Bishops' Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church

The Council of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, also known in English as the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church (Serbian: Свети архијерејски сабор Српске православне цркве, romanizedSveti arhijerejski sabor Srpske pravoslavne crkve) serves by Church constitution as the supreme body of the Serbian Orthodox Church. It is the supreme organ of the legislative authority of the Church in matters of faith, worship, church order or church discipline, and the internal organization of the Church. It is also the highest judicial authority in its jurisdiction. It is convened annually in May. In case of emergency, it can also be summoned at any other time.

Bishops attending the 70th anniversary of the Novi Sad raid, 23 January 2012.

The Bishops' Council consists of all diocesan bishops and the Patriarch, currently Irinej (Gavrilović), who serves as the Chairman. Its decisions are recognized as valid if, at their adoption, more than half of the diocesan bishops are present at the meeting of the Council. Only they can take part in voting on a particular issue. With an equal number of votes, the voice of the Patriarch is decisive.[1][2]

Member ListEdit

Archdiocese See Head Website
Belgrade and Karlovci[a] Belgrade Irinej (Gavrilović) [1]
Metropolitanate See Metropolitan[3] Website
Dabar and Bosnia Sarajevo Hrizostom (Jević) [2]
Montenegro and the Littoral Cetinje Monastery, Cetinje Amfilohije (Radović)[4] [3]
Zagreb and Ljubljana Zagreb Porfirije (Perić) [4]
Australia and New Zealand Sydney, NSW[5] Siluan (Mrakić) [5]
Eparchy See Bishop[3] Link
Austria and Switzerland Vienna Andrej (Ćilerdžić) [6]
Bačka Novi Sad Irinej (Bulović) [7]
Banat Vršac Nikanor (Bogunović) [8]
Banja Luka Banja Luka Jefrem (Milutonović)
Bihać and Petrovac Bosanski Petrovac Sergije (Karanović) [9]
Braničevo Požarevac Ignatije (Midić)
Britain and Scandinavia Stockholm[6] Dositej (Motika) [10]
Buda Sentandreja Lukijan (Pantelić) [11]
Budimlja-Nikšić Đurđevi stupovi, Berane Joanikije (Mićović) [12]
Buenos Aires, South and Central America Buenos Aires Kirilo (Bojović) [13]
Canada Campbellville, Ontario Mitrofan (Kodić) [14]
Dalmatia Šibenik Nikodim (Kosović) [15]
Düsseldorf and all of Germany Düsseldorf Grigorije (Durić) [16]
Eastern America Mars, Pennsylvania Irinej (Dobrijević) [17]
Kruševac Kruševac David (Perović) [18]
Mileševa Mileševa, Prijepolje Atanasije (Rakita)[7] [19]
New Gračanica and Midwestern America Third Lake, Illinois[8] Longin (Krčo) [20]
Niš Niš Arsenije (Glavčić) [21]
Osječko polje and Baranja Dalj[9] Heruvim (Đermanović) [22]
Ras and Prizren Prizren Teodosije (Šibalić) [23]
Šabac Šabac Lavrentije (Trifunović) [24]
Slavonia Pakrac Jovan (Ćulibrk) [25]
Srem Sremski Karlovci Vasilije (Vadić) [26]
Šumadija Kragujevac Jovan (Mladenović) [27]
Timișoara Timișoara (Vacant since 1932 - Administered by the Bishop of Buda)[10] [28]
Timok Zaječar Ilarion (Golubović) [29]
Upper Karlovac Karlovac Gerasim (Popović) [30]
Valjevo Valjevo vacant[11] [31]
Vranje Vranje Pahomije (Gačić) [32]
Western America Alhambra, California Maxim (Vasiljević) [33]
Western Europe Paris Luka (Kovačević) [34]
Zahumlje and Herzegovina Mostar[12][13] Dimitrije (Rađenović) [35]
Žiča Žiča Monastery Justin (Stefanović) [36]
Zvornik and Tuzla Tuzla (temporarily relocated to Bijeljina) Fotije (Sladojević)[14] [37]
Vicar See Bishop[3] Link
Diocletian Metodije (Ostojić) [38]
Hum (Currently Vacant)
Hvosno (Currently Vacant)
Jegar (Currently Vacant)
Lipljan (Currently Vacant)
Mohač Novi Sad (Vicar of the Bačka) Isihije (Rogić)
Moravica Moscow Antonije (Pantelić)
Remezijan Belgrade Stefan (Šaric)
Autonomous Ohrid Archbishopric
Metropolitanate See Metropolitan[3] Link
Skopje Skopje temp. Bitola Jovan VI (Vraniševski) [39]
Diocese See Bishop[3] Link
Bregalnica Štip Marko (Kimev) [40]
Debar and Kičevo Currently Vacant - Administered by the Bishop of Polog and Kumanovo[15] [41]
Polog and Kumanovo Kumanovo Joakim (Jovčeski) [42]
Prespa and Pelagonija Bitola Currently Vacant - Administered by the Bishop of Bregalnica Marko [16] [43]
Strumica vacant, administrated by David (Ninov), Vicar Bishop of Stobi[17] [44]
Veles and Povardarie vacant, administrated by Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje[18] [45]
Vicar See Bishop[3] Link
Dremvić (Currently Vacant)
Stobij (Currently Vacant)
Velić (Currently Vacant)

