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Danilo Pantelić

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Danilo Pantelić (Secular name: Dušan Pantelić; Kuzmin near Sremska Mitrovica, 20 July 1865 - Šibenik, 2 January 1927) was a bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Worldly life[edit]

Bishop Danilo (secularly Dušan Pantelić) was born on 2 August 1865 in the village of Kuzmin near Sremska Mitrovica to parents Ilija, a teacher, and Draginja née Popović. After finishing primary school, he finished the Serbian Orthodox high school in Sremski Karlovci, and then enrolled at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb. When he graduated from this faculty, he enrolled in the Old Karlovac Theological Seminary and graduated in 1897. As a graduate theologian, he was appointed a consistory notary and clerk of the Archdiocese of Sremski Karlovci.[1]

Monastic life[edit]

In the same year (1897) he received the monastic rank and was ordained a deacon. At Christmas in 1897, he became an archdeacon, and in 1898, an archdeacon. He was ordained to the rank of presbyter-sinđel in 1901. He became the archsinđel in 1903, and the rank of archimandrite he attained at the Grgeteg Monastery in 1905. In this position, he was elected bishop of Dalmatia-Istria.[2][3]

He was ordained a bishop on 25 December 1920 in the Belgrade Cathedral by Serbian Patriarch Dimitrije, Metropolitan Varnava of Skopje, and Bishop Kirilo of Boka Kotorska.

He died on 2 January 1927 in Šibenik and was buried in the Šibenik Church of the Holy Savior.[4]


  • Sava Vuković: "Serbian hierarchs from the ninth to the 20th century", Belgrade, 1996[5]


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