Patriarch Porfirije: Saint Sava is the most beautiful child in our nation

-Saint Sava is the most beautiful child in our nation and someone to whom we pray and want to look up to. You will always come here and come to your house. This is your house; this temple was built because of you, Serbian Patriarch Porfirije said in an enlightening address to the children gathered in the Saint Sava Memorial Cathedral Church in the Vracar District.

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, decided to host a gathering in honour of God and in honour of Saint Sava, the first Serbian Archbishop, and the enlightener, under the arches of the Saint Sava Cathedral Church in Vracar, Belgrade, on 5 February 2022. Guided by paternal love, the Patriarch distributed five thousand Saint Sava‘s gifts to lower grade pupils of Belgrade's elementary schools.

Conversation between Serbian Patriarch Porfirije and Sir Stuart Peach

His Holliness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, received Sir Stuart Peach, the British Prime Minister's Special Envoy for the Western Balkans, in the Patriarchal Palace in Belgrade, on 9 February 2022.  

In a cordial, friendly and open conversation, His Holiness Patriarch reminded that the all-round development of Serbian-British relations especially strengthens the cordial relationship that traditionally exists between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Anglican Church.

Newly appointed ambassadors visit the Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch received the newly appointed ambassadors of the Republic of Serbia Milan Milosevic to Belarus, Aleksandar Tasic to the Kingdom of Belgium, Rada Stefanovic to Australia and Miroslav Sestovic to Egypt, at the Patriarchal Palace in Belgrade, on February 3, 2022.

On the eve of their inauguration, His Holiness pointed out to these diplomats that the Serbian Orthodox Church, since its founder Saint Sava, has nurtured a tradition of open and sincere interfaith dialogue, so that they have support in all forms of deepening cooperation between states, peoples, churches and religious communities. The audience was attended by the His Grace Bishop Sava of Marca, Head of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch.

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.