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His Holiness Pajsije (''also Paisius'' in serbian:'''Пајсије Јањевац патријарх српски''') was Serbian Patriarch from 1614 to 1648. He was born in town Janjevo in Kosovo. His father was [[priest]]. We don't know Pajsije's baptismal name. He was taught by his father and later in famous Janjevo school. His education was continued in Monastery school in Gračanica. He is claimed to be disciple of Patriarch Jovan (1592-1614). Patriarch Pajsije became famos as bibliophyl.
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His Holiness '''Paisius I of Pec''' (in Serbian:'''Пајсије Јањевац патријарх српски''') was the Serbian Patriarch from 1614 to 1648.  
  
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==Life==
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He was born in the town of Janjevo in Kosovo. His father was a [[priest]]. We don't know Paisius' baptismal name. He was taught by his father and later continued his education in the famous Janjevo school. His education continued in the [[monastery]] school in Gračanica. He claimed to be disciple of Patriarch Jovan (1592-1614). Patriarch Paisius became famous as bibliophile.
  
== Metropolitan of Novo Brdo and Lipljan ==
 
  
Pajsije was elected Metropolitan of Novo Brdo and Lipljan 1612. He is consecrated by Patriarch Jovan and Metropolitens osf Sentence Synod [[July 15]] 1612. Ther is one document wich he signed as ''Humble Pajsije Metropoliten of Novo Brdo''. When Patriarch Jovan left for Constantinople he apointed Pajsije as ''[[locum tenens]]''. Patriach Jovan was acused on Sultan's court and sentenced death. He was killed [[October 14]] 1614
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===Metropolitan of Novo Brdo and Lipljan===
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Paisius was elected Metropolitan of Novo Brdo and Lipljan in 1612. He was consecrated by Patr. Jovan and Metropolitans of Sentence Synod on [[July 15]], 1612. There is one document which he signed his name as ''Humble Pajsije, Metropoliten of Novo Brdo''. When Patr. Jovan left for Constantinople he appointed Paisius as ''[[locum tenens]]''. Patr. Jovan was accused by the Sultan's court and sentenced to death. He was executed on [[October 14]] 1614.
  
== Patriarch ==
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===Patriarch===
When news about Jovan's sentence arived in Peć, Pajsije was elected Patriarch [[October 4]]. New Patriarch soon established relations with Russia. His name was apearing in Russian state documents since 1622. He was often in visitation's. He visited halfdevastated Žiča Monastery 1620and began with its reparation. He visited Belgard 1632 and Šišatovac Monastery with sacred bons of saint Stefan Štiljanović [[October 7]], 1632. Patriarch together with Metropoliatan Jeftimije of Sophia. also wisited Bishopric of Marča in Austro-Hungary, today in Croatia.
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When the news of Jovan's sentence arrived in Peć, Paisius was elected Patriarch on [[October 4]], 1614. The new patriarch soon established relations with Russia. His name appeared in Russian state documents since 1622. He often traveled on visitations. He visited the half devastated Žiča Monastery in 1620 and began with its repair. He visited Belgard in 1632 and Šišatovac Monastery with sacred icons of Saint Stefan Štiljanović on [[October 7]], 1632. The Patriarch, together with Metr. Jeftimije of Sophia, also visited the Bishop of Marča in Austro-Hungary, which today is in Croatia.
  
In November 1642, one Roman Chatholic misionary came in Peć, in Pope's name to start negotiatons about union. Patriarch together with two bishops discused with him. Patriarch was strongley against ''filioque''. He was ready to reconise Pope's ''primatum honoris'' but onley if Pope gave up filioque, azima and other new teachings. On Synodical Letter was sent to Rome.
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In November 1642, a [[Roman Catholic]] emmissary came in Peć, in Pope's name, to start negotiatons about union. Patr. Paisius together with two [[bishop]]s discussed this with him. Patr. Paisius was strongly against the ''filioque''. He was ready to recognize Pope's ''primatum honoris'' but only if the Pope gave up the [[filioque]], [[azima]], and other new teachings. This was stated in a synodical letter that was sent to Rome.
  
