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THE REVEREND FATHER DEACON
HADZI NENAD M. JOVANOVICH
(DJAKOVATZ - POPOV)




The clerical atchievement of Reverend Deacon Fr. Nenad M. Jovanovich (rendered by Iconpainter Rade M. Pavlovich) /Matriculation: Collegium Heraldicum Russiae, 18.(31.) May 2005./





The Reverend Deacon Father Nenad M. Jovanovich The Reverend Deacon Father Nenad M. Jovanovich





The Jovanovich Family    The Deacon of The Serbian Orthodox Church, Metropolitanate of Belgrade-Karlovtzi, ordained by His Eminent Grace Serbian Orthodox Bishop of The Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand, k.k. Irinej (Dobrijevich) and serving as the Parish Deacon at the Church of Saint Apostle and Evangelist Luke in Belgrade /photo: here/. According to the blessing and approvement of the late His Holiness, Archbishop of Pech, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovtzi and Patriarch of the Serbs, K.K. Pavle /photo: here/, an Orthodox Catechism Teacher in the Elementary School “Ljuba Nenadovich” in Belgrade – Serbia.


    Born in Belgrade on 26th April 1974.AD. as a second child of Miodrag B. Jovanovich (1952-2014) /photo: here/, Engeneering Techician and Ljiljana V. Jovanovich, Engeneering Techician (nee Djukich – originaly from Vrlika in Dalmatia). Graduated at The Theological Institute of The Theological Faculty of the Serbian Orthodox Church - The Belgrade University with the professional title of The Catechist, and later at the same Faculty, with the academic title of The Theologian. Happily married to Dr vet.med. Jasmina S. Jovanovich (nee Mijatovich – from Bajina Bashta), and blessed with twin daughters – Kosara and Ksenija (born 20. July 2005), son - Djordje (born 23. July 2007) and son - Konstantin (born 18. May 2012).



The Monastery of Saint George in Nishka Kamenitza (XV c)


The inscription from the Menaion from The Monastery of Saint George (1553)






The Chele-Tower in Nish (detail)    Fr. Jovanovich is proud to be a decendant of a centuries old Priestly Line, of Jovanovich-Djakovatz-Popov from the village of Nishka Kamenitza /photo of the kolo dance in Nishka Kamenitza (1878): here/ near the aincient Imperial City of Nish (Naissus, Nissa). Nish is well known as a birth place of the first Christian Emperor, Saint Constantine The Great, and his mother, Saint Empress Hellen /Icon: here/. Also, the village of Nishka Kamenitza was the stage for the most decisive battle during the First Serbian Uprising (1804.-1813.AD) under the leadership of Vrhovni Vozhd (The Supreme Leader), Commander of the Serbs and Grand Duke, Djordje Petrovich-Karageorge (Grand Cross Imperial Orders of Saint Anne, and Saint Aleksandar Nevsky) /portrait: here/. Namely, at the field called Chegar (in the area of the village of Nishka Kamenitza) the famous Chegar Battle occurred in 1809.AD (some 3000 Serbs have confronted an army of 70.000 Turkish soldiers), and this Serbian defet was the beginning of the end of the brief Serbian liberation from the Ottomans. After this awfull slaughter, the Turks have built the famous Chele-Tower in Nish out of some 900 sculls taken from the bodies of the dead Serbian warriors,The ancestor, grandpa Janachko (sitting) and their brave commander Ober-Prince and Duke Stevan Sindjelich of Resava /painting of him shooting at the gunpowder storage, killing himself and a great number of invading Turks: here/. The inhabitants of Kamenitza, along with the villagers from 15 other villages of the Nish region, rose up again in rebellion against the Turks in January 1835, but this uprising relatively quickly calmed down, following the agreement between Prince Milosh Obrenovich of Serbia and the Ottoman governor of Nish, Mutaserif Salih-Pasha. During the uprising of 1835, the insurgents have used the tower of the medieval fortress Zheleznik (near the local village Miljkovatz) to resist the Turks. Since their resistance was broken with heavy losses, the surviving rebels managed to use the underground channel that ran from the tower of the fortress and so to avoid Turkish reprisal. This village was the scene of historic and heroic events again in 1841, when Prince Miloje Jovanovich of Kamenitza (1795-+1841) /portrait: here/ led a great Serbian Uprising (with some 20.000 men under arms) against the Ottomans, but it was soon smothered in blood by the far more numerous Turks. The great-great-great-grandfather, of Rev.Fr.Dn. Nenad, Priest Jovan J. Jovanovich, had also an active role in the Uprising. It is recorded in history that, when the village Church was torched by the Turks again, he was administering oaths of the soldiers and the financial supporters of the Uprising in the nearby medieval Monastery of Saint John in the nearby village of Gornji Matejevatz. Even though this Uprising was quelled by the Ottomans, it has surely contributed greately to the final liberation of this region of Serbia in 1878!



