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{{orthodoxyinaustralasiasmallorthodoxyinaustralasia}}Bishop His Grace the Right Reverend '''Milutin (Knežević) of Australia and New ZealandValjevo''' (b. is a [[January 10bishop]], 1949) was enthroned on [[December 30]], 2003, by of the former Bishop of Australia and New Zealand, [[Nikanor (Bogunovic) Church of Banat|Nikanor (Bogunovic)]], at [[Monastery of New Kalenic (Canberra, Australia)|St Sava's MonasterySerbia]] in Canberra.
His Grace was Born in Mijaca, near Valjevo, on [[abbotJanuary 10]] of , 1949, the Kaona Monastery future bishop grew up in Serbia before being elected Bishop an Orthodox family. At 14 years of Australia and New Zealand by age, in 1963, he went to the Holy Assembly of Bishops Monastery of Kaona. He started attending the monastic secondary school in the [[Church of Serbia|Serbian Orthodox ChurchOstrog Monastery]] in mid-20031967, and afterwards he returned to Kaona Monastery where he becomes its head and [[priest]].
In May 2006After undertaking some exams, Bphe enrolled in the Faculty of Theology in Belgrade, afterwards continuing his studies in America, graduating there. Milutin took up For six months he was the newly-created seat secretary of Bishop the Diocese of ValjevoCanada, 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 the 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 -->
{{AusEpisStub}}In mid-2003, he was appointed Bishop of Australia and New Zealand, being consecrated on [[July 20]], 2003, by Patriarch [[Pavle (Stojcevic) of Serbia|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 (Djokic) of Canada|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. In May 2006, Bp. Milutin took up the newly-created seat of Bishop of Valjevo. Bishop Milutin is also known as a writer and [[theologian]], with theoretical articles being published in major theological magazines.
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{{succession|
before=Archimandrite Teofil|
title=Abbot of Kaona Monastery|
years=1996-2003|
after=Archimandrite [[Arsenije (Cvetkovic)]]}}
{{succession|
before=[[Nikanor (Bogunovic) of Banat|Nikanor (Bogunovic)]]|
title=Bishop of Australia and New Zealand (Serbian)|
years=2003-2006|
after=[[Irinej (Dobrijevic) of Australia and New Zealand|Irenej (Dobrijevic)]]}}{{succession|before=&mdash;|title=Bishop of Valjevo|years=2006-present|after=&mdash;}}
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==External link==
*[http://www.spc.org.yu/Vesti-2003/07/20-7-03_e1.html New Bishop Ordained]
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