March 8, 2011

Supporters of Artemije Build Chapel In Honor of St. Justin Popovich

March 8, 2011

According to information from, a chapel has been established by the believers who follow the former Bishop of Raska and Prizren Artemije. The chapel is reportedly on the first floor of a house near Vracar, without permission from the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate.

The same report indicates that the chapel is dedicated to the new Serbian saint Father Justin (Popovich).

The chapel was done at the request of residents and the "exiled" Metropolitan Artemije will celebrate the Divine Liturgy every Sunday and all the services of Great Lent.

The first Divine Liturgy was celebrated by the former Abbot of the Monastery of Tserna Reka (Black River) Archimandrite Nicoli, and was attended by more than 30 people.

It should be noted that former Metropolitan Artemije is deposed by the Hierarchy of the Holy Synod of the Serbian Church, though he states that he is a lifelong Metropolitan of Raska and Prizren.

Translated by John Sanidopoulos