Serbian Patriarchate Excommunicates Bp. Artemije; Bp. Artemije Responds

May 29, 2015  (Source:

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The Holy Assembly of Bishops adopted the following decision:

Since Marko Radosavljevic, former monk and former Bishop Artemije of Raska and Prizren, a deaf ear to all the efforts of the Serbian Orthodox Church to return to the road split in the union with the Mother Church, that, pursuant to Article 69, item 29) of the Constitution of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and in accordance with the provisions of Article 15 of the Church of guilt, and it Negoslav Nikolic, former hieromonk Nicholas, Artemije “rukopoloženog” for pseudo-horepiskopa invented Old Ras and Loznica eparchy permanently excluded from Community Church, with the hope and prayer that the Lord grant them repentance as the only the way of salvation and the return of the church of God, which always receives with joy every penitent.

At the same time, invite monks, nuns and lay people who have so far participated in their worship and have supported them in the rift to return to the canonical order of the Orthodox Church and Eucharistic unity with her, and warned them that the secrets of these two excommunicated from the church community are not Sacraments (baptism is not baptism, not ordination ordination, communion Communion is not to bring a curse instead of blessing), and that the only way out of such situation bezblagodatnog time of repentance and the repentant return to the bosom of the holy Mother Church.


Original Serbian


For the response of Bp. Artemije, in Serbian, go here.