Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosna

The Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosnia (Serbian: Митрополија дабробосанска / Mitropolija dabrobosanska) is a metropolis of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Bosnia and Herzegovina, seated in Sarajevo. Since 2017, Metropolitan of Dabar and Bosnia is Hrizostom Jević.[1]

Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosna

Митрополија Дабробосанска
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Headquarters of Metropolitanate
Location
TerritoryCentral region of Bosnia and Hercegovina
HeadquartersSarajevo
Information
DenominationEastern Orthodox
Sui iuris churchSerbian Orthodox Church
Patriarchate of Peć (Serbia)
Established1219
LanguageChurch Slavonic
Serbian
Current leadership
BishopHrizostom Jević
Map
Map of Eparchies of Serbian Orthodox Church (including Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric)-en.svg
Website
http://www.mitropolijadabrobosanska.org/
Serbian Orthodox Monastery of Banja, seat of medieval Bishops of Dabar
Serbian Orthodox Monastery of Dobrun, near Višegrad
Patrons of Dobrun Monastery, fresco painting from 14th century
Metropolitan Georgije Nikolajević (1885-1896)

HistoryEdit

The medieval Eparchy of Dabar (Serbian: Дабарска епархија / Dabarska eparhija) was founded in 1219 by the first Serbian archbishop, Saint Sava. The seat of bishops of Dabar was in the Banja Monastery near Priboj. Eparchy of Dabar had jurisdiction over the region of lower Lim and middle Drina on the borders with medieval Bosnia.[2]

In 1557, Serbian Patriarchate of Peć was restored and the Eparchy of Dabar and Bosnia was returned to its jurisdiction, with its bishops of holding the honorary title of metropolitan.[3] In 1766, when the autocephalous Serbian Patriarchate of Peć was abolished, Eparchy of Dabar-Bosnia and all other Serbian eparchies under Ottoman rule came under the jurisdiction of Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.[citation needed] Bishop of Dabar-Bosnia kept his honorary title of metropolitan, as was also the custom in the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The seat of metropolitan was in Sarajevo.[4]

Since the 1878 campaign, territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina was under the rule of Austria-Hungary, but under the Convention of 1880 all Eastern Orthodox eparchies remained under ecclesiastical jurisdiction of Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.[citation needed]

At the end of World War I in 1918, all Eastern Orthodox bishops in Bosnia and Herzegovina reached a unanimous decision to join with other Serbian ecclesiastical provinces into united Serbian Orthodox Church. The process of unification was completed in 1920 and since then Eparchy of Dabar-Bosnia remains part of the united Serbian Orthodox Church.[5]

From 2015 to 2017, the diocese was administered by Bishop Grigorije (Durić) of Zahumlje and Herzegovina.[6]

BishopsEdit

  • Hristofor (13th c.)
  • Joanikije (before 1292)
  • Metodije (end of 13th c.)
  • Nikola I (1284–1292)
  • Jovan I (?)
  • Spiridon (between 1286–1292)
  • Isaija I (1281–1291)
  • Jovan II (after 1286)
  • Jovan III (after 1286)
  • Isaija II (after 1286)
  • Gavrilo (13th c.)[7]
  • Jovan IV (1301–1317)
  • Nikolaj II (after 1317–before 1328)
  • Nikolaj III (before 1328-c. 1330)
  • Marko (c. 1532)
  • Varlam (c. 1557)
  • Simeon (c. 1573)
  • Nikanor (?)
  • Josif (died 15 May 1575)[8]
  • Gavrilo Avramović (1578–1588)[9]
  • Petronije (1578–1589)[10]
  • Aksentije (1589–1601)
  • Teodor (1601–1619)
  • Makarije (c. 1620)
  • Isaija (1627–1635)
  • Gavrilo Predojević (–1638)
  • Isaija II (1640–1655)
  • Longin (1656–1666)
  • Hristofor Pivljanin (1666–1681)
  • Atanasije Ljubojević (1681–1688)
  • Visarion II (1690–1708)
  • Isaija III (1708–1709)
  • Mojsije Petrović (1709–1713)
  • Meletije Umiljenović (1713–1740)
  • Gavrilo Mihailović (1741–1752)
  • Pajsije Lazarević (1752–1759)
  • Vasilije Jovanović Brkić (1760–1763)
  • Dionisije (1763?)
  • Serafim (1753-after 1790)
  • Danilo (c. 1769)
  • Kirilo (1776–1779)
  • Pajsije (before 1793–1802)
  • Kalinik (1808–1816)
  • Evgenije (1808?)
  • Venijamin (1816–1835)
  • Amvrosije Papa-Georgopoli (1835–1840)
  • Ignjatije (1841–1851)
  • Prokopije (1851–1856)
  • Dionisije (1856–1860)
  • Ignjatije II (1860–1868)
  • Dionisije II Ilijević (1868–1871)
  • Pajsije (1872–1874)
  • Antim (1874–1880)
  • Sava Kosanović (1881–1885)
  • Bishop Georgije (Nikolajević) (1885–1896)
  • Nikolaj Mandić (1896–1907)
  • Evgenije Letica (1908–1920)
  • Petar Zimonjić (1920–1941)
  • Nektarije Krulj (1951–1966)
  • Vladislav Mitrović (1967–1992)
  • Nikolaj Mrđa (1992–2015)
  • Grigorije Durić (2015–2017), administrator
  • Hrizostom Jević (2017-present)

AnnotationsEdit

It is known in English as the Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosna[11] or Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosnia.[12][13] It is scarcely known as the Metropolitanate of Dabar and Bosnia.[14] It was formerly unofficially known as the Metropolitanate of Sarajevo (Сарајевска митрополија).[15]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops (2017)
  2. ^ Јањић 2011, p. 133-148.
  3. ^ Sotirović 2011, pp. 143-169.
  4. ^ Kašić 1972, pp. 53-54.
  5. ^ Kiminas 2009, pp. 22, 28.
  6. ^ Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina appointed Administrator of the Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosnia
  7. ^ Вуковић 1996, p. 97.
  8. ^ Вуковић 1996, p. 252.
  9. ^ https://books.google.ca/books?id=k3xpAAAAMAAJ&q=serbian+painters+16th+century&dq=serbian+painters+16th+century&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjysJmmsJPlAhVNhq0KHZC0CcAQ6AEISDAF
  10. ^ Вуковић 1996, p. 406.
  11. ^ Serbian Patriarch Irinej in the Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosna
  12. ^ Metropolitan Nikolaj of Dabar-Bosnia reposes in the Lord
  13. ^ Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina appointed Administrator of the Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosnia
  14. ^ Slobodan Mileusnić (1994). Medieval monasteries of Serbia. Prometej. p. 130.
  15. ^ Поповић 1912, p. 624, 627.

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