Jovan Marakas: Father Dzomic is not a threat for the national security of Montenegro

Only naïve people could think that persecution of protopresbyter staurophore Dr. Velibor Dzomic is related to his alleged organizing of demonstrations, which are legal in the civilized world.

It is true that Father Dzomic is a threat, but for the ignorant and counterfeiters since no one is nearly as well informed as him about the relationship between the Church and the State in Montenegro. Therefore, he is a threat for all of them, particularly for the destructive pseudo-religious organization aiming at destruction of Orthodoxy, the pseudo-organization which was verified at the police station and which has never existed in the history of Montenegro.

A Recommendation of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral:

Liturgies to be served on the occasion of the change of the identity of the Church of St. Sophia!

On the occasion of the new change of Christian religious identity and purpose of the Great Church of St. Sophia, of the Wisdom of God, in Constantinople - the Mother church of all our churches and one of the most important Christian shrines in the world - in all parishes and monasteries  of our Metropolitanate the Holy Liturgy will be served on Friday, July 24, 2020, and at the evening service on the same day, the Akathist is to be read in honor of the Blessed Lord Jesus Christ, whereas the bells will toll in all the churches.

Meeting of His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka and Serbian President Vucic

The President of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, visited the construction site of the Serbian and Russian Orthodox Cathedral and the Spiritual-cultural center in Banja Luka, where he was welcomed by His Grace Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka on 23th July 2020.

President Vucic and a delegation of the Republic of  Serbia were accompanied by the President of Republika Srpska, Mrs. Zeljka Cvijanovic, the Serbian member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Milorad Dodik, Minister of Interior of Republika Srpska Mr. Dragan Lukac and the Mayor of Banja Luka Mr. Igor Radojicic.

Meeting of Metropolitan Porfirije and President Milanovic

The President of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Zoran Milanovic, received His Eminence Porfirije, Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana, on July 23, 2020.

President Milanovic and Metropolitan Porfirije discussed, among other things, about the position of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Croatia, as well as the relations between the authorities of the Republic of Croatia and the Serbian Orthodox Church in Croatia.

Russian President decorated Bishop Antonije

The President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin, decorated His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica, head of the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow, with the Order of Friendship.

The decree, which was published on the Kremlin's website, says that the high decoration was awarded to Bishop Antonije for his great contribution to the development of spiritual and cultural ties as well as for his active educational activities.