Daniel II of Pec

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Our father among [[saint]]s Danilo (''also Daniel,in Serbian:'''''Свети Данило аргиепископ српски ''') was Serbian Archbishop from 1324 to 1327. His feast is [[December 20]],([[January 2]] in Gregorian Calendar). He was nobleman and was in court of St. king Milutin of Serbia (1282-1321). He left cort for Monastery of Saint Nikolas in Končul. We don't know his baptismal name.
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Our father among the [[saint]]s '''Danilo II of Pec''' (''also Daniel,in Serbian:'' '''Свети Данило аргиепископ српски''') was a Serbian [[Archbishop]] from 1324 to 1327. His feast is [[December 20]],([[January 2]] in Gregorian Calendar). He was a nobleman and was in court of St. King Milutin of Serbia (1282-1321). He left court for the [[Monastery]] of St. Nikolas in Končul. We don't know his baptismal name.
  
  
== As monk ==
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==As monk==
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Archbishop St. Jevstavije took the young monk Danilo as his syncellos. Soon Danilo left for [[Mount Athos]], where he was elected [[igumen]] of Hilandar. During his tenure as igumen, Mount Athos was attacked several times by Ctaluanian pirates. Danilo was forced to take to sword and defend the holy monastery from the pirates. Danilo retired in 1311 to the ascetic cell of St. [[Sava of Serbia|Sava]].
  
Archbishop St. Jevstavije took yong monk Danilo for his syncellos. Soon Dnilo left for Mount Athos, wher he was elected [[igumen]] of Hilandar. During his tenure, as igumen, Mount Athos was several times ataced by Ctaluanian pirates. Danilo was forced to take sword and to defend holy Monastery from pirates. Danilo decided to retire 1311 and gon for Karey in ascetic cell of Saint [[Sava of Serbia|Sava]].
 
  
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==Bishop==
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Danilo received a call from Serbia to return and become [[Bishop] of Banjska. He accepted and served as the bishop of Banjska until 1315. In 1314, he was present during the last moments of St. Queen Jelena, Mother of King Milutin. He described her last moments in his ''Lives of Kings and Archbishops of Serbia.'' Danilo retired again and returned to his beloved Mount Athos.
  
== Bishop ==
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When Abp. St. Sava III died on [[July 26]], the king proposed Danilo as the new archbishop. Danilo instead  proposed his disciple, St. Nikodim, for the position. St. Nikodim was elected, but the King insisting that Danilo should also be in Serbia. To accommodate the king he accepted the position of Bishop of Zahumlje. Danilo was at King Milutin's death bed and buried him in Banjska Monastery.
  
Soon Danilo recived call from Serbia to come back and became Bishop of Banjska. He acepted and was bishop until 1315. He was present in last moments of Saint quin Jelena Mother of King Milutin 1314. He described this moments in his ''Lives of Kings and Archbishops of Serbia.'' Daniolo retire again and left for his belowed Mount of Athos.
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Danilo again returned for [[Hilandar Monastery (Athos)|Hilandar Monastery]] in 1322 and Stefan Pepkalo succeeded him as Bishop of Zahumlje. When St. Nikodim died in 1324, Danilo was elected the 11th Archbishop of Serbia on[[September 14]], 1324.  
 
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When archbishop St. Sava III died [[July 26]], King proposed Danilo for new Archbishop. Danilo insted himself proposed his disciple Saint Nikodim. Saint Nikodim was elected. But King was insisting that Danilo should be in Serbia so he became bishop of Zahumlje.
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Danilo was at King Milutin's death bad and buried him in Banjska Monastery.
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Danilo again gone for Hilandar  1322 and famous Stefan Pepkalo succeded him as Bishop of Zahumlje. When St. Nikodim died 1324, Danilo was elected [[September 14]], 1324 11th Archbishop of Serbia.  
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==Archbishop==
 
