Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Düsseldorf and all of Germany
Sankt Sava (Düsseldorf).jpg
The diocesan Cathedral of the Saint Sava in Düsseldorf
Location
TerritoryGermany
HeadquartersDüsseldorf, Germany
Information
DenominationEastern Orthodox
Sui iuris churchSerbian Orthodox Church
Established1990
LanguageChurch Slavonic
Serbian
German
Current leadership
BishopGrigorije Durić (Bishop) since 2018.
Map
Eparchies of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Western, Central and Northern Europe
Website
Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Düsseldorf and all of Germany

The Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Düsseldorf and all of Germany (Serbian: Српска православна епархија Диселдорфска и све Немачке, German: Serbische Orthodoxe Diözese von Düsseldorf und ganz Deutschland), officially renamed in 2018,[1] and formerly known as Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Central Europe (Serbian: Српска православна епархија средњоевропска, German: Serbische Orthodoxe Diözese für Mitteleuropa), is a Serbian Orthodox Church diocese in Germany.[2] It has its headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany.[3]

History

Until 1990, all Serbian orthodox churches in Germany belonged to the Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Western Europe, which was founded in 1969. At the end of 1990, new diocese was created and named Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Central Europe. After the reorganization in 1994, jurisdiction of the diocese was confined to Serbian orthodox churches in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.[4]

In May 2011 new Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Austria and Switzerland was created and the Diocese of Central Europe was reduced to the territory of Germany.[5] In May 2014, Archimandrite Sergije (Karanović) was elected as new Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Central Europe.[6][7] In 2015, the Diocese was officially renamed to Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Frankfurt and all of Germany.[8] In 2017, bishop Sergije was transferred to the Eparchy of Bihać and Petrovac, and the Eparchy of Frankfurt and Germany was placed under the administration of bishop Andrej Ćilerdžić of Austria and Switzerland.

16. September 2018. the new Bishop Grigorije (Durić) was enthroned as the new bishop of Düsseldorf and All Germany (Serbian Orthodox Church) in the Saint Sava Cathedral, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Photo gallery

References

  1. ^ Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church of June 1st, 2015
  2. ^ "Diözese von Frankfurt und ganz Deutschland: Pfarreien" Retrieved on 10 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Diözese von Frankfurt und ganz Deutschland: Bischöfliches Sekretariat" Retrieved on 10 June 2016
  4. ^ "Zeittafel der Diözese." Retrieved on 10 June 2016.
  5. ^ Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church: May 2011
  6. ^ Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church: May 2014
  7. ^ "Der Serbische Orthodoxe Bischof von Mitteleuropa Sergije." Retrieved on 10 June 2016.
  8. ^ Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church: June 2015

External links

  • [https://eparhija-nemacka.com/kancelarija-episkopa Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Düsseldorf and all of Germany (in Serbian)
  • Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in Frankfurt
  • The Feast-day of Saint Nicholas celebrated in Nurnberg