Eparchy of Bačka

The Eparchy of Bačka (Serbian: Бачка епархија, romanizedBačka eparhija) is an ecclesiastical territory or eparchy of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the Bačka region, Serbia. It is situated in the autonomous province of Vojvodina and the seat of the eparchy is at Saint George's Cathedral in Novi Sad.

Eparchy of Bačka

Бачка епархија
Bačka eparhija
orthodox
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Location
TerritoryBačka
HeadquartersNovi Sad, Serbia
Coordinates45°15′25″N 19°50′53″E / 45.25703160°N 19.84792010°E / 45.25703160; 19.84792010Coordinates: 45°15′25″N 19°50′53″E / 45.25703160°N 19.84792010°E / 45.25703160; 19.84792010
Information
DenominationEastern Orthodox
Sui iuris churchSerbian Orthodox Church
Established16th century
CathedralSaint George's Cathedral, Novi Sad
LanguageChurch Slavonic
Serbian
Current leadership
BishopIrinej Bulović
Map
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Website
eparhijabacka.info

HistoryEdit

The eparchy was established in the 16th century. In the beginning, the seat of the bishop was in Segedin (today in Hungary). It was later moved to monasteries of Bačka, and was finally stabilized in Novi Sad in the beginning of the 18th century.

Seems that between the second half of the 16th century and the second half of the 17th century, the Eparchy was a Metropolitanate, since its administrators in this time period are mentioned with metropolitan title.

TerritoryEdit

The eparchy includes entire Serbian part of Bačka, but also has supreme authority over some territories in present-day Hungary, including counties Bács-Kiskun (Baja), Csongrád (Szeged) and Heves (Eger).

Bishops and metropolitansEdit

Monasteries belonging to the eparchyEdit

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Narodna enciklopedija, article written by Radoslav Grujić.
  • Вуковић, Сава (1996). Српски јерарси од деветог до двадесетог века (Serbian Hierarchs from the 9th to the 20th Century). Евро, Унирекс, Каленић.
  • Ćirković, Sima (2004). The Serbs. Malden: Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 9781405142915.

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