Statement of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro With the Clergy and Monkhood of Montenegro

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, fearing that our nation’s government will act upon its announced intention of the nationalisation of our Church. It is the act of straightforward confiscation of Church property and the placing of Church affairs and its organisation under the administration of the state. Such plans most directly and brutally violate both international legal standards and the Constitution of Montenegro together with the religious canons. That is why we stand here today in front of the Montenegrin and international public raising our voice as loyal citizens and committed believers.

Montenegrin police open criminal case against Metropolitan Amfilohije

Photo: mitropolija.comMontenegrin police in Ulcinj have opened a criminal case against the Metropolis of Montenegro of the Serbian Orthodox Church and against His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro personally for the alleged uncoordinated construction of a monastery object, reports RIA-Novosti.

The case refers to the monastic residence at St. Basil of Ostrog Monastery near Ulcinj, which the authorities demolished yesterday. The 18th-century Church of St. Basil was just transferred to the status of a convent last month, and the building was newly-constructed.

Traditional Pentecost Festivity in Valjevo, Serbia

The city of Valjevo celebrated its patron saint day - Pentecost Monday

His Grace Lavrentije, Bishop of Sabac and Acting Bishop of the Diocese of Valjevo, presided over  the Holy Archierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Resurrection of Christ in Valjevo. He was concelebrated by the clergy and monastics of the dioceses of Valjevo and Sabac whereas the church choir "Hadzi Ruvim" with their conductor Vanja Urošević was chanting responses. After the Holy Liturgy, His Grace Lavrentije officiated memorial service for the repose of soul of the former Bishop of Valjevo Milutin.

Patron Saint-day of the church of the Holy Trinity in Belgrade

Whit Monday, the Patron Saint-day of the church of the Holy Trinity of the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate in Belgrade, was celebrated with the solemn Patriarchal Liturgy.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Liturgy with  concelebration of archpriest Vitaly Tarasyev, principal of the church of Holy Trinity, and priests of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovci: protodean Branislav Borota from the church of Saint Mark; archpriest Nebojsa Topolic, principal of the church of Holy Mother of God in Zemun; presbyter Ivan Delic from the Diocese of Banat; protodeacon Stevan Rapajic; deacon Vladimir Rumeni.

Patriarch serves in the church of Holy Trinity in Grocka

On the feast day of the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles - Pentecost, on Sunday, 7 June 2020 His Holiness Irinej celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of the Holy Trinity in Grocka.

After the Holy Liturgy the Patriarch led the Holy Trinity procession through the streets of Grocka, served the memorial service in the chapel beside the church and cut the slava cake.