His Holiness Serbian Patriarch kyr Porfirije will be visiting the United States of America from 24 January to 5 February 2023.
According to the plan, between the 24 and 28 of January, His Holiness will visit the parishes and Church-School Congregation of Saint Sava in New York, which the Holy Synod of Bishops has entrusted to him for spiritual care until the conditions there are completely normalized. Patriarch kyr Porfirije will on the spot learn about the process of restoration of the Cathedral Church of Saint Sava in New York, which was destroyed in a fire on the Feast of Resurrection in 2016.
On the very day of the Feast, His Holiness will attend the festive celebration of Saint Sava – the patron Saint of the Orthodox Serbs in New York.
During his stay in New York, His Holiness will hold several meetings related to the renewal of the liturgical life of Orthodox Serbs in New York, as well as the restoration of the Cathedral Church of Saint Sava.
In the second part of the visit, from 29 January to 4 February, His Holiness will visit the Saint Sava Orthodox School of Theology in Libertyville near Chicago, where he will hold several meetings with the Dean, administration, teachers and students of the only higher education institution of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North American continent; and he will also attend the solemn celebration of Saint Sava which is to be organized by the teachers and students of this school. A meeting of His Holiness with competent Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North, Central and South America in the Nova Gračanica monastery on the Third Lake is also planned.