Minutes of the Synod of the Metropolitanate of Karlovci from the Year 1760 Cover Image

Записник Синода Карловачке митрополије из 1760. године
Minutes of the Synod of the Metropolitanate of Karlovci from the Year 1760

Author(s): Vladan Gavrilović, Nenad Ninković
Subject(s): History
Published by: Istorijski institut, Beograd
Keywords: Habsburg Monarchy; Metropolitanate of Karlovci; Synod; Metropolitan Pavle Nenadović; Privileges

Summary/Abstract: Around the middle of the 18th century, when Pavle Nenadović was head of the Metropolitanate, certain decisions were made which concerned the Synod among other things. These decisions stipulated that the Synod would meet every year and that it would start on the Feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. Also, the meetings would be held after the liturgy and all the bishops would be obliged to attend except when there was a legitimate reason for their absence. However, in September 1760, as a result of secular, rather than ecclesiastical issues discussed increasingly at the Synodal meetings, MariaTheresa prohibited the holding of meetings without her prior permission. Due to this, the Synod was never convened again by the end of Nenadović’s governance of the Church. The Metropolitan refused to comply with the ruler’s decision, which is why he never tried to get the permission for the Synod to beheld. The reasons for such Maria Theresa’s decision appeared at the Synod in 1760 – according to the imperial court, the Synod interfered with the ecclesiastical court jurisdiction and made decisions that were beyond its synodal jurisdiction and contrary to imperial orders.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 36
  • Page Range: 95-112
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Serbian