Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ

Podgorica, Montenegro

Construction of the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ began in 1993 to a design by Predrag Ristić. Consecration occurred on October 7, 2014 on the occasion of the 1700-year anniversary of the Edict of Milan on freedom of religion.

The Orthodox Arts Journal wrote 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 in Kotor, with Romanesque, Italianate, and Byzantine influences.

The interior is heavily adorned with iconographic murals with gold backgrounds, marble floors and furnishings.

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Founded: 1993-2014
Category: Religious sites in Montenegro

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Jacob Shorey (5 months ago)
Great frescos and worth a visit. If you’re in the area stop in and take a few minutes to look around.
Denise “Nomadic Globetrotters” Paice (5 months ago)
What an amazing Cathedral you have to visit this wonderful place to appreciate the artwork and design that went into here, would highly recommend. Nomadic Globetrotters travelling YouTube
Lewis Mindy (6 months ago)
Outstanding church and typically having an abundance of frescoes. This one though contains the controversial Marx, Engels and Tito burning in hell fresco. It has to be seen. I'm told that some people here are all for this depiction while others are very much against it. You decide for yourself.
Rabih El-Khoury (11 months ago)
A beautiful and grand Cathedral. Definitely worth visiting when in Podgorica. That it was built in 2014 adds the interest of the place.
Patrick Cobb (12 months ago)
A most incredible interior, awe inspiring!
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