In The White Royal Court in Belgrade



The Reverend Father Deacon Nenad M. Jovanovich    The ancestors of the Jovanovich-Djakovatz-Popov family, were the Parish Priests in this historic village for twentyone generations! It is very important for the family history that the Ottoman census of the Kadiluk of Nish (District of Nish) from 1498, lists all of the households in the village of Nishka Kamenitza, with the names of their heads. The village was a part of the Timar (feudal estate - fief) of a Turkish Spahi (landowner - feudal cavalryman) by the name of Nasuh, the son of Orhan (Nish was conquered by the Turks in 1427), and one of the village inhabitants listed is also one of the direct male ancestors of the Jovanovich Family – Priest Bogdan, and his son, listed as – Jovan Popov. It is important to underline that the Serbian surnmame of Jovanovich means - Son of Jovan, and the traditional family nicknames of the Jovanovich family are Popov (Priest’s) and Djakovatz (Deacon’s). The Family was one of a very few that remained in the village after The Great Serbian Migrations (aka The Great Serbian Exodus) in 1690. and 1737, when the majority of the population had to flee from the classical Serbian territories as a result of the Christian defete by the Ottomans in The Great Turkish War (aka The War of the Holy League). Those territories were left almost uninhabited because of the terrible atrocities of the invading Turks, but the Family decided to stay and take their chances in their Parish, even though the first Exodus was headed by His Holiness K.K. Arsenije III (Charnojevich), The Archbishop of Pech and Patriarch of Serbs, and the second by His Holiness K.K. Arsenije IV (Jovanovich – Shakabenta) The Archbishop of Pech, Metropolitan of Karlovatz and Patriarch of Serbs.



With His Royal Highness Crown Prince Aleksandar Karageorgevich of Serbia and Yugoslavia and his third son, His Royal Highness Prince Aleksandar Karageorgevich of Serbia and Yugoslavia in the projection room of The Royal Court in Belgrade



Great-great-grandfather The Honourable JUdge Vladislav Petrovich, with his wife Savka, and daughter Kosara    In the village still stands the big old family stone house, built in 1845. by Priest Ivan Jovanovich and his brother. The last one in this long Line of Priests was the great-great-grandfather of Fr Nenad, The Very Reverend Protoprezbyter Father Djordje J. Jovanovich (1839-+1922). Father Djordje is buried by the North wall of the old village Church of Saint Nicholas /photo: here/. Father Djordje's wife was Bosiljka Jovanovich, the great-great-grandmother of Fr Nenad. In accordance with the aincient traditions, Father Djordje has inherited the Parish of his father - Father Jovan J. Jovanovich, grandfather - Father Janko I. Jovanovich, great-grandfather - Father Ivan J. Jovanovich, great-great-grandfather - Father Jelenko Jovanovich etc… Therefore, Father Jelenko Jovanovich is the ''kurdjup'' (Serbian term for the ancestor in 8th generation) of Rev.Fr.Dn. Nenad M. Jovanovich. According to the genealogical tradition of the family sixteen more generations of direct male ancestors have served God, the Church and the Serbian People in Nishka Kamenitza, celebrating the Divine Liturgy in the village Parish Church of Saint Nicholas (built in 1831. on the fundations of a Church from Roman-Byzantine era) and in the local Monastery of Saint George. The Monastery of Saint George was built in the XV century. There was, after the famous Resava Monastery (well known for its manuscripts and translations throughout the XV and XVI centuries) , one of the best known Serbian Scriptoriums in the late Middle Ages. When the Turks burned the Church, the monks fled the Monastery and brought their books and memories to The Shishatovatz Monastery, where they took refuge. The Monastery of Saint George had only two monks in 1564, and it’s last mention, during the reign of Sultan Murad II (1574-1595), mentiones only one monk. Sources tell us that the Turks, after the bloody and savage termination of the Nish Rebellion in 1841, torched the Parish Church in Kamenitza, and then probably also destroyed the Monastery of Saint George. However, this Sacred site was never forgotten, it remained as a place of worship and strong Cult of Saint George. It’s reconstruction was completed in 1996. AD.



The Parish Church of Saint Nicholas in Nishka Kamenitza (1831)



