Serbian Patriarch receives Mayor of Novi Sad

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received Mr. Milos Vucevic, Mayor of Novi Sad at the Serbian Patriarchate on 27 April 2021.

In a cordial conversation, the Patriarch and the Mayor reviewed the fruitful personal and official cooperation so far, which has always been for the good of the Church and the community. Special attention is paid to the continuation of support to the Humanitarian Fund Privrednik, which helps educate young and gifted students and students whose families are not able to provide them with continuing school and higher education, and which is managed by His Holiness Patriarch.

Bishop Siluan's Archpastoral visit to Queensland

Canonical visit to Queensland of His Grace Bishop Siluan of Australia and New Zealand began on April 16, 2021, with the Second Vigil in the church of St. Nicholas in Wacol, where a large number of believers gathered to offer prayers to the Most Holy Mother of God together with their archpastor.

The next day, April 17, 2021, Bishop Siluan served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Church Community of the Assumption of the Most Holy Mother of God on the Gold Coast. On that occasion, the Bishop consecrated the renovated Parish House and ordained Mr. Luka Draskovicto the rank of reader.

Patriarch Porfirije attended the service in the chapel of the Faculty of Theology

In the evening hours of April 26, 2021, on Holy Monday, His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch took part in a prayer during the service in the chapel of St. John the Theologian at the Orthodox Theological Faculty of the University of Belgrade.

Bishop Joanikije:The content of the Fundamental Agreement will be known after signing

His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic and the Administrator of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral announced that the content of the Fundamental Agreement between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the state of Montenegro will be known to the public when it is signed.

Bishop Joanikije explained in an interview with Vijesti TV Station that the same procedure was followed when concluding agreements with other churches and religious communities.

Patriarch Porfirije: Man cannot draw his life from transcience, but exclusively from communion with God

- To the surprise of all the Messiahs, he came not with trumpets and fanfares but on a modest donkey. Thus, the Lord Christ showed that God created man in his image and likeness as a free being, so that man could freely respond to the infinite love and mercy of God, said Patriarch Porfirije.

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral Church in Belgrade, on April 25, 2021, on the feast of the Entry of the Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.

Palm Sunday at the Cathedral church in Novi Sad

Bishop Irinej: Епископ Иринеј: The meaning of the holiday is to tell us now, in advance, the great and joyful Mystery of the Resurrection of Christ, both ours and the universal, and that when we celebrate His sufferings in the coming days, and when we ourselves experience sufferings in life and various sufferings, to understand them as our participation in the sufferings of Christ, as preparation for our participation in His Resurrection.

His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Saint George in Novi Sad, on the feast day of the Entrance of the Lord Jesus Christ in Jerusalem, 25 April 2021.