HRH Crown Prince Alexander hosted this year as well the traditional dinner at the White Palace in honour of the annual Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, as the tradition His Royal Highness started after the Royal family returned to Serbia.
The dinner last night was attended by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Porfirije with Metropolitan and Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Dr. Vladimir Roganovic, Director of Administration for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities of the Serbian Government, as well as members of the advisory bodies of the Crown.
“This traditional event is an example of unity and cooperation for the common good. The Church and the Crown have always been close and worked together for the good of our people and our country. And it will continue in the future. These are the two institutions that the people of Serbia will always be able to lean on.
Our old traditions are obliging us, and the wisdom of our church is centuries old. That wisdom got us through many difficulties, and made us stronger and united. That wisdom was the strongest support of each of my ancestors, including me as well. I know that our Church, led by Patriarch Porfirije, will continue to guide the Serbian people on the path of unity and harmony. Following our holy mother, we will remain on the path of our Lord”, said HRH Crown Prince Alexander.
His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Porfirije thanked His Royal Highness for the hospitality and wished him good luck, happiness and prosperity to the Royal Family, pointing out that “the head of the Royal Family is also the head of the Serbian family. The Royal House is an important part not only of our history, but also of the future, and it made it possible for our people to shine both from the outside and from the inside.”