Saint Sava's Day in the Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic
Djurdjevi Stupovi - The Divine Liturgy on the feast day of Saint Sava, the First Arcbiship of Serbia, His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic served in the monastery of Djurdjevi Stupovi. Many are against Saint Sava here in Montenegro, where his cult was particularly strong and where he was respected with love and celebated at homes and schools and there is almost nor a hill neither a field which bears his name. All the Petrovics, until the last ruler of Montenegro, were loyal to Saint Sava and followed him, and King Nikola wrote that beautiful poem about St. Sava as the national figure, as the school slava and the teacher of the youth. And once one will say that the cult of Saint Sava is imported from Serbia by us, which is not true, said Bishop Joanikije in its sermon.
Bijelo Polje - In Bijelo Polje on January 27, the traditional Saint Sava's Day academy was held. Lots of citizens, among those were mostly children, went after 6 p.m. to the sport centre "Nikoljac". The ceremony was blessed by His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, welcoming the present people and many distinguished guests, ambassadors of Serbia, Russia, Ukraine and Austria in Montenegro and other famous public figures. The academy was attended also by President of the Ministry Council of BiH Nikola Spiric, Vice President of the Government of Serbia Ivica Dacic, leader of SNP Srdjan Milic, as well the mayor of Bijelo Polje Aleksandar Zuric and others.
Niksic- The Feast day of Saint Sava, the First Archbishop of Serbia in this town was celebrate by the prayerful gathering in the Cathedral church of St. Basil of Ostrog. The local priests participated in the Liturgy.
Plav - The celebration of the slava of St. Sava was attended by many believers on Friday, January 27 at the Cultural centre in Plav. An appropriate sermon was held by His Grace Bishop Joanikije, who spoke of St. Sava, the First Archbishop and the Serbian Enlightener.
Berane - The solemn academy devoted to St. Sava in Berane was held on Wednesday, January 25 in the hall of the Centre for the culture.
Source: Diocese of Budimlje-Niksic