Eastern Orthodoxy in Montenegro
Eastern Orthodoxy is one of the three main religions in Montenegro, and the largest one. According to the latest census, 446,858 people (72.07%) registered as Eastern Orthodox Christians (2011). The majority of Eastern Orthodox people in Montenegro are adherents of the Serbian Orthodox Church. A minor percentage support the uncanonical and unrecognized Montenegrin Orthodox Church which claims the property of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro.
Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro
Four eparchies (dioceses) of the Serbian Orthodox Church cover the territory of Montenegro, two of them being entirely within its borders, and two partially:
- Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral, with seat in Cetinje
- Eparchy of Budimlja and Nikšić, with seat in Nikšić
- Eparchy of Mileševa, partially covers northwestern region of Montenegro and southwestern region of Serbia
- Eparchy of Zahumlje and Herzegovina, also covers a small region of Sutorina in southwestern corner of Montenegro
Regional Council of Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro consists of all four diocesan bishops. The Council is presided by the Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral. The 17th-century Ostrog monastery is a religious landmark of Montenegro and the most popular pilgrimage site.
The religious structure of Montenegro, based on the 2011 census, was: