Serbian Patriarch received the Head of the Council of Europe Mission in Belgrade

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Tobias Flessenkemper, Chief of Mission of the Council of Europe to the Republic of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on April 13, 2021.

The central topic of the open conversation, conducted in a friendly spirit, was related to interfaith cooperation. The head of the Serbian Patriarchate was pleased to point out that the Serbian Orthodox Church nurtures good relations with the heads and representatives of all traditional churches and religious communities in the region.

Serbian Patriarch received the Ambassador of Italy

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Carlo Lo Cascio, Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to the Republic of Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on April 12, 2021.

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije welcomed Ambassador Lo Cascio in words of gratitude for the peacekeeping mission of the Italian military forces that participated and are participating in preserving peace in Kosovo and Metohija, as well as in securing Serbian Orthodox shrines that represent invaluable religious, cultural and historical value of Europe.

Serbian Patriarch received Ambassador of Israel

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received  His Excellency Jahel Villan, Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of Serbia,at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on April 12, 2021.

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije in a cordial conversation with Ambassador Villan, referred to the fraternal ties between Serbs and Jews, who treat each other with a lot of respect and understanding, emphasizing that the Serbian Orthodox Church nurtures extremely good relations with Jewish communities in the region.

Serbian Patriarch receives Serbian Ambassador to Bulgaria

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Dr. Zeljko Jovic, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Bulgaria in the Serbian Patriarchate on 12 April 2021.

During the meeting with Ambassador Jovic, Serbian Patriarch Porfirije pointed out that he was glad that the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, led by Patriarch Neophyte, was cultivating good relations with the diplomatic representative of the Republic of Serbia in the Republic of Bulgaria.

Prayer Farewell to Archimandrite Jovan Radosavljevic


Patriarch Porfirije: Father Jovan is the heir of St. Nicholas's, St. Justin's and St. Sava's Orthodox spirit and tradition

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, several hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, clergy, monastics and numerous believers said goodbye to the prominent clergyman of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Archimandrite Jovan Radosavljevic, with a magnificent prayer ceremony in the Lelic Monastery(photo gallery and videos).

Prayer of Patriarch Porfirije for Bishop Milutin

Patriarch Porfirije served the memorial service to Bishop Milutin, the first hierarch of the restored Diocese of Valjevo, considering it has been a year since his earthly demise.

Everyone who is a part of the spiritual life of Valjevo remembers with joy the Saint Sava Academy, where in the summer of the Lord 2014, a sermon was delivered in honor of Saint Sava by Bishop Porfirije, then Bishop of Jegar and vicar of Bishop Irinej of Backa. Shortly afterwards, Bishop Porfirije was elected Metropolitan of Zagreb and Ljubljana. With the blessing of Bishop Milutin of Valjevo of blessed repose, he comes to Valjevo again and at the academy, as part of the 35th anniversary of the presentation of the Venerable Father Justin, speaks about the newly canonized saint of the Serbian Church, whose works are an inspiration to generations of church pastors throughout the Orthodox universe.