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Serbian Patriarch Porfirije walks through the streets of Sarajevo

During the visit to the Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosnia, His Holiness Pprfirije, the Serbian Patriarch walked the streets of Sarajevo and on that occasion visited the Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, popularly known as the Old Church in Baščaršija, on October 17, 2021.

Patriarch Porfirije solemnly welcomed in East Sarajevo

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch,  Metropolitan Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia and hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church were welcomed by thousands of faithful on Serbia Square in East Sarajevo.

As part of his visit to the Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosnia, His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch visited East Sarajevo on October 17, 2021. Serbian Patriarch of Porfirije was welcomed by Mayor Ljubisa Cosic, mayors of six municipalities, MPs and numerous faithful people. His Holiness was accompanied by Metropolitans Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia and Joanikije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Bishop Andrej of Austria-Switzerland.

Patriarch Porfirije visits Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosnia

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, arrived in an official visit to the Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosnia on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Episcopal Service of His Eminence Metropolitan Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia, on 16 October 2021.

Consecration of Archimandrite Jovan for Bishop of Hum

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy and the solem rite of consecration of Very Reverend Archimadnrite Jovan (Stanojevic) in the rank of Bishop of Hum, Vicar Bishop of Dusseldorf and Germany in the Cathedral church of Saint Sava in Belgrade on 10 October 2021.  

Proclamation of Archimandrite Jovan (Stanojevic) as Bishop of Hum

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, officiated the solemn rite of the proclamation of Very Reverend Archimandrite Jovan (Stanojevic) for Bishop of Hum, Vicar of Bishop of Dusseldorf and Germany in the old Cathedral church of Holy Archangel Michael on 9 October 2021 (photo gallery).

Besides the primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the following participated in the rite of the proclamation: His Eminence Metropolitan Joanikije of Montenegro and the Littoral  and Their Graces Bishops: Lukijan of Buda, Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadija, Fotije of Zvornik and Tuzla, Atanasije of Milesevo, Grigorije of Dusseldorf and Germany, Joakim of Polog-Kumanovo, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, David of Krusevac, Isihije of Valjevo, Dimitrije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, Jerotej of Toplica, Justin of Hvosno, Damaskin of Mohacs and Sava of Marca.

After accepting the will and decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops before the present meeting of the Holy Church, which elected him Bishop of Hum, Vicar of the Bishop of Dusseldorf and Germany at this year's session, the proclaimed Bishop Jovan officiated the Vesper service.

Patriarch Porfirije: Let us overcome pride and vanity

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch  received members of the women's and men's Red Star Basketball Club with professional teams at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade, on October 5, 2021.

- I see sport as a spiritual discipline. Sport is a blessed competition in what everyone can do best of themselves, so even when we happen to lose, it should only be an invitation to even greater effort, to even greater endeavor, with the goal of being even better, to gain virtue. By virtue we recognize, we say it with the Gospel, our neighbors, those with whom we compete, who were more successful than us and whom we congratulate with love. Then it is a gain for all, a gain for sports, a gain for all people, because we are really all close, Patriarch Porfirije spoke and continued: