Dimitrije (Pavlovic) of Serbia

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His Holiness Dimitrije (Pavlović)('''Његова светост Димитрије патријарх српски''') was first Patriarch of all Serbs after 1766.
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His Holiness '''Dimitrije (Pavlović)''' (in Serbian: '''Његова светост Димитрије патријарх српски''', also '''Demetrius''') was the first patriarch of the restored [[List of Patriarchs of Serbia|Patriarchate of Serbia]] since it had fallen into disuse after 1766.
  
 
== Early life ==
 
== Early life ==
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In 1846, Dimitrije was born in Požarevac into the family of Stojan and Milosava Pavlović. He attended primary and high school in Belgrade and graduated from the Old [[Seminary]] in Belgrade in 1868. He was married and worked as a teacher until 1870, when he was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[presbyter|priest]] and appointed a chaplain in Lapovo.
  
He was born in Požarevac 1846, into family of Stojan and Milosava Pavlović. He finished primary and high school in Belgrade. He graduated in Old Seminary in Belgrade 1868. He was teacher until 1870, when he is ordained presbyter and chaplan in Lapovo.
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After the death of his wife in 1873, he continued his education at Belgrade University (then called the ''Grand School''), graduating with a degree in philology. Fr. Dimitrije then taught at the Belgrade Seminary from 1878 to 1884.
  
Becoming widover 1873, he continued his education in Belgrade University (in this times ''Grand School'') . He graduated from philology. Fr. Dimitrije was teacher in Belgrade Seminary from 1878 to 1884.  
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On [[November 8]], 1884, Fr. Dimitrije was elected [[Bishop]] of Niš as part of the so-called ''uncanonical hierarchy'', after which he was [[tonsure]]d a [[monk]]. He remained in this [[see]] until 1898, when Metropolitan Mihilo returned to Serbia. Then all the bishops from the uncanonical hierarchy retired their sees. At this time, Bp. Dimitrije left for France, where he continued his studies.  
  
November 8, 1884, he is elected Bishop of Niš, as part of so-called ''uncanonical hierarchy''. He remained this see until 1898. When Metropoliten Mihilo came back in Serbia, all bishops from uncanonical hierarchy retiered their sees. Bishop Dimitrije left for France wher he was continued his studies.  
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Bp. Dimitrije returned to Serbia in 1899, becoming a state advisor and later Bishop of Šabac. On [[August 19]], 1905, he was elected [[Metropolitan]] of Belgrade and the Kingdom of Serbia. In 1915, he was forced to leave Serbia together with the king, government, and Serbian army when the country was overpowered by the joint forces of the German Empire, Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria. He returned to Serbia in 1918 with the victorious forces of Field Marshall Petar Bojović and the Prince Regent Aleksandar.
  
Bp. Dimitrije came back in Serbia 1899, and became State advisor and later Bishop of Šabac.
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== Patriarch ==
He was elected Metropolitan of Belgrade and Kingdom of Serbia August 19, 1905. He was forced to leave Serbia together with King, Governmant, Serbian army. He returned in Serbia 1918 with victorios forces of Fieldmarschal Petar Bojović and Regent Aleksandar.
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After the Serbian church was reunified, Metr. Dimitrije was elected ''Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch.'' His enthronement took place on [[October 31]], 1920. During his tenure three new [[diocese]]s were created (Czeh and Moravia, Bihać and Petrovac, and American-Canadian). In addition, he re-established the old Braničevska diocese. While patriarch he consecrated sixteen bishops.
  
== Pariarch ==
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He established a patriarchal printing house in the Rakovica Monastery with the help of [[Archimandrite]] Platon (a future hiero[[martyr]]). In 1927, Patr. Dimitrije wrote a ''Service to "Saint Stefan the Despot,"'' whom he canonized.
  
After all Serbian Church units were unified, Metropolitan Dimitrije was elected ''"Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch"''. His enthronement took place October 31, 1930. During his tenure were created three new Dioceses (Češko-moravska, Bihaćko-petrovačka and Američko-Kanadska) , and reestablished one old (Braničevska). He conecrated 16 new bishops.
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He was also a translator from [[Church Slavonic]] and was the author of one of the best translations of the [[Chilandari Monastery (Athos)|Hilandar]] Typikon. He established ''Bogoslovlje,'' the magazine of Orthodox Theological Faculty in Belgrade.
  
