Dimitrije, Serbian Patriarch

Dimitrije (Serbian: Димитрије; 28 October 1846 – 6 April 1930) was the first Patriarch of the reunified Serbian Orthodox Church, from 1920 until his death.[1] He was styled "His Holiness, the Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch".

Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch
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ChurchSerbian Orthodox Church
InstalledSeptember 12, 1920
Term endedApril 6, 1930
PredecessorKalinik II
SuccessorVarnava I
Personal details
Birth nameDimitrije Pavlović
BornOctober 28, 1846
Požarevac, Principality of Serbia
DiedApril 6, 1930(1930-04-06) (aged 83)
Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Styles of
Serbian Patriarch Dimitrije I
Reference styleHis Holiness
Spoken styleYour Holiness
Religious stylePatriarch
Posthumous styleHis Holiness Patriarch Dimitrije I of Blessed Repose

Dimitrije Pavlović was born on 28 October 1846 in Požarevac, Serbia. He was appointed Bishop of Niš in 1884, and held that title until 1889. He then became Bishop of Šabac-Valjevo in 1898 and held that title until 1905. When Inokentije, Metropolitan of Belgrade, died in 1905, Dimitrije was appointed the successor. In 1920, the Serbian Patriarchate was re-established, thus Dimitrije became the first head of the re-established patriarchate. On 8 June 1922, he wed King Alexander I and Princess Maria of Romania in the Cathedral Church in Belgrade. Patriarch Dimitrije died on 6 April 1930 in Belgrade and was buried in the Rakovica monastery.

He was decorated Order of Saint Sava and Albanian Order of Skanderbeg for his help for Albanian Orthodox Church.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Вуковић 1996, p. 163-164.
  2. ^ Acović, Dragomir (2012). Slava i čast: Odlikovanja među Srbima, Srbi među odlikovanjima. Belgrade: Službeni Glasnik. p. 343.


Eastern Orthodox Church titles
Post abolished
Title last held by
Kalinik II
Serbian Patriarch
Succeeded by
Varnava I
Preceded by
Inokentije Pavlović
Metropolitan of Belgrade
Merged into the Serbian Orthodox Church