Kiril Živković, Bishop of Pakrac-Slavonia Diocese (Enclosures for Biography) Cover Image

Кирил Живковић, епископ пакрачко-славонски (прилози за биографију)
Kiril Živković, Bishop of Pakrac-Slavonia Diocese (Enclosures for Biography)

Author(s): Nedeljko Radosavljević
Subject(s): History
Published by: Istorijski institut, Beograd
Keywords: Kiril Živković; Pirot; Temska; the Mount Athos; Russia; Pakrac; monastery; diocese; book

Summary/Abstract: Kiril Živković, bishop of Pakrac-Slavonia diocese, was one of the most educated priests among clergy of Sremski Karlovci metropolis. He was born in Pirot in 1730, and during the Second Great Migration of Serbs in 1737, his family moved to Futog. He started his education in Novi Sad, and continued in Mount Athos, where he became a monk in 1748, in Zografos monastery. After that, he stayed in Dalmatia as a teacher in village Žegar and a priest in Skradin, and between 1758 and 1760 he was in Russia. From 1760 until 1765 he was a prior of Temska monastery near Pirot. In 1767 he entered into the service of Timisoara bishop Vikentije Jovanović Vidak, who took him to Sremski Karlovci after he had been chosen for metropolitan in 1774. From 1778 to 1786, Kiril Živković was seniority of the monastery Grgeteg, whereupon he was chosen for bishop of the Pakrac-Slavonia diocese. In the Diocese he took series of administrative measures by which he improved conditions of priests, churches, monasteries and diocesan administration. He took part in the sessions of Timisoara Convocation in 1790 and 1791. He was in a close relation with orthodox clergy in Bosnia, but he also communicated with the members of Bosnian Muslim aristocracy. However, he also achieved significant results in the field of literature. Beside transcriptions of hagiographies, he wrote catechisms, guides and other writings. He was translating theological works from various languages into Serbian. In the Bishop`s Palace he founded very significant library. He died in Pakrac in 1807.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 63
  • Page Range: 59-76
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Serbian