Metropolitan Jovan Pavlović (Serbo-Croatian: Mitropolit Jovan Pavlović, Serbian Cyrillic: Митрополит Јован Павловић; 22 October 1936 – 3 April 2014) was Metropolitan of Metropolitanate of Zagreb and Ljubljana of the Serbian Orthodox Church and one of the most prominent individuals in Serbian community in Croatia during his lifetime. Metropolitan Jovan Pavlović was born in the village of Medinci in 1936 and died in the Sisters of Charity Hospital in Zagreb on 3 April 2014. He was the highest representative of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Croatia for more than two decades.
|Metropolitan of Zagreb and Ljubljana|
|Church||Serbian Orthodox Church|
|Metropolis||Metropolitanate of Zagreb and Ljubljana|
|Predecessor||Emilijan Marinović (1969—1977)|
|Born||22 October 1936|
Medinci, Sava Banovina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
|Died||3 April 2014 (aged 77)|
|Denomination||Eastern Orthodox Christian|
Early life and educationEdit
Jovan Pavlović was born in Medinci in 1936. He finished elementary school in Medinci and secondary in Podravska Slatina. After he completed his seminary education at Rakovica Monastery he graduated at University of Belgrade Faculty of Theology in 1963. Postgraduate studies he attended at several universities in West Germany.
At the Evangelical Academy in Schleswig and Faculty of Theology of University of Kiel studies Evangelical theology. He studied Catholic theology at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. During this period, he spent some time in Chevetogne Abbey in Belgium and St. Matthias' Abbey and Niederaltaich Abbey in Germany.
Spiritual service before 1982Edit
Jovan Pavlović worked as a professor in the Serbian Orthodox Seminary of Prizren and in Krka monastery. In 1967 in Krka monastery he became a monk and in 1969 a hierodeacon. In 1977 he became bishop of Lepavina Monastery and Metropolitan of Zagreb in 1982.
Metropolitanate of Zagreb and Ljubljana serviceEdit
Between 1982 and 1992 Metropolitan Jovan was representative of Serbian Orthodox Church at World Council of Churches. He was member of Holy Synod of Serbian Orthodox Church in several mandates. Serbian Orthodox churches in Italy were also under his jurisdiction, from 1994 to 2011.
Awards and recognitionEdit
- "UPOKOJIO SE U GOSPODU MITROPOLIT ZAGREBAČKO-LjUBLjANSKI JOVAN (Metropolitanate of Zagreb and Ljubljana)" (in Serbian). 3 April 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
- ЊЕГОВО ВИСОКОПРЕОСВЕШТЕНСТВО МИТРОПОЛИТ ЗАГРЕБАЧКО-ЉУБЉАНСКИ И ЦЕЛЕ ИТАЛИЈЕ ГОСПОДИН Г. ЈОВАН (ПАВЛОВИЋ) (in Serbian). Retrieved 4 April 2014.