Barnabas (Nastić) of Hvosno

From OrthodoxWiki
(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
m
 
(18 intermediate revisions by 9 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
{{english}}
 
{{english}}
  
Our father among saints Varnava (Nastić) (''in Serbian:'''''Свети Варнава Нови Исповједник''') was auxilary bishop of Hvosno. His feast is [[October 30]] in Julian Calendar. This glorius hierarch was born in Gary, Indiana, [[January 31]], 1914. into family of Serbian emigrants Atanasije and Zorka Nastić. He was born Vojislav Nastić. When Vojislav was child, his parents left USA for their homeland. He graduate high school in Sarajevo 1933, he continued his education at the Orthodox Theological Faculty in Belgrade, graduating in 1937. After Graduating he was catechist in two high shools in Sarajevo. Vojislav took monastic vows in Mileševa Monastery 1940 and was given name Varnava. Varnava was ordained [[hierodeacon]] by Metropoliten [[Petar (Zimonjić) of Dabar-Bosna|Petar the New Martyr]]. Deacon Varnava stayed in Sarajevo during the war. Croatian faschists wanted to force him to becam of co called ''"Croatian Orthodox Church"'' on faschist creation organised in order to destroy Serbian population in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Fr. Varnava cathegoricly refused this. Soon he left Sarajevo in order to save live.  
+
Our father among the [[saint]]s '''Varnava (Nastić)''', also '''Barnabas the New Confessor''', (in Serbian: '''Свети Варнава Нови Исповједник''') was [[auxiliary bishop]] of Hvosno. His [[feast day]] is [[October 30]] on the Julian Calendar.  
  
After war he was ordained hieromonk and raised protosyncellos by bishop Nektarije of Zvornik and Tuzla. In  it's first regular sesion Holy Assembly of Serbian Orthodox Church elected Fr. Varnava Auxilary Bishop of Serbain Patriarch with title vicar bishop of Hvosno. He was given administration of Dioces Dabar-Bosna. He is cosecrated by Patriarch Gavrilo, Bishop Nektarije, and Bishop Vikentije of Zletovo and Strumica [[May 20]], 1947
+
==Life==
 +
Vojislav Nastić was born in Gary, Indiana, on [[January 31]], 1914 into a family of Serbian emigrants. His father and mother were Atanasije and Zorka Nastić. When Vojislav was a child, his parents returned to their homeland. Vojislav attended high school in Sarajevo, graduating in 1933. He continued his education at the Orthodox Theological Faculty in Belgrade, graduating in 1937. After graduating he taught as a catechist in two high schools in Sarajevo.
  
Soon began new troubles for Bishop Varnava. He openly critsed new comunist regime for mistreating of Church. He was arested soon, and sentenced for twenty year preason. He is acused for being American spy. On of "prooves" vas the fact that "he was teching his sister English, so she can be used as American spy".  
+
In 1940, Vojislav took [[monasticism|monastic]] vows in Mileševa Monastery, receiving the name Varnava. Varnava was [[ordination|ordained]] [[Hierodeacon]] by Metropolitan [[Petar (Zimonjić) of Dabar-Bosna|Petar of Dabar-Bosna]].
 +
 
 +
Deacon Varnava remained in Sarajevo during World War II. Croatian fascists, however, tried to force him to join a fascist creation called the "Croatian Orthodox Church" that they had organized to subvert the Serbian population in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Dn. Varnava categorically refused this. Soon he had to leave Sarajevo in order to save his life.
 +
 
 +
After war he was ordained a [[Hieromonk]] and raised to the rank of [[Protosyngellos]] by [[Bishop]] Nektarije of Zvornik and Tuzla. In its first regular session, the Holy Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Church elected Fr. Varnava [[auxiliary bishop]] to the Serbian Patriarch with the title of Bishop of Hvosno, with the responsibility of administering the [[Diocese]] of Dabar-Bosna. He was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] by Patriarch Gavrilo, Bp. Nektarije, and Bp. Vikentije of Zletovo and Strumica on [[May 20]], 1947.
 +
 
 +
In his new position Bishop Varnava began openly criticizing the new communist regime for mistreating the church. He was soon arrested and sentenced to twenty years in prison. He was accused of being an American spy with one of the charges being that he was teaching his sister English, so she could be used as a spy for the Americans.
 +
 
 +
Bp. Varnava was subjected to torture, lack of food, and was kept in the most isolated wing of the prison. But Bp. Varnava remained calm. Every day he sang the troparia and other hymns. The communist Government even arranged an accident in order to get rid of him in which he broke his leg. Although the communist secret police, OZNA, did not allow doctors to provide him any medical help, he recovered. He was released after the accident to house arrest in the Gomionica Monastery in the Diocese of Banja Luka until his release in 1960.
 +
 
 +
He died on [[November 12]], 1964, in circumstances that led some historians to believe that he was poisoned by OZNA. In 2005, during the regular session of the [[Holy Synod|Holy Assembly]] of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church Bp. Varnava was [[glorification|canonized]] and his name was added to the list of other saints of the Serbian people and of Orthodox Christian faith.  
  
