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Encyclopedia > Montenegrin Orthodox Church
Montenegrin Orthodox Church
Crnogorska pravoslavna crkva
Црногорска православна црква

Coat of arms of the Montenegrin Orthodox Church
Founder n/a
Independence 1993
Recognition Unrecognized by other canonical Orthodox churches
Primate Metropolitan Mihailo
Headquarters Cetinje
Territory Montenegro
Possessions Europe
Language Church Slavonic and Montenegrin
Population uncertain
Website www.moc-cpc.org

The Montenegrin Orthodox Church (MOC) (Serbian/Montenegrin: Crnogorska pravoslavna crkva, CPC) is an uncannonical church that registered as a non-governmental organization at the Montenegrin Ministry of the Interior in 1997. Image File history File links CPC_Grb. ... MiraÅ¡ Dedeić (sometimes as Dedejić) is the current head of the self-styled Montenegrin Orthodox Church and declared Archbishop of Cetinje and Montenegrin Metropolitate. ... Coordinates Mayor Milovan Janković Municipality area 910 km² Population (2003 census)  - city  - municipality  - density 15,137 18,482 20. ... Anthem Oj, svijetla majska zoro Oh, Bright Dawn of May Montenegro() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Podgorica Official languages Serbian (Ijekavian dialect)1 Government Republic  -  President Filip Vujanović  -  Prime Minister Željko Å turanović Independence due to the dissolution of Serbia and Montenegro   -  Declared June 3, 2006   -  Recognized June... World map showing the location of Europe. ... Page from the Spiridon Psalter in Church Slavonic. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Serbian (српски језик; srpski jezik) is one of the standard versions of the Shtokavian dialect, used primarily in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, and by Serbs in the Serbian diaspora. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It claims to be the sole legitimate Eastern Orthodox Church in Montenegro, but it is unrecognized internationally by mainstream Orthodox theological circles. In addition to not being recognized by the official Orthodox Christian representatives (Ecumenical Patriarch), MOC's leader is anathemized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and banished from the Orthodoxy. Also in Montenegro itself, the presence of the Serb Orthodox Church is prevailing. The Eastern Orthodox Church is a Christian body that views itself as: the historical continuation of the original Christian community established by Jesus Christ and the Twelve Apostles, having maintained unbroken the link between its clergy and the Apostles by means of Apostolic Succession. ... Anthem Oj, svijetla majska zoro Oh, Bright Dawn of May Montenegro() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Podgorica Official languages Serbian (Ijekavian dialect)1 Government Republic  -  President Filip Vujanović  -  Prime Minister Željko Å turanović Independence due to the dissolution of Serbia and Montenegro   -  Declared June 3, 2006   -  Recognized June... Throne inside the Patriarchade of Constantinople. ... The Patriarch of Constantinople is the Ecumenical Patriarch, the first among equals in the Eastern Orthodox communion. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Early history The Serbs migrated to the Balkans during the reign of Byzantine emperor Heraclius (610-641). ...

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Leader

MOC is led by the Archbishop of Cetinje and Montenegro Metropolitan Mihailo. At the general Montenegrin people's assembly in Cetinje on January 6, 1997, he was chosen by traditional public acclamation the Head of the Montenegrin Orthodox Church. In the Church of St. Paraskeva in Sofia, on March 15, 1998, he was ordained as bishop by Bulgarian Alternative Synod's head Patriarch Pimen and seven Metropolitans and Episcopes of a his synod.[1] He was enthroned to Metropolitan of Montenegrin Orthodox Church in Cetinje on October 31, 1998, in the presence of several thousands of believers and followers of Montenegrin Orthodox Church. Metropolitan Mihailo (born MiraÅ¡ Dedeić, Montenegrin Cyrillic: Мираш Дедеић) is the current head of the uncanonical Montenegrin Orthodox Church. ... Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Coordinates: Country Bulgaria Province Sofia-City Government  - Mayor Boyko Borisov Area  - City 1,349 km²  (520. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (75th in leap years). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about a title or office in religious bodies. ... This article is about a title or office in religious bodies. ... Coordinates Mayor Milovan Janković Municipality area 910 km² Population (2003 census)  - city  - municipality  - density 15,137 18,482 20. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Metropolitan Mihailo was a priest of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople. The MOC claims to be the true and sole descendant of the church which was established in Montenegro in the 13th century. Metropolitan Mihailo (born Miraš Dedeić, Montenegrin Cyrillic: Мираш Дедеић) is the current head of the uncanonical Montenegrin Orthodox Church. ... The Orthodox Church of Constantinople is one of the fifteen autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ...


