WHERE IS IT?
The building of the Patriarchate of the Serbian Orthodox Church is located on the corner of Kneza Sime Markovića and Kralja Petra streets. The officil entrance is across from the Cathedral in Kneza Sime Markovića Street, and the entrance for public is in Kralja Petra street.
The building of the Patriarchate was built in 1935, on the site of the old, demolished metropolitan court. The building was designed by a Russian-born architect Viktor Lukomsky. The previous building of the metropolitan court was a simple, one-story building erected on the land bought in 1818. In 1930 it was demolished, and replaced by a new building for the seat of the Patriarchate of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
The architect Viktor Lukomski adapted the elements of the neo-Byzantine style to the modern building, which was skillfully adapted to the Sava slope. The main façade towards Kneza Sime Markovića Street is more luxurious with ornaments and painted decoration in the Serbian medieval art' style. Other facades are simpler with sleek designed, without unnecessary details. In the inner courtyard rises a chapel / church of smaller dimensions dedicated to St. Simeon. Due to the uneven terrain, the building of the Patriarchate has an unequal number of floors.
The Patriarchates building serves various church institutions. In addition to the offices, archives in the basement and ground floor, there is also a valuable library, as well as a shop with religious and tourist items.
The first floor consists of private and official chambers of the Patriarch. On the second floor are the offices and the main chamber for various church gatherings.
In the main chamber, there is one of the versions of Paja Jovanović's painting Migration of Serbs.
Right across the hall is the nave of the chapel of St. Simeon.
In the building there is also THE MUSEUM OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
KAPELA SV.SIMEONA MIROTOČIVOG
Kapela Sv. Simeona Mirotočivog nalazi se na prvom spratu unutar zgrade Patrijaršije , preko puta dvorane Sinoda.
Slikar Vladimir Predojević, došao je u Srbiju, posle Boljševičke revolucije i postao profesor Akademije primenjenih umetnosti u Beogradu. On je islikao zidove kapele kao i ikone na ikonostasu ukrašenom duborezom ohridskih umetnika. Ceo posao je bio završen 1936, kada je osveštana kapela Sv. Simeona Mirotočivog.
Sve do Drugog svetskog rata, ženama je bio zabranjen ulazak u kapelu u Patrijaršiji. Na početku Drugog svetskog rata, ovaj propis je napušten.
Jedan deo zgrade zauzima MUZEJ SRPSKE PRAVOSLAVNE CRKVE
Pripremili: grupa za multikonfesionalni Beograd