Metropolitanate of Belgrade

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Metropolitanate of Belgrade

Београдска митрополија
Beogradska mitropolija
Location
TerritorySerbia
HeadquartersBelgrade, Serbia
Information
DenominationEastern Orthodox
Sui iuris churchSelf-governing Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate
Established1831
Dissolved1920
LanguageChurch Slavonic
Serbian
Territorial development of the Principality of Serbia and Kingdom of Serbia (1817–1913).

The Metropolitanate of Belgrade (Serbian: Београдска митрополија, romanizedBeogradska 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 Formed after 1833. Part of the Eparchy of Niš from 1886 to 1891.
Eparchy of Niš Niš Added in 1879. Eparchy of Nišava (seated in 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 Debar and Kičevo 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
Mojsije
Мојсије
Moses
Maksim Veresić
Максим Вересић
1881–1883 Administrator of the Metropolitanate of Belgrade Appointed by the Cabinet of Milan Piroćanac
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. ^ Ćirković 2004, p. 192-193.
  2. ^ Kiminas 2009, p. 20-21.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Вуковић, Сава (1996). Српски јерарси од деветог до двадесетог века (Serbian Hierarchs from the 9th to the 20th Century). Евро, Унирекс, Каленић.
  • Pavlowitch, Stevan K. (2002). Serbia: The History behind the Name. London: Hurst & Company.
  • Ćirković, Sima (2004). The Serbs. Malden: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Kiminas, Demetrius (2009). The Ecumenical Patriarchate: A History of Its Metropolitanates with Annotated Hierarch Catalogs. Wildside Press LLC.
  • Radić, Radmila (2007). "Serbian Christianity". The Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianity. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing. pp. 231–248.