Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Buenos Aires and South America
Location
TerritorySouth America
HeadquartersBuenos Aires, Argentina
Information
DenominationEastern Orthodox
Sui iuris churchSerbian Orthodox Church
Established2011
LanguageChurch Slavonic
Serbian
Current leadership
BishopKirilo Bojović
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Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Buenos Aires and South America
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Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Buenos Aires and South America

The Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Buenos Aires, South and Central America (Serbian: Српска православна епархија буеносајреска и јужноцентралноамеричка, Spanish: Diócesis de Buenos Aires Patriarcado Ortodoxo Serbio) is a Serbian Orthodox Church eparchy (diocese) with the main headquarters located in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The diocese has 20 churches in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Ecuador, El Salvador, Colombia and Peru. In October 13, 2012, was realized the first session of diocese under the rule of the actual administration of Metropolitan bishop Amfilohije Radović.[1][2][3][4]The decision of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church brought in May 2018 elected Kirilo Bojović the first Serbian Bishop of Buenos Aires and South-Central America. He was enthroned in the Cathedral church of Nativity of Virgin in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 4 September 2018.[5]

For members of Serbian and Montenegrin diaspora in Argentina, Orthodox Christian religion acts as a very significant ethnic symbol. Therefore, as the most important element of social and cultural life the emigrants emphasized existence of Serbian Orthodox Church, since the need for group "survival" (according to the research[6]), throughout history and today, manifested itself through organizing and gathering mostly in the Serbian Orthodox Church and then in homeland's clubs.[7]

See also

  • Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America
  • Serbs in South America
  • Diócesis de Buenos Aires, Sudamérica y Centroamérica:La Diócesis de Buenos Aires, Sudamérica y Centroamérica es una de las Diócesis que comprenden la Iglesia Ortodoxa del Patriarcado Serbio y fue creada por el Santo Sínodo de la Iglesia Ortodoxa Serbia en el año 2011. Su Administrador es S. E. R. Metropolitano Amfilohije, Locum Tenens, y el Vicario General es S. E. Obispo Kirilo (Bojovic). Su Sede se encuentra en la Catedral de la Natividad de la Virgen, en la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Actualmente la Diócesis cuenta con parroquias y misiones en la Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Perú, El Salvador y República Dominicana.

References

  1. ^ Saopštenje za javnost Svetog Arhijerejskog Sabora Srpske Pravoslavne Crkve (in Serbian), Retrieved on October 8, 2014.
  2. ^ Mitropolit crnogorsko-primorski Amfilohije u Argentini (in Serbian), Retrieved on October 8, 2014.
  3. ^ Mitropolit Amfilohije učestvovao na Drugom saboru pravoslavnih kanonskih episkopa u Južnoj Americi (in Serbian), Retrieved on October 8, 2014.
  4. ^ Prva sjednica Eparhijskog odbora Eparhije buenosaireske južno-centralnoameričke (in Serbian) Retrieved on October 8, 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.spc.rs/eng/first_serbian_bishop_buenos_aires_and_southcentral_america_kiril_bojovic_enthroned
  6. ^ Бранислав Пантовић, Милеса Стефановић-Бановић - Српска православна црква као део културно-историјског наслеђа "наших" исељеника у Аргентини. Зборник радова са научне конференције са међународним учешћем: Очување и заштита културно-историјског наслеђа Србије у иностранству (IV), Институт за међународну политику и привреду, Београд, Србија 2013;
  7. ^ Pantović Branislav, Stefanović Banović Milesa (2015). "IN BETWEEN EVERYDAY LIFE AND NOSTALGIA (Emigrants from Serbia and Montenegro in Argentina)" (PDF). Slovak Ethnology. 63 (2): 146–160.

Sources

  • Vuković, Sava (1998). History of the Serbian Orthodox Church in America and Canada 1891–1941. Kragujevac: Kalenić.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

External links

  • Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Buenos Aires and South America