Serbian Orthodox Church

On Ascensioin Day the Patriarch celebrated in the Ascension Church

Patriarch Porfirije: If we have not caught the hand of Christ, we are losers in advance. If we hold fast to the hands of Christ, we are victorious in advance!

On June 10, 2021, on the feast of the Ascension of the Lord - Ascension Day, His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Ascension Church in Belgrade. The elected Bishop Sava of Marca Sava (Bundalo), the abbots of the Hilandar and Studenica monasteries, Archimandrites Metodije and Tikon,  hierodeacon Nektarije, protopresbyter-staurophor prof. Dr. Vladimir Vukasinovic, protodeacon Stevan Rapajic and Deacon Radomir Vrucinic in the prayer participation of the faithful and the brotherhood of the Ascension church, led by the elder archpriest Arsenije Arsenijevic. The choir of the of Ascension church, conducted by Jelena Cvoro, sang responses.

Canonical visit of Bishop Justin to the church of Saint Achilles in Arilje

Canonical visit of Bishop Justin to the church of Saint Achilles in Arilje
Canonical visit of Bishop Justin to the church of Saint Achilles in Arilje
Canonical visit of Bishop Justin to the church of Saint Achilles in Arilje
Canonical visit of Bishop Justin to the church of Saint Achilles in Arilje

On the sixth Sunday after Pascha, the Sunday of the Blind Man, His Grace Bishop Justin of Zica celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Achilles in Arilje. The Bishop was concelebrated by local clergy.

Bishop Irinej celebrates Liturgy in Monastery of the Holy Archangel Gabriel in Zemun

Bishop Irinej celebrates Liturgy in Monastery of the Holy Archangel Gabriel in Zemun
Bishop Irinej celebrates Liturgy in Monastery of the Holy Archangel Gabriel in Zemun
Bishop Irinej celebrates Liturgy in Monastery of the Holy Archangel Gabriel in Zemun
Bishop Irinej celebrates Liturgy in Monastery of the Holy Archangel Gabriel in Zemun

On the 6th Sunday of Pascha, June 6, 2021, the Sunday of the Blind Man, His Grace Bishop Irinej celebrated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in the Monastery Church of the Holy Archangel Gabriel in Zemun Park, Serbia. Concelebrating with His Grace were Presbyters Panagiotis and Alexander. 

Serbian Patriarch received Ambassador of Russia to Croatia

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, received Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Croatia His Excellency Mr. Andrei Nesterenko in the Diocesan residence in Zagreb, on 7 June 2021.

In a cordial conversation, the first since Mr. Nesterenko was appointed the representative of the Russian Federation in Croatia, the interlocutors sent mutual congratulations and expressed hope for strengthening the relations between the two Orthodox nations.

Envoys from USA and EU visited Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, along with Their Graces Bishops: Jefrem of Banja Luka, Irinej of Backa and Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, received Mr. Miroslav Lajcak, the EU Special Representative for the dialog between Belgrade and Mr. Matthew Palmer, the US Special Envoy for Western Balkans at the Patriarchal palace in Belgrade on 4 June 2021

In a long and open discussion representatives of the EU and US informed the Patriarch and the Bishops with activities they have been undertaking in the dialog between representatives of Belgrade and Pristina. They emphasized that they are engaged in resolving problems on the lower municipal level, such as the issue of the land property of Visoki Decani Monastery; the issue of the Pristina’s request to UNESCO to remove monasteries of Pec Patriarchate, Visoki Decani, Gracanica and the church of the Holy Virgin of Ljevish from the list of the World Heritage in Danger; the freedom of movement and other issues of vital importance for the everyday life of the Serbian Orthodox Church and her people in Kosovo and Metohija.

Patriarch Porfirije: Let the virtues be our tools and weapons

On June 3, 2021, on the feast of the Holy Emperor Constantine and Empress Helen, His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church dedicated to those saints in the Vozdovac district, Belgrade. The retired Bishop Georgije and the elected Bishop Sava of Marca concelebrated to the Patriarch.

"Today we celebrate the equal-to-the-apostles Constantine and Helen, mother and son, those who made the Christian faith not only stop being persecuted but that the Christian faith gets space, gets a place for its voice to be heard and for its voice to reach every soul, that is. . that her voice reaches everyone who is created in the image and likeness of God ", said Patriarch Porfirije.