Orahovo Monastery

Orahovo Monastery
Манастир Орахово
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Basic information
Location village Orahovo on Skadar Lake, near Virpazar in the Bar, Montenegro municipality, Montenegro
Geographic coordinates 42°14′34″N 19°03′54″E / 42.2428°N 19.0651°E / 42.2428; 19.0651Coordinates: 42°14′34″N 19°03′54″E / 42.2428°N 19.0651°E / 42.2428; 19.0651
Affiliation Serbian Orthodox Church
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral
Completed 1233
Designated as NHL John the Baptist and Saint Nicholas

Orahovo Monastery (Serbian: Манастир Орахово) is a Serbian Orthodox monastery in village Orahovo on Skadar Lake, near Virpazar in the Bar, Montenegro municipality, Montenegro.

The monastic complex is one of the oldest monasteries in Montenegro. It has two churches and one residence. The older church is known as Boljan's church (Serbian: Бољанова црква) is dedicated to John the Baptist. The newer church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas. Church of Saint Nicholas was built in 1663.[1] The monastic slava is on every 22 May, celebrating the translation of the holy relics of Saint Nicholas.[2]

According to the traditional legends this monastery was built by Stefan Nemanja.

References

  1. Zirojević, Olga (1984). Crkve i manastiri na području Pećke patrijaršije do 1683. godine (in Serbian). Istorijski institut u Beogradu. p. 157. ОРАХОВО у области Вирпазара са црквицом подигнутом 1663. године
  2. Pravoslavlje (in Serbian). Izdaje Srpska patrijaršija. 2007. p. 45. Светом Литургијом и резањем славског колача у манастиру Орахово у Црмници, 22. маја прослављен је празник ...
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