Statement of His Holiness Irinej – Serbian Patriarch on the Occasion of Political Changes in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 5/9/2020 Statement of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, on the occasion of political changes in Montenegro I am very happy with the results of the elections and the change in Montenegro. I am especially glad that new people will have a broader view of the problems. I think that they will use the ...

Maritime Cross Procession Held in Defense of Church in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 23/8/2020 While the Orthodox faithful in Montenegro held cross processions twice a week for several months at the beginning of the year in defence of the rights of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, they have been limited for several months now due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, the faithful take every ...

35th Anniversary of the Episcopal Consecration of Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral

Church of Serbia - 27/7/2020 52th anniversary of pastoral and 35th anniversary of the episcopal consecration of Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral On 21st July 1968, on the feast of Holy Great-martyr Procopius of Caesarea, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral was ordained as hieromonk at the Monastery of St. Gerasimus of ...

Attorneys of Metropolitan Amfilohije “We will be Persistent in Clearing This Matter Off”

Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral,

Church of Serbia - 17/7/2020 Lawyers Dragan Šoć and Božo Milonjić, attorneys of His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, have requested the Basic State Prosecutors’ Office in Podgorica for information on whether the measures have been taken and which ones regarding the illegal detention of Metropolitan Amfilohije when he was giving a statement ...

Declaration on the Protection of rights of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Free Profession of Faith and the Right on its Property in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 29/6/2020 In the first convocation of the Tenth Regular Session, the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska adopted the Declaration on the Protection of Rights of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Free Professing of Faith and the Right on Its Property in Montenegro as well as nine laws. In reference to the ...

Serbian Church Condemns the Continued Persecution of the Church in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 29/6/2020 The Holy Synod of Bishops, at their session held on June 25, 2020, strongly condemned the continued persecution of the Church by the Montenegrin authorities, manifested by the latest summoning of His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral to the Security Administrative Centre in Podgorica for questioning, where he ...

Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral at an Informative Conversation at the State Security Administration Center in Podgorica

Church of Serbia - 23/6/2020 Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral was interrogated at the Security Center in Podgorica on the Monday of 22nd June 2020. The Hierarch was interrogated by the Police as an alleged organizer of last night's cross procession in Podgorica. The Metropolitan gave a statement, and a statement from the prosecutor is awaited ...

Do Serbian Lives Matter in Montenegro

28. Jun NGO - 18/6/2020 In recent days, Serbian Orthodox Churches in Montenegro have been bulldozed and police loyal to Montenegro's repressive government has brutalized peaceful Serbian protesters. Our “Ne damo svetinje” initiative in support of free and democratic principles in Montenegro has been underway for several weeks now. The diaspora’s support has allowed the good people of ...

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 ...

Statement of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro With the Clergy and Monk-hood of Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 13/6/2020 Statement of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro With the Clergy and Monkhood of Montenegro Dear Brothers and Sisters; Dear Fellow Citizens; Dear Friends, Today is the birthday of the Church but also the second consecutive the Holy Trinity Day that we spend here in our country of Montenegro with anxiety, ...

Metropolitan Amfilohije: The Demolition of the Monastery of St. Basil on Briska Gora is an Unprecedented Crime

Church of Serbia - 11/6/2020 His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje, Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, celebrated the Divine Liturgy with clerics in the monastery of Ostrog, next to the relics of Saint Basil the Wonderworker of Ostrog, on June 10, 2020. In the liturgical sermon, Metropolitan Amfilohijepointed out that Saint Basil had been and remained ...

28.Jun NGO Supports Pro-Democracy Protesters in Montenegro with ‘Ne damo Svetinje’ T-Shirts

28.Jun NGO - 7/06/2020 After watching with concern the events unfolding in Montenegro, and carefully researching and sifting through misinformation, 28. Jun has decided to take a stand with the pro-democracy protesters. Proceeds from our 'Ne damo svetinje' T-shirts will go toward supporting brave initiatives to defend the rights of the Montenegrin people and their wish to ...

Procession in Bar, Montenegro, in Honor of St. John Vladimir

Church of Serbia - 7/6/2020 After the evening service and acathystos to the Most Holy Mother of God in the church of St. John Vladimir in Bar, a traditional procession was organized in honor of this heavenly patron of that seaside place along the streets of the city under the Rumija mountain on June 4, 2020. The ...

The President with the Patriarch: Politics Interferes with the internal organization of the Church in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 25/5/2020 His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, said after a meeting with President Aleksandar Vucic that it was clear that Milo Djukanovic’s plan was that in Montenegro there was no longer the Serbian Orthodox Church or Serbian Orthodox people. President Vucic points out that politics interferes with the internal Church organization and ...

J o a n i k i j e

Church of Serbia - 17/5/2020 Our brother Joanikije thrown into a dungeon Made of concrete, so cramped that it’s impossible to straighten up. Still, he has stood straight in front of those who have imprisoned him, those who have dug their own tomb. The cross procession of St Basil of Ostrog Has made them disturbed, The cross procession - for St Basil veneration And the ...

OCP Chairman Express Solidarity with Serbian Orthodox Christians in Montenegro

OCP News Service - 16/5/2020 Kerala-India: The letter delivered from the desk of Mr. George Joseph (the Chairman of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society) to the Serbian Church in response to the alarming situation in Montenegro.  His Holiness Irinej Patriarch of Serbia Metropolitan Amfilohije Radović of Montenegro and the Littoral, and Venerable Members of the Bishops' Council Respected Your Holiness, His Grace Metropolitan Amfilohije and Venerable Members of the Holy Synod We ...

Rite of Supplications for the Suffering Serbian Church in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 16/5/2020 Upon the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, a rite of supplications to the Holy Mother of God for the support to bishops, clergy and faithful people of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro was served in the crypt of the Saint Sava Cathedral, Belgrade, on the 14th of May 2020. The ...

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. ...

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

Church of Serbia - 15/5/2020 The Day of Miraculous Saint Basil of Ostrog – His glory and mercy! – is, for centuries now, a day of а great gathering of the people in Montenegro. During the previous decades, it was a celebration day of all religious kinds in the city of Nikšić gathering a large number ...

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 ...

Montenegro: A New Monastery near Ulcinj Dedicated to St Basil of Ostrog

Church of Serbia - 12/5/2020 The church of St Basil of Ostog in Briska Gora near Ulcinj, Montenegro, has become a monastery since today (9th May 2020) and a nun from the monastery Rustovo Olga (Lecic) has become the abbess of this monastery. On this occasion, His Eminence Amfilohije, Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, officiated Holy ...