Kirilo II, Serbian Patriarch


Kirilo II
Archbishop of Peć and Serbian Patriarch
ChurchSerbian Patriarchate of Peć
SeePatriarchal Monastery of Peć
Term ended1763
PredecessorGavrilo IV
SuccessorVasilije I
Personal details
NationalityRum Millet
DenominationEastern Orthodox Church
OccupationPrimate of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Kirilo II (Serbian Cyrillic: Кирило II, Greek: Κύριλλος Β΄) was Archbishop of Peć and Serbian Patriarch from 1759 to 1763. He was an ethnic Greek.[1]

In 1758, internal crisis and struggles in the Serbian Patriarchate of Peć resulted in deposition of Serbian Patriarch Gavrilo IV, and soon after that another ethnic Greek — metropolitan Cyril (Greek: Κύριλλος), was appointed at his place, becoming Serbian Patriarch "Kirilo II". New patriarch had to face many difficulties, since the Serbian Patriarchate of Peć was in great debt,[2] and he also faced some internal opposition among Serbian clergy. One of Serbian metropolitans, Vasilije Jovanović-Brkić of Dabar and Bosnia managed to depose and succeed patriarch Kirilo II in 1763, becoming new Serbian patriarch as Vasilije I.[3]


  1. ^ Вуковић 1996, p. 276-277.
  2. ^ Ćirković 2004, p. 177.
  3. ^ Вуковић 1996, p. 61.


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External links

  • Official site of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Serbian Archbishops and Patriarchs
Eastern Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by
Gavrilo IV
Serbian Patriarch
Succeeded by
Vasilije I