Stanjevici Monastery

Budva, Montenegro

The Monastery of Stanjevici is located above the village of Pobori, on the slopes of Mount Lovcen. It was first mentioned in the 18th century, when Bishop Danilo rebuilt the ruins of the former court of the Crnojevics and built a church. After Cetinje was raided in 1714, Bishop Danilo moved to Stanjevici and, in the following 125 years, this monastery was the second main residence of the Montenegrin bishops, a spiritual and political centre of Montenegro. The first part of the first Montenegrin law – the General Code of Montenegro and the Hills was adopted at an assembly of tribal leaders in 1798, in Stanjevici.

The church belonging to the Monastery is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. In 1839, Njegos sold the Monastery to Austria, and they turned it into a military fortress. The Monastery suffered considerable damage in the insurrection of 1869 and the earthquake of 1979, while its reconstruction started back in 1994.



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Budva, Montenegro
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Founded: 18th century
Category: Religious sites in Montenegro


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vucko rajovic (17 months ago)
slavisa sosic (19 months ago)
Boban Čabarkapa (2 years ago)
Jedan od najznačajnijih spomenika kulture Crne Gore, u dobrom dijelu devastiran prilikom obnove.
Pierre Verbeke (2 years ago)
Thanks to monk Paul and the benefectors for the explainations and their time. I was very happy to meet them. It was a real pleasure for me. The chapel, the songs with monk Paul's voice, the portraits. And also, thank you for turkish cofee and all your attentions for me. I come back to Belgium with a little of you in my luggages.
Schepan Mali (2 years ago)
Манастир се налази поред села Побори у реону општине Будва, на 600 метара надморске висине. Као ктитор манастира помиње се велики војвода Никола Стањевић. Док је војвода Ђурађ Ћурашевић Црнојевић, деда Ивана Црнојевића, подигао у близини данашњег манастира тврђаву Ђурђевац дворац на брду Ђурђевцу, војно утврђење са храмом посвећеном Светом Георгију. Након турских упада у Цетиње 1714. године, владика Данило прелази у Стањевиће. По повратку из Русије саградио је храм који је посветио Светој Тројици а некадашњи дворац Црнојевића је обновио и претворио у манастирски конак 1724. године. После његовог повратка на Цетиње извјестан број монаха остаје у Стањевићима. Извјесне поправке и доградњу манастирског комплекса врши митрополит Сава Петровић. 1780. године у манастиру је отворена свештеничка школа, коју је похађао и Свети Петар Цетињски. 1839. године манастир Стањевићи је уступљен Аустрији и од тада почиње процес њиховог руинирања. 1994. године започета је обнова манастирског комплекса. Обнову је, благословом Митрополита црногорско-приморског, Амфилохија, започео јеромонах Димитрије (Благојевић), а наставио јеромонах Јефрем (Дабановић) послије упокојења оца Димитрија 2004. године.
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