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Andrej (Frusic) of Banja Luka

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His Grace '''Andrej (Frušić) of Banja Luka''' (Serbian: '''епископ др Андреј Фрушић''') was the Serbian Orthodox [[bishop]] of Banja Luka from 1961 to 1980, and later of Srem from 1980 to 1987.
He was born on [[July 5]], 1916, in Divoš in Srem, and named Janko (Јанко). He graduated from high school in Novi Sad in 1935, and the Orthodox Theological Faculty in Belgrade in 1939.  On [[July 11]]/[[July 24|24]], 1940, he was [[tonsure]]d. The next day he was [[ordain]]ed a [[deacon]], and on [[March 3]]/[[March 16|16]], 1941, a [[priest]]. In 1952, he obtained his doctorate from Tgology in theology in Belgrade. He was the last theology student to receivc who received his doctorate from Belgrade University before until 2004, as the Orthodox Theological Faculty having been was removed from the university from 1952 until its restoration and was restored only in 2004. He was professor at the Orthodox Theological Faculty from 1952 to 1961. He was elected for [[Auxiliary bishop|Vicar Bishop ]] of Banja Luka Budimlje in 1961 1959 and was [[Consecration of a bishop|consecrated ]] by [[Patriarch]] German and two other bishopson [[June 15]]/[[June 28|28]] (St. On Vitus' Day). He was elected Bishop of Banja Luka in 1961. Together with the people and priests, he built a new Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in 1972. At his own request he was transferred to the [[Diocese]] of Srem in 1980. He died in Sremska Mitrovica in 1987.
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title=[[List of Metropolitens and Bishops of Banja Luka|Bishop of Banja Luka]]|
years=1961-1980|
title=Bishop of Srem|
years=1980-1987|
after= Vasilije}}
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[[Category:Bishops of Budimlje]]
[[Category:Bishops of Banja Luka]]
[[Category:Bishops of Srem]]
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