Fight for the Diocese of Dalmatia and Boka in XVIII Century Cover Image

Борба за Далматинско-бокељску епископију у XVIII веку
Fight for the Diocese of Dalmatia and Boka in XVIII Century

Author(s): Marina Matić
Subject(s): History, 18th Century
Published by: Istorijski institut, Beograd
Keywords: Savina Monastery; XVIII century; Boka Kotorska; Diocese of Dalmatia and Boka; Venetian rule; jurisdiction

Summary/Abstract: The text deals with the attempts of Orthodox Christian Serbs in Dalmatia and Boka to obtain the right to have a bishop for these areas in the XVIII century, under Venetian rule. The Savina Monastery was an important stronghold of the fight, as well as a religious, political and spiritual center of Orthodox Serbs in the XVIII­century Boka, at the time when there was neither a state nor church organization there. Bishops Savatije and Stefan Ljubibratić were active within the Monastery and persistently attempted to solve the issue of the Bishop of Dalmatia and Boka. Entrepreneurial priors of Savina, above all Archimandrite Leontije Rajović and Prior Arsenije Milutinović, would later continue to fight for the same cause. A large repository of unpublished Venetian XVIII­-century archive material, most of it stored in the Archive of Herceg­-Novi and Archive of the Savina Monastery, enabled us to complete the answers to many questions about this subject, to shed light on the roles of the mentioned persons, as well as to eliminate certain doubts and inaccuracies.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 65
  • Page Range: 159-182
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Serbian