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:

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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.

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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.

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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!

Statement of condolences from Serbian Patriarch Porfirije to the Balasevic family

On the occasion of the repose of the prominent artist Djordje Balasevic, His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch sent a statement of condolence to the Balasevic family with the following content:

I pray for the salvation of the soul of that Djordje who, in difficult years, brought meaning and serenity to the everyday life of many generations. The love he sang about tirelessly was the very content of his life, dedicated to his wife Olivera and their children. And because of that love, and because of this cheerfulness and meaning that was gently hidden everywhere in his verses, but also because of personal meetings in which I met the invisible dimensions of his personality, I extend my sincere condolences to the family of Djordje Balasevic.

Whoever is without sin, let him throw a stone at those whom he thinks are sinners, and I will return that unlimited amount of love for everything beautiful, gentle and tame, like the Backa plain of our Djole.

New e-mail address of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch

We would like to inform the public that the new e-mail address of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch is: