Nikodemus I of Pec

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Our father amont the saints Nikodim ('''Свети Никодим архиепископ српски''') was archbishop of Peć from 1317 to 1326. This Holy Hierarch was relative of Saint king Stefan Uroš II Milutin Nemanjić. He was elected Archibishop on [[Ascention]], [[May 12]], 1317. When Saint [[Daniel I of Pec|Danilo]] gave up position of [[igumen]] of Hilandar, Nikodim, his disciple succeded him.
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Our father among the [[saint]]s '''Nikodim''' (also ''Nikodemus'' or Nicodemus, Serbian '''Свети Никодим архиепископ српски''') was [[archbishop]] of Peć from 1317 to 1326. This holy [[hierarch]] was a relative of the sainted King [[Stefan Uros II Milutin|Stefan Uroš II Milutin]] Nemanjić. He was elected archbishop on [[Ascension]], [[May 12]], 1317. When Saint [[Daniel II of Pec|Danilo]] gave up his position as [[igumen]] of [[Chilandari Monastery (Athos)|Hilandar Monastery]], Nikodim, his disciple, succeeded him.
When he was, as igumen, he in Constantinople he was atending Divine service who were serving Patriarchs of Antioch and Jerusalim acordin typikon of Saint Sabbas. He was impressed and when was elected he decide to translate this typikon in Serbian.  This first complet typikon in Serbian church. He was very dedicated to cult of [[Saint Sava of Serbia|Serbia]]. He explined that he wants to continue legacy of St. Sava. St Nikodim died [[May 12]] 1324
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He built church of Saint Demetrius in Pec Monastery. He was good and capable hyerarch. He was canonised in last decad of XIV century. Bishop Marko wrote ''Service to Saint Nikodim''
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Once when he was an igumen, he attended a [[Liturgy|Divine Service]] in Constantinople where the Patriarchs of Antioch and Jerusalem served according to the [[Typikon]] of [[Sabbas the Sanctified|Saint Sabbas]]. He was impressed, and when he was elected archbishop he decided to translate this typikon into Serbian. This was the first complete typikon in the Serbian church. He was very dedicated to the cult of Saint [[Sava of Serbia|Sava]]. Saint Nikodim was forced to with foreign [[heretic]]s. As archbishop he coronated Saint Stefan Uroš III ''King of Serbia and the Coastlands'' on [[January 6]], 1324. St. Nikodim explained in the prologue of his translation of Saint Sabbas' typikon that he wanted to continue work of St. [[Sava of Serbia|Sava]], who had introduced to the Serbian church the practice of the [[Church of Jerusalem]]. St Nikodim died on [[May 12]], 1324.
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He built the Church of Saint Demetrius in Pec Monastery. Nikodim was a good and capable hierarch. He was canonized in the last decade of the 14th century. Bishop Marko wrote a ''Service to Saint Nikodim'' honoring the saint.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 08:23, October 24, 2012

Our father among the saints Nikodim (also Nikodemus or Nicodemus, Serbian Свети Никодим архиепископ српски) was archbishop of Peć from 1317 to 1326. This holy hierarch was a relative of the sainted King Stefan Uroš II Milutin Nemanjić. He was elected archbishop on Ascension, May 12, 1317. When Saint Danilo gave up his position as igumen of Hilandar Monastery, Nikodim, his disciple, succeeded him.

Once when he was an igumen, he attended a Divine Service in Constantinople where the Patriarchs of Antioch and Jerusalem served according to the Typikon of Saint Sabbas. He was impressed, and when he was elected archbishop he decided to translate this typikon into Serbian. This was the first complete typikon in the Serbian church. He was very dedicated to the cult of Saint Sava. Saint Nikodim was forced to with foreign heretics. As archbishop he coronated Saint Stefan Uroš III King of Serbia and the Coastlands on January 6, 1324. St. Nikodim explained in the prologue of his translation of Saint Sabbas' typikon that he wanted to continue work of St. Sava, who had introduced to the Serbian church the practice of the Church of Jerusalem. St Nikodim died on May 12, 1324.

He built the Church of Saint Demetrius in Pec Monastery. Nikodim was a good and capable hierarch. He was canonized in the last decade of the 14th century. Bishop Marko wrote a Service to Saint Nikodim honoring the saint.

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Nikodemus I of Pec
Preceded by:
St. Sava III
Archbishop of Serbia
1317-1324
Succeeded by:
St. Danilo
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