Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, the elected Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, attended a prayer of thanksgiving in Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery on June 1, 2021.
The prayer of thanksgiving was served by clergy of the Deanery of Berane and the brotherhood of the monastery and Bishop Joanikije was greeted by many pious people.
In his address after the prayer, the elected Metropolitan Joanikije said that the Holy Church had established a special service of thanksgiving to God which served it when it felt the direct and special action of God, that God had answered not only our individual prayers but of the whole nation.
The Bishop estimated that before the gathering of the Holy Assembly of Bishops in Belgrade, a lot of dust, insinuations, speculations, fabrications, all kinds of mischief, nonsense, and also social networks, he believed, enable all this to spread quickly.
In his inspired sermon, the Bishop pointed out that the turning point was when they met the new Patriarch Porfirije in the Church of St. Sava and when the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy began, which was officiated by the Patriarch, concelebrated by hierarchs or participate together with the clergy and people.
Source: Serbian Orthodox Church