Press Release of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 13/6/2020 Prime Minister Duško Marković decided to speak publicly about the meeting that he, the president of the state, and our archbishops: Metropolitan Amfilohije and Bishop Joanikije, held a few days ago. Since the Prime Minister made several claims, we are obliged to comment on the most important ones. First of all, it is ...

The Position of the Russian Orthodox Church concerning the arrest of Bishop Joanikije in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 16/5/2020 In his comment to RIA Novosti news agency, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressed the position of the Russian Orthodox Church concerning the arrest in Montenegro of Bishop Joanikije of Budimlye-Niksic and seven clergymen from the cathedral in the city of Niksic. ...

Serbian Patriarchate Condemns Persecution of Orthodox Christians in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 14/5/2020 The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church strongly condemns the latest persecution of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro and last night's arrest of His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlye-Niksic and seven priests by the Montenegrin authorities, that under the false pretext of fighting the coronavirus, have been ...

Bishop Joanikije of Budimlye-Niksic Arrested

Church of Serbia - 13/5/2020 On the feast-day of St. Basil of Ostrog, on May 12, 2020, after a long discussion, the Montenegrin police handed in a summons at the Parish Home in Niksic, around 10 pm, and tried to forcibly bring Bishop Joanikije of Budimlye-Niksic together with nine other priests to the Security Center in ...

Bishop Joanikije celebrated Liturgy in Prijepolje

Church of Russia - March - April 2017 His Grace Joanikije, Bishop of Budimlje-Niksic, in the capacity of an administrator of the Diocese of Mileseva, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral Church of St. Basil of Ostrog in Prijepolje on 26 March 2017. Priests and monks of the Diocese of Mileseva and Budimlje-Niksic concelebrated. His Grace ...

BISHOP JOANIKIJE: FOR THE SAKE OF NATO PROPAGANDA THE AUTHORITIES BURY VICTIMS IN OBLIVION

Pravoslavie.ru - April 2016 A rally dedicated to the seventeenth anniversary of the NATO aggression against Yugoslavia was held in Podgorica to the sound of sirens and shots of a newsreel. Several thousands gathered on the main square of the Montenegrin capital for the occasion. Bishop Joanikije of Budimlja-Niksic, together with the clergy, prayed for the repose of ...

Communique from the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate– 23 May 2015

24/5/15 The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church on today’s session brought its final decision in which His Grace Bishop Filaret of Canada was permanently released from administering the Diocese of Canada. The Diocese of Milesheva is administered by Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic. Source:

Chief of the delegation of the European Union Mr. Leopold Maurer visits Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic

Serbian Church 26/1/2012 The chief of the EU delegation in Montenegro His Excellency ambassador Leopold Maurer accompanied by the spokesman of the Delegation Mr. Dragan Mugosa on January 19, 2012 visited the administrative seat of the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic in Niksic. In an cordial and open talk with Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic ambassador Maurer exchanged opinions regarding ...

Bishop Joanikije served on remains of an old Church

Serbian Orthodox Church - Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral 16/7/2010 Few years ago, at a foot of the mountain of Komova, few kilometres from Andrejevica, in the village of Kosutic, remains of an old church were uncovered at the site called Namastir. It is a very old church, which belongs to the oldest churches so ...