Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch serves liturgy in Kosovo


The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Porfirije served a liturgy at what the Church considers the seat of its elders in the Kosovo town of Pec.

The service at the Pec Patriarchate was served on Tuesday evening by Porfirije, four bishops and several other members of the clergy, a church press release said adding that the Holy Synod of Bishops and Patriarchal Administrative Board are meeting at the monastery on Wednesday.

“We are home again. God willing we should always be here and everything we think, say and do has its roots here,” the Patriarch said adding that the roots are very deep and won’t break, the KoSSev news portal reported.

The original seat of the Serbian Orthodox Church was the Patriarchate of Pec Monastery, established in 1346. It is part of the Medievval Monuments of Kosovo combined World Heritage Site. The monastery was built in the 13th century and first served as the seat of Serbian Archbishops. The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church holds the title of Archbishop of Pec among others.