Doli, Montenegro, December 8, 2022
Montenegro will soon have a church dedicated to the great 20th-century elder St. Paisios the Athonite.
On Monday, December 5, His Grace Bishop Metodije of Budimlja and Nikšić of the Montenegrin Metropolis of the Serbian Orthodox Church celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Third Finding of the Head of St. John the Baptist in Doli.
After the Liturgy, Bp. Metodije, together with the clergy and faithful, consecrated the foundation of the future Church of St. Paisios, reports the Metropolis of Montenegro.
Photo: eparhija.me The bishop told how initially, the idea was to build the church in honor of St. Mardarije of Libertyville, a Serbian holy hierarch who served in America.
However, they then decided to follow the Apostolic tradition and cast lots, for the Lord to determine which saint would be honored, and He chose St. Paisios.
“Perhaps St. Mardarije is closer to us by blood, but St. Paisios is no less close to us, because we have a spiritual kinship with him, because he was the spiritual father of our Metropolitan Amfilohije of blessed memory,” Bp. Metodije said.
“He, as our contemporary, has much closer defined and explained the mysteries of the Gospel, the mysteries of the faith, the true Christian and ascetic life,” His Grace summed up.
OrthoChristian has also reported on churches of St. Paisios in Church of St. Paisios the Athonite opens in LimassolA new church dedicated to Sts. Arsenios of Cappadocia and Paisios the Athonite has been built in the area of Ekale (near the Tsipeiou Stadio), Limassol, on the island of Cyprus.
“>Cyprus, Another Church of St. Paisios of Mt. Athos to be built in GreeceOn March 22, 2015, after the Sunday evening service at the Church of St. Christopher (Agios Christoforos) in the town of Chania (Crete) His Eminence Metropolitan Damaskinos of Kydonia and Apokoronon addressed himself to its rector, Archpriest Basilios, and the congregation.”>Crete, First Russian church in honor of St. Paisios to be built in CrimeaConstruction on the first Russian church in honor of the great Athonite elder St. Paisios will begin this summer in Crimea.”>Russia, Belarus, New church of St. Paisios the Athonite consecrated in SyriaA monastic tonsure was celebrated by Metropolitan John of Laodicea during the evening services, with Novice Keenan taking the name of Monk Paisios in honor of the great Athonite father.”>Syria, on Romanian Church of St. Paisios consecrated on Mt. Athos (+ VIDEO)The first church in honor of the great 21st-century elder St. Paisios the Athonite serving a Romanian community on Mt. Athos was festively consecrated last month.”>Mt. Athos, throughout Altar dedicated to Sts. Paisios and Porphyrios consecrated in Athens suburbTwo side altars in the Church of the Great Martyr Demetrios of Thessaloniki in the Athens suburb of Agios Dimitrios in the Attica region, one of which is dedicated to the great elders of our times Sts. Paisios and Porphyrios, were consecrated on Sunday.”>Greece.
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Source: Orthodox Christianity