Belgrade, February 19, 2021
In his first Patriarchal address to the Serbian Orthodox faithful, His Holiness Porfirije entreated them to pray for him, that they may all walk the path of salvation together.
Met. Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana was elected the 46th Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church yesterday during the Bishops’ Council at St. Sava’s Cathedral in Belgrade.
In a short video message published on the Serbian Church’s YouTube channel, His Holiness said:
Today, I call God’s blessing upon all our brothers and sisters—the children of our Church of St. Sava, and all people of good will and upon the whole world. I entreat all to pray to God for my mediocrity, that together we might walk the path of salvation to the Kingdom of Heaven, as did our holy predecessors.
The Divine Liturgy with the formal enthronement of Patriarch Porfirije is being celebrated today at the Cathedral of the Archangel Michael in Belgrade.