Services

The Montenegrin Orthodox Church currently holds its regular services in dozens of churches in the area of Montenegro's former royal capital Cetinje as well as in its newly built temple in Kotor. Open-air services are held across Montenegro for Christmas and Easter [2][3] The MOC officially opened a new shrine in the old town of Kotor in 2006, following the referendum on independence.

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Support

The Church claims support from the likewise uncannonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kievan Patriarchate[verification needed], the Bulgarian Alternative Synod (founded by patriarch Pimen)[4], and the Orthodox Church in Italy.[5] However, in official Orthodox theological circles (such as the Russian Orthodox Church or the Ecumenical Patriarchate), MOC is seen as a schizmatic group and a political fabrication (similar to the churches that support it). Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kiev Patriarchy) (Ukrainian: ; Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate or UOC-KP) is one of the two major Orthodox churches in Ukraine, however viewed uncanonical by the Eastern Orthodox communion. ... The Orthodox Church in Italy (Chiesa Ortodossa in Italia) was founded in 1991 by Italian orthodox bishop Antonio (De Rosso), a former Roman Catholic priest, who became bishop of Aprilia and Latium under the jurisdiction of Metropolitan Cyprian of Oropos and Fili, a leader of Greek Old Calendarists movement. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... The Ecumenical Patriarchate is the patriarchate of the Patriarch of Constantinople. ...


The MOC claims support from abroad, however it has not managed to build any shrines in North America, South America, Australia and Western Europe, all home to important Montenegrin émigré communities, many of whom also support the Serbian Orthodox Church. Eleven ex-Yugoslav emigrees from the US and Canada have together donated US$670 and Can$270 for the Montenegrin Orthodox Church.[6] World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... Flag of the Serbian Orthodox Church The MONTENEGRO Orthodox Church (crnogorski: Crnogorska Православна Црква / Crnogorska Pravoslavna Crkva; СПЦ / SPC) or the Church of Montenegro is one of the autocephalous Orthodox Christian churches, ranking sixth after Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, and Russia. ...


MOC supporters also present an excerpt from the 1911 edition of Encyclopedia Britannica as one of the proofs of legitimacy: "The Montenegrin Church is an autocephalous branch of the Eastern Orthodox communion. In 1894 it formally vindicated its independence against the claims of the Russian synod"[7], The Catalogue of Tzarigrad Patriarchy (April 1855) [8], Athens Sintagma, letter of Tzarigrad Patriarch Grigorius to St. Petar I Petrovic Njegos (dated 29th January 1798) [9], and against the claims of other documents, see here [10] and here [11] (a list of historical documents; external links are in Serbian/Montenegrin). Claims are (in supporters of MOC) that MOC was independent and autocephalous until Serbian and Yugoslav king Alexander I of Yugoslavia put MOC, by the decree of 17th (30th) June 1920, under Serbian Orthodox Church 's rule [12] [13]. 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Saint Peter of Cetinje Petar I Petrović Njegoš (St. ... Serbian (српски језик; srpski jezik) is one of the standard versions of the Shtokavian dialect, used primarily in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, and by Serbs in the Serbian diaspora. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... King Alexander I of Yugoslavia also called King Alexander Unificator (Serbian Краљ Александар I Карађорђевић, Latin: Kralj Aleksandar I Karađorđević) (Cetinje, Montenegro, 16 December 1888 – Marseille, France, 9 October 1934) of the Royal House of Karađorđević was the first king of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1929–34) and before... Flag of the Serbian Orthodox Church The MONTENEGRO Orthodox Church (crnogorski: Crnogorska Православна Црква / Crnogorska Pravoslavna Crkva; СПЦ / SPC) or the Church of Montenegro is one of the autocephalous Orthodox Christian churches, ranking sixth after Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, and Russia. ...


MOC followers present foreign early 20th century travelogues as supposed proofs of the church's legitimacy. In that vein they claim that in pre-Yugoslavia times, the independence of the Montenegrin Orthodox Church has been confirmed as late as 1905, by one of the best known and well traveled Balkan experts from the early 20th century, Mary Edith Durham. In her book The Burden of the Balkans, published in London in 1905, Durham explained: "Montenegro alone kept a free and independent Slav Church, which survives to this day"[14] Edith Durham in North Albania, 1913 Mary Edith Durham (1863-1944) was a British traveller, artist and writer who became famous for her anthropologist accounts of life in Albania in the early 20th century. ...


