Eustatius I of Pec

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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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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.
  
 
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 incorrupt [[relics]].
 
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 incorrupt [[relics]].

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Our father among the saints Jevstatije (also 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 in the Julian Calendar.

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 June 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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