    The Reverend Fr. Deacon Nenad M. JovanovichThe first to break the centuries old family tradition was the son of Father Djordje J. Jovanovich (and great-grandfather of Fr Nenad M. Jovanovich), Zhivko Dj. Jovanovich (17. December 1879, Kamenitza - +30. October 1965, Nish) /photo: here/ (Royal Order of The Yugoslavian Crown - IV Class; Royal Order of The Yugoslavian Crown - III Class; Royal Order of Saint Sava – III Class; The Commemorative Medal of The Albanian Retreat) /decorations: here/ who was the last Chairman of the State Council of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia before the communist occupation, and a member of the Royal Court Council /The State Council (Zhivko Dj. Jovanovich in the middle): here/. Of the status and importance of the office of The Chairman of The Royal State Council speaks the fact that, during the Royal Coronation ceremonies, he was supposed to carry the Royal Regalia - The Ermine Coronation Mantle. Also in case if the King dies without a Last Will & Testament and leaves an underaged Heir, he would automatically become one of the three Royal Regents until the new King becomes of age… At the close of The Second World War, Zhivko Dj. Jovanovich was a (unvoluntary) Member of The Presidency of The Anti-Fascist Assembly for the People's Liberation of Serbia (12.11.1943.-21.11.1946), which was actually The Parliament of Serbia in those post-war troubled times. After the Second World War he was appointed the first President of the Supreme Court of the Democratic Federal Yugoslavia (03. February 1945-20. July 1946). As a pensioner, he has served at the duty of the Vice-President of the Administrative Board of the Eparchy of Nish. Zhivko Dj. Jovanovich, his wife Kosara and his mother-in-law, Savka Petrovich, also found eternal peace in Nish /photo: here/. Starting with him, no one else from the family carried the family tradition, and all other members of the family prefered secular careers. The Grandfather, Dipl.Ing. Borislav Zh. Jovanovich /photo: here/ (The Order of The Labour – I Class, The Order of The Merit for The People With The Silver Rays; Order of The Great-great-grandfather The Honourable Judge Vladislav PetrovichBrotherhood and Unity With the Silver Wreath; The Romanian Order of The 23. August – IV Class) /decorations: here/ was one of our most praised engenieers in the domain of the hydroelectric engeniereeng, and a Deputy-Minister of Light Industry. By the grace of God, he was awarded the Patriarchal Grammatha and the Title of The Grand Benefactor, by His Holiness Archepiscope of Pech, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovtzi and Patriarch of the Serbs, Lord German (Djorich) /photo: here/, for his contribution for the construction of the Temple (Cathedral) of Saint Sava in Belgrade. Also, both the Greatgrandfather and the Grandfather have served as officers during the World War One and the World War Two. Both of them were infantry Captains Second Class in reserve of our victorious Army. The Father, Miodrag B. Jovanovich, did`t follow in the ancestors footsteps either, and he`s an Engeneering Techician. Older brother, Dushan M. Jovanovich has, also chosen a secular occupation, and he is a Mechanical Techician. The Mother, Ljiljana V. Jovanovich, was born in the town of Smedrevo as a second child of Venijamin (Veljko) Djukich and Ljubitza Djukich (nee Mirkovich, from the village of Miloshevatz). Originally the Djukich family was a frontiersman family from the town of Vrlika in the Region of Kninska Krajina (Dalmatia), and the maternal Great-grandfather, Ivan Djukich was a Sexton and a Protopsaltos in the Parish Church in Vrlika, married to Stana Djukich (nee Ratzich).With His Holiness The Archbishop of Pech, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovtsi and Serbian Patriarch Lord Irinej This side of the Family has suffered a most savage genocide by the hands of the Croats during World War Two, when fifteen members of the immediate Family were slaughtered, butchered and thrown in to bottomless pits of Dalmatia by Croatian Nazis. Through other lines of descent, the Family has connections to Montenegro and Old Serbia (today - FYR Macedonia) too. Namely, Fr. Jovanovich's great-grandmother, Kosara Jovanovich /photo: here/ was a daughter of The Honourable Vladislav L. Petrovich (The Chairman of the Municipal Court of First Instance in Shabatz) /photo, taken 1882: here/ and Savka Petrovich (nee Trivunatz) /photo of Vladislav, Savka and young Kosara: here/. Father Nenad's ancestors from the Petrovich line, descend from one Obrad Komaranin. He is the founder of the Obradovich family, whose branches are the Petrovichs and Jovanovichs. The ancestor of Fr Nenad, Obrad Komaranin was originaly from the village of Komarnitza (hence his surname) in the Drobnjak Tribe (Montenegrene Herzegovina near the Durmitor Mountain). It is supposed that he was initially from the Savovich family, and that he has moved to Radanovtzi in the first half of the XVIII century. The historical sources testify that the Petrovich family inhabited a large and fertile area. They were rich in livestock and land, and have always lived in large family communities called ''zadruga''. The members of the Petrovich family also stood out as leaders in the village and the surrounding area. The Hon. Vladislav L. Petrovich was the son of Lazar Petrovich (great-great-great-grandfather of Fr Nenad), and was born in 1853, in the village of Radanovtzi (hamlet Obradovichi) near the town of Kosjerich. As a young student of The Faculty of Law of the High School of the Principality of Serbia, The Hon. Vladislav L. Petrovich took part in the Serbo-Turkish Wars 1876-1878. During his juristic career, he has performed some very distiguished duties, and has served as The Judge of The District Court II Department in Nish, The Judge of The Trial Court in Leskovatz and The Chairman of The Court of First Instance in Aleksinatz. Great-grandfather Zhivko Dj. Jovanovich (as the Captain of the Serbian Royal Army, during The World War I, 1914-1918He ended his career in the town of Shabatz, where he also lies buried. His wife Savka Petrovich (nee Trivunatz) was born in Aleksinatz in 1860, and reposed in 1920,and lies buried in Nish. Their daughter (the grand-grandmother of Fr Nenad), Kosara Jovanovich (nee Petrovich) was born 21. May 1883, and died in 1948. She was very well educated for a women in those times, and has graduated from The Serbian Royal Lower Gymnasium in Aleksinatz. One of the most interesting ancestors from this side of the family was certainly grandpa Janachko /photo of grandpa Janachko sitting fully armed: here/. It is said that he had killed a Turk in Old Serbia (sometime in the second quartern of XIX century) and therefore had to flee to the Principality of Serbia. Ancestors of the Trivunatz family moved to the village Subotinatz near the town of Aleksinatz from around the town of Gostivar in Old Serbia area of Polog (in what is today western FYR Macedonia). As already mentioned, from the time of the transfer of the Trivunatz ancestors from Polog to Subotinatz, the family tradition of the Jovanovich family, rememberes grandpa Janachko, who had to leave his birthplace, as he killed a Turkish oppressor, and therefore sought refuge at the freed Serbian territory. Trivunatz were very prominent and wealthy lineage, and certainly one of the most important in the area. We emphasize Prince Ivan Trivunatz (mentioned in 1834), who was a district Prince in the Aleksinatz area. Also, it is known that, even, His Serene Highness Prince Milosh Obrenovich I The Great of Serbia (1780-+1860), mentiones Jovan Trivunatz With His Grace The Right Reverend k.k. Irinej (Dobrijevich), Serbian Orthodox Bishop of The Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealandas one of the most important people in the region. He was a judge in Aleksinatz at the time of the liberation from the Turks (1832/33). At that time it was recorded, that the ekonom (high finacial officer) of The Aleksinatz District was Ivan Trivunatz. In 1879, Mata Trivunatz was the Municipal councilor in Aleksinatz... Members of this family have had a great number of sheep, as well as substantial land holdings. They were the owners of a number of inns, mills, forests, fields, vineyards, meadows, and trade and craft shops in Aleksinatz, mainly in the main town street. They had quite a few servants and employees, and were among principal employers and landowners in the Aleksinatz area. This family also gave a number of prominent persons recorded in our history. One of them was Stevan D. Trivunatz, Member of The Royal Parliament, lawyer, national political thinker, prolific writer, publisher of Serbian emigration national press and the President of The Serbian National Board in Paris. Stevan Trivunatz was, by all means, one of the most important names of the Serbian anti-communist emigration. Among the better known members of the family were, also: His Excellency Academician prof. dr Milosh Trivunatz (University professor and Royal Minister of Education) and Dushan Trivunatz (The National Hero of Yugoslavia) etc. From this prominent family was also Master Peter Trivunatz, the great-great-great-grandfather of Fr Nenad, who was a wealthy merchant and owner of tailors shops. The father of Master Petar Trivunatz, and the great-great-great-great-grandfather or ''kurdjel'' (Serbian term for the ancestor in 6th generation) of Fr Nenad, was Stevan Trivunatz from Subotinatz. Fr Jovanovich's paternal grandmother Zorka Jovanovich /photo: here/ was originally from village of Masuritza (Southern Serbia) - daughter of Tihomir Jovanovich (The Commemorative Medal of The Albanian Retreat) /decoration: here/ and Darinka JovanovichTihomir and Darinka Jovanovich /Tihomir (first from the dexter) with his brothers in arms from the Serbian Royal Cavalry during the Balkan Wars (1912-1913): here/, and granddaughter of Marko Gligorijevich, who was one of many relatives executed by the Bulgarian invaders during the World War One /Darinka and Tihomir (standing forth and fifth from the dexter) and Marko with his mother Kitka (sitting in the middle) with other members of immediate family: here/. The maternal grand-grandfather of Fr Nenad, Tihomir M. Jovanovich was a retired General-Manager of The State Tobacco Monopoly in Aleksinatz. His wife Darinka died in 1959. at the age of 72.



