"Every House Is a Church" campaign launches in Montenegro in place of cross processions (+VIDEO)

Montenegro, March 17, 2020

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In compliance with regulations from the government in light of the international coronavirus epidemic, the Metropolis of Montenegro of the Serbian Orthodox Church announced that it will put a hold on its bi-weekly cross processions in protest against the recently-adopted law that grants the state the authority to seize sacred sites and property from the Church.

However, in an effort to preserve the spirit and faith displayed in the protests, the Montenegrin faithful have switched over to a campaign of increased prayer at home.

Whereas the processions were held every Thursday and Sunday, the faithful are now called to pray together from their homes in the new, "Every House Is a Church" program, reports the Montenegro Direct Line Telegram channel.

“The purpose of the campaign is to preserve the spirit of protest during the quarantine. Thus, on Sunday, all participants in the event turned on radio Svetigora, which broadcast the ringing of the bells. Thus, they rang out in every home and the litiyas, in fact, continued. The campaign has already received massive support,” the report reads.

The report includes a video of some children joining in the campaign:

Svetigora is the official radio station of the Serbian Church in Montenegro, which began broadcasting in June 1998.

As reported yesterday, Montenegro is the only European country to have no confirmed cases of coronavirus.

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Georgia3/19/2020 10:23 pm
What an inspiration for all of us. So many are sequestered at home now, but if we all increase our prayers and repentance, perhaps the Lord will grant us all to be together in church on Pascha.
John3/18/2020 8:13 am
Montenegro had no cases of coronavirus... until the first one was just recorded TODAY, the SAME DAY that the Church bowed in submission to the atheist government and cancelled the Cross processions (which were being held in protest of the very same atheist government's satanic attempts to seize Church property). The Church should be cancelling NOTHING. They decided to stop holding Cross processions and the virus came in immediately. It is shocking and bewildering to see the Churches cancelling services, processions, and nearly everything - in the middle of Lent, monasteries are asking pilgrims not to come. This will not help, it will only make it worse. Please, come to your senses, Christians!
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