His Holiness '''Vikentije (Prodanov)''' (also ''Vicentius''; in Serbian: '''Викентије (Проданов)''', Милошћу Божијом православни Архиепископ пећки, Митрополит Београдско-Карловачки и патријарх српски) was [[Patriarch]] of the [[Church of Serbia|Serbian Orthodox Church]] from 1950
== Early life ==
He was born as Vitomir (Bитомир) into the family Đorđe (Ђорђе) and Jelka (Јелка), [[August 24]], 1890, in Bačko Petrovo Selo. He finished primary school in his birthplace in 1901. He graduated from Grand Serbian Orthodox
Gimnasium in Novi Sad in 1909. He continued his education in the Serbian Orthodox Theology School in Sremski Karlovci, graduating in 1913. He was a teacher in his birthplace for a couple of months. Georgije (Letić), Bishop of Temišvar, appointed him as consistorial subnotary of Diocese of Temišvar on [[June 1]], 1917. He took monastic vows in Bezdin Monastery [[August 18]] ([[August 5]], Old Style) in front of [[Archimandrite]] Isak (Došen). He was [[ordain]]ed a [[deacon]] on [[September 12]] by Bishop Georgije. He was transfered to the post of consistorial notary of the Diocese of Bačka 1919. He was raised to ranks of protodeacon and archdeacon. From 1921 -1932 he was the secretary of the executive board of [[monastery|monasteries]] in Karlovci Metropolitanate. He continued his education at the Philosophical Faculty in Belgrade and graduated in 1929 <!-- on group ?? ---> for National and Byzantine History. He was ordained a hieromonk on [[October 18]]/[[October 31|31]], 1929, and raised to the rank of archimandrite on [[November 20]]/[[December 3]]. He was elected as Secretary General of the Sentence Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church in 1932. He remained in this position until he was elected as [[vicar bishop]] of Marča, [[June 21]]/[[July 4]]. He was ordained by Patriarch Varnava and bishops Irinej of Bačka, Serafim of Raška and Prizren, Sava of Srem, and [[Platon of Banja Luka|Platon]] of Moravice.
== As Bishop ==
== As Patriarch ==