The villagers of Kamenitza dancing kolo dance - from the album of His Serene Highness Prince Milan Obrenovich IV of Serbia, 1878



Great-grandfather Tihomir M. Jovanovich (first on the left, with his army buddies during the Fist Balcan War in the Serbian Royal Cavalry, 1912)    Anyway, God willing, it was the wish of Fr. Jovanovich to renew the centuries old tradition of his family in service to God, Church, Fatherland and King.

    For centuries, the family`s Patron-Saint (Krsna Slava) has been Saint Great-Martyr George, The Holy Warior (the family Krsna Slava Icon: here), and, God permitting, this will stay that way for centuries to come!

    During the rule of the communist and neo-communist regime in Serbia, Fr. Jovanovich was politically active in the opposition. At the time, he was at the duty of a local Trustee in a Monarchist party called The Serbian National Renewal, which was the first anticommunist and party in Serbia. And during the rule of their neo-neo-communist successors he was also active in the opposition as the Vice-President of the Main Board of The Patriotic Movement “Obraz”… During the war (in the 1990's) he was helping as a recrutier for the Serbian volunteer unit ''The White Eagles'', and has, very briefly, bore arms during the Albanian jihadist terrorist attacks on Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija, March 2004 (more here). However, today his main preocupations are his family and Clerical calling, as he sees this as the best method of service to God and Fatherland in the present situation.





With His Royal Highness Prince Aleksandar Pavlov Karageorgevich of Serbia and Yugoslavia    His main interests, beside Theology, are heraldry, genealogy, and the history of Monarchy.

    According to the Appointment of His Royal Highness Prince Aleksandar Pavlov Karageorgevich (Grand Cross Royal Orders of Star of Karageorge, the White Eagle, Yugoslavian Crown and Saint Sava, Knight of the Order of Annunziata), Rev. Fr. Nenad M. Jovanovich is The Herald to The Princely Branch of The Serbian Royal House of Karageorgevich
/Appointment:here/.

    With the approval from the authorized Permanent Member of the Privy Council of His Royal Highness, Dom Duarte Pio João Miguel Gabriel Rafael de Bragança, the Most Serene Lord, Duke of Braganza, of Guimarães and of Barcelos, Marquess of Vila Viçosa, Count of Arraiolos, of Ourém, of Barcelos, of Faria, of Neiva and of Guimarães, Sovereign of the Royal Order of Saint Isabel, Grand Master of the Order of Our Lady of Conception of Vila Viçosa and Grand Master by Birth of the Order of Saint Michael of the Wing and Judge of the Royal Brotherhood of Saint Michael of the Wing, “de iure” King of Portugal, Rev. Fr. Nenad M. Jovanovich was appointed to the duty of the Heraldry Consultant and Consultants Team Member for Fórum Democracia Real (FDR), later transformed to The Portuguese Monarchist International Alliance (PMIA). PMIA being the Portuguese Monarchist body, recognised and officially approved by His Royal Highness Dom Duarte Pio Duke of Braganza and operating under his Royal Patronage, this appointment represents a privilege and honour of immense proportions and importance!


With His Holiness The Archbishop of Pech, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovtsi and Serbian Patriarch Lord Irinej and
His Holiness and Beatitude Ilias II, Archbishop of Mtskheta–Tbilisi and Catholicos–Patriarch of All Georgia



With His Royal Highness Prince Davit Bagration-Muchraneli of Georgia    Also, upon Easter 2008, by the Grace of His Royal Highness Prince Davit Bagration-Muchraneli, Duke of the Lasos and Prince of Kakhetia, Kartalia and Mukhrani, Sovereign Head and Grand Master of The Order of The Eagle of Georgia and The Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the principal Royal Claimant to The Throne of Georgia, Reverend Father Deacon Nenad M. Jovanovich was appointed Chaplain for Serbia to The Order of The Eagle of Georgia and The Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ and Heraldic Advisor to The Herald Master of The Royal House of Bagration-Muchraneli. Also upon him was bestowed the rank of The Knight The Order of The Eagle of Georgia and The Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ and was honoured with The Medal for Merit for The Royal House of Georgia in 2009. In 2011. he was promoted to the Rank of The Knight Grand Commander The Order of The Eagle of Georgia and The Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ and awarded the honor of The Senator of The Grand Badge of The Order of Saint Queen Tamar. And the next year he was awarded the dignity of The Knight Great Star of The Order of The Crown of Georgia, and The Medal of The Unification.






Great-grandmother Kosara V. Jovanovich (nee Petrovich)    Year of our Lord 2011, he was awarded prominent Ecclesiastical awards: The Commemorative Medal of the Opening of The Holy Cathedral Church of Saint Demetrios of Princes Islands of The Holy Metropolitanate of Princes Islands and The Medal of Saint Nicholas of Chalki of The Holy Metropolitanate of Princes Islands by His Eminence The Most Reverend k.k. Iakovos (Sofroniadis), Metropolitan of Princes Islands, Ipertimos and Exarch of The Propontis (The Ecumenical Patriarchate), and The Gold Medal of The Holy Eparchy of Botswana, by His Grace The Right Reverend k.k. Gennadios (Stantzios), Bishop of Gaborone and Botswana (The Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa). A year later he was, also, honoured with The Gold Cross of The Holy Eparchy of Botswana - I Class and with The Gold Medal of The Holy Metropolitanate of Princes Islands (the highest Awards of the said Greek Orthodox Dioceses).

    On the day of September 2.(15) 2012, His Beatitude, The Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine, Syria, Arabia, Beyond The Jordan River, Cana of Galilee, and Holy Zion, K.k. Theophilus III has issued a Patriarchal Gramata (Decree), allowing Fr. Nenad the use of the traditional pilgrim title of Hadzi (also Haji, Hadji or Hatzi).



