Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, March 4, 2021
His Grace Bishop Atanasije (Jevtić), the retired hierarch of Zahumlje and Herzegovina of the Serbian Orthodox Church, reposed in the Lord this evening at the Public Health Institution-Trebinje Hospital in Bosnia and Herzegovina, reports the Serbian Orthodox Church.
He was 83 years old. He served 8 years as a ruling hierarch of the Church of Christ.
Funeral details are forthcoming.
May his memory be eternal!
His Grace was born on January 8, 1938, in the village of Brdarica near Valjevo, Yugoslavia. He was consecrated as Bishop of Banat on July 7, 1991, on the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. He served as Bishop of Banat until the next year, and then occupied the see of Zahumlje and Herzegovina until 1999, when he retired.
He was a long-time professor and former dean of the Orthodox Theological Faculty of the University of Belgrade. He was also a leading Patristics scholar and authored a five-volume series on Patrology.
Together with His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro of blessed memory, he translated the Deuterocanonical books of the Old Testament into Serbian.