Georgije Đokić

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Bishop George (Serbian Cyrillic: Епископ Георгије, secular name Đorđe Đokić; 6 May 1949, Crnjelovo Gornje, Bijeljina) is a bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

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Georgije Đokić was born on 6 May 1949, in the village Crnjelovo Gornje near Bijeljina, of father Hajji Krsta and mother Krunija, who bestowed their kids to the church.[citation needed]

His brother Constantine is former Bishop of Central Europe (Serbian Orthodox Church), his brother Ljubomir a priest in Vršani near Bijeljina and his sister Nadežda is a female monk at the Tavna Monastery.[citation needed]

Đokić was elected for Canadian Bishop on 16 May 1984, enthroned on the day of Intercession of the Theotokos 14 October the same year in the Canadian Diocese (Serbian Orthodox Church), which extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Under his leadership, 11 new churches and chapels were consecrated, as well as the first Serbian monastery of the Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Milton, which is the crowning project of his Bishopric. The Bishop is founder of the Circle of Serbian Sisters, which brought 15 new priests to Canada, started the diocesan newspaper „Istočnik“ and founded the library "Holy Transfiguration".

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