Irinej Bulović

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Irinej
Bishop of Bačka
Irinej Bulović.jpg
Bishop Irinej in 2013
Native name
Иринеј
ChurchSerbian Orthodox Church
DioceseEparchy of Bačka
Elected20 May 1990
Installed24 December 1990
PredecessorNikanor (Iličić)
Personal details
Birth nameMirko Bulović
Born (1947-02-11) 11 February 1947 (age 71)
Stanišić, FPR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
DenominationSerbian Orthodox
ResidenceKovilj (Novi Sad)
Previous postVicar Bishop of Moravica (1989–1990)
Alma materFaculty of Theology of the University of Belgrade
Faculty of Theology of the University of Athens
Ordination history of
Irinej Bulović
History
Diaconal ordination
Ordained byPavle, bishop of Raška and Prizren
Date1969
Priestly ordination
Ordained byPavle, bishop of Raška and Prizren
Date1969
Episcopal consecration
Date20 May 1990
PlacePatriarchate of Peć[1]

Irinej Bulović, Th.D. (born Mirko Bulović on 11 February 1947) is the Serbian Orthodox cleric and current Bishop of Bačka. He serves as а professor of the New Testament exegesis and Greek language on the Faculty of Theology of the University of Belgrade.[2]

Biography[edit]

Bulović was born as Mirko to parents Mihailo and Zorka on 11 February 1947, in Stanišić near Sombor in Serbia (then DFR Yugoslavia). He graduated from the Faculty of Theology in Belgrade in 1969. While a student, he took monastic vows from his mentor Justin Popović and then took monastic name of Irinej (Irenaeus).[1] In 1969, Pavle, then bishop of Raška and Prizren (later Serbian Patriarch) ordained Bulović as hierodeacon and later hieromonk.[1] For two years (1969-1970) he lived in the Ostrog Monastery where he was a teacher in the monastic school.[1] He completed his post-graduate studies in 1970-1980 at the School of Theology of the University of Athens, Greece, where he gained the doctor of theology degree in June 1980.[1] In 1981, he was appointed a professor of the New Testament exegesis on the Faculty of Theology in Belgrade, a position he still holds as of 2014.[1]

During the regular session of the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church in 1989, Irinej Bulović was elected a Vicar Bishop of Moravica, and in 1990 he was elected Bishop of Bačka and enthroned in the Saint George's Cathedral in Novi Sad on 24 December 1990.[1]

He repeatedly attends on an international ecumenical meetings and is recognized ecumenical worker.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Eparchy of Bačka official site: His Grace Bishop of Novi Sad and Backa, Sombor and Szeged Mr.Dr. Irenaeus: curriculum vitae Archived 14 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Faculty of Theology of the University of Belgrade official site: DEPARTMENTS AND CATHEDRAE Archived 14 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine.

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Eastern Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by
Nikanor Iličić
Bishop of Bačka
1990–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Longin Krčo
Vicar Bishop of Moravica
1989–1990
Succeeded by
Antonije Pantelić