Maxim (Vasilijević) of Western America

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Bp Maxim of Western America

Bishop Maxim (Vasilijevic) was enthroned as bishop of the Diocese of Western America of the Serbian Orthodox Church on July 30, 2006. Previously, he was the Bishop of Hum, Vicar bishop in the Metropolitanate of Dabro-Bosna, in the Republic of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He was enthroned by Bp. Longin of the New Gracanica Metropolitanate, in the Cathedral Church of St. Steven the First-Crowned in Alhambra, California. Bp. Maxim was elected to the see of the Serbian Diocese of Western America at the regular session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, held in May, 2006. Bp. Maxim succeeded Bp. Longin, who previously was the Administrator of the diocese.

Bishop Maxim is docent of the Divinity School at the Theological Faculty of the University of Belgrade, and for Christian Anthropology and Sociology at the Theological Faculty of the University of East Sarajevo.

Bishop Maxim graduated from the Theological Faculty of the Serbian Orthodox Church in 1993. In 1996 he completed his Masters of Theology at the University of Athens. Just three years later, in 1999, he successfully defended his doctorate in the field of Dogmatics and Patristics at the same university. He worked on his post-doctorate in the field of Byzantine History and Theology for one year in Paris and the Sorbonne in 2003-04. During this time, he also explored the theory and practical application of painting, under the guidance of A. Pinkas at the French Academy of Fine Arts in Paris. He speaks Greek, French, Russian and English.


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Maxim (Vasilijević) of Western America
Preceded by:
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Vicar Bishop of Hum
Serbian Orthodox Church

2004-2006
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
Jovan
Bishop of Western America
Serbian Orthodox Church

2006-present
Succeeded by:
incubment
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