Patriarch Irinej: I leave strengthened and amazed by what I experienced in Montenegro
Within the official visit to the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served on Sunday, July 31, on the feast day of St. martyr Aemilian, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of St. Basil of Ostrog in Niksic.
His Holiness was concelebrated by many dignitaries of hour Holy CHurch: His Eminence Amfilohije Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral and Their Graces Bishops: Jovan of Sumadija, Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, newly-elected Jovan of Nis, Heugomen of the Ostrog monastery, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, retired Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, newly-elected vicar of the Patriarch Jovan as well as many priests, monks and deacons of the mentioned Dioceses. Many people came with joy to see the Patriarch and participate the service at the Cathedral Church of St. Basil of Ostrog. His Grace Bishop Joanikije welcomed His Holiness and distinguished guests: ambassadors of the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Serbian in Montenegro Andrej Nesterenko, Oksana Sljusarenko and Zoran Lutovac, as well as other figures from public and social life of Serbia and Montenegro, among those were Mladjen Djordjevic, Advisor to the President of the Republic of Serbia and Srdjan Djokovic, the father of renowned Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic.
Source: Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic