Simeon (Jakovljević) of Brno and Olomouc

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Revision as of 09:16, April 17, 2013

His Eminence, Archbishop Simeon (Jakovljević), (Czech: Arcibiskup Simeon, in the world, Radivoj Jakovljević; born Feb 12, 1926, Prague), is a bishop of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia. On April 9, 2000, he was appointed the bishop of Brno and Olomouc. On February 12, 2006, his 80th birthday, he was raised to the honor of archbishop. On April 12, 2013, after the resignation of Metropolitan Christopher he was chosen to serve as locum tenens of the metropolitan see, until the election of a new primate can be held.

Biography

His Eminence was born on February 12, 1926 in Prague to a Serbian father and a Czech mother. He completed high school in Prague and then, in 1945, began to study theology in Charles University in Prague.

From 1949 through 1953, he studied in the Leningrad Theological Academy. From 1954 through 1959, he was an assistant in the department of theology in the Preshove University. He taught Old Testament in the Orthodox theological department in Preshove.

On September 7, 1958, he was married. On November 1, 1958, he was ordained to the diaconate and on December 25, to the priesthood.

From 1959 through 1998, Fr. Radivoj served as the priest of the parish of St. Vladimir the Great, in Mariánské Lázně.

In 1992, he received his doctorate of theology. On September 12, 1996, his wife reposed in the Lord, leaving him a widower.

On June 1, 1998, he received monastic tonsure, taking the name Simeon.

Episcopacy

On June 21, 1998, Hieromonk Simeon was consecrated bishop of Mariánské Lázně, vicar of the Archdiocese of Prague. Two years later, on April 9, 2000, he was appointed the bishop of the Diocese of Brno and Olomouc. Six years later, on his 80th birthday, he was raised to the rank of archbishop.

On April 12, 2013, after the resignation of Met. Christopher, Archbishop Simeon was appointed locum tenens to govern the Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia until the election of a new primate.

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Simeon (Jakovljević) of Brno and Olomouc
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Bishop of Mariánské Lázně
Vicar

1998 - 2000
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Preceded by:
Christopher (Puleс)
Bishop of Olomouc and Brno
2000 - Present
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Christopher (Puleс)
Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia
locum tenens

2013 - Present
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