Bishop Atanasije (Jevtić) reposes in the Lord

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.

He was hospitalized with the coronavirus on February 17, and his health deteriorated over the past week.

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.

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Fr. James Rosselli3/10/2021 3:20 am
Dear in Christ, Mila-- You appear to be confusing the virus itself with the way it's being exploited. Covid is a virus with e4normously uncomfortable symptoms, but there's a 98% recovery rate. It is readily treatable, especially in the early stages, by hydroxychloroquine and Remdesivir. the lockdowns, closings, etc. are unnecessary. So are the vaccines, since the thing is treatable. There is political control of populations to be had, however, and there are billions of dollars to be made, so sensible approaches have been rejected by "the most authoritative people" (many of whom, like Dr. Fauci, are stockholders in the "solutions"). This will doubtless be the case for as long as we let these people get away with it. It's easy enough: in the local elections this year, vote Republican. Period. In the mid-terms next year, vote Republican. Period. Get your friends to do the same. You will see the hype melt away, and normalcy be restored. Be prepared--whoever is telling Mr. Biden hat to do has had him send grant money to Wuhan. I would guess, to fiddle around with finding a new virus to release. That's why it's so important to vote for the House and Senate that can restrain them.
m. Cornelia3/5/2021 5:18 pm
Mila, I would say that your question about why some died while others didn't is philosophical. Why does God take some and not others? Let's not forget that the righteous never die, and God can also wait for people's repentance before taking them. On the more banal side, many who died simply could not or did not take the right precautions. I can only assume that Pope Francis and Pat. Bartholomew have little or no contact with possible spreaders, and only meet with pre-quarantined, masked and trusted people. Meanwhile, the Serbs as usual were fearless--and as a result some went to the Lord. And perhaps our Lord is still giving Pat. Bartholomew time to undo all the damage he's done?
Jesse 3/5/2021 3:01 pm
Mila, you are mistaken if you think only Serbian hierarchs are dying. The deaths of several hierarchs in Greece, Romania, and elsewhere have also been attributed to the virus, and many more have died in Russia. The virus can both actually exist and be a tool in the hands of those who have nefarious plans. These are not mutually exclusive.
Mila3/5/2021 5:49 am
You Orthodox Christian still believe there is the satanic media hype called corona...wake up to yourselves! Why are only the Serbian Orthodox clergy dying? Why isn’t the heretical pope dead or heretical Bart dead, or imams or jews? Satanists are murdering the Orthodox to bring their antichrist to power. Wake up and smell the myrrh!!!
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