List of Metropolitans of Montenegro

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The following is a list of Metropolitans of Montenegro, leaders of the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral and its predecessors.

Background[edit]

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-Bajica (1685–1692)
  • Sava(tije) I Kaluđeričić from the Očinići (1694–1696)
Hereditary Metropolitans (Prince-Bishops) from the House of Petrović-Njegoš
No. Primate Portrait Reign Notes
1 Danilo I
Данило I
Vladika danilo -172950031.jpg 1696–1735 Founder of the House of Petrović-Njegoš.
2 Sava II
Сава II
Vladika sava.jpg 1735–1782 Co-ruled with Vasilije III from 1750 until 1766.
3 Vasilije III
Василије III
Vasilije petrovic.jpg 1750–1766 Co-ruled with Sava II.
4 Arsenije Plamenac
Арсеније Пламенац
No image.png 1782–1784
5 Petar I
Петар I
Saint Peter of Cetinje.jpg 1784–1830 Canonized by the Serbian Orthodox Church as St. Petar of Cetinje.
6 Petar II
Петар II
Petar II Petrovic-Njegos.jpg 1830–1851
7 Danilo II
Данило II
Danilo Petrović Njegoš.jpg 1851 (Designated) Did not take ecclesiastical office.
Became the first secular Prince of Montenegro in 1852.

List[edit]

Archbishopric of Cetinje / Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral
No. Primate Portrait Reign Notes
1 Nikanor
Никанор
No image.png 1858–1860 The first Vladika after centuries to only serve religious function.
Banished to the Russian Empire by Prince Nikola; died in 1894.
2 Ilarion II
Иларион II
Ilarion Roganović.jpg 1860–1882
3 Visarion III
Висарион III
Visarion Ljubisa 1884 Vilimek.png 1882–1884
4 Mitrofan
Митрофан
Митрополит Митрофан (Бан).JPG 1884–1920
5 Gavrilo
Гаврило
Патријарх Гаврило (Дожић).jpg 1920–1938 First Metropolitan under the reunified Serbian Orthodox Church.
Served as the 41st Serbian Patriarch from 1938 to 1950.
6 Joanikije
Јоаникије
Иоанникий (Липовац).jpg 1940–1945 Executed by the Partisans at the end of World War II.
Canonized as a saint by the Serbian Orthodox Church.
7 Arsenije
Арсеније
No image.png 1947–1961 Imprisoned by the Yugoslav authorities from 1954 to 1960.
8 Danilo
Данило
No image.png 1961–1990 Retired at his own request; died in 1993.
9 Amfilohije
Амфилохије
Velibor Džomić & Amfilohije Radović crop.jpg 1991–present

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