Immediately after the election a thanksgiving service was officiated and Many years was chanted to the Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch Porfirije. Bells at Saint Sava Cathedral in the Vracar district of Belgrade rang a few minutes before 4:00 pm indicating that the 46th Patriarch of Serbia was elected.
O, Lord, grant His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Porfirije to Your Holy Church in peace, safety, honor, health, length of days, and that he may rightly dispense the word of Your Truth! Axios! For many years!