Eparchy of Braničevo
|Eparchy of Braničevo|
|Jurisdiction||Serbian Orthodox Church
Patriarchate of Peć (Serb Patriarchate)
|Current Bishop||Ignjatije Midić|
Pomoravlje District (East of Great Morava)
It is mentioned for the first time in 878 as a bishopric. It continues the early Christian seats of Viminacium and Horreum Margi.
In 1018, the Bishopric is mentioned as part of the Constantinopolitan Archbishopric of Ochrid (Under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarch) with seat at Braničevo (at the ruins of ancient Viminacium, near Požarevac).
It gained the status of Metropolitanate in 1346, during Dušan the Mighty.
The seat of the Metropolitanate is moved to Smederevo between 1430/1434 and 1439, and since then, the bishops hold the titles "of Smederevo".
- bishop of Braničevo - Agaton, 878
- metropolitan of Braničevo - Venijamin, 1416
- metropolitan of Braničevo - Savatije, 1434
- bishop of Smederevo - Jovan, 1466
- bishop of Braničevo - Mitrofan Rajić (1921—1930)
- bishop of Braničevo - Jovan Ilić (1931—1933)
- bishop of Braničevo - Venijamin Taušanović (1934—1959)
- bishop of Braničevo - Hrizostom Vojinović (1959—1989)
- bishop of Braničevo - Sava Andrić (1991—1993)
- bishop of Braničevo - Ignatije Midić, 1994- (current)