Eustatius I of Pec

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Our father among the [[saint]]s Jevstatije or Eustace I ('''Свети Јевстатије архиепископ српски''') 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 or '''Eustace I of Pec'''('''Свети Јевстатије архиепископ српски''') was the [[archbishop]] of Serbia from 1279 to 1286. His Feast day is [[January 4]] in [[Julian Calendar]].  
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 St. 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]] of Zeta Neofit. Seeking a more ascetic life Eustace left St. Archangel Michael Monastery for [[Mount Athos]]. 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 [[June 4]] 1286. He was later glorified leaving behind his incorrupted [[relics]].
  
 
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Our father among the saints Jevstatije or Eustace I of Pec(Свети Јевстатије архиепископ српски) was the archbishop of Serbia from 1279 to 1286. His Feast day is January 4 in Julian Calendar.

Life

He was born into a noble family in Budimlje county. As a youth he joined the St. 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 of Zeta Neofit. Seeking a more ascetic life Eustace left St. Archangel Michael Monastery for Mount Athos. 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 June 4 1286. He was later glorified leaving behind his incorrupted 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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