Milutin (Knezevic) of Valjevo

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Bishop '''Milutin (Knežević) of Australia and New Zealand''' (b. [[January 10]], 1949) was enthroned on [[December 30]], 2003, by the former Bishop of Australia and New Zealand, [[Nikanor (Bogunovic) of Banat|Nikanor (Bogunovic)]], at [[Monastery of New Kalenic (Canberra, Australia)|St Sava's Monastery]] in Canberra.
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Bishop '''Milutin (Knežević) of Valjevo''' is a bishop of the [[Church of Serbia]].
  
His Grace was [[abbot]] of the Kaona Monastery in Serbia before being elected Bishop of Australia and New Zealand by the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the [[Church of Serbia|Serbian Orthodox Church]] in mid-2003.
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Born in Mijaca, near Valjevo, on January 10, 1949, the future bishop grew up in an Orthodox family.  At 14 years of age, in 1963, he went to the Monastery of Kaona.  He started attending the monastic secondary school in the Monastery of Ostrog in 1967, and afterwards he returns to Kaona Monastery where he becomes its head and priest.
  
In May 2006, Bp. Milutin took up the newly-created seat of Bishop of Valjevo.
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After undertaking some exams, he enrolls in the Faculty of Theology in Belgrade, afterwards continuing his studies in America, graduating there. For six months he was the secretary of the Diocese of Canada, and for six months he was the parish priest in Niagara.
  
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After this service in North America, Bishop Lavrentije appointed Fr Milutin hierarchal appointee of Sava/Tamnava region; and in the beginning of 2003, Archimandrite Milutin was appointed hierarchal deputy of Sava/Tamnava.  <!-- nb. trying to rationalise previous edits-->During this time, he was abbot of Kaona Monastery.<!-- end rationalisation -->
  
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In mid-2003, he was appointed Bishop of Australia and New Zealand, being consecrated on [[July 20]], 2003, by Patriarch Pavle, with Metropolitans Nikolaj of Dabro and Bosnia, Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, Longin of New Gracanica; Bishops Lavrentije of Sabac and Valjevo, Irenej of Nis, Irenej of Backa, Georgije of Canada and Dositej of Scandanavia and Britain.  He was enthroned on [[December 30]], 2003, by his predecessor in Australia and New Zealand, [[Nikanor (Bogunovic) of Banat|Nikanor (Bogunovic)]], at [[Monastery of New Kalenic (Canberra, Australia)|St Sava's Monastery]] in Canberra.
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In May 2006, Bp Milutin took up the newly-created seat of Bishop of Valjevo.
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Bishop Milutin is also a known writer and theologian, with theoretical articles being published in major theological magazines.
  
  
 
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Bishop Milutin (Knežević) of Valjevo is a bishop of the Church of Serbia.

Born in Mijaca, near Valjevo, on January 10, 1949, the future bishop grew up in an Orthodox family. At 14 years of age, in 1963, he went to the Monastery of Kaona. He started attending the monastic secondary school in the Monastery of Ostrog in 1967, and afterwards he returns to Kaona Monastery where he becomes its head and priest.

After undertaking some exams, he enrolls in the Faculty of Theology in Belgrade, afterwards continuing his studies in America, graduating there. For six months he was the secretary of the Diocese of Canada, and for six months he was the parish priest in Niagara.

After this service in North America, Bishop Lavrentije appointed Fr Milutin hierarchal appointee of Sava/Tamnava region; and in the beginning of 2003, Archimandrite Milutin was appointed hierarchal deputy of Sava/Tamnava. During this time, he was abbot of Kaona Monastery.

In mid-2003, he was appointed Bishop of Australia and New Zealand, being consecrated on July 20, 2003, by Patriarch Pavle, with Metropolitans Nikolaj of Dabro and Bosnia, Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, Longin of New Gracanica; Bishops Lavrentije of Sabac and Valjevo, Irenej of Nis, Irenej of Backa, Georgije of Canada and Dositej of Scandanavia and Britain. He was enthroned on December 30, 2003, by his predecessor in Australia and New Zealand, Nikanor (Bogunovic), at St Sava's Monastery in Canberra.

In May 2006, Bp Milutin took up the newly-created seat of Bishop of Valjevo.

Bishop Milutin is also a known writer and theologian, with theoretical articles being published in major theological magazines.


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Milutin (Knezevic) of Valjevo
Preceded by:
unknown
Abbot of Kaona Monastery
????-2003
Succeeded by:
unknown
Preceded by:
Nikanor (Bogunovic)
Bishop of Australia and New Zealand (Serbian)
2003-2006
Succeeded by:
Irinej (Dobrijevic) of Australia and New Zealand
Preceded by:
Bishop of Valjevo
2006-present
Succeeded by:
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