Press Release

By the decision of the Holy Synod of Bishops of December 21, 2021, to restore church order and unity among parishioners entrusted to the spiritual care and temporary management of His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Mr. Porfirije, the handover of the parish and the church-school community took place in the premises of the Cathedral of Saint Sava in New York, from January 14 to 18, 2022..

Executing the decision of the Holy Synod of Bishops, the parish, and the Church-School Community of Saint Sava in New York, in the name and with the authorization of His Grace Bishop Irinej of East America was handed over by protopresbyter-staurophor Aleksandar Vlajkovic, the Diocesan deputy of Washington. On behalf of His Holiness, Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, they were received by His Grace Bishop Mitrofan of Canada, protopresbyter-staurophor Dr. Velibor Džomić and Archimandrite Nikifor (Milović).

During their stay in New York, His Holiness's envoys celebrated in the Greek church of St. Eleftherios in downtown Manhattan. On that occasion, the faithful people were informed about the handover and called to keep their faith, identity, and brotherly love in Christ the Lord.

From the office of the Serbian Patriarch

Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac fell asleep in the Lord


With faith and hope in the Resurrection, we inform the public that Bishop Lavrentije of Šabac fell asleep in the Lord n the Spiritual Center of Saint Sava in Šabac, at 5 pm on Sunday after the Epiphany, January 23, 2022.

Diocese of Sabac

Bishop Jeroteј: Through baptism we become a new substance and new people

His Grace Bishop Jerotej of Toplica, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy in the Saint Sava Cathedral in the Vracar district, in Belgrade, on 20 January 2022, on the feast day of the Synaxis of Saint John the Baptist.

Bishop Kirilo: Obedience and calmness are essential virtues

His Grace Bishop Kirilo of Buenos Aires served the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy in the Cathedral church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Buenos Aires on 19 January 2022, on Epiphany.

The Bishop was concelebrated by abbot David (Lestani), presbyter Stefan Jovanovic, hieromonk Nikita (Vulic) and hieromonk David (Janketic). During the Liturgy the holy Sacrament of Baptism was received by a servant of God, Maria Laura, a then the rite of Great Blessing of Waters was served.

The Feast day in the Saint Mark's church in Belgrade

In a prayerful presence of His Grace Bishop Sava of Marca, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch, High Venerable protosynchellos Nektarije (Djuric), Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod of Bishops, officiated the Holy Liturgy in the church of Saint Mark at Tasmajdan in Belgrade on 19 January 2022, on Epiphany.

After the reading of the Gospel, protosynchellos Nektarije addressed the faithful with an appropriate festive sermon.

At the end of the Liturgy, Bishop Sava served the rite of the Great Blessing of the Waters.

Epiphany in the Ruzica Church on Kalimegdan

His Grace Bishop Jerotej of Toplica, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy in the Ruzica church on the Kalimegdan Fortress in Belgrade, on 19 January 2022, on the feast of Epiphany.

After the reading of the Gospel, with the blessing of the Bishop, presbyter Professor  Srboljub Ubiparipovic, Ph.D. addressed the faithful people with a festive sermon. At the end of the Eucharistic gathering, Bishop Jerotej performed the rite of the Great Blessing of the Waters.