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Milutin (Knezevic) of Valjevo

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Bishop His Grace the Right Reverend '''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 [[Ostrog Monastery of Ostrog ]] in 1967, and afterwards he returns returned to Kaona Monastery where he becomes its head and [[priest]].
After undertaking some exams, he enrolls enrolled 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 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 -->
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 known writer and [[theologian]], with theoretical articles being published in major theological magazines.
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before=''unknown''Archimandrite Teofil|
title=Abbot of Kaona Monastery|
years=????1996-2003|after=''unknown''Archimandrite [[Arsenije (Cvetkovic)]]}}
before=[[Nikanor (Bogunovic) of Banat|Nikanor (Bogunovic)]]|
==External link==
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[[Category:Orthodoxy in Australia]]

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