Montenegrins Clash With Police Ahead of Head of the Inauguration of the Head of Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral

OCP News Service - 5/9/21 Montenegro: Thousands of nationalist Montenegrins protested and clashed with Police a day ahead of the enthronement of the Head of Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral, Bishop Joanikije. He is expected to be enthroned on the 5th of September 2021 at Cetinje, Montenegro’s former capital. "This is not Serbia!" and "Long live ...

Metropolitan Joanikije Responds to the Protest Over His Inauguration as the Head of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral

OCP News Service - 24/8/21 Montenegro: Metropolitan Joanikije II stated that it is indeed a shame that few people are protesting against his inauguration as the head of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral of the Serbian Patriarchate. The Prelate further commented that he is not being sent by the church in Serbia, nor by ...

Patriarch Porfirije Writes to Montenegrin PM Concerning the Agreement Between the Serbian Church and the State of Montenegro

OCP News Service - 16/8/21 Belgrade Serbia: Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia Patriarch, sent a letter Mr. Zdravko Krivokapić, the Prime Minister of Montenegro, regarding the 'Fundamental Agreement between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the state of Montenegro'. The letter reads “In this matter, likewise the any other, we want to perceive, acknowledge and safeguard the interests of ...

The WWII Massacre of Serbia Spark Controversy in Montenegro

OCP News Service - 4/8/21 Montenegro - The resolution proposed in the Parliament of Montenegro to recognise two WWII era massacres of Serbs by the Nazis as 'genocide' has sparked controversy in the country, reports Balkan Insight. Criticisers fear that such a move is used to play political games and appease the Serbian community in Montenegro. ...

Serbian Patriarch Porfirije Continues to Fight for the Rights of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Faithful People in Montenegro

Church of Serbia - 29/5/21 His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Zdravko Krivokapic, President of the Government of the Republic of Montenegro at the Serbian Patriarchate today, on 27 May 2021. The meeting was attended by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops: Metropolitan Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia, Bishop Jovan of Sumadija, as well as Bishop Joanikije of ...

Patriarch Porfirije Meets with the Leaders of the Democratic Front

Church of Serbia - 15/3/21 His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received Mr. Andrija Mandic and Mr. Milan Knezevic, leaders of the Democratic Front coalition in the Republic of Montenegro at the Patriarchal Residence in Belgrade. Welcoming the guests, His Holiness Patriarch pointed out that the Church highly appreciates their personal sacrifice, as well as the sacrifice made ...

On Election of the New Serbian Patriarch and Epidemics – Church-Legal Analysis by Protopresbyter-staurophor Velibor Dzomic

Church of Serbia - 23/12/2020 The question * of the date of the election session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops at which the 46th Serbian Patriarch should be elected is primarily a church issue and primarily concerns the bishops, clergy, monastics and the faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Having in mind the importance of the ...

Forty-day memorial service for Metropolitan Amfilohije

Church of Serbia - 9/12/2020 Hierarchal Liturgy with the forty-day memorial service for Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral of blessed repose was celebrated in the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica. on December 6, 2020, on the feast day of St. Amphilochius of Iconium. Their Graces Bishops Joanikije of Budimlye-Niksic and the administrator ...

Bishop Joanikije: Let us renew ourselves spiritually and prepare for the great joy of the Nativity

Church of Serbia - 30/11/2020 His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlye-Niksic and the administrator of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery of Djurdjevi Stupovi on the feast of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, November 29, 2020. Source:  

Metropolitan Amfilohije Buried in the Cathedral Church in Podgorica

Church of Serbia - 3/11/2020 Earthly remains of Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral were buried in the crypt of the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica, on November 1, 2020. The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the funeral rite was celebrated by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, with the concelebration of Their Eminences ...

Memorial Prayer Rite for Metropolitan Amfilohije in the Cetinje Monastery

Church of Serbia - 31/10/2020 After his earthly remains had been transferred from the Clinical Centre of Montenegro to the Cetinje Monastery, a memorial service was held for the repose of the soul of Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral. Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic with clergy performed the prayer rite. Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral. Source: ...

Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral Reposed in the Lord

Church of Serbia - 30/10/2020 Archbishop of Cetinje, Metropolitan of Montenegro and  Exarch of the Holy Throne of Pec, Amfilohije, after having received the Holy Sacrament of Communion, reposed in the Lord in the Clinical Hospital Center of Montenegro, on Friday, October 30, 2020, at 8.20 am, on the eve of the feast of St. Peter ...

Press Release of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral

Church of Serbia - 22/10/2020 Today's X-ray of Metropolitan’s lungs showed a reduction of lung inflammation, allowing us to state that Metropolitan Amfilohije’s health condition has once again slightly improved compared to yesterday– the Clinical Center of Montenegro reported. Metropolitan Amfilohije’s recovery may seem to be proceeding slowly, but to the satisfaction of the medical team, it ...

Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro Tests Positive for COVID

Church of Serbia - 8/10/2020 October 6, during a routine examination, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro of the Serbian Orthodox Church tested positive for the coronavirus. He was therefore sent to a clinic for treatment, reports the press service of the Montenegro Metropolis. “The Metropolitan spent the previous days in home isolation under constant medical supervision,” the ...

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 ...