Bishop Danilo of blessed memory was born on May 13, 1927 in Novi Sad. He studied law in Belgrade, and graduated from Sorbonne in literature in 1952. From 1954 to 1958 he studied theology at the Saint Sergius’ Academy in Paris, whereas he gained doctoral degree at Harvard, USA in 1968. He took monastic vows in 1960, and in 1969 the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church appointed him the auxiliary bishop of the Serbian Patriarch, his official title being the Bishop of Moravice. From 1984 he was the administrator of the Diocese of Budim, and from 1988 he was appointed the hierarch of the Diocese of Budim.
Bishop Danilo was one of the most educated hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church. While being in Belgrade as the auxiliary bishop of the Serbian Patriarch, he used to incite – mostly by his enormous erudition and pastoral words – great interest of young intellectuals, especially the students of the Belgrade University, for the Word of God and Christ’s Gospel. Bishop Danilo’s numerous theological and literary works are dispersed in numerous publications, magazines and books, published both in the Serbian Orthodox Church and in the issues of other sister Churches.
The Orthodox Church addresses earnest prayers to the Lord to place the soul of Bishop Danilo of blessed memory where the righteous reside.