Patriarch Porfirije led the procession in the honor of Saint Vasilije of Ostrog in Nikšić

As a sign of deep faith in the Risen Christ and love and respect for the heavenly protector and patron of the city at the foot of Trebjesa, on 12 May 2022, on the day of Saint Vasilije of Ostrog, the Saint Vasilije’s procession – which has been traditionally held since 1996 in memory of the day when the relics of the Saint visited the city – passed through the streets of Nikšić. (photo gallery).

The all-encompassing people’s procession, which got underway in front of the Cathedral church of Saint Vasilije of Ostrog, was led by His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch kyr Porfirije, who was accompanied by the competent Hierarch, His Grace Bishop of Budimlje-Nikšić kyr Metodije. Their Eminences Metropolitans kyr Nektarios of Corfu, Paxoi and the Diapontian Islands and kyr Joanikije of Montenegro and the Littoral, as well as Their Graces Bishops Atanasije of Mileševa, Grigorije of Dusseldorf and Germany, Maxim of Western America, Irinej of Eastern America, David of Kruševac, Ilarion of Timok, Kirilo of Buenos Aires and South-Central America, Isihije of Valjevo, Dimitrije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina and Stefan of Remesiana, took part in the procession which was going through the city streets.

Patriarch Porfirije: Saint Sava made Christ the foundation of our Church, which furthermore means our people as well

Your Grace, Bishop Atanasije, thank You for the warm words of welcome. Brethren Hierarchs, brethren clerics, Venerable monks and nuns, brothers and sisters, thank you all for having come to this Holy Place with love this evening, so that we may pray to God together, and continue celebrating the joy of the Resurrection of Christ, chanting the paschal hymn and proclaiming the joyful greeting: Christ is risen! Indeed, the Lord is risen!

Below are the excerpts of the inspired sermon delivered by His Holiness Patriarch Porfirije in the Mileševa Monastery:

Centennial of the re-establishment of the Serbian Patriarchate

The celebration of the centenary of the re-establishment of the Serbian Patriarchate will be held on 14 and 15 May 2022 in Sremski Karlovci, one of the three sees of the Serbian patriarchs.

The celebration of the great church-historical jubilee will begin on Saturday, 14 May 2022, in the Cathedral church of the Holy Father Nicholas with the festive reception of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch kyr Porfirije and homeland Hierarchs, where a vespers with doxology to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church will be served at 5 p.m.

Patriarch Porfirije visiting the Dioceses of Saint Sava

425 years since the burning of the relics of Saint Sava and 350 years since the repose of Saint Vasilije Ostroški

Responding to the wishes of the faithful people and to the invitations of the Competent Hierarchs, His Holiness Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch kyr Porfirije will be paying canonical visits to the Dioceses established by Saint Sava – Dioceses of Mileševa, Zahumlje-Herzegovina, Montenegro and the Littoral, and Budimlje-Nikšić, from 9 to 12 May 2022.

Patriarch Porfirije: Freedom is in love with God. Love God and do what you want!

On 8 May 2022, on Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch kyr Porfirije officiated the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy in Belgrade's church dedicated to this saint.

His Holiness Porfirije was concelebrated by His Grace Bishop of Marča and Vicar of the Patriarch kyr Sava, Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod of Bishops Archimandrite Nektarije, Archimandrite Danilo from the Metropolitanate of Zagreb and Ljubljana, Head of the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church archpriest Vitaly Tarasyev, protopresbyter-staurophors Radivoj Panic, Sreten Mladenović, Miloš Milovanović, Jovan Blagojević, Tode Jeftinić and Mihajlo Arnaut, presbyters Aleksandar Lučić and Marko Kojić, protodeacon Dragan and Radomir Vrućinić, deacon Dragan Ašković, Nikola Kostić, Slavko Aničić and Vladimir Rumenić.

Serbian Patriarch received U.S. Ambassador

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch kyr Porfirije received His Excellency Christopher Hill, the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Serbia on 7 May 2022 in the Patriarchal See in Belgrade.

In a friendly conversation, the first since Ambassador Hill took office in the Serbian capital, the situation in the southern Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija, where His Holiness the Patriarch had stayed in the previous days, was discussed. It was emphasized that today dialogue and peace are the most important and most needed everywhere and in every place, especially in Ukraine. The Patriarch emphasized the importance and role of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the Serbian people both in the country and in the region.