Ignatije (Midić) of Pozarevac

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Bishop Ignatije (Midic) of Pozarevac and Branicevo
His Eminence Ignatije (Midić) (also Ignjatije; Serbian: Игнатије/Игњатије Мидић) is the bishop of the diocese of Požarevac and Braničevo in Serbia.


Early life and education

He was born on October 17, 1954, in Knez Selo, Nis, Serbia. After primary school, he enrolled in the theological seminary of St. Sava in Belgrade in 1969, and he graduated in 1974. He then began attending the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade in 1980. From 1981 to 1987 he studied at the University of Athens' Department of Theology under the supervision of Professor John Zizioulas. In 1987 he completed his doctoral thesis on The Mystery of the Church: Systematic and Historical Presence of the Mystery of the Church by St Maximus the Confessor and was awarded the degree of Doctorate of Theology. After 1988 he taught as a professor of dogmatics and systematic theology at the Orthodox Theological Department in the University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Monk and hierarch

In 1991 he entered the monastery of the Most Holy Theotokos in Belgrade, where he was tonsured as a monk and later ordained a deacon and a priest. Finally, he was elected bishop of Požarevac and Braničevo in 1994 by the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church. In the Church of Pozarevac on June 26, 1994, he was consecrated by the His Holiness Pavle, Metropolitan of Karlovac and Patriarch of Serbia in the cathedral of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Požarevac. Bishop Ignatije is the author of many studies, including the book Remember the Future.


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Ignatije (Midić) of Pozarevac
Preceded by:
Sava
Bishop of Požarevac and Braničevo
1994-present
Succeeded by:
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External links

  • Listing at the Orthodox Research Institute
  • Listing at SerbianOrthodoxChurch.com
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