Podgorica, Montenegro, October 6, 2022
As it has done in Serbia, the Serbian Orthodox Church is also organizing a national prayer service in defense of traditional family values against the LGBTQ agenda in Montenegro.
The service will be held tomorrow night, on the eve of the 10th Montenegro Pride scheduled for the next day.
The two greatest commandments are to love God and love our fellow man, the Metropolis of Montenegro’s appeal states, “but unfortunately we are witnesses to the fact that nothing has been so devalued in our time like the word love.”
“Perverted value systems” are being aggressively imposed from outside with the help of money and power, the Church laments.
“We live in a time of instinctual totalitarianism, where sin, selfishness, self-love and the personal preferences of individuals are set as a measure of love, truth, and freedom,” though all of this in fact degrades and perverts love, the statement reads.
It is no surprise that the first thing to be attacked is the family—the domestic church where a man is raised in faith and learns the Divinely ordained order for creation.
Because “events are held that directly destroy the God-blessed marriage and family and undermine traditional values,” the Church in Montenegro is organizing a “Prayer for the Sanctity of Marriage and the Preservation of the Family,” which will be held tomorrow evening in front of the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in the capital city of Podgorica.
The faithful are invited to come with icons, but without political symbols, slogans, or banners.
A similar service was held in Belgrade last month before the events of EuroPride. And according to the decision of His Holiness Patriarch Porfirije, a prayer for the sanctity of marriage and family and harmony and peace in the nation is now read at every service in all churches and monasteries.