==Return to Macedonia and episcopacy==
After his return to Macedonia Fr. Jovan became a professor at St. Clement of Ohrid's Theological Seminary in Skopje, later also holding various pastorates in Macedonia. In June 1980 Fr. Jovan was [[tonsure]]d a [[monk]] with the name Petar (a variation of Peter), and in 1981 was elected Metropolitan of Prespa and Bitola. On [[June 14]], 1981 Fr. Petar was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] to the episcopacy and [[enthronement|enthroned]] the next day in Bitola's Cathedral of St. Demetrius. In 1995 Metropolitan Peter was appointed administrator of the Eparchy of Australia and New Zealand.