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Eparchy of Gornji Karlovac

The Eparchy of Gornji Karlovac (Croatian: Eparhija gornjokarlovačka, Serbian: Епархија горњокарловачка; "Eparchy of Upper Karlovac") is an eparchy of the Serbian Orthodox Church seated in the city of Karlovac, Croatia. It covers the area of Banovina, Kordun, Lika, Krbava, Gorski Kotar, as well as northern Croatia and Istria.

Eparchy of Gornji Karlovac
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Location
TerritoryLika, Kordun, Banija
HeadquartersKarlovac, Croatia
Statistics
Population
- Total

100,000 est.
Information
DenominationEastern Orthodox
Sui iuris churchSerbian Orthodox Church
Patriarchate of Peć (Serbia)
Established1695
LanguageChurch Slavonic
Serbian
Current leadership
BishopGerasim
Map
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Website
www.eparhija-gornjokarlovacka.hr

The important Orthodox Christian monasteries in the region are Gomirje near Ogulin and Komogovina between Glina and Kostajnica.

HistoryEdit

The Serbian Orthodox Ličko-Krbavska and Zrinopoljska Eparchy was established in 1695 by metropolitan Atanasije Ljubojević and certified by Emperor Joseph I in 1707. This eparchy (from the 19th century known as the Eparchy of Upper Karlovac) was the ecclesiastical centre of the Serbian Orthodox Church in this region, populated by Serbs, the community known at the time as "Rascians".

This eparchy was under jurisdiction of the Metropolitan of Dabro-Bosna, directly under the restored Serbian Patriarch in Peć and after 1766 under the new Serbian Metropolitanate of Karlovci, comprising Lika, Banija and Kordun.

In 1993 the old Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas and the eparchy's diocesan residence were destroyed by Croatians during the Croatian war of Independence.

MonasteriesEdit

MetropolitansEdit

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Ćirković, Sima (2004). The Serbs. Malden: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Mileusnić, Slobodan (1997). Spiritual Genocide: A survey of destroyed, damaged and desecrated churches, monasteries and other church buildings during the war 1991-1995 (1997). Belgrade: Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
  • Miller, Nicholas J. (1997). Between Nation and State: Serbian Politics in Croatia Before the First World War. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • Вуковић, Сава (1996). Српски јерарси од деветог до двадесетог века (Serbian Hierarchs from the 9th to the 20th Century). Евро, Унирекс, Каленић.

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