With His Royal Highness Prince Djordje Karageorgevich of Serbia and Yugoslavia and His Royal Highness Prince Mihailo Tomislavov Karageorgevich of Serbia and Yugoslavia at the Serbian Royal Court in Belgrade



    Also, in March 2013, he has received The Bronze Symbol of The Holy Voyage to Jerusalem (Signum Sacri Itineris Hierosolymitani), aka The Cross of Jerusalem - the pilgrims award conferred by The Most Reverend Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, The Custos of the Holy Land, in the name of The Pope of Rome, and on Palm Sunday 2014, he has recieved The Silver Medal of Merit of The Kingdom of Serbia Association, which operates under the patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Aleksandar Karageorgevich of Serbia and Yugoslavia (see here).



In The Royal White Palace in Belgrade



    Also on the year of our Lord 2011, Fr. Nenad was awarded the rank of The Knight Grand Cross of The Order of Saint Anthony (KGCA) by His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie of Ethiopia, President of The Crown Council of Ethiopia and The Sovereign Grand Master and Captain-General of The Order of Saint Anthony. This is the oldest Ethiopian Order of Chivalry and one of the oldest Orders of Chivalry in the world. It’s bestowed almost exclusively upon members of Clergy in the ranks of Knight Grand Cross or Companion. The Order of Saint Anthony was bestowed in the latter Middle Ages by Ethiopia's kings and archbishops, and implied membership in an elite confraternity. Knights of this Order are inducted only rarely and their duties remain chivalric in nature.

    The same year, The Sovereign Head and Grand Sayyid of The Royal and Hashemite Order of The Pearl and The Head of The Royal House of Sulu, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram of Sulu, has bestowed upon Fr. Nenad the rank of The Grand Cordon of The Royal and Hashemite Order of The Pearl (GCPS). The said award is a Dynastical Order of the Royal House of Sulu, which serves as the premier institution and the highest personal honour of and in the Royal Sultanate of Sulu. Next year, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince has appointed Fr. Nenad to the office of The Royal Representative (Wakil Kesultanan) in Serbia, with the style of Tuan (Sir). Therefore, in this capacity, he is officially styled: Tuan Wakil Kesultanan The Reverend Father Deacon Nenad Miodragov Jovanovich, Royal Sultanate of Sulu Representative to The Republic of Serbia. In 2012, he has also recieved The Royal Medal of Merit of The Royal House of Sulu from His Majesty Sultan Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram of Sulu and North Borneo.



With His Grace The Right Reverend k.k. Jovan (Chilerdzich), Bishop of Pozhega, Pakratz and Slavonija



    In 2012, he was awarded: The Award Cross ''For Faith and Service to Russia'', The Medal "For The Cossack Will", The Medal "Protection of The Most Holy Theotokos", The Medal "One Faith - One People", The Medal "To The Defender of The Russian Land - Alexander Nevsky" (public organisations Awards, included in The State Register of the Ministry of Justice of The Russian Federation), and a very important decoration The Award Cross ''For Merits for The Cossacks of Russia'' - III Class (departmental Award of The Russian Federation Presidential Council for Cossack Matters), on behalf of The Union of Cossack Units, by the Cossack Colonel Sergei Nikolayevich Danilevsky, Ataman of The District Society of Cossacks, "The Baltic Separate Cossack Region - Cossack Union of The Kaliningrad Region" (included in The National Register of Cossack Associations of The Russian Federation).


With His Royal Highness Prince Aleksandar Pavlov Karageorgevich of Serbia and Yugoslavia



    Also, the same year, he has recieved The Medal «For Contribution to The Development of Genealogy and Other Special Historical Disciplines» II Class by The Noble Dr Stanislaw Vladimirovich Dumin, The President of The Russian Genealogical Federation. In the year of our Lord 2013, he has recieved The Public Jubilee Medal "In Memory of The 200th Anniversary of The Patriatic War of 1812", accoring the decision of Mr Mikhail M. Moiseyev, The Chairman of The Commission for Awarding Public Awards and Memorials; The Honorary Bronze Cross Prince Johann II of Liechtenstein, the prestigious Austrian public Award, granted by The Austrian Comrades Association - Chapter Moedling; The Order ''Benefit, Honor and Glory'', awarded by The Noble Georgy Nikolayevich Grishin, on behalf of The Council of The International Charitable Public Organization "Center for Social Support of Compatriots", of which he is a Chairman and The Cross " For The Preservation of Remembrance of The Patriatic War of 1812", a prestigious Russian public honour awarded by The Public Council for The Cooperation With The State Commission for Preparation of The Celebration of The 200th Anniversary of The Russia's Victory in The Patriotic War of 1812.


