The Clergy of the Eparchy of Šabac According to the 1879 Census Cover Image

Свештенство Шабачке епархије по попису из 1879. године
The Clergy of the Eparchy of Šabac According to the 1879 Census

Author(s): Goran Vasin
Subject(s): History
Published by: Istorijski institut, Beograd
Keywords: the Eparchy of Šabac; clergy; Episcopal deaneries; monasteries; Valjevo; Ub; Loznica; Azbukovica; Radjevina

Summary/Abstract: The Eparchy of Šabac has been one of the most important Church districts since the momentwhen Church organisation was first introduced in the Principality of Serbia outside the aegis of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Its bishops (episcops) played an important role in Church lifein the Principality of Serbia. The fact that Metropolitan Mihailo had been the Head of Šabac bishopsimmediately before he was elected is proof of this. The census of the clergy of the Eparchy of Šabac in 1879 is an important indicator as to the state Serbian Church had been in prior to gaining full independence in 1878. This census provides a detailed overview of the number of serving priests, of households and of people at the territory of the whole eparchy, and it is an important source of information for both Social history and Church history. Considering that the area covered in this census stretched from Šabac and Ljubovija, across Valjevo to Ub and the villages in the vicinity of Belgrade, the analysis of the census results provides us with figures which can be considered as a first-class source of information to be used when writing the history of the Eparchy of Šabac and the wider area of the territories in the northwest of the Principality of Serbia and afterwards, the Kingdom of Serbia.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 35
  • Page Range: 139-153
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Serbian