Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrives to Podgorica
Serbian Patriarch Irinej arrived to Podgorica on February 28th, 2014, where on the occasion of the 900th anniversary of the birth of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher – Stefan Nemanja, a great Saint Simeon’s Assembly was held on Saturday, March 1st.
His Holiness was welcomed at the airport by His Eminence Amfilohije,Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, with priests and monks of the Metropolitanate. The Patriarch arrived to the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ where he was welcomed by Their Graces Bishops: Jovan of Sumadia, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Joakim of Polog-Kumanovo and the Bishop emeritus Atanasije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, the priesthood and the faithful of Podgorica.
After the solemn doxology, Metropolitan Amfilohije, in his welcome speech, said that Podgorica was a root of both Hilandar and the Nemanjic dynasty, and that the baptistery in the pyrgos of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher would be consecrated on that occasion.
Source: Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral