Venerable Justin of Ćelije – treasury of the spirit and wisdom

Published On: 15/05/2024

After the liturgical and cultural festivities commemorating the 130th anniversary of the birth, 45th anniversary of the repose, and 10th anniversary of the transfer of the relics of our Venerable Father Justin of Ćelije held this year in Vranje – the birthplace of this Saint, then in the Monastery of Ćelije – the place of his asceticism, and finally in Valjevo, the Holy Synod of Bishops has decided to organize befitting programs in memory of the great spiritual father and one of the greatest theologians of the twentieth century in the capital city of Belgrade.

The program will commence on 17 May 2024, at 7:30 p.m. in the atrium of the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church with the exhibition Venerable Justin of Ćelije – treasury of spirit and wisdom, which will be opened by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch kyr Porfirije, and during the befitting cultural program, His Grace Bishop of Valjevo kyr Isihije will deliver an address.

On Sunday, 19 May 2024, at the Memorial Church of Saint Sava on Vračar, as envisaged by the celebration program, His Holiness Patriarch kyr Porfirije will serve the Holy Liturgy with the concelebration of all Hierarchs from the homeland.

On the same day, starting at 7 p.m. a solemn ceremony will be held at the Terazije Theater where His Grace Bishop of Bačka kyr Irinej will speak about his spiritual father, Abba Justin. Eminent artists will participate in the program produced by the Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Entry to the solemn ceremony is free.

We invite the faithful people and admirers of the work of our Venerable Father Justin of Ćelije to attend these spiritual festivities.