Christmas holidays in Montenegro
Christmas Eve - Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral served the Divine Liturgy in the Cetinje monastery and during which family Atkovic was baptized. Bishop in early afternoon blessed and lighted the Yule logs in the monastery of Saint Nicholas at Obod Crnojevica. The Metropolitan blessed and set to fire Yule logs in front of the Cetinje monastery which was also this year brought, according to the tradition, by the representatives of all tribes and parts from the Littoral, Boka, Old Montenegro, Zeta, Brdo, and Old Herzegovina. According to the old many-centuries custom the first badnjak was brought by the Bajica tribe - the Martinovics and the Borilovics.
The Metropolitan on the same evening blessed and set to fire Yule logs also in Kornet and Ljesanska nahija, in front of the church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica and in front of the St. Basil of Ostrog church in Niksic.
Christmas - In all Cetinje's churches the Nativity of Jesus Christ was celebrated by the liturgical gathering. The midnight Liturgy in Court's church on Cipur was served Cetinje's parish priest archpriest Obren Jovanovic. In Cetinje's monastery, the solemn morning service and the Liturgy, which was served by heugemon of Cetinje Monastery protosyngellos Metodije, Russian heugomen Guriy and parish priest of Cetinje presbyter Andjelko Boricic, was attended by Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral. At all services the Nativity Enclytical of Serbian Patriarch Irinej and bishops of the SOC was read.
Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos - His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral served on the feast day of the Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos the Holy service of God in the monastery of Moraca.
St. Stephen's Day - Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral served on the feast day of St. First martyr and hierodeacon Stephen the Holy Service of God in the monastery of Duljevo, on the occasion of the church slava of this sacred place.
Source: Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral