Church Slava at Gracanica Monastery

The Feast day of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God was solemnly celebrated in the Diocese of Raska and Prizren, which is also the church slava of many monasteries and churches in Kosovo and Metohija.

In the courtyard of the Gracanica Monastery the feast day of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God gathered hundreds of believers. The Holy Hierarchical Liturgy was celebrated by His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren with the concelebration of the clergy of the Diocese.

Saint Roman celebrated with eucharistic gathering in Djunis

On the tenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 29, 2021, on the feast of the Venerable Roman of Djunis, His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Nis, served the Holy Liturgy in the monastery of the Venerable Roman in Djunis.

The Bishop was concelebrated by Archimandrite Damaskin (Grabez), elected Bishop of Mohacs, and the clergy from many dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church. 

Patriarch Porfirije: Everything the Church does is based on the words of Christ, on faith and prayer, on calmness and love

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy in the church of St. Simeon the Myrrh-Streaming in New Belgrade, on August 29, 2021.

- So far, I have not said a single word about what is happening in Montenegro. We are really very sad and we recognize the modern mechanism of thesis replacement where you declare someone black in advance, where you declare him a provocateur, creator of all possible problems and then create a legitimate right to restrain him from leading the way of his freedom which is love at the same time. Namely, for one normal, natural thing according to which the Church works, and that is the enthronement of a Bishop, and in this particular case, Orthodox metropolitans have been enthroned in Cetinje for centuries, someone declared that it should not be so, although we now have no other solution because we implement what is natural and normal, and we are defined as ‘someone who imposes something by force’ and as ‘someone who does not understand the situation’ and as ‘someone who provokes’. It is as if someone were to say to you: `You cannot breathe air because that air does not belong to you!` And you cannot breathe without breathing, because it is a natural and normal thing. The enthronement and everything that Church does is always in the spirit of the words of Christ, in the spirit of that which is based on faith and prayer, in the spirit of calmness and in the spirit of love. The Church acts and works always and exclusively from the Gospel. By its nature, it is not there to resolve any political misunderstandings, it is not even there to influence them, let alone make political decisions, the Patriarch Porfirije said .

Patriarch Porfirije: Healing is a spiritual event and concerns the whole person

Patriarch Porfirije in Lepavina: The Most Holy Mother of God was something most sublime that the human race could offer to God

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the monastery of Lepavina, on 15/28 August 2021, on the feast of The Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God. Many believers gathered at the Holy Liturgy not only from Croatia but also from neighboring countries. The patriarch was concelebrated by the clergy of the Diocese of Zagreb-Ljubljana, and the choir of the Church Community of Zagreb, conducted by Ivana Srbljan.

Develop virtue in those who are entrusted to you

 His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch,  opened a two-day professional convention in Zagreb for educators, teachers and professional associates of the Serbian national minority in preschool institutions, primary and secondary schools, on 27 August 2021.

The convention is being held at the Serbian Orthodox Secondary School Katarina Kantakuzina Brankovic. The Patriarch wished all participants in the educational process a happy and blessed school year. He expressed hope for the absence of temptations that hindered last year and emphasized to the gathered participants the importance of the educational process for the development of virtues. -Education is the development of those potentials that we carry within us, which are not exclusively pragmatic in nature but concern the overall personality. It also concerns the child's inner world. Develop virtue in those who are entrusted to you, the Patriarch said.

On the occasion of the anniversary of Patriarch German of blessed repose

His Grace Bishop Georgije of Canada and the elected Bishop Justin of Hvosno  celebrated the Holy Liturgy and the commemoration on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the death of the Serbian Patriarch German in the St. Mark Church in Belgrade, on August 27, 2021.

German Djoric, Serbian Patriarch (1958-1990; †1991)

Patriarch German was born on August 7, 1899 in Jošanička Banja to father Mihailo and mother Cveta. His father was a teacher and later he was ordained to the rank of deacon and presbyter. He was baptized as Hranislav. He studied elementary school in Velika Drenova and Kruševac, and he started the ninth grade seminary in Belgrade and finished in Sremski Karlovci in 1921. He studied law in Paris for a while, and then enrolled at the Faculty of Theology in Belgrade, graduating in 1942.