Saint Symeon of Dajbabe counted among Christ's Saints

The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church on its regular spring session, proclaimed a Cetinje-born St. Symeon of Dajbaba to the order of Christ's Saints. St. Symeon was born in 1854 in Cetinje as a little Savo in a brotherhood Popovic of Donji Kraj. He finished primary education in Cetinje. Later he studied at the Seminary in Kiev, and after it he finished Spiritual academy in Kiev.

In Kiev he wa ordained a hieromonk, and 1888 he returned to Cetinje, where he got a service of God's servant in the St. Nicholas monastery on Vranjina, and one year later in the Ostrog Monastery, where he was a lecturer in its monastic school, which had been founded by Metropolitan Mitrophan Ban.

According to miraculous visions, which God revealed him, the hieromonk Symeon initiated a construction of a church at the site of present-day monastery Dajbabe in the late 19th century. The rest of his life hieromonk Symeon spent serving in the newly-established Dajbabe most holy shrine, and there he, as the Dajbabe monk, was visited by archimandrite Justin Popovic, a great Serbian theologian, who was also in yesterday's decision of the Holy Assembly of the SOC, along with St. Symeon, has counted among Christ's Saints.

St. Symeon of Dajbabee reposed in the Lord on April 1 (according to the Gregorian calendar), 1941.

His venerable relics were discovered on the 55 years since his death 1996 in the Dajbabe monastery thanks to the effort of His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, many priests and faithful people, worshippers of the Dajbabe monastery.Since then until today, every year on a day of his death a great assemble in the Dajbabe monastery.

Source: Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral