Kalinik II
Archbishop of Peć and Serbian Patriarch
ChurchSerbian Orthodox Church
SeePatriarchal Monastery of Peć
Term ended1766
PredecessorVasilije I
SuccessorDimitrije I
Personal details
NationalityRum Millet (Ottoman Empire)
DenominationEastern Orthodox Christianity
OccupationPrimate of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Kalinik II (Serbian: Калиник II, Greek: Καλλίνικος Β΄, Latin: Callinicus II) was Archbishop of Peć and Serbian Patriarch from 1765 to 1766. He was the last holder of that office before the Ottoman Empire abolished the Serbian Patriarchate of Peć in 1766.[1] As an ethnic Greek, he was seen as a foreigner among Serbs, who favored the deposed patriarch Vasilije I. Since his tenure was marked by various internal conflicts, Kalinik decided to resign his post, and even went a step further: he sent a pre-agreed petition to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople asking for the abolition of the Srbian Patriarchate of Peć, citing accumulated debts as the main reason for this motion, signed by him and 5 other bishops. On 11 September 1766, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople convinced the Sultan to abolish the Serbian Patriarchate of Peć and place its dioceses under the jurisdiction of Constantinople. That decision affected only Serbian dioceses under Ottoman rule, since Serbian Autonomous Metropolitanate of Karlovci in Habsburg Monarchy remained out of reach of Constantinopolitan Phanariotes.[2]


  1. ^ Вуковић 1996, p. 273-274.
  2. ^ Ćirković 2004, p. 177.


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External links

  • Official site of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Serbian Archbishops and Patriarchs
Eastern Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by
Vasilije I
Serbian Patriarch
Post abolished by Ottoman Empire
Title next held by
as patriarch from 1920