Consecration of a Three-Altar church in the Celije Monastery

In honor of the eight centuries of autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church, on the occasion of the 125th anniversary since the birth and 40 years since the repose of Venerable Justin of Celije,  consecration of a Three-Altar church of Saint Sava, Holy Martyr Justin Philosopher and Venerable Mary the Egyptian – the Testament church of Venerable Justin of Celije - will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at the monastery of Celije near Valjevo, Serbia.

St. Justin, known simply as Avva, left a will for his disciples to publish his works, but that income should be belong to the St. John Chrysostom Fund with the aim of erecting a three-altar church in the Monastery of Celije in honor of St. Sava (central altar), St. Martyr Justin Philosopher (southern altar) and Reverend Mary the Egyptian (Northern Altar).

The desire of Venerable Ave Justin began to come true when the architect prof. Predrag Ristic made a church design. In 2007, the grounds were consecrated at the site of the former orchard in presence of twelve hierarchs. Construction continued through to 2019, when interior works were completed.