Arsenije II
Archbishop of Peć and Serbian Patriarch
ChurchSerbian Patriarchate of Peć
SeePatriarchal Monastery of Peć
Term ended1463
PredecessorNikodim II
SuccessorPavle I
Personal details
DenominationEastern Orthodox Church
OccupationPrimate of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Arsenije II (Serbian Cyrillic: Арсеније II) was Archbishop of Peć and Serbian Patriarch from 1457 to 1463.[1]

Arsenije was the primate of the Serbian Patriarchate of Peć and the last known Serbian Patriarch of the medieval era. During his tenure, Ottoman Turks conquered Serbian capital city of Smederevo in 1459, destroying the Serbian Despotate.[2] After his death in 1463, new patriarch was not elected and Serbian Patriarchate of Peć entered the period of prolonged vacancy.[3]

See also



  • Fotić, Aleksandar (2008). "Serbian Orthodox Church". Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire. New York: Infobase Publishing. pp. 519–520. ISBN 9781438110257.
  • Ćirković, Sima (2004). The Serbs. Malden: Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 9781405142915.
  • Слијепчевић, Ђоко М. (1962). Историја Српске православне цркве (History of the Serbian Orthodox Church). књ. 1. Минхен: Искра.
  • Вуковић, Сава (1996). Српски јерарси од деветог до двадесетог века (Serbian Hierarchs from the 9th to the 20th Century). Београд: Евро.
Eastern Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by
Nikodim II
Serbian Patriarch
Title next held by
Pavle I