Under the expert guidance of Monsignor Anton Belan, general vicar of the Diocese of Kotor and author of a monograph on Saint Tryphon and His Cathedral, the pupils were provided a detailed tour of the interior, treasury and sacral art museum and heard a presentation of the phases of the construction of the cathedral of St. Tryphon and about the diverse and valuable treasures it holds.

Ahead of the upcoming Easter holidays pupils attending Croatian language instruction from Kotor and Tivat paid an organised visit on Palm Sunday to the cathedral of St. Tryphon. They were provided a detailed tour of the interior, treasury and sacral art museum under the expert guidance of Monsignor Anton Belan, general vicar of the Diocese of Kotor.
An authority on one of the oldest of the monumental cathedral of the eastern Adriatic coast and the author of a monograph on Saint Tryphon and His Cathedral, Monsignor Anton Belan held a fascinating presentation of the phases of the construction of the cathedral of St. Tryphon adapted for the pupil’s ages and about the diverse and valuable treasures it holds. The discussion opened with the question of whether Saint Tryphon might have suffered a martyr’s death sixty years later than he did. “He could not have because the Edict of Milan of 313 marked the end of religious persecution in the Roman Empire,” one of the pupils correctly answered.
Among the many valuable exhibits the pupils attending Croatian language instruction had an opportunity to see, they expressed the greatest interest in an antiquity period sarcophagus in which the relics of Saint Tryphon were transported to Kotor in the year AD 809.
(Radio Dux)