Press release of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral

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 is happening on a regular basis, especially taking into account the specificity of the disease and the patient's age. Throughout the Metropolitan’s hospitalization all vital parameters, as well as oxygen saturation, have been absolutely good. From the beginning of treatment until today, the Metropolitan has not been put on invasive artificial respiration at any time, which means that there has been no need for respiratory support by means of invasive mechanical ventilation, but he is exclusively using non-invasive breathing support with high oxygen flow – NIV.

A church consecrated at Ogar, Syrmium

Another in a series of pearls of  the Down Srem and of the Bishop’s  deanary  of Pecinci.

The church of the Translation of the Relics to the Holy Father Nicholas the Wonderworker  in Ogar, about 270 years old, welcomed a moment of its renewal and consecration.

Three decades of archpastoral ministry of Bishop Dositej

Three decades of archpastoral ministry of Bishop Dositej

Bishop Dositej (Despo Motika) was born on the feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God, on October 14, 1949, in the village of Zagoni, Olovo Municipality near Sarajevo. His pious parents, father Nedjo and mother Rosa, had a number of children. Grateful to God for this priceless gift, they, faithful to their ancestral heritage, raised their children from an early age in a strong spirit of commitment to the Orthodox Church. From an early age, the young Despot, the current bishop, responded to the call of the Lord and immediately after finishing primary school, entered the service of the Holy Church of Christ as a pupil of the first generation of the Monastic School in Ostrog Monastery, Montenegro. He completed this first degree of theological training as one of the best pupils in his generation (1967-1969).

Patron Saint-day of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade

On the occasion of the Patron Saint-day of the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the side chapel of  Saint John the Theologian within the Faculty on 9 October 2020.  (phоto gallery).