He also opened Patriarchal Printing House in Rakovica Monastery. Archimandrite Platon (future hyeromartyr) helped him. Patriarch Dimitrije wrote Service to ''"Saint Stefan the Despot"'' 1927, whom he canonised.
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Patr. Dimitrije established a foundation for the support of orphans of priests and the Churches of St. Demetrius in Ratkovići (where he was a teacher) and the Holy Mother of God in Belgrade.  
  
He was also translator from Church-Slavonic. He is author one of the best translations of Hilandar Typikon. He established ''"Bogoslovlje"'' magazine of Orthodox Theological Faculty in Belgrade.
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Patr. Dimitrije died on [[April 6]], 1930, in Belgrade. He was buried in Rakovica Monastery, according to his wishes.  
Patriarch Dimitrije fuonded Fondation for support of orphans of priests.
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He is Founder of Churches of Saint Demetrius in Ratkovići (where he was teacher), and of Holy Mother of God in Belgrade.
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Patriarch Dimitrije died April 6, 1930 in Belgrade. He was buried in Rakovica Monastery, by his own wish.  
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Latest revision as of 09:10, February 25, 2012

His Holiness Dimitrije (Pavlović) (in Serbian: Његова светост Димитрије патријарх српски, also Demetrius) was the first patriarch of the restored Patriarchate of Serbia since it had fallen into disuse after 1766.

Early life

In 1846, Dimitrije was born in Požarevac into the family of Stojan and Milosava Pavlović. He attended primary and high school in Belgrade and graduated from the Old Seminary in Belgrade in 1868. He was married and worked as a teacher until 1870, when he was ordained a priest and appointed a chaplain in Lapovo.

After the death of his wife in 1873, he continued his education at Belgrade University (then called the Grand School), graduating with a degree in philology. Fr. Dimitrije then taught at the Belgrade Seminary from 1878 to 1884.

On November 8, 1884, Fr. Dimitrije was elected Bishop of Niš as part of the so-called uncanonical hierarchy, after which he was tonsured a monk. He remained in this see until 1898, when Metropolitan Mihilo returned to Serbia. Then all the bishops from the uncanonical hierarchy retired their sees. At this time, Bp. Dimitrije left for France, where he continued his studies.

Bp. Dimitrije returned to Serbia in 1899, becoming a state advisor and later Bishop of Šabac. On August 19, 1905, he was elected Metropolitan of Belgrade and the Kingdom of Serbia. In 1915, he was forced to leave Serbia together with the king, government, and Serbian army when the country was overpowered by the joint forces of the German Empire, Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria. He returned to Serbia in 1918 with the victorious forces of Field Marshall Petar Bojović and the Prince Regent Aleksandar.

Patriarch

After the Serbian church was reunified, Metr. Dimitrije was elected Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch. His enthronement took place on October 31, 1920. During his tenure three new dioceses were created (Czeh and Moravia, Bihać and Petrovac, and American-Canadian). In addition, he re-established the old Braničevska diocese. While patriarch he consecrated sixteen bishops.

He established a patriarchal printing house in the Rakovica Monastery with the help of Archimandrite Platon (a future hieromartyr). In 1927, Patr. Dimitrije wrote a Service to "Saint Stefan the Despot," whom he canonized.

He was also a translator from Church Slavonic and was the author of one of the best translations of the Hilandar Typikon. He established Bogoslovlje, the magazine of Orthodox Theological Faculty in Belgrade.

Patr. Dimitrije established a foundation for the support of orphans of priests and the Churches of St. Demetrius in Ratkovići (where he was a teacher) and the Holy Mother of God in Belgrade.

Patr. Dimitrije died on April 6, 1930, in Belgrade. He was buried in Rakovica Monastery, according to his wishes.

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Dimitrije (Pavlovic) of Serbia
Preceded by:
Viktor
Bishop of Niš
1884-1889
Succeeded by:
Jeronim
Preceded by:
Samuilo
Bishop of Šabac
1898-1905
Succeeded by:
Sergije
Preceded by:
Inokentije
Metropolitan of Belgrade and Kingdom of Serbija
1905-1930
Succeeded by:
himself as Patriarch
Preceded by:
none
Patriarch of Serbia
1920-1930
Succeeded by:
Varnava
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