==Archbishop==
  
Danilo was helping new king Saint Stefan Uroš III in building magnificent Dečani Monastery. He built Church of Theotokos Hodegetria in Peć Monastery for Greek monks. He also built small church of Saint Nicholas. He finished rebuilding Žiča Monastery. His other foundations are Church of saint George in Maglič, church of St. Michael in Jelšika, St. Sava in Liznica. He was falowing in steps Saint Sava, his great predccessor.
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Abp. Danilo helped the new King St. Stefan Uroš III in building the magnificent Dečani Monastery. He also built the Church of Theotokos Hodegetria in the Peć Monastery for Greek monks. He also built the small [[church]] of St. Nicholas. He finished rebuilding the Žiča Monastery. He also initiated the construction of the Church of St. George in Maglič and the Churches of St. Michael in Jelšika and St. Sava in Liznica. He followed in the steps St. Sava, his great predccessor.
  
He was also one of the greatest serbian meadevel writers. His most importnant work is ''Lives of Kings and Archbishops of Serbia''.
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Abp. Danilo was also one of the greatest Serbian medieval writers. His most importnant work is the ''Lives of Kings and Archbishops of Serbia''.
  
 
St. Danilo entred in Kingdom of Heaven [[December 19]] 1337.
 
St. Danilo entred in Kingdom of Heaven [[December 19]] 1337.

Revision as of 15:20, March 9, 2007

Our father among the saints Danilo II of Pec (also Daniel,in Serbian: Свети Данило аргиепископ српски) was a Serbian Archbishop from 1324 to 1327. His feast is December 20,(January 2 in Gregorian Calendar). He was a nobleman and was in court of St. King Milutin of Serbia (1282-1321). He left court for the Monastery of St. Nikolas in Končul. We don't know his baptismal name.


As monk

Archbishop St. Jevstavije took the young monk Danilo as his syncellos. Soon Danilo left for Mount Athos, where he was elected igumen of Hilandar. During his tenure as igumen, Mount Athos was attacked several times by Ctaluanian pirates. Danilo was forced to take to sword and defend the holy monastery from the pirates. Danilo retired in 1311 to the ascetic cell of St. Sava.


Bishop

Danilo received a call from Serbia to return and become [[Bishop] of Banjska. He accepted and served as the bishop of Banjska until 1315. In 1314, he was present during the last moments of St. Queen Jelena, Mother of King Milutin. He described her last moments in his Lives of Kings and Archbishops of Serbia. Danilo retired again and returned to his beloved Mount Athos.

When Abp. St. Sava III died on July 26, the king proposed Danilo as the new archbishop. Danilo instead proposed his disciple, St. Nikodim, for the position. St. Nikodim was elected, but the King insisting that Danilo should also be in Serbia. To accommodate the king he accepted the position of Bishop of Zahumlje. Danilo was at King Milutin's death bed and buried him in Banjska Monastery.

Danilo again returned for Hilandar Monastery in 1322 and Stefan Pepkalo succeeded him as Bishop of Zahumlje. When St. Nikodim died in 1324, Danilo was elected the 11th Archbishop of Serbia onSeptember 14, 1324.

Archbishop

Abp. Danilo helped the new King St. Stefan Uroš III in building the magnificent Dečani Monastery. He also built the Church of Theotokos Hodegetria in the Peć Monastery for Greek monks. He also built the small church of St. Nicholas. He finished rebuilding the Žiča Monastery. He also initiated the construction of the Church of St. George in Maglič and the Churches of St. Michael in Jelšika and St. Sava in Liznica. He followed in the steps St. Sava, his great predccessor.

Abp. Danilo was also one of the greatest Serbian medieval writers. His most importnant work is the Lives of Kings and Archbishops of Serbia.

St. Danilo entred in Kingdom of Heaven December 19 1337.


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Daniel II of Pec
Preceded by:
none
Bishop of Banjska
1311-1315
Succeeded by:
?
Preceded by:
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Bishop of Zahumlje
1317-1322
Succeeded by:
Stefan Pepkalo
Preceded by:
St. Nikodim
Archbishop of Serbia
1324-1337
Succeeded by:
St. Joanikije
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