Great-great-great-grandmother Kitka (sitting in the middle), great-great-grandfather Marko Gligorijevich, great-grandfather Tihomir M. Jovanovich, great-grandmother Darinka (standing forth and fifth from the dexter), with other members of immediate family, in Masuritza



Borislav Zh. Jovanovich (as a young liutenant during The World War II)    By the gracious Royal Will of His Royal Highness, Dom Duarte Pio João Miguel Gabriel Rafael de Bragança, the Most Serene Lord, Duke of Braganza, of Guimarães and of Barcelos, Marquess of Vila Viçosa, Count of Arraiolos, of Ourém, of Barcelos, of Faria, of Neiva and of Guimarães, Sovereign of the Royal Order of Saint Isabel, Grand Master of the Order of Our Lady of Conception of Vila Viçosa and Grand Master by Birth of the Order of Saint Michael of the Wing and Judge of the Royal Brotherhood of Saint Michael of the Wing, “de iure” King of Portugal, he has also been awarded the high rank of The Knight Commander of The Royal Equestrian and Military Order of Saint Michael of The Wing. The Royal Equestrian and Military Order of Saint Michael of The Wing is one of the oldest Chivalric Orders, with it's history reaching back to XII century. It is important that it also has an interesting anicommunist legacy. Also the Statutes of 1848, issued by His Majesty King Miguel I of Portugal (aka The Absolutist or The Traditionalist), defined it as a military Order to combat Freemasonry and restore the Absolutist Monarchy in Portugal!


With With His Grace The Right Reverend k.k. Irinej (Dobrijevich), Bishop of The Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand; His Grace The Right Reverend k.k. Andrej (Chilerdzich), Bishop of Austria and Switzerland; His Royal Highness Crown Prince Aleksandar Karageorgevich of Serbia and Yugoslavia; The Reverend Presbyter Father Boshko R. Marinkov; Mr. dipl.ing.arch. Dragomir M. Atzovich PC, WE1, acting chairman of The Privy Council; Mr. prof. Miroslav Ilich, deputy chairman of The Assembly of The City of Novi Sad and Mr. Srdjan Furtula



    Upon the Feast of Saint Gereatmartyr George The Victorybearer same year, according to the graceous and most august will and command of Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna Romanova of Russia, Head of the Russian Imperial House and de jure Empress of All Russias, he was admitted in to The Imperial Order of Saint Anna in the rank of Knight (III Class), in recognition of the merits for the Fatherland and the Imperial House of Russia, and as a testimony of the special favor of Her Imperial Highness. Also, Her Imperial Highness has bestowed upon him The Imperial Medal ''Anniversary of Тhe All-National Feat'' 1613-2013'' in 2013, and The Imperial Medal ''In Commemoration of The Reconstruction of The Kronstadt Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker 1913-2013'' in 2014.


Great-grandfather Zhivko Dj. Jovanovich, as The Chairman of The State Council of The Kingdom of Yugoslavia (standing in the middle)



Djakon Hadzi Nenad M. Jovanovic    Also, upon the Feast of Saint George 2012, he was honored with The Medal "80 Years of Russian Imperial Union - Order", by Mr. Georgy Alexandrovich Fyodorov, The Chairman of The Russian Imperial Union - Order (leading Russian Monarchist organisation and the only one under the High Patronage of Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna Romanova of Russia). Later that same year he was awarded the prominent Order ''For Merits to The Cossacks of The Diaspora'' by Cossack Genеral Mihail Filatov, Ataman of The Grand Council of Cossacks of The Worldwise Association of Cossacks "Remember Lienz" (an anti-bolyshevik Cossack Association with the Blessing of The First Hierarch of The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia).

    It is especially important that he was also honored with The Commemorative Medal "Metropolitan Laurus", which is awarded by His Eminence, The Most Reverend Hilarion (Kapral), Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand and First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. The said Medal was established by The Military Orthodox Mission, with the Hierarchal Blessing of His Eminence in order to commemorate the great missionary work of the late His Eminence Laurus (Skurla), Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York and First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (1928-2008) and the historic reunification of The Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) and The Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (2007). The Medal is awarded to Orthodox Clergy and laity, regardless of the local Ecclesiastical jurisdiction, in recognition for the missionary and educational accomplishments for The Holy Orthodox Church.

   On 23. April 2014, His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro and Grand Master of The Illustrious Royal Order of Saint Januarius, The Illustrious Royal Order of Saint Ferdinand and of Merit, The Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, The Royal Military Order of Saint George of Тhe Reunion and The Royal Order of Francis I awarded Fr Nenad with The Bronze Medal of Merit of The Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George.

   Year 2015, he was knighted in the rank of The Knight of The Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus by His Royal Highness Royal Prince Victor Emmanuel, Duke of Savoy, Prince of Naples, Head of The Royal House of Italy and Grand Master of The Dynastic Orders of The Royal House of Savoy in his capacity of The XVII Grand Master of The Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus. Same year he was also rewarded with The Medal of Honor for Volunteer Services – Gold Rank by The National Action for Promotion and Development of Voluntary Services .