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Officially known as the Archdiocese of Belgrade and Karlovci, encompassing only the Belgrade area. The title of Karlovci is in reference to the old Serbian Metropolitanate of Karlovci. This diocese is headed by the Serbian Patriarch.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ СПЦ – Свети Архијерејски Сабор
  2. ^ Constitution of the Serbian Orthodox Church
  3. ^ a b c d e f Holy Assembly of Bishops[permanent dead link] at www.spc.rs (in Serbian)
  4. ^ Official site of the Metropoitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral: Његово Високопреосвештенство Архиепископ Цетињски Митрополит Црногорско-приморски и Егзарх Пећког Трона Амфилохије (Радовић) ("His Eminence Archbishop of Cetinje, Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral and Exarch of the Pec Throne Amfilohije (Radovic)") (in Serbian)
  5. ^ Устав Митрополије аустралијско-новозеландске
  6. ^ Church of St Sava in London: Diocese of Britain and Scandinavia
  7. ^ "Ustoličenje novog episkopa mileševskog". N1. 30 July 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  8. ^ Contact Info Archived 2008-12-31 at the Wayback Machine on the official Nova Gracanica site
  9. ^ Eparchy of Osječko polje and Baranja official web site Archived 2009-01-29 at the Wayback Machine (in Serbian)
  10. ^ Projekat Rastko: PRAVOSLAVNA SRPSKA EPARHIJA TEMIŠVARSKA U RUMUNIJI - ARHIJEREJI (Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Timișoara in Romania - Bishops Archived 2013-10-12 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Bishop Milutin of Valjevo, Serbia, reposed in the Lord". Serbian Orthodox Church. 30 March 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  12. ^ Blic online: Posle 18 godina Mostar ponovo sedište zahumske eparhije ("Mostar seat of the Diocese of Zahumlje again after 18 years"), 02 Jan 2011 (in Serbian)
  13. ^ Vesti online: Eparhija zahumsko-hercegovačka posle 20 godina u Mostaru ("Eparchy of Zahumlje and Herzegovina in Mostar after 20 years"), 31 Dec 2010 (in Serbian)
  14. ^ "Ustoličen vladika zvorničko-tuzlanski Fotije". Večernje Novosti. 17 September 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  15. ^ Bishopric of Debar and Kičevo at the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric official site
  16. ^ Bishopric of Prespa and Pelagonia at the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric official site
  17. ^ Bishopric of Strumica at the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric official site
  18. ^ Bishopric of Veles and Povardarie at the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric official site