Status

Opponents accuse it of being a group without theological purpose, and of having only political goals. Metropolitan Antonije Abramović (initialy vehemently supported by the biggest pro-independence party in Montenegro at the time - Liberal Alliance of Montenegro (LSCG)[15]) was the first leader of the church in 1993. He was later replaced by Metropolitan Dedeić. Most Liberals didn't approve of this change and their support for the church soon started to fade. Not too long after Milo Đukanović became Montenegro's president in early 1998, the links between MOC and LSCG were pretty well broken off. Metropolitan Antonije, (born Antonije Abramović, Montenegrin Cyrillic: Антоније Абрамовић, 1919 - 1997) was the first Metropolitan of the uncanonical Montenegrin Orthodox Church and self-proclaimed Metropolitan of Montenegro. ... The Liberal Alliance of Montenegro (Serbian/Montenegrin: Либерални Савез Црне Горе or Liberalni Savez Crne Gore - LSCG) was a liberal political party in Montenegro. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Milo Đukanović   (Serbian Cyrillic: Мило Ђукановић) (born 15 February 1962 in NikÅ¡ić, Montenegro, Yugoslavia) is a former three mandate Prime Minister (1991 - 1998 and 2003 - 2006) and president (1998 - 2002) of the Republic of Montenegro and an alleged Criminal Tycoon. ...


The MOC and the SOC had equal status in relations with the Montenegrin government consisting of Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro as well as their coalition partner Social Democratic Party of Montenegro. The Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro (Serbian/Montenegrin: Демократска Партија Социјалиста Црне Горе / Demokratska Partija Socijalista Crne Gore) is a political party in Montenegro. ... The Social Democratic Party of Montenegro (Socijaldemokratska Partija Crne Gore) is a political party in Montenegro. ...


Opposition of Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral

The Montenegrin Orthodox Church maintains that Serbian Orthodox Church usurped its churches and other property in Montenegro in the early 20th century, following the unification of Montenegro with Serbia.


According to the MOC, the Metropolia of Montenegro and the Littoral of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC), headed by Metropolitan Amfilohije Radović, has existed for only around eight decades, "or to be more precise, it has been there since 1920 when it was established as a structural and integral part of the Serbian Patriarchy in doctrinal, legal and organizational sense". The MOC maintains that the SOC Metropotanate was installed in Montenegro only after the autocephalous Montenegrin Orthodox Church was dissolved in 1920 "against the constitution and canon law". The Metropolitanate of Montenegro is the largest diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro. ... Amfilohije Radović is the current metropolitan of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral. ...


Holy Synod

On January 11, 2007, MOC reconsituted its Holy Synod and proclaimed its first decree in which it reconfirms its autocephalous status. The Holy Synod is constituted by archpriests of MOC, led by Metropolitan Mihailo and honorary member Metropolitane of Italy Antonio. The Holy Synod divided Montenegro in five eparchies - Cetinjska, Dukljanska, Primorska, Ostroška and Beranska. In several of the autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches, the patriarch or head bishop is elected by a group of bishops called the Holy Synod. ... Metropolitan Mihailo (born MiraÅ¡ Dedeić, Montenegrin Cyrillic: Мираш Дедеић) is the current head of the uncanonical Montenegrin Orthodox Church. ...


Construction of First Shrine Abroad

Construction of the first MOC shrine abroad, the Holy Church of Righteous Ivan Crnojević, is planned to take place in Lovćenac, Vojvodina, Serbia, with the help of the Association of Ethnic Montenegrins in Serbia Krstaš.[16] A contract for the land on which the new MOC shrine will be built was signed on 5 August 2005. [17] A list with the names of several dozen donations—from Montenegro, USA, Slovenia, Australia and Switzerland—for the construction of a MOC shrine in Serbia has also been published. [18] The statue of Ivan Crnojević in Cetinje Ivan Crnojević (Serbian Cyrillic: Иван Црноjeвић, Albanian: Ivan Cernojeviçi) was the ruler of the medieval country of Zeta (1465-1490). ... The train station in Lovćenac in 2003 Map of the Mali IÄ‘oÅ¡ municipality, showing the location of Lovćenac Lovćenac (Ловћенац) is a village located in the Mali IÄ‘oÅ¡ municipality, in the North Bačka District of Vojvodina, Serbia. ... Vojvodina (red) is one of Serbias two autonomous provinces Capital (and largest city) Novi Sad Official languages Ethnic groups  2. ... --> Anthem Serbia() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian language 1 Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn 2 Albanian 3 Government Semi-presidential republic  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment  -  Formation 8th century   -  First unified state c. ...