Time of Patriarch was time of rebuilding and repearing churches, transliterating books in one word time of church progressChurch in Morača Monastery was painted 1614 bzy Hilandar monks. Serbian noblemen rebuilt Monastey Dobrilovina 1614, church in Čukojevci. Patriarch was book colector. Western diplomates who traveled for Constantinople vitnesed that Orthodox Church of Serbia was good organised.
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Patr. Paisius used his time for rebuilding and repairing [[church]]es, transliterating/translating books.  The [[church]] in Morača Monastery was painted in 1614 by Hilandar [[monk]]s. Serbian noblemen rebuilt the Monastey of Dobrilovina in 1614 and the church in Čukojevci. The Patriarch was book collector. Western diplomats who traveled to Constantinople bore witness that the Orthodox Church of Serbia was well organized.  
He canonised last ruler from Nemanjići Houste emperor Stefan Uroš V and wrote his Life and service to him.
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Patriarch was forced to wisit Constantinople 1641. to for protection from local Turkish Governers.
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He canonized the last ruler from Nemanjići House, Emperor Stefan Uroš V, and wrote of his life and service. Patriarch Paisius was forced to visit Constantinople in 1641 to obtain protection from local Turkish governors.
  
== Death ==
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===Death===
 
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Patriarch Paisius was wounded by bull in village of Budosavci. He died few days later on [[November 2]], 1647 and was buried in Peć Monastery.
Patriarch was wounded by bull in vilage budosavci. He died few days later [[November 2]], 1647. He was buried in Peć Monastery.
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His Holiness Paisius I of Pec (in Serbian:Пајсије Јањевац патријарх српски) was the Serbian Patriarch from 1614 to 1648.

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Life

He was born in the town of Janjevo in Kosovo. His father was a priest. We don't know Paisius' baptismal name. He was taught by his father and later continued his education in the famous Janjevo school. His education continued in the monastery school in Gračanica. He claimed to be disciple of Patriarch Jovan (1592-1614). Patriarch Paisius became famous as bibliophile.


Metropolitan of Novo Brdo and Lipljan

Paisius was elected Metropolitan of Novo Brdo and Lipljan in 1612. He was consecrated by Patr. Jovan and Metropolitans of Sentence Synod on July 15, 1612. There is one document which he signed his name as Humble Pajsije, Metropoliten of Novo Brdo. When Patr. Jovan left for Constantinople he appointed Paisius as locum tenens. Patr. Jovan was accused by the Sultan's court and sentenced to death. He was executed on October 14 1614.

Patriarch

When the news of Jovan's sentence arrived in Peć, Paisius was elected Patriarch on October 4, 1614. The new patriarch soon established relations with Russia. His name appeared in Russian state documents since 1622. He often traveled on visitations. He visited the half devastated Žiča Monastery in 1620 and began with its repair. He visited Belgard in 1632 and Šišatovac Monastery with sacred icons of Saint Stefan Štiljanović on October 7, 1632. The Patriarch, together with Metr. Jeftimije of Sophia, also visited the Bishop of Marča in Austro-Hungary, which today is in Croatia.

In November 1642, a Roman Catholic emmissary came in Peć, in Pope's name, to start negotiatons about union. Patr. Paisius together with two bishops discussed this with him. Patr. Paisius was strongly against the filioque. He was ready to recognize Pope's primatum honoris but only if the Pope gave up the filioque, azima, and other new teachings. This was stated in a synodical letter that was sent to Rome.

Patr. Paisius used his time for rebuilding and repairing churches, transliterating/translating books. The church in Morača Monastery was painted in 1614 by Hilandar monks. Serbian noblemen rebuilt the Monastey of Dobrilovina in 1614 and the church in Čukojevci. The Patriarch was book collector. Western diplomats who traveled to Constantinople bore witness that the Orthodox Church of Serbia was well organized.

He canonized the last ruler from Nemanjići House, Emperor Stefan Uroš V, and wrote of his life and service. Patriarch Paisius was forced to visit Constantinople in 1641 to obtain protection from local Turkish governors.

Death

Patriarch Paisius was wounded by bull in village of Budosavci. He died few days later on November 2, 1647 and was buried in Peć Monastery.

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Paisius I of Peć
Preceded by:
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Metropolitan of Novo Brdo
1612-1614
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
Jovan Kantul
Patriarch of Serbia
1614-1648
Succeeded by:
Gavrilo
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