Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, Podgorica

Summary

Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ
Саборни Храм Христовог Васкрсења
Podgorica, cattedrale della resurrezione di cristo, esterno 01.JPG
The cathedral pictured in 2015
Religion
AffiliationSerbian Orthodoxy
Year consecrated1993 - 2013
Location
LocationPodgorica, Montenegro
Geographic coordinates42°26′44.5″N 19°14′53.7″E / 42.445694°N 19.248250°E / 42.445694; 19.248250Coordinates: 42°26′44.5″N 19°14′53.7″E / 42.445694°N 19.248250°E / 42.445694; 19.248250
Architecture
Architect(s)Predrag Ristić
Jovan Popović
Completed2013
Height (max)41.5
Website
www.hramvaskrsenja.me

The Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ (Serbian: Саборни Храм Христовог Васкрсења or Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja) in Podgorica, Montenegro, is a cathedral of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (MCP) of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC). The cathedral is located in the New Town neighborhood of Podgorica, west of the Morača river.

History

Construction of the church of around 14,000 square feet began in 1993 to a design by Predrag Ristić.[1] Consecration occurred on October 7, 2013 on the occasion of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan on freedom of religion, and its was attended by the heads of the Eastern Orthodox Churches, Serbian Patriarch Irinej, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Jerusalem Patriarch Theophilus III and Russian Patriarch Cyril, together with Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije and other Metropolitanate clerics.

On 1 November 2020, the Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral for the thirty years (1990–2020), Amfilohije was, at his own request, buried in the crypt of the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, in a resting place prepared for his lifespan.[2]

Architecture

The "Orthodox Arts Journal" writes that the cathedral is "certainly one of the most interesting Orthodox churches built in our times. Unlike other new cathedrals we have seen recently, the exterior does not seek to reflect High-Byzantine perfection. Rather, it is a charmingly eccentric design. It has the slightly awkward qualities of any real cathedral, expressing the cultural tensions between the high Imperial style and the capabilities of local craftsmen." The church, with its twin towers and prominent arch is clearly influenced by the medieval Cathedral of St. Tryphon, with Romanesque, Italianate, and Byzantine influences.[1] The interior is heavily adorned with iconographic murals with gold backgrounds, marble floors and furnishings.[1]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b c "A New Cathedral for Montenegro". Orthodox Arts Journal. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Ko je bio mitropolit Amfilohije". BBC News na srpskom (in Serbian). 30 October 2020. Retrieved 31 October 2020.

External links

Media related to Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ (Podgorica) at Wikimedia Commons

  • Cathedral website (Serbian)
  • Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (Serbian/English)
  • Serbian Orthodox Church (Serbian/English)