Patriarch Porfirije: Death - the only unnatural thing in our existence

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch served a funeral service for Milivoje Srbljan, a long-term important member of the Choir of the Cathedral church of the Transfiguration of the Lord on February 26, 2021.

The late Milivoje,  who, after a long and severe illness, fell asleep in the Lord on February 23, was, for more than thirty years, one of the most active members of the Choir of the Church of the Transfiguration in Zagreb. Along with Milivoj, the backbone of the choir all those years, there were also his three children: Snjezana, Aleksandar and Ivana. The eldest daughter, Ivana Srbljan, a soloist at the Rijeka Opera, has been the conductor of this singing society for many years, with a tradition of more than 140 years.

After the funeral, the Patriarch addressed the grieving gathering and spoke about the secret death, but also about his personal acquaintance with Milivoje Srbljan and his great contribution to the liturgical life of the Zagreb Orthodox community.

Source: Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana