Saint Athenogenes Church consecrated at Vucji Dol – Montenegro

Church of Serbia – 1/11/16

The Church of Saint Athenogenes on Vucji Dol was consecrated solemnly and conciliarly on the feast-day of Martyr Longinos the Captain, on Saturday, 29 October 2016.

His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral; Their Graces Bishops Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Kirilo of Dioclea and retired Bishop Atanasije of Zahumlje-Niksic consecrated the church and served in that church with the concelebration of many priests and monks from various dioceses.

The new church was built in memory of the famous heroes of the Battle of Vucedol, who shed their blood for the Precious Cross and golden freedom, for liberation of Serbian people. During the Liturgy the commemoration rite (lytia) to King Nikola of Montenegro and the soldiers, who had won the significant victory at Vucji Dol, was served. The 140th anniversary of the glorious Battle of Vucedol was marked thanks to the organization of the Dioceses of Budimlje-Niksic and Zahumlje-Herzegovina.