with responsible political figures from Montenegro.

Patriarch Porfirije talked with responsible political figures from Montenegro.

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, talked yesterday and today, on their request, with responsible political figures from Montenegro: Vice President of the Government Mr. Dritan Abazovic; Minister of Justice, Culture and Sports Vesna Bratic, PhD; President of the Socialist People's Party Mr. Vladimir Jokovic; leaders of the Democratic Front Mr. Nebojska Medojevic, Mr.  Andrija Mandic and Mr. Milan Knezevic; as well as Minister of Economy Aleksadar Stijovic MSc and  former Minister of Justice Vladimir Lepojevic Vladimir Leposavic, PhD. 

Press Release

By the decision of the Holy Synod of Bishops of December 21, 2021, to restore church order and unity among parishioners entrusted to the spiritual care and temporary management of His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Mr. Porfirije, the handover of the parish and the church-school community took place in the premises of the Cathedral of Saint Sava in New York, from January 14 to 18, 2022..

Executing the decision of the Holy Synod of Bishops, the parish, and the Church-School Community of Saint Sava in New York, in the name and with the authorization of His Grace Bishop Irinej of East America was handed over by protopresbyter-staurophor Aleksandar Vlajkovic, the Diocesan deputy of Washington. On behalf of His Holiness, Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, they were received by His Grace Bishop Mitrofan of Canada, protopresbyter-staurophor Dr. Velibor Džomić and Archimandrite Nikifor (Milović).

During their stay in New York, His Holiness's envoys celebrated in the Greek church of St. Eleftherios in downtown Manhattan. On that occasion, the faithful people were informed about the handover and called to keep their faith, identity, and brotherly love in Christ the Lord.

From the office of the Serbian Patriarch

Patron Saint-day of Republika Srpska

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Christ the Saviour in Banja Luka on 9 January 2022, on the feast day of Holy First Martyr and Archdeacon Stephen (phоto gallery).

The Patriarch was concelebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Joanikije of Montenegro and the Littoral and His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka in the prayerful presence of Their Graces Bishops Pahomije of Vranje, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Jovan of Slavonia, Sergije of Bihac-Petrovac, and many believers among which were President of Republika Srpska Zeljka Cvijanovic, Prime Minister of Republika Srpska Radovan Viskovic, the Serbian member of the BiH Presidency Milorad Dodik, Mayor of Banja Luka Drasko Stanivukovic.

Christmas Liturgy in Saint Sava Cathedral church in Belgrade

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Saint Sava in the Vracar district, in Belgrade, on 7 January 2022., on the feast day of the Nativity of the Lord and Our Saviour Jesus Christ. 

In the prayerful presence of His Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesiana, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch; the Serbian Patriarch was concelebrated by Archimandrite Nektarije, protopresbyter-staurophor Velibor Dzomic, protosynchelloi Nektarije and Danilo, protopresbyters Zoran Rankovic and Ivan Strbacki, as well as deacons Radomir Vrucinic, Dragan Radic, Vladan Tatatalovic and Srboljub Ostojic.

Patriarch Porfirije: May Christmas give us all peace, the absence of fear and the courage to embrace each other

The traditional Christmas reception organized by the Serbian National Council on Christmas Day, January 6, this year was held in the atrium of the Kantakuzina Katarina Brankovic Serbian Orthodox Secondary School at the Holy Spirit in Zagreb.

At the reception, speakers were: Andrej Plenkovic, Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia;  Goran Jandroković, President of the Croatian Parliament; Tomislav Tomasevic, Mayor of Zagreb; Veran Matic, Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Serbia; as well as Milorad Pupovac, president of the Serbian National Council and the host of the Christmas reception. His Holiness Patriarch Porfirije addressed the present: - We are between two Christmases, the one that is celebrated according to the Gregorian calendar, and the Christmas one that is celebrated according to the Julian calendar. We are framed in this area, but also on the wider European continent, with the meaning of the message and the content of Christmas, and that is the Nativity of Christ .

Bishop Luka Kovacevic of Western Europe (1950-2021)

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Requiem Office for the Dead in front of the catafalque of Bishop Luka of Western Europe of blessed repose in the Monastery of the Most Holy Mother of God on 27 December 2021.

The Patriarch was concelebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Joanikije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Their Graces Bishop Vasilije of Srem, Nikanor of Banat, Irinej of Backa, Dositej of Britain and Scandinavia, Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadija, Ignatije of Branicevo, Atanasije of Milesevo, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, David of Krusevac, Arsenije of Nis, Isihije of Valjevo, Metodije of Budimlje-Niksic, Jerotej of Toplica, Justin of Hvosno, Damaskin of Mohacs, Sava of Marca and Jovan of Hum.