Serbian Orthodox Church

Patriarch Porfirije served the funeral service to Bishop Lavrentije of blessed repose

Following the Requiem Office for the Dead in the Cathedral church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Sabac, His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch served the funeral service for Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac of blessed repose. 

The Patriarch was concelebrated by Their Graces Bishops: Vasilije of Srem, Pahomije of Vranje, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla and the Administrator of Sabac, Atanasije of Mileseva, Grigorije of Dusseldorf and Germany, Andrej of Austria-Switzerland, Metodije of Budimlje-Niksic, Jerotej of Toplica and Justin of Hvosno; many priests and hieromonks from many dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church. 

Bishop Lavrentije buried at Soko Grad Monastery

Blessed is the path you are taking today, Bishop and Father Lavrentije, because a final resting place has been prepared for you! 

In the afternoon, a prayerful procession with the earthly remains of  Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac of blessed repose, in which His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch with Their Graces hierarchs, numerous priests and faithful people took part from the Sabac Cathedral Church, reached the Soko Grad Monastery, the endowment and eternal resting place of the newly departed Bishop.

Notice on the funeral of the newly departed Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac

On Wednesday, January 26, 2022, in the Cathedral of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Šabac, starting at 9 am, the Requiem Office for the Dead
  and a funeral will be held for the newly departed Bishop Lavrentije (Trifunović) of Šabac. Bishop Lavrentije will be buried in his endowment, the monastery of St. Nikolaj of Serbia in Soko Grad.

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