Vasilije (Popović) of Banja Luka

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''' Metropoliten Vasilije (Popović)''' was second Metropoliten of Banja Luka (1907-1937)
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'''Metropolitan Vasilije (Popović)''' (also ''Basil''; in Serbian Митрополит Василије (Поповић)) was the second [[Metropolitan]] of Banja Luka, from 1907 to 1937.
Holy Synod of Ecumenical Patriarchate elected him for Metropoliten of Banja luka 1907. He was orained by Archbishop of Sarajevo and Metropoliten of Dabro-Bosna Evgenije, who was his predccessor at see of Banja Luka, Metropoliten of Hercegovina (later of Dabro-Bosna) St. Petar, and Metropoliten of Zvornik-Tuzla (later of Vršac) Ilarion.
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He joined to Serbian Orthodox Churc 1920, with his flock. Ecumenical Patriarch aproved this 1922.
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Metropoliten Vasilije died 1937. His relicts are in Catedral Chuch of Holy Trinity in Banja Luka.
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==Life==
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Vailije (Popovic) was elected as Metropolitan of Banja Luka in 1907 by the [[Holy Synod]] of the [[Ecumenical Patriarchate]]. He was [[ordination|ordained]] by [[Archbishop]] Evgenije of Sarajevo and Metropolitan of Dabro-Bosna; St. Petar, Metropolitan of Hercegovina and later of Dabro-Bosna; and Metropolitan Ilarion of Zvornik-Tuzla. Metropolitan Evgenije preceded him as Metropolitan of Banja Luka.
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He and his flock were accepted into the [[Church of Serbia|Serbian Orthodox Church]] in 1920, a move the Ecumenical Patriarchate approved in 1922.
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Metr. Vasilije died in 1937. His [[relics]] are in the [[Cathedral]] of the Holy Trinity in Banja Luka.
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Metropolitan Vasilije (Popović) (also Basil; in Serbian Митрополит Василије (Поповић)) was the second Metropolitan of Banja Luka, from 1907 to 1937.

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Life

Vailije (Popovic) was elected as Metropolitan of Banja Luka in 1907 by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He was ordained by Archbishop Evgenije of Sarajevo and Metropolitan of Dabro-Bosna; St. Petar, Metropolitan of Hercegovina and later of Dabro-Bosna; and Metropolitan Ilarion of Zvornik-Tuzla. Metropolitan Evgenije preceded him as Metropolitan of Banja Luka.

He and his flock were accepted into the Serbian Orthodox Church in 1920, a move the Ecumenical Patriarchate approved in 1922.

Metr. Vasilije died in 1937. His relics are in the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Banja Luka.

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Vasilije (Popović) of Banja Luka
Preceded by:
Evgenije
Metropolitan of Banja Luka
1907-1937
Succeeded by:
St. Platon
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