Claim to Serbian Orthodox Churches

The Montenegrin Orthodox Church, despite being founded in 1993, lays a claim to all Serbian Orthodox churches, monasteries and chapels in Montenegro built before 1920, and all Serbian Orthodox Churches built after that date with financial assistance from the state. They base their claims on their belief that they are the rightful successors of the pre-1920 autocephalous Montenegrin Metropolitanate, which participated in the formation of a unified Serbian Orthodox Church in 1920. In April 2007 the "President of the Council for the promotion" of the MOC, Stevo Vučinić, was quoted as saying the "we [the MOC] will take possession of all the churches and chapels in the towns, and of course the village churches, and the monasteries...we expect resistance, but in no case will we give up".[2]. This decision was mass-criticized by the Montenegrin public. President of the Republic of Montenegro Filip Vujanović said that he will protect the property of the Serbian Orthodox Church, along with other administrative officials, saying that the MOC should give up or go to legal suits on specific cases. Despite this, the MOC has claimed that it does not care about anyone's opinion outside its Council calling it irrelevant and is determined to forcibly takeover Serbian Orthodox property in Montenegro. Flag of the Serbian Orthodox Church The MONTENEGRO Orthodox Church (crnogorski: Crnogorska Православна Црква / Crnogorska Pravoslavna Crkva; СПЦ / SPC) or the Church of Montenegro is one of the autocephalous Orthodox Christian churches, ranking sixth after Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, and Russia. ... Filip Vujanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Филип Вујановић) (born September 1, 1954 in Belgrade, Serbia, Federal Peoples Republic of Yugoslavia) is a politician who since 2003 has served as the President of Montenegro, and is the first president of the worlds newest country from May 2006. ...


According to datas of Centre of Democracy in Montenegro from February 2007, Serbian Orthodox Church is most trusted institution in Montenegro by public opinion, and Montenegrin Orthodox Church is sixth of eight.[3]


On Wednesday April 18 2007 the representatives of the Montenegrin Orthodox Church - which has announced that it did not wish to cause an "excessive situation", but that it would enter the Serbian Orthodox Cetinje monastery without regard to the reaction of the Serbian Orthodox Church to their caims and requests - attempted to do so. Special police units prevented their forceful entry and that of several hundred supporters of the MOC. There was some pushing and shoving between the police, and the crowd which had intended to force its way into the monastery. Following this, members of the crowd shouted slogans such as "this isn't Serbia", "whose police are you?" and "Risto, Satan" (a reference to Metropolitan Amfilohije of the SOC).[4] Amfilohije Radović is the current metropolitan of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral. ...


Churches

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SOC churches claimed by the MOC

  • Crkva Rođenja Presvete Bogorodice, Đinovići, Cetinje
  • Crkva Sveta Neđelja, Erakovići, Njeguši, Cetinje
  • Crkva Sveta Petka, Vrba, Njeguši, Cetinje
  • Crkva Svete Bogorodice, Raičevići, Njeguši, Cetinje
  • Crkva Sveti Arhanđel Mihailo, Raičevići, Njeguši, Cetinje
  • Crkva Sveti Đorđije, Erakovići, Njeguši, Cetinje
  • Crkva Sveti Đorđije, Vrba, Njeguši, Cetinje
  • Crkva Sveti Đorđije, Mirac, Njeguši, Kotor
  • Crkva Sveti Jeremija, Žanjev Do, Njeguši, Cetinje
  • Crkva Sveti Jovan, Mali Zalazi, Njeguši, Cetinje
  • Crkva Sveti Nikola, Dugi Do, Njeguši, Cetinje
  • Crkva Sveti Nikola, Kopito, Njeguši, Cetinje
  • Crkva Sveti Sava, Erakovići, Njeguši, Cetinje
  • Crkva Sveti Vračevi, Velji Zalazi, Njeguši, Cetinje
  • Crkva Svetoga Arhanđela Mihaila, Čevo, Cetinje
  • Crkva Svetoga Đorđija, Tomići, Cetinje
  • Crkva Svetoga Đorđija, Vučji Do, Cetinje
  • Crkva Svetoga Đorđija, Prediš, Cetinje
  • Crkva Svetoga Đorđija, Raičevići, Njeguši, Cetinje
  • Crkva Svetoga Jovana, Očinići, Cetinje
  • Crkva Svetoga Nikole, Čevo, Cetinje
  • Crkva Svetoga Preobraženja, Ivanova Korita, Njeguši, Cetinje

