List of Metropolitans of Montenegro
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This article lists the Metropolitans of Montenegro, leaders of the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral, and their predecessors (bishops and metropolitans of Zeta, and Cetinje), from 1219 to the present day.
- Eparchy of Zeta
- Ilarion Šišojević (1220–1242)
- German (1242–?)
- Neofit (1250–1270)
- Jevstatije (1270–1278)
- Mihailo I (?–?)
- Andrija (?–?)
- Jovan (1293–1305)
- Mihailo II (1305–1319)
- Metropolitanate of Zeta
- Jevtimije (1405)
- Arsenije (1405–1417)
- David (1424)
- Teodosije (before 1446)
- Josif (1453)
- Visarion I (1482–1485)
- Eparchy of Cetinje
- Pahomije I (1491)
- Vavila (1493–1520, who was, according to Petar I, installed by Đurađ V Crnojević after he had left Montenegro)
- German II (1520–1530)
- Pavle (1530-1532)
- Vasilije I (attended Ohrid gathering- 1532–1540)
- Nikodim (1540)
- Romil (1540–1559)
- Makarije (1560–1561)
- Ruvim I Veljekrajski (1561–1569)
- Pahomije II Komanin (1569–1579)
- Gerasim (1575–1582)
- Venijamin (1582–1591)
- Nikanor (1591–1593)
- Stevan (1591–1593) (Jointly with Nikanor)
- Rufim II Njeguš (1593–1636)
- Mardarije Kornečanin (1637–1659)
- Rufim Boljević (1673–1685)
- Vasilije Veljekrajski (1685)
- Visarion Borilović (1685–1692)
- Sava Očinić (1694–1697)
- Hereditary Metropolitans (Prince-Bishops) from the House of Petrović-Njegoš
|1696–1735||Founder of the House of Petrović-Njegoš.|
|1735–1782||Co-ruled with Vasilije III from 1750 until 1766.|
|1750–1766||Co-ruled with Sava II.|
|1784–1830||Canonized by the Serbian Orthodox Church as St. Petar of Cetinje.|
|1851 (Designated)||Did not take ecclesiastical office.
Became the first secular Prince of Montenegro in 1852.
- Archbishopric of Cetinje / Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral
|1858–1860||The first Vladika after centuries to only serve religious function.
Banished to the Russian Empire by Prince Nikola; died in 1894.
|1920–1938||First Metropolitan under the reunified Serbian Orthodox Church.
Served as the 41st Serbian Patriarch from 1938 to 1950.
|1940–1945||Executed by the Partisans at the end of World War II for collaboration with Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany.
Canonized as a saint by the Serbian Orthodox Church.
|1947–1961||Imprisoned by the Yugoslav authorities from 1954 to 1960.|
|1961–1990||Retired at his own request; died in 1993.|