Patriarch Porfirije: Kosovo holds the ultimate meaning of a magnet that binds us

FOTO: Instagram SOC Patriarch

“We don’t have our own national narrative – but we do have Kosovo. Kosovo is our narrative. Myth is one thing, and covenant is another,“ Patriarch Porfirije said.

The Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church shared his explanation of the meaning and significance of Kosovo for Serbs on his recently created, but very active Instagram page.

„A myth can be victorious or defeatist because it belongs to the imagination. Myth is something that can be used for political purposes. The covenant is something much deeper because it belongs to spirituality. The Kosovo Covenant is an expression of the New Testament, and holiness lies at the heart of the New Testament. St. Sava planted holiness in Kosovo, in the foundations of our national character.“

“Today, Kosovo has the ultimate meaning of the magnet that binds us,“ he emphasized.

Along with his message on Kosovo, Patriarch Porfirije also published a photograph of the Patriarchate of Pec.

The enthronement of the patriarch has yet to be performed at this monastery. It was postponed this summer following unconfirmed announcements that the enthronement will take place on May 23rd.

At the time, anti-epidemic measures were cited as the official reason why the patriarch’s enthronement in the first archdiocese of the SOC was postponed. The Patriarchate of Pec is the first autocephalous church, where the enthronement of SOC patriarchs is performed.

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