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Press Release

Considering that His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, tested positive for SARS - CoV2 during today's testing, according to the specific protocol and doctors' advice, the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church will spend the upcoming days on home treatment.

His Holiness has very mild symptoms of the viral infection, he has been prescribed appropriate therapy, and he respects all epidemiological measures. He is in regular contact with associates through electronic communications and performs administrative tasks completely undisturbed. Also, he does not stop prayerfully supporting doctors and medical staff in their work, and he especially prays for the healing of all those affected by the epidemic. The Patriarch expresses regret that the public manifestations in which he was supposed to participate have been postponed until further notice.

The Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Communique

Communique

His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America expresses his gratitude to His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Porfirije, and also to the esteemed members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church for having expressed their paternal care for their spiritual children wherever they may be throughout our Diaspora, and especially in New York, so that we can all together establish peace, harmony and sincere fraternal love among its parishioners, and thus advance the reconstruction of the burnt church. 

Communiqué of the Holy Synod of Bishops

Communiqué of the Holy Synod of Bishops

The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, in its meeting held on 21 December 2021, on the basis of the decision from this year's convocation of the Holy Assembly of Bishops, rendered a decision – with the aim of overcoming the problems in the Church-School Congregation of Saint Sava in New York, and re-establishing the ecclesial order and unity among the parishioners there – pursuant to which this Church-School Congregation and its parish were temporarily entrusted to the spiritual care and administration of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch kyr Porfirije, until the normalization of the situation in the mentioned Church-School Congregation.

from the Office of the Holy Synod of Bishops

Communiqué

The Holy Synod of Bishops, under the presidency of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch kyr Porfirije, in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade from 7 do 10 December of this year, began to carry out the binding decisions of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church concerning the newly-formed corporations in the United States of America, the Saint Sava School of Theology in Libertyville, and the Church-School Congregation of Saint Sava in New York.

Alongside the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops, the meetings were also attended by Their Graces the Bishops of New-Gračanica and Midwestern America kyr Longin, Canada kyr Mitrofan, Western America kyr Maksim, Eastern America kyr Irinej and Buenos Aires and South-Central America kyr Kirilo, as well as the members of the Commission of the Holy Synod of Bishops for considering the above-mentioned matters: Their Graces Bishops of Bačka kyr Irinej and Šumadija kyr Jovan, as well as protopresbyter-stavrophoros Dr Velibor DŽomić, protopresbyter Vladan Simić, protonamesnik Miroslav Čolaković, and legal counselors Srđan Todorović, Miroslav Nikolić and Milan Andrić.

Press Release

We have received many strong protests and expressions of discontent over yesterday's announcement by German politician Viola von Cramon, given after a conversation with the Bishop of Düsseldorf kyr Grigorije, that there is no Serbian Orthodox Church in Germany, and we are obliged to, for the sake of truth, issue the following statement:

The Serbian Orthodox Church exists in Germany, as part of the one, indivisible autocephalous Serbian Patriarchate. The Constitution and Statutes of the Serbian Orthodox Church are valid in the territory of Germany as anywhere else in the area of her canonical jurisdiction, and all church–hierarchical bodies are obliged to be governed by them. On the basis of the Constitution of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the competent church authorities appoint and dismiss the administrations of all bodies and organs, and the Holy Assembly of Bishops appoints and, if necessary, relieves the diocesan bishop.

Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church

The official Facebook page of Patriarch Porfirije

The official Facebook page of His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, has been opened.

The primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church, taking into account the fact that there are already several accounts on Facebook bearing his name and title in the Page's name, which certainly leads to confusion, even possible fraud, has given a blessing today to the Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church to open an official Facebook page Serbian Patriarch Porfirije, in which editing he will personally take part. The official Facebook page of His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch can be found here.