SPECIAL COMMUNIQUE OF THE HOLY ASSEMBLY OF BISHOPS OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
Belgrade, Serbia - At their afternoon session on April 29, 2010, the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church unanimously adopted the proposal of the presiding Diocesan hierarchs and entered into the Dyptichs of the holy Orthodox Churches the names of Archimandrite Justin Popovic of blessed repose, the spiritual father of Monastery Celije near Valjevo (1894-1979), from now the Venerable Justin of Celije and Simeon Popovic of blessed repose, the abbot of Monastery Dajbabe near Podgorica (1854-1941), from now the Venerable Simeon of Dajbaba.
The liturgical commemoration of Venerable Justin will be celebrated on June 1 according to the old calendar (June 14 according to the new calendar), and the memory of the Venerable Simeon will be celebrated on March 19 according to the old calendar (April 1 according to the new calendar). The formal celebration of the newly canonized chosen ones of God will be at the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy next Sunday, May 2 at the St. Sava Temple on Vracar, beginning at 9am. Our Venerable and God bearing Fathers Justin and Simeon, pray to God for us!
Bishop Irinej of Backa Spokesman of the Holy Assembly of Bishops