Porfirije Perić

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Metropolitan of Zagreb and Ljubljana
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Metropolitan Porfirije
Native name
ChurchSerbian Orthodox Church
DioceseMetropolitanate of Zagreb and Ljubljana
Personal details
Birth namePrvoslav Perić
Born (1961-07-22) 22 July 1961 (age 57)
Bečej, FPR Yugoslavia
(now Serbia)
DenominationSerbian Orthodox
Alma materFaculty of Theology of the University of Belgrade
Faculty of Theology of the University of Athens
Ordination history of
Porfirije Perić

Porfirije Perić (born July 22, 1961) is a Serbian Orthodox bishop who is the current Metropolitan of Zagreb and Ljubljana of the Serbian Orthodox Church, since 2014. Before that, he was titular bishop of Jegar, since 1999.


Bishop Porfirije was born as Prvoslav Perić on 22 July 1961, in the town of Bečej (Serbia). He finished his primary and secondary education in Čurug and Novi Sad before enrolling to Belgrade University's Faculty of Theology. He was ordained a monk in 1985. In 1999, he was elected titular bishop of Jegar, and appointed vicar to the Eparchy of Bačka. He earned a doctorate in 2004 in Athens, with thesis Possibility of knowability of God in St. Paul’s understanding according to the interpretation of Saint John Chrysostom.[1]

He was president of the Businessman Charity Foundation and president of the Council of Regulatory Authority of Electronic Media in Serbia from 2008 to 2014.

In 2014, he was elected Metropolitan of Zagreb and Ljubljana and enthroned in Zagreb on 13 July by Serbian Patriarch Irinej.[2]


  1. ^ "Биографија Митрополита Порфирија – Митрополија загребачко-љубљанска". mitropolija-zagrebacka.org (in Serbian). Retrieved 2017-10-31.
  2. ^ SOC (2014): Enthronement of His Grace Bishop Dr. Porfirije of Jegar to the throne of Metropolitans of Zagreb-Ljubljana