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Serbian Patriarch Porfirije on a visit to the US

January 24, 2023

The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC), Patriarch Porfirije, left for the US where he will visit the parish in New York and the Orthodox School of Theology in Libertyville near Chicago, said the SPC.

From January 24 to 28, 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,” reads the SPC press release.

During his stay in New York, Patriarch Porfirije will learn about the restoration of the Cathedral Church of Saint Sava in New York, which was destroyed in a fire on the Feast of Resurrection in 2016.

He will hold a service in New York, following which he 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, and to the restoration of the Cathedral Church of Saint Sava.

During the second part of his visit to the US, from 29 January to 4 February, the Patriarch 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.

A meeting of His Holiness with Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North, Central and South America in the Nova Gracanica monastery on the Third Lake is also planned, said the SPC.

Source:  https://n1info.rs/english/news/serbian-patriarch-porfirije-on-a-visit-to-the-us/

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