Bishop of Banja Luka

His Eminence Bishop of Banja Luka Mr Jefrem

Bishop Jefrem (Ephraim) of Banja Luka (worldly name Mile Milutinovic) was born on 15th April 1944 in the village of Busnova near the municipality of Prijedor. In his birth place, he finished six grades of primary school, and the seventh and eighth grade, as well as the Grammar School, in the municipality of Sanski Most.

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The Church Clergy

ARCHPRIEST STAVROPHOR RATKO RADUJKOVIC, EPISCOPAL VICAR OF BANJA LUKA

 

Archpriest stavrophor Ratko Radujkovic was born in 1942 in the village of Drugovici, in the municipality of Laktasi, to a father Mitar and mother Jovanka, whose maiden name was Bojic.

 

He finished the Saint Sava Orthodox Seminary in 1963 in Belgrade.

 

He was ordained a deacon on 21st September 1965, and a presbyter (priest) on 19th August 1976 by the Bishop Andrej of Banja Luka. From 1965 to 1976, he served as a deacon in the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity and as an officer of the Diocese Management Board of the Diocese of Banja Luka. From 1976 to 1982, he served in the first parish of Banja Luka and from 1982 to 2009 he performed the duty of the dean of the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity and served as a parson in the second Banja Luka parish. From 2009 to 2011, he performed the duty of the dean of the renewed Christ the Saviour Cathedral Church. Today, he is the Episcopal Vicar of Banja Luka and a member of the Church Court of the Diocese of Banja Luka.

 

He has two children: Aleksandar (1967) and Vladislav (1973).

 

Patron Saint’s Day: Holy Chains of the Saint Apostle Peter

 

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ARCHVICAR DRAGAN MAKSIMOVIC, THE DEAN OF THE CHURCH

 

Parson: Archvicar Dragan Maksimovic was born on 31st December 1981 in Banja Luka, to a father Srbobran and mother Borislavka, whose maiden name was Sladojevic.

 

He graduated from the Saint Petar of Dabar and Bosnia Orthodox Seminary in 2001 in the town of Foca and the Academy of Orthodox Theology in Moscow in 2007 in Russia.

 

He was ordained a deacon on 31st October 2007 in the community of Cesma and a presbyter on 12th July 2009 in the community of Petricevac by the Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka.

 

He is the parson of the first Banja Luka parish. Before coming to this parish, he served at the Eparchial Church of the Holy Trinity in Banja Luka and as an officer of the Diocese Management Board of the Diocese of Banja Luka.

 

He is married to Milanka Maksimovic, maiden name Popovic.

 

He has one child: Sofija (2009).

 

Patron Saint’s Day: Saint Nicholas of Myra the Wonderworker

 

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PRIEST (in Greek: HIEREUS) DRAGAN GRUJIC, MTh

 

Parson: Priest Dragan Grujic, MTh, was born on 13th October 1974 in Banja Luka, to a father Momir and mother Mileva, maiden name Peulic.

 

He graduated from the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade in 2001. He finished his post-graduate studies at the same faculty and a master’s thesis in 2008.

 

He was ordained a deacon on 21st November 2011 in the Monastery of Mostanica and a presbyter on 25th November 2001 in the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity in Banja Luka, by the Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka.

 

He serves in a part of the second Banja Luka parish and as a military priest at the Headquarters for the support to the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

He is married to Marijana Grujic, maiden name Mladenovic.

 

He has two children: Ana (2003) and Katarina (2009).

 

Patron Saint’s Day: Saint John the Baptist

 

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PRIEST (in Greek: HIEREUS) BORISLAV DJURICIC

 

Parson: Priest Borislav Djuricic was born on 12th April 1980 in the municipality of Doboj, to a father Milovan and mother Brankica, whose maiden name was Stokanovic.

 

He finished the Three Holy Hierarchs Orthodox Theological Seminary in 1999 in the municipality of Srbinje. He graduated from the Academy of Music of the University of Istocno Sarajevo (Department of Sacred Music and Chanting) on 20th June 2004.

 

He was ordained a deacon on 28th August 2004 in Bacvani – the municipality of Kozarska Dubica and appointed a parish deacon at the Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos in the community of Rebrovac – Banja Luka. He was ordained a presbyter on 20th June 2008 by the Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka and appointed a military priest at the barracks “Kozara” in Banja Luka. He serves in a part of the second parish of Banja Luka.

 

He is married to Natasa Djuricic, born Radosavljevic. They have three children: Isidora (2005), Emilija (2008) and Nikola (2010).

 

Patron Saint’s Day: Saint Archdeacon Stephen

 

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PRIEST (in Greek: HIEREUS) DRAGAN VIDOVIC

 

Parson: Priest Dragan Vidovic was born on 9th November 1982 in Banja Luka, to a father Brane and mother Dragica, whose maiden name was Vidovic.

 

He graduated from The Saints Cyril and Methodius Serbian Orthodox Theological Seminary in the town of Prizren (temporarily in the town of Nis), and at the moment, he is a senior undergraduate at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade.

 

He was ordained a deacon on 24th October 2010 at the Church of the Reverend Mother Paraskeva in the community of Kuljani, and a presbyter on 27th October 2010 at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Banja Luka, by the Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka.

 

He is a parson of the third parish of Banja Luka.

 

He is married to Sandra Vidovic, maiden name Pesic.

 

Patron Saint’s Day: Saint John the Baptist

 

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PRIEST (in Greek: HIEREUS) MIODRAG KOPANJA

 

Parson: Priest Miodrag Kopanja was born on 7th February 1980 in Bugojno, to a father Danilo and mother Nevenka, whose maiden name was Zubic.

 

He graduated from the Three Holy Hierarchs Orthodox Theological Seminary in 2000 in the municipality of Srbinje and the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade in 2011.

He was ordained a deacon on 3rd April 2011 at the Church of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God in the community of Trn, and a presbyter on 10th April 2011 at the Church of the Nativity of the Theokos in the municipality of Kotor Varos, by the Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka.

He serves as a parson of the fourth parish of Banja Luka.

He is married to Marija Kopanja, born Mijailovic. They have one child: Marta (2012).

Patron Saint’s Day: Saint Nicholas of Myra the Wonderworker

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DEACON ZORAN DJURIC

 

Deacon Zoran Djuric was born on 19th April 1981 in the municipality of Prijedor, to a father Milan and mother Jelena, whose maiden name was Djumic.

 

He graduated from Three Holy Hierarchs Orthodox Theological Seminary in 2000 in the municipality of Srbinje and the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade in 2008.

 

He was ordained a deacon on 31st August 2008 at the Church of the Holy Trinity, in a village of Vlatkovici – the Parish of Imljani.

 

He is a parish deacon at Christ the Saviour Cathedral Church.

 

He is married to Bojana Djuric, born Kontic.

 

He has one child: Milos (2011).

 

Saint Patron’s Day: Saint Great Martyr George – George’s Day

 

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