Violence against the Islamic Community in Pljevlja – tremendous shame for its perpetrator

The last in a series of vandal acts of violence in Pljevlja directed against the local Islamic Community is a tremendously shameful act for its perpetrator. It is dishonorable and cowardly to commit such misdeeds during the night, regardless of the motives of the main perpetrator of this event.

We cannot reject the impression that this is a deliberate provocation that aims to disrupt relations between the citizens of Pljevlja and the whole of Montenegro on the basis of religious affiliation. We will not draw premature conclusions, but the fact that several incidents remain unsolved suggests that this is not an authentic form of religious hatred and intolerance and hooliganism, but a deliberate plan to raise tensions over the election outcome, which, unfortunately, already has yielded its results, which we could see yesterday already in Rozaje.

Bishop Atanasije: The stone thrown at the Islamic Community is at the same time the stone thrown at the Holy Trinity Monastery

Bishop Atanasije of Milesevo: We strongly condemn the attack on the Islamic Community in Pljevlja

Since I myself as the competent Bishop am not able – due to the current administrative procedures at the border – to personally visit the Islamic Community and express our sympathy for the unfortunate events, the priests from Pljevlja will do that on behalf of all of us today. The act of stoning the Islamic Community in Pljevlja caused immeasurable sorrow in our hearts, as well as in every Orthodox Christian of the Diocese of Milesevo. The stone thrown at the Islamic Community is at the same time the stone thrown at the Holy Trinity Monastery.

Church dedication feast of the Piva Monastery

Bishop Joanikije: The Most Holy Mother of God is the first witness of God's gifts, because the Lord granted us a new life, resurrection and grace to become participants in His victory over death.

By the Holy Hierarcal Liturgy, which was celebrated by His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budva-Niksic, by blessing of the feast loaf and the appropriate program, the Piva Monastery marked its church dedication feast - the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God.

Statement of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, on the occasion of political changes in Montenegro

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 the new people will have a broader view at the problems. I think that they will use the right ways to solve the problems in that country and that Montenegro will return to the right path, that is, to the one on which it should be.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej

The beginning of the school year in the Seminary of Foca

His Eminence Metropolitan Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Sts. Basil of Ostrog and Peter of Cetinje at the Theological Seminary of Saint Peter of Dabar-Bosnia in Foca on 31 August 2020.

The Hierarch was concelebrated by protopresbyter Aleksandar Vidakovic, protopriest Ljubomir Prijovic, acting rector of the Seminary; presbyters Milos Janjic and Ranko Kovac, teacher of the Seminary, and deacons Budimir Gardovic and teacher Sinisa Bozic. At the end of the Holy Liturgy a rite of invocation of the Holy Spirit at the beginning of the new school year 2020/21 was performed.