Metropolitanate of Belgrade

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Metropolitanate of Belgrade
Београдска митрополија
Beogradska mitropolija
Location
Territory Serbia
Headquarters Belgrade, Serbia
Information
Denomination Eastern Orthodox
Sui iuris church Self-governing Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate
Established 1831
Dissolved 1920
Language Church Slavonic
Serbian
Serbia in 1878–1912

The Metropolitanate of Belgrade (Serbian: Београдска митрополија or Beogradska mitropolija) was a metropolitanate of the Serbian Orthodox Church that existed between 1831 and 1920, with jurisdiction over the territory of Principality and Kingdom of Serbia. It was formed in 1831, when Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople granted church autonomy to the Principality of Serbia.[1] Territorial enlargement and full canonical autocephaly was gained in 1879.[2] The Metropolitanate of Belgrade existed until 1920, when it was merged with Patriarchate of Karlovci and other Serbian ecclesiastical provinces to form the united Serbian Orthodox Church. The seat of the Metropolitanate was in Belgrade, Serbia.

Eparchies[edit]

It included following eparchies:

Eparchy Seat Notes
Eparchy of Belgrade Belgrade Now Archbishopric of Belgrade and Karlovci
Eparchy of Žiča Čačak Eparchy of Užice until 26 June 1884. Now seated in Kraljevo
Eparchy of Šabac Šabac Part of the Eparchy of Belgrade from 1886 to 1898
Eparchy of Timok Zaječar Timok
Eparchy of Niš Niš Added in 1879. Eparchy of Pirot abolished and merged with Eparchy of Niš on 1 November 1880
Eparchy of Raška and Prizren Prizren Administration from 1912
Eparchy of Skopje Skopje Administration from 1912
Eparchy of Veles and Debar Kičevo Administration from 1912

Metropolitans, 1831–1920[edit]

No. Primate Portrait Personal name Reign Title Notes
1 Melentije
Мелентије
Melenthius
No image.png Melentije Pavlović
Мелентије Павловић
1831–1833 Archbishop of Belgrade and Metropolitan of Serbia First Serb Metropolitan of Belgrade
2 Petar
Петар
Peter
Митрополит Петр (Йованович).jpg Pavle Jovanović
Павле Јовановић
1833–1859 Archbishop of Belgrade and Metropolitan of Serbia
3 Mihailo
Михаило
Michael
ArzobispoMiguelDeSerbia--belgradewhitecit00amesrich.jpg Miloje Jovanović
Милоје Јовановић
1859–1881 Archbishop of Belgrade and Metropolitan of Serbia First tenure
4 Teodosije
Теодосије
Theodosius
ArzobispoTeododosioDeSerbia--belgradewhitecit00amesrich.jpg Teodor Mraović
Теодор Мраовић
1883–1889 Archbishop of Belgrade and Metropolitan of Serbia
(3) Mihailo
Михаило
Michael
ArzobispoMiguelDeSerbia--belgradewhitecit00amesrich.jpg Miloje Jovanović
Милоје Јовановић
1889–1898 Archbishop of Belgrade and Metropolitan of Serbia Second tenure
5 Inokentije
Инокентије
Innocentius
ArzobispoInocencioDeSerbia--belgradewhitecit00amesrich.jpg Jakov Pavlović
Јаков Павловић
1898–1905 Archbishop of Belgrade and Metropolitan of Serbia
6 Dimitrije
Димитрије
Dimitrius
Димитрије (Павловић).jpg Dimitrije Pavlović
Димитрије Павловић
1905–1920 Archbishop of Belgrade and Metropolitan of Serbia Elevated to Patriarch

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiminas 2009, pp. 20.
  2. ^ Kiminas 2009, pp. 21.

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