Forty-day memorial service for Bishop Lavrentije

- Persistence in serving the Lord can be seen in the entire life of Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac of blessed repose. Eighty-seven years of his life were laid on the altar of the Lord, Metropolitan Joanikije said.

With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla and administrator of the Diocese of Sabac,  His Eminence Metropolitan Joanikije of Montenegro and the Littoral officiated the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy  in the Holy Monastery of St. Nicholas of Ohrid in Soko Grad onon March 3, 2022, on the feast of Saint Leo, Bishop of Rome.

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije visits Čurug

Patriarch Porfirije: Suffering in the experience of our Church is the experience of the Lord Christ. Suffering i.e. martyrdom, for that reason, above all, is the witness of truth about Christ as Son of God.


Monday, 15/28. March 2022, His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, visited the Church of the Ascension of the Lord in Čurug. In front of the Church of the Ascension of the Lord in Čurug, Serbian Patriarch Porfirije and Their Graces Bishops Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla and David of Kruševac, Bishop Irinej of Bačka with clergy and monastics of the Diocese of Bačka, as well as many faithful people.

Patriarch Porfirije: The role of the Church is imbued with the mission of "Prosvjeta"

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, attended the annual assembly of the Serbian Cultural Society "Prosvjeta" in Zagreb, on 5 March 2022.

Speaking about the special significance of that institution for the identity of the Serbian people in Croatia and beyond, Patriarch Porfirije pointed out: - The Church not only supports "Prosvjeta," but its role is also imbued with the mission of the "Prosvjeta." Identity is essentially related to the inner strength and health of the individual and the community. When our identity is unstable, we are inconsistent in every field of our life and existence. Nurturing identity has two dimensions: self-awareness and the other is the ability to integrate us into a specific living space. May the blessing of God be on "Prosvjeta" and all dear people who strive for its action.

Patriarch with children from the region at Saint Sava Cathedral church

On March 4th, 2022, at Saint Sava Cathedral, His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, was socializing with children from the region visiting the Serbian capital.

"I am delighted that you came here to the Saint Sava Cathedral, which was built and was being built to be the temple of all Orthodox Serbs wherever they are.  A temple that would be a place where we will all come and gather above all, with good intentions and good wishes, with a prayer for all people for the whole world,  for peace everywhere in the world ",  Patriarch Porfirije said among other things while blessing the children during the reception.

Patriarch Porfirije received Austrian Chancellor Nehammer (Englsih, Greek)

On 17 March 2022 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch kyr Porfirije received Mr. Karl Nehammer, Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, at the Patriarchal Palace in Belgrade.

In a friendly and cordial conversation, His Holiness the Patriarch spoke with pleasure about the very good conditions in which the Serbian Orthodox Church functions in Austria and expressed gratitude to Chancellor Nehammer for that. Through the fact that hundreds of thousands of Orthodox Serbs live and work in Austria, the Patriarch emphasized the importance of preserving and improving the good relations between the Serbian and Austrian people, which will be given an important impetus by the meetings of Mr. Nehammer with the Serbian officials.