Joanicius I of Peć

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Our father among the [[saint]]s Joanikije or Joanicius (Serbian: '''Свети Јоаникије I, архиепископ српски''') was archibishop of Serbia from 1272 to 1276. His feat day is [[May 28]] in Julian Calendar.  
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Our father among the [[saint]]s Joanikije or '''Joanicius I of Peć''' (Serbian: '''Свети Јоаникије I, архиепископ српски''') was the Archibishop of Serbia from 1272 to 1276. His [[feast day]] is [[May 28]] on Julian Calendar.  
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==Life==  
 
==Life==  
St. Joanicius was born in pious family. As joung man he gon for Mt. Athos He was disciple of St. [[Sava II of Pec|Sava II]]. He acompained his teacher in Holy Land. Joanicius was [[ordain]]ed [[deacon]] and [[presbyter]] in Jerusalem. After returning to Mt. Athos Joanicius was elected an econom of Hilandar Monastery, and later an [[igumen]]. He came back in Sebia and was elected [[archimandrite]] of Studenica Monastery. St Joanicius was elected [[archibishop]] of Serbia 1272. He retired 1276after king Stefan Uroš I was forced to abdicate, by his son Stefan Dragutin. St. Joanicius died [[May 28]] 1279. St. Queen Jelena, wife of King Stefan Uroš I, translated his relics in Sopoćani monastery, his housband's foundation 1282. St. Joanicius was described as man full of virtues.  He was later glorified, leaving behind his incorrupt relics.
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St. Joanicius was born into a pious family. As young man he joined the [[monk]]s at [[Mount Athos]]. He was a disciple of St. [[Sava II of Pec|Sava II]]. Joanicius accompanied his teacher to the Holy Land where in Jerusalem he was [[ordination|ordain]]ed [[deacon]] and then  [[presbyter]]. After returning to Mt. Athos, Joanicius was elected an econom of [[Chilandari Monastery (Athos)|Hilandar Monastery]], and later an [[igumen]]. He returned to Serbia and was elected [[archimandrite]] of Studenica [[Monastery]]. St Joanicius was elected [[archbishop]] of Serbia in 1272. He retired in 1276 after King Stefan Uroš I was forced to abdicate by his son Stefan Dragutin. St. Joanicius died on [[May 28]], 1279. St. Queen Jelena, wife of King Stefan Uroš I, translated his [[relics]] in Sopoćani Monastery, which her husband's founded in 1282. St. Joanicius was described as man full of virtues.  He was later glorified, leaving behind his incorrupt relics.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 00:48, February 9, 2013

Our father among the saints Joanikije or Joanicius I of Peć (Serbian: Свети Јоаникије I, архиепископ српски) was the Archibishop of Serbia from 1272 to 1276. His feast day is May 28 on Julian Calendar.

Life

St. Joanicius was born into a pious family. As young man he joined the monks at Mount Athos. He was a disciple of St. Sava II. Joanicius accompanied his teacher to the Holy Land where in Jerusalem he was ordained deacon and then presbyter. After returning to Mt. Athos, Joanicius was elected an econom of Hilandar Monastery, and later an igumen. He returned to Serbia and was elected archimandrite of Studenica Monastery. St Joanicius was elected archbishop of Serbia in 1272. He retired in 1276 after King Stefan Uroš I was forced to abdicate by his son Stefan Dragutin. St. Joanicius died on May 28, 1279. St. Queen Jelena, wife of King Stefan Uroš I, translated his relics in Sopoćani Monastery, which her husband's founded in 1282. St. Joanicius was described as man full of virtues. He was later glorified, leaving behind his incorrupt relics.

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Joanicius I of Peć
Preceded by:
Danilo I
Archhbishop of Serbia
1272-1276
Succeeded by:
St. Jevstatije I
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