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Easter greeting of the Serbian Patriarch Porfirije

Patriarch Porfirije: May the joy of the forthcoming Easter fill the soul and heart of every God-searching being

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Porfirije congratulated the feast day of the Resurrection of Christ to Cardinal Josip Bozanić, Archbishop of Zagreb; Archbishop and Metropolitan of Belgrade Stanislav Hocevar; Archbishop of Ljubljana Stanislav Zore; to the bishops and dignitaries of the Reformation Churches; and to all brothers and sisters who are celebrating the Feast of feasts today:

Press release of the Holy Synod of Bishops

The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church submitted objections and opinions on the draft law on same-sex unions to the Government of the Republic of Serbia in a timely manner and within the period prescribed by law.

The mentioned bill for the Serbian Orthodox Church is unacceptable, because the vast majority of the proposed provisions are in contradiction with the Gospel of Christ and the overall experience and practice of the Church on which our Serbian people, as well as the entire European civilization, are spiritually and morally based.

Press Release

Press Release

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, to all from the Fatherland and from various parts of the world, who yesterday, as well as today, from the early morning hours, appeared in the Patriarchal Palace in Belgrade, expressing prayerful care for his health, in this way fatherly thanks and fondly informs them that he without interruptions, following strictly to all binding epidemiological recommendations and measures, regularly and unhinderedly performs all patriarchal administrative tasks and duties.

From the Office of the Serbian Patriarch

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Press Release

Press Release

Taking into account that in previous days he was in contact with a priest, who turned out to have an asymptomatic form of COVID-19, His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, according to the doctor's advice, will be preventively isolated in the following days.

  From the Office of the Serbian Patriarch

Bishop Teodosije: Support for the initiative of the President of Serbia to help the survival of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija

On the occasion of yesterday's statement of the President of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, at the meeting with the political representatives of our people in Kosovo and Metohija in Kursumlija, the Diocese of Raska and Prizren wholeheartedly welcomes the initiative of the President and the announcement that the state of Serbia will take additional steps to encourage our people to survive and stay on their centuries-old homes.

It is especially important that all citizens living in Kosovo and Metohija will receive financial assistance, the unemployed 200 euros per person, and the employed and each child 100 euros. This financial assistance from the state will significantly contribute to the economic recovery of our people, which is additionally endangered due to the recent floods and the coronavirus pandemic.

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije congratulated Novak Djokovic on his victory at the Australian Open

On the occasion of another great success of tennis player Novak Djokovic, His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch sent a greeting card with the following content:

I congratulate our Novak Djokovic on his great victory at the Australian tournament, but also, even more, on his new feat. What he does is a top sport, but also something much more than that. Something that raises morale and fills the hearts with pride of all of us who participate with him in joint struggles with discouragement, learning to endure pain and overcome all physical limitations, just like him. That is the very purpose of what we have been getting from the unbreakable, rock-solid Novak for years.

And it was shown again in the far south of the planet, in Melbourne, for the ninth time. There, far from us - physically, but also in front of us, as another scene where the Serbian character is shown in the best light. Thank you, Novak, for that and for everything else he will show and bring to us. Congratulations from the bottom of my heart, with our prayers for Novak and his entire family!