August 15, 2020 - The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is traditionally celebrated in Boka on the island of Our Lady of the Rocks with Holy Mass in the presence of a large number of locals, pilgrims, and tourists.
"On this day, both Orthodox and Catholics come to Our Lady of the Rocks, jointly celebrating the Mother of God, the mother of Christ and all Christians, who unites and connects us. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is especially celebrated here on the island. It is the pearl of the Bay of Kotor, "floating," a unique pinakothek on the Adriatic that sends a beautiful message. Our ancestors had a firm hope that with their efforts on the artificial island after two hundred years, a beautiful church would grow to connect and unite people from all over the world. This church primarily connects, through coexistence, Catholics and Orthodox believers in the Bay of Kotor, and Montenegro," the manager of Our Lady of the Rocks, don Srecko Majic, said to Boka News.
In the morning, bells from numerous churches in the Bay of Kotor announced the feast of the Assumption. It is celebrated with Holy Mass also on the Jesuit Island of Our Lady of Mercy, the Bay of Tivat, and in the Benedictine monastery of Our Lady of Ratac, Bar.
Source: Boka News