Friday, June 13, 2014

Remains of St. Justin of Celije to be translated

(Pravoslavie) - This year is the 120th anniversary since the birth, and the 35th anniversary since repose of St. Justin (Popovic), a beloved Serbian theologian and preacher who led his ascetic life in godless communist times.

On the feast of Holy Annunciation—the date of St. Justin's repose in 1979—a Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Serbian Celije Convent by Bishop Milutin of Valjevo with Bishop Athanasius (Jevtic) concelebrating. At this Convent St. Justin lived and preached the faith of Christ by his theological works and was its confessor for 31 years. After the Liturgy a moleben was served at the grave of St. Justin.

It has been reported that with the blessing of Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, Bishop Milutin announced the forthcoming uncovering of Relics of St. Justin, which will take place on June 14, 2014.

Then St. Justin's Relics will be translated to the Church of the Convent, reports Pravoslavie.

St. Justin was canonized by decision of the Council of Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church on May 2, 2010.

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