Ignatije (Midić) of Pozarevac

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His Eminence Ignatije (Midić) (Serbian:Игнатије/Игњатије Мидић) is the bishop of the diocese of Požarevac and Braničevo in Serbia.


He was born on October 17, 1954 in Knez Selo, Nis, Serbia. After primary school, he enrolled in the theological seminary of St. Sava in Belgrade in 1969, and he graduated in 1974. He then began attending the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade in 1980. From 1981 to 1987 he studied at the University of Athens' Department of Theology under the supervision of Professor John Zizioulas. In 1987 he completed his doctoral thesis on The Mystery of the Church: Systematic and Historical Presence of the Mystery of the Church by St Maximus the Confessor and was awarded the degree of Doctorate of Theology. After 1988 he taught as a profesor at the same theological department in the University of Belgrade, Serbia. In 1991 he entered the monastery of the Most Holy Theotokos in Belgrade, where he was tonsured as a monk and later ordained a deacon and a priest. Finally, he was elected bishop of Požarevac and Braničevo in 1994 by the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church. In the Church of Pozarevac on June 26, 1994, he was consecrated by the His Holiness Pavle, Metropolitan of Karlovac and Patriarch of Serbia in the cathedral of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Požarevac. Bishop Ignatije is the author of many books, including Remember the Future.

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