V. Rev. Darko Spasojevic, PhD, Cathedral Dean

V. Rev. Dr. Darko Spasojevic was born in 1976 in Montbeliard, France. He spent his childhood and completed primary education in the village of Velika Snjegotina near Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska.

Portrait-5When Fr. Darko was twelve years old, his father departed this life. He and his sister, Tanja, were raised by their mother, Vidosava, in a single parent household.

Fr. Darko pursued his secondary education at St. Arsenius Seminary in Sremski Karlovci, Serbia, where he enrolled in 1991.


Upon completion of his secondary studies in 1996, Fr. Darko matriculated at the Faculty of Theology in Belgrade, Serbia, and after one year transferred to St. Sava – Orthodox Faculty of Theology in Libertyville, Illinois, where he completed his post-secondary education in 2001.

Upon his graduation from the St. Sava – Orthodox Faculty of Theology, Fr. Darko pursued his graduate studies at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Crestwood, New York, where he earned his Master of Arts  and Master of Theology degrees. Throughout his academic formation, Fr. Darko earned honors and distinctions as a diligent student of theology.

On November 3rd, 2003 he was ordained to the Holy Diaconate at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Joliet, Illinois.  One month later, on December 4th, by the hand of His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher of blessed memory, Deacon Darko was ordained to Holy Priesthood at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois.

Following ordination he was appointed parish priest of Western parish at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Chicago.

On November 1, 2008, His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher of blessed memory, appointed Fr. Darko as Dean of Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Chicago.

In addition to his pastoral duties, Fr. Darko serves as assistant lecturer  at the St. Sava – Orthodox Faculty of Theology in Libertyville, Illinois.

He received a PhD in Theology – Ethics at the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary located at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

He a proud of father of Vasilisa, who is eight years old, and uncle to his sister’s children—Sofija and Pavle.

When time permits Fr. Darko enjoys playing soccer and tennis.

On August 7, 2011 His Grace Bishop Longin awarded Fr. Darko Spasojevic the rank of Protonamesnik, and on January 7, 2015 the rank of Protopresbyter.

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