Look, what is better, or beautiful, than for the brothers to live together

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, attended on 27 November 2021, the Sunday's festal vesper service on the Eve of the beginning of the Nativity Fast in the chapel of Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade.

The service was attended by professors and students of the Seminary of Saint Sava together with professors and students of the Faculty of Theology.  A carnival dinner followed, during which the Rector of the Seminary, Deacon Radomir Vrućinić, greeted all present, wishing them a happy and blessed beginning of Nativity Lent, while, on behalf of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology, presbyter  Srboljub Ubiparipović, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Teaching, greeted the audience. -We are a two-way school and with this event, we show conciliarity in accordance with the words of forefather David: Look, what is better or beautiful when brothers live together. Then, His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch addressed all those gathered, who emphasized:

Celebrating the centennial: Grand banquet and gala program

On Sunday, November 7, 2021, following the solemn celebration of the Pan-Orthodox Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Pittsburgh, a Grand Banquet and Gala Centennial Program was held at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh to commemorate the founding of the first diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the United States of America and Canada on September 13, 1921.

In celebrating this Centennial, we also honor our founder and first administrator, the Holy Bishop Nicholai of Zhicha and Ochrid, and commemorate the 140th anniversary of his birth, January 5, 1881, as well as the 65th year of his blessed repose, March 18, 1956.

Bishop Sava celebrated in the Cathedral Church in Krusevac

On Sunday, 28 November 2021, His Grace Bishop Sava of Marca celebrated the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy in the prayerful presence of the host, His Grace Bishop David of Krusevac,  in the Cathedral church of Holy Great Martyr George in Krusevac.

The Bishop was concelebrated by Secretary of the Holy Synod of Bishops protosynchellos Nektarije, head of the Cathedral church protopresbyter-staurophor Djordje Milojkovic, archpriest Nenad Radosavljevic, presbyter Nenad Dragicevic and deacons Nenad Matic and Nikola Nikolic.

Vigil service before the founder's Patron Saint-day in Visoki Decani

His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren officiated the feast's Vigil service in the monastery of Visoki Decani, on the occasion of the feast day of Saint Stefan of Decani, 23 November 2021.

The clergy and hieromonks of many dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church concelebrated in a prayerful presence of lots of monastics and priests.

Patriarch Porfirije received Archbishop Paul Gallagher on an official visit

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, met with Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Holy See Secretary for Relations with States, at the Holy Archangels Monastery in Kovilj, on 23 November 2021.

The meeting was attended by Their Graces Bishops Jerotej of Toplica and Sava of Marca, Head of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch; Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Holy See Professor Sima Avramovic, PhD, and Mr. Bogdan Lubardic, PhD, Professor of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade.