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Biography of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle
On December 1, 1990, the election of Bishop Pavle as the Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovac and Serbian Patriarch was met with great joy and expectation, both by clergy and laity.


The spiritual leader of the Serbian Orthodox people was born September 11, 1914 to Stefan and Ann Stojcevic, in the village of Kucani, in the county of Donji Miholjac, in Slavonija. His baptismal name was Gojko.


The Patriarch graduated with high honors from the Fourth Male Gymnasium (high school) in Belgrade. He did postgraduate studies at the Orthodox Theological Faculty at the University of Athens from 1955 to 1957. During his stay in Greece, he studied the New Testament and developed an expertise in liturgics, which resulted in the Patriarch becoming one of the most prolific liturgical writers in the Serbian Church. For his patient and prominent work in the field of theology, the Theological Faculty of the Serbian Orthodox Church awarded His Holiness an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity.


From 1944 to 1955, he was a monastic of Raca Monastery performing different disciplines. During the 1950/51 academic year, the then-Hierodeacon Pavle was appointed a lecturer at the Prizen Seminary, a position which he retained until his election to the Patriarchal Throne.


He was tonsured a monastic in 1948 and that same year he was ordained a hierodeacon. In 1954, he was ordained a hieromonk and elected to the rank of protosingelos. He was elevated to the rank of archimandrite in 1957 by Bishop Emilian of Slavonija. On May 29, 1957, the Holy Assembly of Bishops elected Archimandrite Pavle as Bishop of Raska-Prizen.


From that day to the present, he has faithfully shared in the plight of his suffering people. Bishop Pavle wrote and warned of the present exodus of Serbs from Kosovo, the attacks of the Albanians on Serbian monasteries, the rape of nuns, and terrorizing of pedestrians, the desecration of Serbian cemeteries and overall suffering of the Orthodox in Kosovo and in Metohija. In 1989, the then Bishop Pavle was personally beaten by several Albanian youths in Kosovo. The extent of his injuries required nearly 3 months of hospitalization. However, in the spirit of Christian forgiveness, he refused to press charges.


It is not without reason that Patriarch Pavle has been referred to as a 'saint who walks.' The simplicity of his lifestyle and his personal humility have found favor by all of those who are familiar with this virtuous man. All of the Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church have an automobile, which they use to travel through their dioceses. The one exception has been Patriarch Pavle. When asked why he never obtained an automobile, he replies: 'I will not purchase one until every Albanian and Serbian household in Kosovo and Metohija has an automobile.'


His Holiness has published Devich, The Monastery of St. Joanikije of Devich (1989) and Questions and Answers to the Church Reader (1988). For the past 20 years, he has been responsible for the column in the Glasnik of the Serbian Patriarchate known as Questions and Answers, dealing with liturgical and sacramental questions. Through his efforts the Holy Synod published the new version of Srbljak in 1968. He also coordinated the reproduction of liturgical studies Christian Feasts by M. Skabalanovich, published originally in Kiev in 1915 in 6 volumes. The most monumental contribution of H. H. Patriarch Pavle was the translation of the New Testament published in 1984 under his supervision. This was the first official Serbian translation of the New Testament approved by the Serbian Orthodox Church. If all Bishop Pavle’s works were published, there would be thousands of pages and many volumes. Patriarch Pavle exemplifies simplicity in his lifestyle and is the embodiment of humility and personal holiness, a most worthy helmsman to guide the 'Ship of the Church' in these troubled times.


Accompanying His Holiness Patriarch Pavle is his official delgation which consists of: His Eminence of Metropolitan Amphiliohije of Montenegro, His Grace Bishop Stefan of Zica, His Grace Bishop Iriney of Nis, the Very Reverend Mihajlo Arnaut and Hierodeacon Mark Momcilovic.


It is with great joy and gladness that we welcome His Holiness, Patriarch Pavle, the 44th successor to the Throne of St. Sava, to our midst. His Holiness Patriarch Pavle has come to visit all of us, his flock in the United States and Canada, bringing with him the message of peace, reconciliation and Orthodox unity.


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Currently, SerbianOrthodoxChurch.com has a complete listing of all Serbian Orthodox Churches in North America,
South America, Africa, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, New
Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, and The Netherlands.


Website Argentina Buenos Aires Comunidad Cristiana Serbia-Ortodoxa San Sava
Website Argentina Buenos Aires Nativity of the Virgin Mary
Website Argentina Machagay Saint Nicholas Church
Website Argentina Venado Tuerto San Miguel
Website Australia Australian Capital Territory Canberra Erarhija
Website Australia Australian Capital Territory Canberra Saint George
Website Australia Australian Capital Territory Canberra Saint Sava
Website Australia New South Wales Hall Manastir
Website Australia New South Wales NewCastle Saint Naum Ohr.
Website Australia New South Wales Sydney Saint George
Website Australia New South Wales Sydney Saint Lazar
Website Australia New South Wales Sydney Saint Nikola
Website Australia New South Wales Sydney Saint Sava
Website Australia New South Wales Sydney Saint Stephen
Website Australia New South Wales Wollongong Saint Jovan
Website Australia New South Wales Wollongong Saint Jovan
Website Australia Queensland Brisbane Saint Nikola
Website Australia Queensland Brisbane Saint Nikola
Website Australia Queensland Brisbane Saint Nikola
Website Australia Queensland Gold Coast Velika Gospoina
Website Australia South Australia Adelaide Saint Sava
Website Australia South Australia Adelaide Saint Sava
Website Australia Victoria Elaine Eparhija Patr.
Website Australia Victoria Geelong Saint Nikola
Website Australia Victoria Melbourne Saint George
Website Australia Victoria Melbourne Saint Petka
Website Australia Victoria Melbourne Saint Sava
Website Australia Victoria Melbourne Saint Stephen
Website Australia Victoria Melbourne Saint Stephen Decanski
Website Australia Victoria Melbourne Saint Trojica
Website Australia Victoria Wodona Saint Peter and Paul
Website Australia Victoria Yallourn Saint Trojica
Website Australia West Australia Perth Saint Sava
Website Australia West Australia Perth Saint Trojica
Website Austria Feldkirch Serbian Orthodox Church
Website Austria Linz Serbian Orthodox Church
Website Austria Salzburg Serbian Orthodox Church
Website Austria Wien First And Second Vienna Parish
Website Austria Wien Third Vienna Parish
Website Belgium Bruxelles Saint Sava
Website Brazil San Paolo Synaxis of Serbian Saints
Website Canada Alberta Calgary Saint Simeon Mirotocivi Serbian Orthodox Church
Website Canada Alberta Edmonton Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Website Canada Alberta Lethbridge Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Missionary Parish
Website Canada British Columbia Kelowna Saint Ilija Serbian Orthodox Missionary Parish
Website Canada British Columbia Vancouver Saint Archangel Michael Church
Website Canada British Columbia Vancouver Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Website Canada Manitoba Winnipeg Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Canada Ontario Binbrook Serbian Orthodox Center Holy Trinity
Website Canada Ontario Hamilton Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
Website Canada Ontario Hamilton Saint Nikola Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church
Website Canada Ontario Kitchener Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church
Website Canada Ontario Kitchener Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
Website Canada Ontario London Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Website Canada Ontario Mississauga Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church Centre
Website Canada Ontario Niagara Falls Saint Archangel Michael Church
Website Canada Ontario Niagara Falls Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
Website Canada Ontario Oakville Saints Peter & Paul Serbian Orthodox Church
Website Canada Ontario Ottawa Saint Stefan Serbian Orthodox Church
Website Canada Ontario Sudbury Saints Peter & Paul Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church
Website Canada Ontario Thunder Bay Saint George Serbian Orthodox Missionary Parish
Website Canada Ontario Toronto Saint Michael the Archangel Serbian Orthodox Church
Website Canada Ontario Toronto Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Website Canada Ontario Waterloo Saint George Church
Website Canada Ontario West Lorne Saint llija Church
Website Canada Ontario Whitby Saint Arsenije Sremas Serbian Orthodox Church
Canada Ontario Windsor Dormition of the Theotokos 'Gracanica' Serbian Orthodox Church
Website Canada Ontario Windsor Saint Dimitije Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church
Website Canada Quebec Westmount Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church
Canada Saskatchewan Regina Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church
Website Denmark Nema Adrese Sveti Nikole
France Mongeron Sveti Petke
Website France Moselle Sveti Kneza Lazara
Website France Nancy Sveti Nikole
Website France Paris Saint Sava Parish
Website Germany Aachen Sveti Ravnoapostola Cirilia I Metodija
Website Germany Augsburg Sveti Stefana I Jelene Stiljanovic
Website Germany Berlin Sveti Sava
Website Germany Bielefeld Sveti Vasilija Ostroskog Cudotvorca
Website Germany Bocholt Sveti Kralja Stefana Decanskog
Website Germany Bonn Sveti Vaznesenja Gospodnjeg
Website Germany Braunschweig Sveti Velikomucenika Dimitrija
Website Germany Bremen Obnovljenje Hrama Svetog Georgija-Durotic
Website Germany Dortmund Hram Sveti Apostola I Jevandjelista Luke
Website Germany Dusseldorf Hram Sveti Sava
Website Germany Frankfurt Sveti Apostola I Jevandelista Luke
Website Germany Friedrichshafen Sveti Srpskih Novomucenika
Website Germany Geilnau Skit Prepodobnog Spiridona
Website Germany Gottingen Velikomucenika Kneza Lazara
Website Germany Hamburg Sabora Sveti Arhangela Mihaila
Website Germany Himmelsthur Manastir Presvete Bogorodice
Website Germany Karlsrune Prepodobne Matere Paraskeve
Website Germany Kassel Velikomucenika Kneza Lazara
Website Germany Kevelaer Sveti Kralja Stefana Decanskog
Website Germany Kolm Vozdvizenje Casnoga Krsta Gospodnjeg
Website Germany Lipstat Sveti Stefan Decanski
Website Germany Ludenscheid Prepodobnog Simeona Mirotocivog
Website Germany Mannheim Hram Prepodobnog Simona Monaha
Website Germany Munchen Sveti Kralja Jovana Vladimira Srpskog
Website Germany Nurnberg Sveti Raznoapostola Cirila I Metodija
Website Germany Osnabruck Sveti Velikomucenika I Pobedonosca Georgija
Website Germany Paderborn Prepodobni Stefan Piperski
Website Germany Wchwenningen Sabor Sveti Arhangela Mihaila - Yillingen
Website Germany Wuppertal Hram Rodenja Presvete Bogorodice
Website Great Britain Bedford Sveti Andreja Prvozvanog
Website Great Britain Birmingham Sveti Kneza Lazara
Website Great Britain Bradford Sveti Trojice
Website Great Britain Cardiff Sveti Nikole
Website Great Britain Derby Sveti Apostola
Website Great Britain London Sveti Save
Website Great Britain Oxford Sveti Vaznesenja
Website Holand Amsterdam Sveti Nikole
Website Hungary Budapest Zaduzbina 'P.Ignjatovica'
Website Italy Roma Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Website Italy Trieste Saint Spiridon
Website New Zealand Wellington Saint Sava
Website New Zealand Wellington Skete Of The Dormition Of The Blessed Virgin Mary
Website Norway Oslo Sveti Vasilija Ostroskog
Website South Africa Johannesburg Saint Sava Church
Website Sweden Eskilstuna Sveti Ane Novogrodske
Website Sweden Goteborg Sveti Stevana Decanskog
Website Sweden Helsinborg Sveti Vasilija Velikog
Website Sweden Jonkoping Rodenje Presvete Bogorodice
Website Sweden Kristianstad Sveti Dimitrija
Website Sweden Lund Sveti Marije Magdaline
Website Sweden Malmo Sveti Cirila I Metodija
Website Sweden Sodertalje Sveti Velikomucenika Georgija
Website Sweden Stockholm Sveti Sava
Website Sweden Vallavagen Sveti Nikole
Website Switzerland Basel Svih Svetih
Website Switzerland Bern Sveti Ravnoapostola Cirila I Methodija
Website Switzerland Geneve Sveta Tri Jerarha
Website Switzerland Lausiane Sveta Tri Jerarha
Website Switzerland Lihtenstein Svetih Apostola
Website Switzerland Lugano Sveti Save
Website Switzerland Luzern Hrista Spasitelja
Website Switzerland St. Gallen Prepodobnog Simona monaha
Website Switzerland Zurich Svete Trojice
Website USA Alabama Huntsville Saint Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Mission Parish
Website USA Alaska Anchorage The Venerable Peter of Korish Serbian Orthodox Mission Parish
USA Alaska Ouzinkie Saint Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Skete
USA Alaska Ouzinkie Saint Nilus Serbian Orthodox Skete
Website USA Arizona Bisbee Saint Stephen Nemanja Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Arizona Phoenix Saint Nikola Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Arizona Phoenix Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
USA Arizona Safford Saint Paisius Serbian Orthodox Monastery
Website USA Arkansas Hot Springs Saint Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Arkansas Hot Springs Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA California Alhambra Saint Stevan's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
Website USA California Angeles Camp Saint Basil of Ostrog Serbian Orthodox Mission Parish
Website USA California Arcadia Christ the Saviour Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA California Fair Oaks Holy Assumption of the Mother of God Church
USA California Fallbrook Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Skete
Website USA California Fresno Saint Peter the Apostle Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA California Jackson Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA California Jackson Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA California Los Alamitos Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos Serbian Orthodox Parish
Website USA California Moraga Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA California Oakland Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
USA California Platina Saint Herman of Alaska Serbian Orthodox Monastery
Website USA California Redding Saint Andrew Fool-for Christ Serbian Orthodox Mission Parish
Website USA California San Diego Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA California San Francisco Saint John the Baptist Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA California San Gabriel Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA California San Marcos Saint Petka Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA California Santa Clara Pokrov Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA California Saratoga Saint Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church
USA California Wildwood Saint Henia Serbian Orthodox Skete
USA Colorado Denver Saint John the Baptist Serbian Orthodox Mission Parish
USA District of Columbia Saint Luke Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Florida Clearwater Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Florida Jacksonville Saint King Milutin Serbian Orthodox Missionary Parish
Website USA Florida North Miami Saint Simeon Mirotocivi Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Florida North Port Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Florida Orlando Saint Petka Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Florida Saint Petersburg Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Georgia Lawrenceville Saints Peter & Paul Serbian Orthodox Mission Parish
Website USA Hawaii Honolulu Saint Lazar Serbian Orthodox Mission Parish
Website USA Illinois Bellwood Saint John the Baptist Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Illinois Chicago Holy Ressurection Cathedral
Website USA Illinois Chicago Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Illinois Chicago Saint Nikola Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Illinois Chicago Saint Simeon Mirotocivi Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Illinois Chicago Saint Stevan of Decani Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Illinois Joliet Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Illinois Joliet Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Illinois Lake Forest Saint Basil of Ostrog Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Illinois Lansing Saint Archangel Michael Church
Website USA Illinois Libertyville Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery
Website USA Illinois Rockford Saint Ascension Serbian Missionary Parish
Website USA Illinois Third Lake The Most Holy Mother of God Monastery & Saint Lazar Parish
Website USA Indiana East Chicago Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Indiana Indianapolis Saint Nikola Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Indiana Merrillville Saint Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
Website USA Indiana Merrillville Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Indiana New Carlisle The Nativity of the Mother of God Serbian Orthodox Monastry
Website USA Indiana Schererville Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Indiana South Bend Saints Peter & Paul Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Kansas Kansas City Saint Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Kansas Kansas City Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
USA Maine Biddeford Synaxis of Serbian Saints Mission Parish
Website USA Maryland Potomac Saint Luke Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Massachusetts Wakefield Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
USA Michigan Detroit Saint Lazarus Cathedral Ravanica
Website USA Michigan Detroit Saint Petka Church
Website USA Michigan Ecorse Serbian Orthodox Church Holy Ascension
Website USA Michigan Monroe Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Michigan Warren Saint Stevan Decanski Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Minnesota Chisholm Saint Basil of Ostrog Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Minnesota Duluth Nativity of Theotokos Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Minnesota Duluth Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Minnesota Hibbing Holy Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Minnesota Saint Paul Holy Trinity of the Twin Cities Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Minnesota South Saint Paul Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
USA Missouri Greenfield Saint Pachomius Monastery
Website USA Missouri St. Louis Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church
Website USA Missouri St. Louis Saint John the Theologian Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Montana Butte Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Nebraska Omaha Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Nevada Las Vegas Saint Simeon Mirotocivi Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Nevada Reno Saint John the Baptist Serbian Orthodox Mission Parish
Website USA New Jersey Elizabeth Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA New Jersey Elizabeth Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Ascension
Website USA New Jersey Paterson Saint John the Baptist Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA New York Clinton Saint Stefan Despot Lazaraveic Serbian Orthodox Missionary Parish
Website USA New York Lackawanna Saint Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA New York New York City Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
Website USA New York Scarsdale Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA North Carolina Charlotte Saint Arsenius of Srem Serbian Orthodox Mission Parish
Website USA North Carolina Raleigh Saint Basil of Ostrog Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Ohio Akron Saint Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Ohio Akron Saint Demetrius Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Ohio Broadview Hts. Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Ohio Cincinnati Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Ohio Columbus Saint Stephen of Decani Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Ohio Lorain Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Ohio North Canton Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Ohio Norton Saints Peter & Paul Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Ohio Parma Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
USA Ohio Richfield Serbian Orthodox Monastery Marcha
Website USA Ohio Sheffield Village Saint Mark Serbian Orthodox Monastery & Parish
Website USA Ohio Steubenville Holy Ressurection Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Ohio Warren Saint Elija Church
Website USA Ohio Youngstown Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Ohio Youngstown Old Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church
USA Oregon Eugene Saint John Maksimovich Serbian Orthodox Church
USA Oregon Milwaukee Saint Stephen Archdeacon & Protomartyr Serbian Orthodox Mission Parish
Website USA Pennsylvania Aliquippa Saint Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Pennsylvania Carmichaels Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Pennsylvania Clairton Saint Mary Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Pennsylvania Hermitage Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Pennsylvania Johnstown Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Pennsylvania Johnstown Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Pennsylvania Lebanon Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church of The Holy Resurrection of Christ
Website USA Pennsylvania Mckeesport Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Pennsylvania Midland Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church Lazarica
Website USA Pennsylvania Monroeville Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Pennsylvania Oberlin Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Pennsylvania Philadelphia Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
Website USA Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
USA Pennsylvania Springboro Most Holy Mother of God Serbian Orthodox Monastery
Website USA Pennsylvania Youngwood Holy Ascension Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Texas Cypress Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Texas Galveston Saints Constantine and Helen Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Texas Galveston Saints Constantine and Helen Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Texas Irving Holy Three Hierarchs Serbian Orthodox Missionary Parish
Website USA Utah Salt Lake City Saint Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Mission Parish
Website USA Washington Issaquah Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA West Virginia Fairmont Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission Parish
Website USA Wisconsin Cudahy Saint Nikola Serbian Church
Website USA Wisconsin Milwaukee Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
Website USA Wisconsin Racine Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
Website USA Wisconsin Racine Saint George Serbian Orthodox Church
Website Venezuela Caracas Comunidad Cristiana Serbo Ortodoxa


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