Eustatius I of Pec

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Our father among the [[saint]]s Jevstatije or Eustace I () was [[archbishop]] of Serbia from 1279 to 1286. His Feast day is [[January 4]] in [[Julian Calendar]]. He was born in noble family in Budimlje county. As youth he joined St. Archangel Michael Monastery where was residention of Bishop of Zeta. In this monastery Eustace recived good education from theology and canon law. He was tonsured and ordained by [[bishop]] of Zeta Neofit. Eustace, wishing more ascetic life left for Mt. Athos. He spent many years in Hilandar Monastery, and was elected [[igumen]] 1262.  In 1265, igumen Eustace was elected bishop of Zeta.
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Our father among the [[saint]]s '''Jevstatije (also Eustathius, Eustace or Eustatius) I of Pec''' (Serbian: '''Свети Јевстатије архиепископ српски''') was the [[archbishop]] of Serbia from 1279 to 1286. His [[feast day]] is [[January 4]]. The Church also remembers him on [[August 30]] with ''The Synaxis of Serbian Hierarchs'', a celebration of the archpastors of the Serbian Church of the thirteenth - fourteenth centuries.  
Eustace was elected archbishop of Serbia in June 1279. St. Eustace ruled [[Church of Serbia]] for seven years. He entred in the Kingdom of Heaven [[June 4]] 1286, leaving behind his incorruptible relics.
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==Life==
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He was born into a noble family in Budimlje county. As a youth he joined the Holy [[Archangel Michael]] [[Monastery]], which was the residence of the bishop of Zeta. In this monastery Eustace studied [[theology]] and [[canon law]]. He was [[tonsure]]d and [[ordination|ordained]] by [[Bishop]] Neofit of Zeta. Seeking a more [[asceticism|ascetic]] life, Eustace left the Holy Archangel Michael Monastery for [[Mount Athos]]. There he spent many years in [[Chilandari Monastery (Athos)|Hilandar Monastery]] and was elected [[igumen]] in 1262. In 1265, Igumen Eustace was elected bishop of Zeta.
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Eustace was elected archbishop of Serbia in June 1279 and ruled the [[Church of Serbia]] for seven years. He died on [[January 4]], 1286. He was later glorified, leaving behind his [[Incorruptibility|incorrupt]] [[relics]].
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==External links==
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=100089 Repose of St Eustathius I, Archbishop of Serbia] - ([[OCA]])
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=102428 Synaxis of the Serbian Hierarchs] (OCA)
 
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Our father among the saints Jevstatije (also Eustathius, Eustace or Eustatius) I of Pec (Serbian: Свети Јевстатије архиепископ српски) was the archbishop of Serbia from 1279 to 1286. His feast day is January 4. The Church also remembers him on August 30 with The Synaxis of Serbian Hierarchs, a celebration of the archpastors of the Serbian Church of the thirteenth - fourteenth centuries.

Life

He was born into a noble family in Budimlje county. As a youth he joined the Holy Archangel Michael Monastery, which was the residence of the bishop of Zeta. In this monastery Eustace studied theology and canon law. He was tonsured and ordained by Bishop Neofit of Zeta. Seeking a more ascetic life, Eustace left the Holy Archangel Michael Monastery for Mount Athos. There he spent many years in Hilandar Monastery and was elected igumen in 1262. In 1265, Igumen Eustace was elected bishop of Zeta.

Eustace was elected archbishop of Serbia in June 1279 and ruled the Church of Serbia for seven years. He died on January 4, 1286. He was later glorified, leaving behind his incorrupt relics.

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Eustatius I of Pec
Preceded by:
Neofit
Bishop of Zeta
1265-1279
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
St. Joanikije I
Archhbishop of Serbia
1279-1286
Succeeded by:
St. Jakov
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