Christ the Lord, the Cornerstone (Acts 4,11) and Foundation (1 Corinthians 3,11) of our Faith, our salvation, our theology and our Church, came down to earth, and bestowed His divine knowledge upon fallen humanity. Furthermore, by virtue of his coming into this world, He also bestowed upon us the most precious gift of all – namely, His very Self.
His Eminence Bishop Artemije Radosavljević was born on January 15, 1935 in the village of Lelić near Valjevo. He was the sixth of seven children born to his pious parents Veselin and Kosana, who gave him the name Marko. He grew up in Lelić near the Velimirović family, who also gave our holy Church two other Bishops – the holy Bishop Nikolaj of Ohrid and Žička, and Jovan of Šabac-Valjevo.
The Bishop of Lipljan and Uzice, His Grace Ksenofont is Elected New Bishop of Raska and Prizren in Exile
On the 31 st of December 2020, at the meeting of the Diocesan Council of the Province of Raska and Prizren in Exile held at the monastery of Novo Nikea in the village of Lelic, and in accordance with the counsel, the last will and testament of Bishop Artemije of ever-venerable memory, His Grace the Bishop of Lipljan and Uzice Ksenofont, was unanimously elected new Bishop of Raska and Prizren in Exile.
Amongst its other meanings, the aforementioned declaration of Our Lord tells us that if a person wishes to be saved but simultaneously accepts the very things he must reject for the sake of his salvation, then this person cannot actually be saved at all, because he hinders his own journey towards the Kingdom of God.
At a gathering of the Bishop, the Chorbishops and Abbots of the Diocese of Raska and Prizren in Exile of the Church of Serbia at the monastery of St. Justin Popovic in Barajevo on 25th November 2016, his Grace, the Chorbishop of Novo Brdo-Panonija Maxim, gave the following lecture entitled „The Ecumenist ‘Council’ of Crete“.