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Patriarch Dimitrije of Serbia

His Holiness the Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, Patriarch of Serbs
Church Serbian Orthodox Church
See Belgrade
Installed September 12, 1920
Term ended April 6, 1930
Predecessor Kalinik
Successor Varnava
Personal details
Birth name Dimitrije Pavlović
Born October 28, 1846
Požarevac, Serbia
Died April 6, 1930(1930-04-06) (aged 83)
Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Dimitrije (Serbian: Димитрије; 28 October 1846 in Požarevac, Principality of Serbia - 6 April 1930 in Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia) was the first patriarch of the reunified Serbian Orthodox Church, from 1920 until his death.[1]

He was styled "His Holiness, the Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, Serbian Patriarch".


Dimitrije Pavlović was born on 28 October 1846 in Požarevac, Serbia. He was appointed Bishop of Niš in 1884, and held that title until 1889. He then became Bishop of Šabac-Valjevo in 1898 and held that title until 1905. When Inokentije, Metropolitan of Serbia, died in 1905, Dimitrije was picked to become the next Archbishop of Belgrade and Metropolitan of Serbia. In 1920, the Patriarchate of Serbia was re-established, which caused Dimitrije to become the first patriarch of the newly re-established Patriarchate of Serbia. On 8 June 1922, he wed King Alexander I and Princess Maria of Romania in the Cathedral Church in Belgrade. Patriarch Dimitrije died on 6 April 1930 in Belgrade and was buried in the Rakovica monastery.


Orthodox Church titles
Post abolished by
Ottoman Empire (1766)
Title last held by
Kalinik II
Patriarch of Serbs
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Inokentije Pavlović
Metropolitan of Belgrade
Merged with the
Patriarchate of Karlovci
to resurrect the
Patriarchate of Serbia

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