Memorial prayer rite for Metropolitan Amfilohije in the Cetinje Monastery

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 soul of Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral. Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic with  clergy performed the prayer rite.

Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral reposed in the Lord

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 of Cetinje.

The public will be soon informed about all other details regarding the funeral of the Most Reverend Metropolitan. Eternal memory and the Kingdom of Heaven!

Saint Peter of Cetinje

Saint Peter of Cetinje
Saint Peter of Cetinje
Saint Peter of Cetinje
Saint Peter of Cetinje

Saint Peter was born in Njegushi, Montenegro on April 1, 1747. He was tonsured a monk and ordained to the diaconate when he was only seventeen. He accompanied his uncle Bishop Basil to Russia the following year in order to study there. His uncle died within a year after arriving in Russia, and so Peter was obliged to return to Montenegro.

Biography of Metropolitan Amfilohije (Radovic)

Amfilohije was born Risto Radović (Ристо Радовић) in Bare Radovića in Lower Morača, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now Montenegro).

He is a descendant of vojvoda Mina Radović who participated in the unification of the Morača region with the Principality of Montenegro in 1820. He studied at St. Sava Seminary and graduated from the Faculty of Theology in Belgrade in 1962. During his time as a seminarian in the late 1950s, Amfilohije knew the great theologian Justin Popović, who infklubnced his thought a great deal. He also studied classical philosophy at the University of Belgrade.

Current events in the life of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Patriarch Irinej and President Vucic visited the Church of Saint Sava

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej and the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic visited the church of Saint Sava in the Vracar district of Belgrade. - I am glad that all citizens of Serbia and all the Serbs wherever they live will soon be able to come to the Church and see what generations of our ancestors and we  ourselves have managed to do together, President Vucic wrote on his Instagram account on October 22, 2020.

The Serbian Patriarch and the Minister of Health in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Dr. Zlatibor Loncar, called on all the citizens of Serbia to adhere to anti-epidemic measures during the next period, and during family patron saints celebrations, in order to preserve public health.

In an interview for “Politika” the Metropolitan of Zagreb and Ljubljana, Dr. Porfirije, said: Some individuals from the top of the Belgrade University administration have been constantly putting pressure on the administration and professors of the Orthodox Theological Faculty.