PERSECUTION CONTINUED: Priests Mirceta Sljivancanin and Zeljko Calic arrested

LATEST NEWS: Priest Željko Ćalić was detained for up to 72 hours

After a hearing in the Podgorica Basic State Prosecutor's Office, priest Zeljko Calic from Danilovgrad was ordered to be detained for up to 72 hours, due to the fact that "there is a well-founded suspicion that he committed a criminal offense of failing to comply with health regulations to combat dangerous infectious diseases according to the Article no. 287 of the Criminal Law of Montenegro”.

Thousands Participate in First Protest Processions in Montenegro After Quarantine Lifted

Thousands of Orthodox faithful participated in cross processions throughout Montenegro yesterday, Sunday, June 14, in protest of the state’s continuing persecution of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

The processions were the first since the lifting of quarantine measures to be held in protest of the so-called “Law on Religious Freedom,” passed in December, which gives the state the authority to seize Serbian Orthodox Church properties.

Let us embrace salvation through the Church of Christ

On the first Sunday after Pentecost, on the Sunday of All Saints, 14 June 2020, on the feast day of Saint Justin the Philosopher and Venerable Justin of Celije, His Grace Bishop Lukijan of Budim celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at Saint Nicholas church in Szeged.

The Bishop was concelebrated by hieromonk Varnava Knezevic, protodean Dalibor Milenkovic and deacon Stefan Milisavic.

Solemnation of the dedication church of Venerable Justin of Celije in Resnik, Belgrade

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Divine Liturgy in the chapel of St. Justin of Celije, next to the church of St. Nicholas of Ohrid and Zica, in Resnik on June 14, 2020.

His Holiness was concelebrated by Bishop’s dean of Belgrade-Posavina, Archpriest-Staurophore Branko Mitrovic, Archpriest Aleksandar Petrović, Priests Goran Mišanović and Ljubomir Petronijević, Archdeacon Stevan Rapajić, Deacons Dragan Tanasijević, Goran Nuhanović and Nikola Mićalovic.

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

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.