Late Bishop Atanasije Jevtić of Zahumlje and Herzegovina fell asleep in the Lord from Covid-19 after being treated in the hospital for several days.
The bishop’s health condition had deteriorated in recent days, while he was in the hospital in a critical condition.
Despite the care he received from the medical team of the PHI Trebinje hospital, the Bishop passed away.
Atanasije Jevtić was born on the 8th of January 1938 and was a Serbian Orthodox clergyman.
He served as Bishop of Banat from 1991 to 1992 and as Bishop Zahumlje and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1999.
Atanasije was for a long time a professor and dean at the Orthodox Theological Faculty of the University of Belgrade. He has been considered a leading expert in “Patrology” and has written a number of books on the subject.
Together with the blessed Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro, he translated the Deuterocanonical Books of the Old Testament into Serbian.
Bishop Atanasije Jevtić has been considered a very important and prestigious figure of Orthodoxy within the Orthodox world. He was loved and respected not only in Serbia but in all Orthodox countries.
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