Amfilohije (Radović) of Montenegro and Litoral

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[[Church of Serbia|Serbian Orthodox]] Metropolitan '''Amfilohije''' (in the world '''Risto Radović, Ристо Радовић''') ''' of Montenegro and the Litoral(serbian: Амфилохије Митрополит црногорско-приморски)'''was born on the feast of the Nativity of Christ on [[January 7]]/[[December 25]], 1938, in Donja Morac into the family of Ćiro and Mileva Radović (Ћиро и Милева Радовић). He is a descendant of the voevode Minja Radović, one of the Montenegran leaders, who in 1820 united Moracha to Montenegro.
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'''Amfilohije (Radović) ''' is the current Metropolitan of the [[diocese]] of Montenegro and the Littoral ( in Serbian: '''Амфилохије Митрополит црногорско-приморски)''' of the [[Church of Serbia]]. His complete title is Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Coastlands, Zetsko-Brdo and Skenderije, and Exarch of the Holy Throne of Pec.
  
Risto Radovic completed primary school in his homeland, and then he studied in the Belgrade Theological Seminary in the name of St. Savva. After graduation from it, he enrolled in the Theological Faculty of the Serbian Orthodox Church, which he completed in 1962. At the same time, he studied classical philology in the Philosophy Faculty of Belgrade University. He conducted post-graduate studies in Bern and Rome. Then he continued his studies in Greece, where he lived for seven years. There he received the monastic tonsure with the name of Amfilohije and was ordained to the priestly office. During his studies in Greece in the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens, he defended his doctoral dissertation on the theme of the "Mystery of the Holy Trinity according to the Teaching of St. Gregory Palamas."
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==Life==
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The future metropolitan Amfilohije was born Risto to parents Ćiro and Mileva Radović (Ћиро и Милева Радовић) on the feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, [[January 7]]/[[December 25]], 1938, in Donja Morac. He is a descendant of the voevode Minja Radović, one of the Montenegrin leaders, who in 1820 united Moracha to Montenegro.
  
After a year, which he spent on Holy Mt. Athos, Father Amfilohije went to Paris and became a professor of the St. Sergius Theological Institute. Having returned to Yugoslavia, in 1976 he became a lecturer, and then professor in the chair of Orthodox Pedagogy and the Methodology of Teaching of the Theological Faculty of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade.
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Risto Radovic completed primary school in his homeland before continuing his education in the Belgrade Theological Seminary of St. Sava. After graduation from the Belgrade Seminary, he enrolled in the Theological Faculty of the Serbian Orthodox Church, completing this course of study in 1962. At the same time, he studied classical philology in the Philosophy Faculty of Belgrade University. Then, he continued post-graduate studies in Bern and Rome. For seven years he continued his studies in Greece. During this time he received a [[monasticism|monastic]] [[tonsure]] with the name of Amfilohije and was [[ordination|ordained]] to the [[priest]]ly office. During his studies in Greece with the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens, he defended his doctoral dissertation on the theme of the "Mystery of the [[Holy Trinity]] according to the Teaching of St. [[Gregory Palamas.]]"
  
In May 1985, he was appointed Bishop of Banat. On [[December 30]], 1991, Vladyka Amfilohije's enthronement to the See of Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Coastlands took place. His complete title is Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Coastlands, Zetsko-Brdo and Skenderije and Exarch of the Holy Throne of Pec.
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After a year, which he spent on Holy [[Mount Athos|Mt. Athos]], Fr. Amfilohije moved to Paris and became a professor at the [[St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute (Paris, France)|St. Sergius Theological Institute]]. Returning to Yugoslavia in 1976, he became a lecturer, and then professor in the chair of Orthodox Pedagogy and the Methodology of Teaching of the Theological Faculty of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade.
  
Metropolitan Amfilohije has mastered the Greek, Russian, Italian, German and French languages, is the author of an entire series of theological works, occupies himself with translating activity. His works have been published in Serbian and Greek. Vladyka is a member of the Union of Writers of Serbia and Montenegro. He is known as an active, social activist
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In May 1985, he was appointed [[Bishop]] of Banat. On [[December 30]], 1991, Vladyka Amfilohije was enthroned to the [[See]] of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Coastlands.
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Metr. Amfilohije is fluent in the Greek, Russian, Italian, German, and French languages and is the author of an entire series of theological works. He continues to occupy himself with translating activity. His works have been published in Serbian and Greek. Vladyka is a member of the Union of Writers of Serbia and Montenegro. He is known as an active, social activist
  
  
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Revision as of 10:59, February 25, 2007

Amfilohije (Radović) is the current Metropolitan of the diocese of Montenegro and the Littoral ( in Serbian: Амфилохије Митрополит црногорско-приморски) of the Church of Serbia. His complete title is Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Coastlands, Zetsko-Brdo and Skenderije, and Exarch of the Holy Throne of Pec.

Life

The future metropolitan Amfilohije was born Risto to parents Ćiro and Mileva Radović (Ћиро и Милева Радовић) on the feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, January 7/December 25, 1938, in Donja Morac. He is a descendant of the voevode Minja Radović, one of the Montenegrin leaders, who in 1820 united Moracha to Montenegro.

Risto Radovic completed primary school in his homeland before continuing his education in the Belgrade Theological Seminary of St. Sava. After graduation from the Belgrade Seminary, he enrolled in the Theological Faculty of the Serbian Orthodox Church, completing this course of study in 1962. At the same time, he studied classical philology in the Philosophy Faculty of Belgrade University. Then, he continued post-graduate studies in Bern and Rome. For seven years he continued his studies in Greece. During this time he received a monastic tonsure with the name of Amfilohije and was ordained to the priestly office. During his studies in Greece with the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens, he defended his doctoral dissertation on the theme of the "Mystery of the Holy Trinity according to the Teaching of St. Gregory Palamas."

After a year, which he spent on Holy Mt. Athos, Fr. Amfilohije moved to Paris and became a professor at the St. Sergius Theological Institute. Returning to Yugoslavia in 1976, he became a lecturer, and then professor in the chair of Orthodox Pedagogy and the Methodology of Teaching of the Theological Faculty of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade.

In May 1985, he was appointed Bishop of Banat. On December 30, 1991, Vladyka Amfilohije was enthroned to the See of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Coastlands.

Metr. Amfilohije is fluent in the Greek, Russian, Italian, German, and French languages and is the author of an entire series of theological works. He continues to occupy himself with translating activity. His works have been published in Serbian and Greek. Vladyka is a member of the Union of Writers of Serbia and Montenegro. He is known as an active, social activist


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Amfilohije (Radović) of Montenegro and Litoral
Preceded by:
Danilo
Metropolitan of Montenegro and Littoral
1991-present
Succeeded by:
Incumbent
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