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 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 an ecclesiastical province (metropolitanate) of the 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 Patriarchate of Constantinople granted church autonomy to the Principality of Serbia. Full canonical autocephaly was gained in 1879. 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 Now seated in Kraljevo
Eparchy of Šabac Šabac
Eparchy of Timok Zaječar Timok
Eparchy of Niš Niš added in 1879
Eparchy of Raška and Prizren Prizren administration 1912
Eparchy of Skopje Skopje administration 1912
Eparchy of Veles and Debar Bitola administration 1912

Metropolitans of Belgrade 1831–1920[edit]

Autonomous (1831-1879) and Autocephalous (1879-1920) metropolitans:

No. Primate Portrait Personal name Reigned from Reigned until Title Notes
1 Melentije
Мелентије
Melenthius
No image.png Melentije Pavlović
Мелентије Павловић
1831 1833 Archbishop of Belgrade and Metropolitan of Serbia Ethnic Serb
2 Petar
Петар
Peter
No image.png 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
-- 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 Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch (1920–1930)

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