Serbian Patriarch received U.S. Ambassador

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch kyr Porfirije received His Excellency Christopher Hill, the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Serbia on 7 May 2022 in the Patriarchal See in Belgrade.

In a friendly conversation, the first since Ambassador Hill took office in the Serbian capital, the situation in the southern Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija, where His Holiness the Patriarch had stayed in the previous days, was discussed. It was emphasized that today dialogue and peace are the most important and most needed everywhere and in every place, especially in Ukraine. The Patriarch emphasized the importance and role of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the Serbian people both in the country and in the region.

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije visited Dečani Monastery

On 4 May 2022, His Holiness Serbian Patriarch kyr Porfirije visited the Dečani Monastery   (photo gallery).

His Holiness Patriarch and his entourage, consisted of the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops Their Graces Bishops kyr Vasilije of Srem, kyr Jovan of Šumadija, kyr Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, and kyr David of Kruševac, Archimandrite Nektarije - Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod of Bishops; Archimandrite Danilo - Director of the Patriarchal Administrative Board and protodeacon Radomir Vrućinić, were solemnly welcomed by His Grace Bishop of Raška-Prizren kyr Teodosije and Abbot of Dečani Monastery Archimandrite Sava with the brotherhood and students of the Seminary of Sts. Cyrill and Methodius in Prizren.

Patriarch Porfirije: We celebrate the Pascha of the Lord, and that means our Pascha. The resurrection of Christ from the dead and in Him our resurrection

His Holiness kyr Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch served the Easter Liturgy at midnight in the Cathedral church of Saint Sava in Vračar, Belgrade (photo gallery).

The Patriarch was concelebrated by His Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesiana, Archimandrite Nektarije, protosynchelloi Danilo and Nektarije, protopresbyter-staurophors Vladimir Vukašinović and Stojadin Pavlović, archpriests Zoran Ranković, Dragan Šovljanski, Predrag Prodić and Đorđe Stojisavljević, synchellos Stojisavljević, synchellos Andronik Dunaev from the Russian Orthodox Church, presbyters Zoran Devrnja and Branislav Kedžić, protodeacons Mladen Kovačević, Dragan Radić and Radomir Vrućinić and deacon Đorđe Petrović. 

Paschal Encyclical of the Serbian Orthodox Church

The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Pascha, 2022

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By the Grace of God
Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, with the joyous Paschal greeting:

CHRIST IS RISEN!

This is the day which the Lord has made;
Let us greatly rejoice and be glad in it.”

Psalm 117:24
 

Our dear spiritual children,

With these words from the Old Testament days, the king and prophet David enthusiastically cried out, foreseeing by the Holy Spirit the great day of Christ's victory over death and our spiritual celebration because of that. On this great and mysterious Day all creation is bathed in the light of eternity and with unspeakable joy sings the song of victory to the Lord who banished the darkness of sin and illumined us with the unfading rays of life. "And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it," (St. John 1:5) - so the essence of divine revelation and our Christian testimony was summed up by the Holy Apostle, Evangelist and Theologian John who during the Mystical Supper rested his head upon Lord’s bosom and took in all the power, beauty and mystery of His life-giving Being as the God-Man.

A Holy rite of myrrh cooking began in the Serbian Patriarchate

On Holy and Great Monday, 18 April 2022, a Holy rite of the myrrh cooking began with the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy in the Patriarchate’s chapel of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher.

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In a prayerful presence of His Holiness Kyr Porfirije, Their Graces Bishops Marko of Bregalnica, Jovan of Hvosno, Sava of Marča and retired Georgije of Canada, as well as High Venerable Abbot of Studenica Archimandrite Tihon, His Grace Bishop kyr Jerotej of Toplica officiated the Holy Liturgy.