Ćelije Monastery

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Ćelije Monastery
Манастир Ћелије
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Ćelije Monastery
Monastery information
Other names Monastery of St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel
Order Serbian Orthodox
Established late 13th century
Dedicated to St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel
People
Founder(s) Stephen Dragutin of Serbia
Important associated figures Justin Popović
Site
Location Lelić, Valjevo, Serbia
Coordinates 44°14′7.728″N 19°52′3.9″E / 44.23548000°N 19.867750°E / 44.23548000; 19.867750Coordinates: 44°14′7.728″N 19°52′3.9″E / 44.23548000°N 19.867750°E / 44.23548000; 19.867750
Public access Yes

The Ćelije Monastery is a Serbian Orthodox monastery. It is located by the Gradac river, on the 6th km from the town of Valjevo, Serbia. It was founded in the late 13th century. Today, monastery is surrounded with tall trees, so cannot be seen from far.

It is best known by being the monastery of saint Justin Popović, (1894 — 1979), who was canonized by the Serbian Orthodox Church in 2010.

Ćelije Monastery was declared Monument of Culture of Great Importance in 1979, and it is protected by Republic of Serbia.[1]

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