The Mother of Pearl Clerical Pectoral Cross, awarded by His Beatitude k.k. Theophilus III, The Patriarch of The Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine, Syria, Arabia, Beyond The Jordan River, Cana of Galilee, and Holy Zion            The Knight The Order of The Eagle of Georgia and The Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ       The Knight The Order of The Eagle of Georgia and The Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ       The Knight The Order of The Eagle of Georgia and The Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Commemorative Medal of the Opening of The Holy Cathedral Church of Saint Demetrios of Princes Islands of The Holy Metropolitanate of Princes IslandsThe Commemorative Medal of the Opening of The Holy Cathedral Church of Saint Demetrios of Princes Islands of The Holy Metropolitanate of Princes Islands      The Royal Medal of Merit of The Royal House of Sulu

The Knight Grand Commander The Order of The Eagle of Georgia and The Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ The Knight Grand Commander The Order of The Eagle of Georgia and The Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ The Knight Grand Commander The Order of The Eagle of Georgia and The Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ   L'Insigne Capitul De L'Almoina De Sant Jordi De Cavallers Del Centenar De La Ploma

The Knight Grand Cross of The Order of Saint Anthony    The Knight Grand Cross of The Order of Saint Anthony    The Knight Grand Cross of The Order of Saint Anthony      The Medal of Saint Nicholas of Chalki of The Holy Metropolitanate of Princes Islands

The Senator of the Grand Badge of The Order of Saint Queen TamarThe Senator of the Grand Badge of The Order of Saint Queen Tamar The Medal «Protection of The Most Holy Theotokos»The Medal «Protection of The Most Holy Theotokos»  The Medal «80 Years of Russian Imperial Union - Order»

The Gold Medal of The Holy Eparchy of Botswana        The Commemorative Medal of His Majesty The Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara KingdomThe Commemorative Medal of His Majesty The Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom

The Order ''For Merits to The Cossacks of The Diaspora''     The Medal «One Faith - One People»     The Medal «For The Cossack Will»

The Grand Cordon of The Royal and Hashemite Order of The PearlThe Grand Cordon of The Royal and Hashemite Order of The PearlThe Grand Cordon of The Royal and Hashemite Order of The Pearl        The Commemorative Medal Metropolitan LaurusThe Commemorative Medal «Metropolitan Laurus»

The Knight of The Imperial Order of Saint AnnaThe Knight of The Imperial Order of Saint AnnaThe Knight of The Imperial Order of Saint Anna      The Award Cross «For Merits for The Cossacks of Russia» - III Class    The Award Cross «For Faith and Service to Russia»    The Medal of Merit for The Estonian Cossacks - I Class

The Medal of The UnificationThe Medal of The Unification  The Knight Great Star of The Order of The Crown of GeorgiaThe Knight Great Star of The Order of The Crown of Georgia  The Medal «For Contribution to The Development of Genealogy and Other Special Historical Disciplines» II Class

The Knight Commander of The Royal Equestrian and Military Order of Saint Michael of the WingThe Knight Commander of The Royal Equestrian and Military Order of Saint Michael of the WingThe Knight Commander of The Royal Equestrian and Military Order of Saint Michael of the Wing      The Gold Cross of The Holy Eparchy of Botswana - I Class

The Gold Medal of The Holy Metropolitanate of Princes Islands              The Ecclesiastical Grand Cross of La Divisa de la Antigua Caballeria y Devocion de San Miguel El TaumaturgoThe Ecclesiastical Grand Cross of La Divisa de la Antigua Caballeria y Devocion de San Miguel El Taumaturgo

Юбилейная Медаль «В память 200-летия победы в Отечественной войне 1812 года» The Medal ''Defender of The Russian Land - Alexander Nevsky''The Medal ''Defender of The Russian Land - Alexander Nevsky''  The Honorary Bronze Cross Prince Johann II of Liechtenstein

The Bronze Signum Sacri Itineris Hierosolymitani The Order ''Benefit, Honor and Glory'' The Cross ''For The Preservation of Remembrance of The Patriatic War of 1812'' The Imperial Medal ''Anniversary of Тhe All-National Feat'' 1613-2013 Antigua, Ilustre, Pontificia y Real Archicofradía y Hermandad del Santísimo Cristo del Salvador

The Silver Medal of The Kingdom of Serbia Association   The Imperial Medal ''In Commemoration of The Reconstruction of The Kronstadt Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker 1913-2013''The Imperial Medal ''In Commemoration of The Reconstruction of The Kronstadt Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker 1913-2013''   The Bronze Medal of Merit of The Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George

The Silver-plated Imperial Medal ''In Commemoration of The 400th Anniversary of The House of Romanov. 1613-2013''   The Medal for Merit for The Royal House of Georgia   Accedemico de Honor, 
Instituto Chileno Georgiano de Investigación y Cultura

The Medal of Merit of The Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom The Medal for Outstanding Contributions and Efforts for Peace and Cultural Diplomacy   The Commander Cross of The FK HuDM Order of MeritThe Commander Cross of The FK HuDM Order of Merit

Accedemico Benemerito, 
Nobilis Academia Sancti Ambrosii Martyris    The Knight of The Order of saints Maurice and Lazarus    The Medal of Honor for Volunteer Services – Gold Rank




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