Coordinates Mayor Milovan Janković Municipality area 910 km² Population (2003 census)  - city  - municipality  - density 15,137 18,482 20. ... NjeguÅ¡i (Serbian Cyrillic: Његуши) is a village in southern Montenegro, within Cetinje municipality. ... Coordinates Mayor Milovan Janković Municipality area 910 km² Population (2003 census)  - city  - municipality  - density 15,137 18,482 20. ... NjeguÅ¡i (Serbian Cyrillic: Његуши) is a village in southern Montenegro, within Cetinje municipality. ... Coordinates Mayor Milovan Janković Municipality area 910 km² Population (2003 census)  - city  - municipality  - density 15,137 18,482 20. ... NjeguÅ¡i (Serbian Cyrillic: Његуши) is a village in southern Montenegro, within Cetinje municipality. ... Coordinates Mayor Milovan Janković Municipality area 910 km² Population (2003 census)  - city  - municipality  - density 15,137 18,482 20. ...

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ MOC Official Website—communiques
  3. ^ Map of MOC Temples in Montenegro
  4. ^ CNEWA.com, The Orthodox Church of Bulgaria
  5. ^ Italian Orthodox Church,
  6. ^ Montenet.org News
  7. ^ Encyclopedia Britannica 1911—Montenegro
  8. ^ The Catalogue of Tzarigrad Patriarchy (April 1855)
  9. ^ Letter of Tzarigrad Patriarch Grigorius to St. Petar I Petrovic Njegos, dated 29th January 1798
  10. ^ Brief History of Montenegrin Orhodox Church - written by MOC itself
  11. ^ Montenegrin Association of Australia - NEKOLIKO SVJEDOČANSTAVA O AUTOKEFALNOSTI - Several Proofs of Autocephalousy
  12. ^ Novak Adžić: Crnogorska pravoslavna crkva u doba dinastije Petrović-Njegoš (1667-1921)
  13. ^ RELIGIJA NA BALKANU - Religion at the Balcans
  14. ^ The Burden of the Balkans (London, 1905)
  15. ^ Liberal Alliance of Montenegro official site
  16. ^ Krstaš, Association of Montenegrins in Serbia
  17. ^ Krstaš website
  18. ^ Krstaš website

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See also

Croatian Orthodox Church was a church in Croatia created during World War II by the Ustasha regime in the Independent State of Croatia. ... The Macedonian Orthodox Church (Macedonian: Македонска Православна Црква, Latinic: Makedonska Pravoslavna Crkva) is the body of Christians who are united under the Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia. ... Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kiev Patriarchy) (Ukrainian: ; Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate or UOC-KP) is one of the two major Orthodox churches in Ukraine, however viewed uncanonical by the Eastern Orthodox communion. ...

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The Montenegrin Orthodox Church is an internationally unrecognized religious group which claims to be the Orthodox church of Montenegro and wishes to create an autocephalous church in Montenegro, both of which is contested by the Serb Orthodox Church (SOC).
It is led by the Miraš Dedeić, a defrocked priest of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople who claims the title of Mihailo, the Archbishop of Cetinje.
The MOC claims to be descendant of the church which was established in Montenegro in the 13th century, when Montenegrins were converted to Eastern Orthodoxy.
Religion in Montenegro, a Sovereign and Independent State (1034 words)
While the Serbian church fell under domination of the Ottoman empire and for five hundred years was controlled by the Turkish patriarchy of Constantinople, the Montenegrin church was independent, recognized by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church as well as by the Ecumenical Patriarchal (the Eastern Pope of Constantinople).
In 1904 during the reign of the Montenegrin king Nikola I (1841-1921), the Montenegrin Orthodox Church was granted its Charter of the Holy Synod of the Principality of Montenegro (Ustav Svetog Sinoda).
After the time of King Alexander's decree all the Montenegrin monasteries, which guard the rich cultural heritage of the Montenegrin nation and state, have been in the possession of the Serbian Orthodox Church, whose assimilatory projects have become increasingly aggressive since the disintegration of Yugoslavia.
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