Father Justin has not been glorified by the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church, nor by anyone else. This question arose at our parish after seeing his name printed in the St Herman Calendar, and was setled upon consulting His Eminence, Metropolian Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, who answered in the negative. Also recently, Metropolitan Christopher of Midwestern America was reported to have said the same to an inquirer. --Julio 11:47, April 8, 2006 (CDT)
- Any idea what the source of the report that he'd been glorified is? Or the troparion? —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 16:47, April 8, 2006 (CDT)
I really don't know how the report could have originated. But note that the same thing happened with St Nikolaj Velimirović: many in North America somehow supposed him to be glorified, and the OCA Diocese of the West even had a parish dedicated to him 10 years before the Holy Synod of the Serbian Church officially proclaimed his glorification in 2003. As for Father Justin, Metropolitan Amfilohije (who was his disciple, and is now the second-ranking hierarch of the Serbian Church) told our priest (who is his nephew) that it was impossible to glorify him because he smoked and everyone knew it.
The troparion was written by Father Daniel Rogich, a Serbian-American Protopresbyter who serves in a parish of the Greek Archdiocese in Ohio. --Julio 12:11, April 12, 2006 (CDT)
- Smoking prevents glorification? (Didn't Ss. Nektarios of Aegina and Maria Skobtsova smoke?) —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 18:28, April 12, 2006 (CDT)
His Eminence's words, not mine. :-) --Julio 21:10, April 12, 2006 (CDT)