Metropolitanate of Belgrade

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

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

It included following eparchies:

Eparchy Seat Notes
Eparchy of BelgradeBelgradeNow Archbishopric of Belgrade and Karlovci
Eparchy of ŽičaČačakEparchy of Užice until 26 June 1884. Now seated in Kraljevo
Eparchy of ŠabacŠabacPart of the Eparchy of Belgrade from 1886 to 1898
Eparchy of TimokZaječarTimok
Eparchy of NišNišAdded in 1879. Eparchy of Pirot abolished and merged with Eparchy of Niš on 1 November 1880
Eparchy of Raška and PrizrenPrizrenAdministration from 1912
Eparchy of SkopjeSkopjeAdministration from 1912
Eparchy of Debar and VelesKičevoAdministration from 1912

Metropolitans, 1831–1920

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

See also

References

  1. Ćirković 2004, p. 192-193.
  2. Kiminas 2009, p. 20-21.

Bibliography

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