Bishop Varnava was tortured hunger, and was in most isolated prison wing. But Bishop Varnava remained calm. Evry day he was singing troparia and other Hymns. Comunist Governmant even aranged on tryn accident in order to kill him. He broke his leg in this accident. OZNA (People's Protection Departmant, Yugoslavian comunist seecret police) did not alow doctors to give him medical help. He is released in house aresst in Gomionica Monastery, Diocese of Banja Luka, after accident.
 
  
Bishop Varnava was relesed 1960. He died [[November 12]], 1964. Some historians belivs that he was poisoned by OZNA.
 
  
 
{{start box}}
 
{{start box}}
Line 20: Line 29:
  
 
[[Category:Bishops]]
 
[[Category:Bishops]]
 +
[[Category:20th-century bishops]]
 
[[Category:Saints]]
 
[[Category:Saints]]
 
[[Category:Serbian Saints]]
 
[[Category:Serbian Saints]]
 
[[Category:American Saints]]
 
[[Category:American Saints]]
 +
[[Category:Modern Saints]]
 +
[[Category:20th-century saints]]

Latest revision as of 03:27, February 9, 2013

This article or section needs to be brought in conformity to standard English, possibly due to having been translated from another language or being written by someone for whom English is not a primary language. You can help OrthodoxWiki by editing it.


Our father among the saints Varnava (Nastić), also Barnabas the New Confessor, (in Serbian: Свети Варнава Нови Исповједник) was auxiliary bishop of Hvosno. His feast day is October 30 on the Julian Calendar.

Life

Vojislav Nastić was born in Gary, Indiana, on January 31, 1914 into a family of Serbian emigrants. His father and mother were Atanasije and Zorka Nastić. When Vojislav was a child, his parents returned to their homeland. Vojislav attended high school in Sarajevo, graduating in 1933. He continued his education at the Orthodox Theological Faculty in Belgrade, graduating in 1937. After graduating he taught as a catechist in two high schools in Sarajevo.

In 1940, Vojislav took monastic vows in Mileševa Monastery, receiving the name Varnava. Varnava was ordained Hierodeacon by Metropolitan Petar of Dabar-Bosna.

Deacon Varnava remained in Sarajevo during World War II. Croatian fascists, however, tried to force him to join a fascist creation called the "Croatian Orthodox Church" that they had organized to subvert the Serbian population in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Dn. Varnava categorically refused this. Soon he had to leave Sarajevo in order to save his life.

After war he was ordained a Hieromonk and raised to the rank of Protosyngellos by Bishop Nektarije of Zvornik and Tuzla. In its first regular session, the Holy Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Church elected Fr. Varnava auxiliary bishop to the Serbian Patriarch with the title of Bishop of Hvosno, with the responsibility of administering the Diocese of Dabar-Bosna. He was consecrated by Patriarch Gavrilo, Bp. Nektarije, and Bp. Vikentije of Zletovo and Strumica on May 20, 1947.

In his new position Bishop Varnava began openly criticizing the new communist regime for mistreating the church. He was soon arrested and sentenced to twenty years in prison. He was accused of being an American spy with one of the charges being that he was teaching his sister English, so she could be used as a spy for the Americans.

Bp. Varnava was subjected to torture, lack of food, and was kept in the most isolated wing of the prison. But Bp. Varnava remained calm. Every day he sang the troparia and other hymns. The communist Government even arranged an accident in order to get rid of him in which he broke his leg. Although the communist secret police, OZNA, did not allow doctors to provide him any medical help, he recovered. He was released after the accident to house arrest in the Gomionica Monastery in the Diocese of Banja Luka until his release in 1960.

He died on November 12, 1964, in circumstances that led some historians to believe that he was poisoned by OZNA. In 2005, during the regular session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church Bp. Varnava was canonized and his name was added to the list of other saints of the Serbian people and of Orthodox Christian faith.


Succession box:
Barnabas (Nastić) of Hvosno
Preceded by:
?
Bishop of Hvosno
1947-1964
Succeeded by:
?
Help with box


Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
interaction
Donate

Please consider supporting OrthodoxWiki. FAQs

Toolbox