The Enthronement Speech of Serbian Patriarch Porfirije in Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrade

The Enthronement Speech of Serbian Patriarch Porfirije  in the Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrade on February 19, 2021.

Your Eminences and Graces Brothers hierarchs, High Venerable Archimandrites, High venerable abbesses, Venerable fathers, monks and nuns, Very Reverend fathers,

Your Excellencies: President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, Serbian member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mr. Milorad Dodik, President of Republika Srpska Mrs. Zeljka Cvijanovic, President of the Government of Republika Srpska Mr. Radovan Viskovic, gentlemen generals – representatives of the Armed Forces of Serbia,

Patron Saint-day of the church of Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Gusher in New Belgrade

The  feast day of Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Gusher, the progenitor of the holy lineage of the Nemanjics was solemnly celebrated in a magnificent church devoted to him in the New Belgrade district, in Belgrade.

On the feast day, on the eleventh year since the first service was held, in the fulfilled church of Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Streaming, with the blessing of His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesiana, Vicar of the Patriarch,  officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy.

Patriarch Porfirije meets with President Vucic

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch met with the President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic in the building of the Presidency of the Republic of Serbia in Belgrade, on February 24, 2021.

After the meeting with Patriarch Porfirije, President Aleksandar Vucic said that they discussed all important issues in the relations between the state and the Church and that he informed the new primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church about all key issues of importance for the state of Serbia, which are without a doubt, and of great importance to the Church. The Patriarch Porfirije said: - Only through dialogue and conversation can we get to know each other and create preconditions for overcoming temptations and misunderstandings.

Patriarch Porfirije: Death - the only unnatural thing in our existence

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch served a funeral service for Milivoje Srbljan, a long-term important member of the Choir of the Cathedral church of the Transfiguration of the Lord on February 26, 2021.

The late Milivoje,  who, after a long and severe illness, fell asleep in the Lord on February 23, was, for more than thirty years, one of the most active members of the Choir of the Church of the Transfiguration in Zagreb. Along with Milivoj, the backbone of the choir all those years, there were also his three children: Snjezana, Aleksandar and Ivana. The eldest daughter, Ivana Srbljan, a soloist at the Rijeka Opera, has been the conductor of this singing society for many years, with a tradition of more than 140 years.

Bitola: Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

On Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Kyr Jovan attended the Holy Liturgy in the Stauropegic monastery of Saint John Chrysostom in Bitola.