Sava II of Pec

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Saint Sava II was third Serbian archbishop. He was born as Predislav. His parents were Stefan Firstcrowned and his quin consort Ana Dandolo. This was second Stefan's mariage. Exact date of his birth is not known birth is not known. All three of Predislav's brothers were Serbian kings.
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Our Father among the Saints '''Sava II''' (Serbian: '''Сава II''') was the third Serbian [[archbishop]]. His [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[February 8]], as well as in the [[synaxis]] of Serbian hierarchs on [[August 30]].
Radoslav (1228-1233), Saint Vladislav (1233-1243)(died 1277) and Stefan Uroš I (1243-1276).
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Folowing steps of his uncle [[Sava of Serbia|St. Sava]] Predislav renounced all his titles and took monastic vows in monastery of Hilandar. His monastic name was also Sava He was elected Bishop of Hum 1254, region wich his uncle breafly rulled. He participated in State counciil in Church of Saint Peter on Lim, this was his cathedral. After Archbishop Arsenije suffered stroke, Sava was elected Archbishop. He was good Archbishop
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==Life==
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Predislav was born in the 1200s to King Stefan the First-Crowned and his second wife, Queen-Consort Ana Dandolo. All three of Predislav's brothers were Serbian kings: Radoslav (1228-1233), St. Vladislav (1233-1243, d. 1277) and Stefan Uroš I (1243-1276). However, the kingdom of Serbia was not for Predislav.  Following in the steps of St. [[Sava of Serbia]], his uncle, Predislav renounced all his titles and was [[tonsure]]d in [[Chilandari Monastery (Athos)|Chilandari Monastery]] on [[Mount Athos]], taking his uncle's name.
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In 1254, he was elected [[Bishop]] of Hum, a region which his uncle had briefly ruled. He participated in state council in his [[cathedral]], the Church of Saint Peter on Lim. After Archbishop [[Arsenius I (Sremac) of Pec|Arsenije]] suffered a stroke, Sava was elected archbishop. He was a good archbishop who led the Church of Serbia according to the rules of the [[saint]]s, [[apostle]]s, and [[Church Fathers]]. He died on [[February 8]], 1271, and is buried in the Church of Holy Apostles in Peć Monastery.
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Latest revision as of 09:31, October 24, 2012

Our Father among the Saints Sava II (Serbian: Сава II) was the third Serbian archbishop. His feast day is celebrated on February 8, as well as in the synaxis of Serbian hierarchs on August 30.

Life

Predislav was born in the 1200s to King Stefan the First-Crowned and his second wife, Queen-Consort Ana Dandolo. All three of Predislav's brothers were Serbian kings: Radoslav (1228-1233), St. Vladislav (1233-1243, d. 1277) and Stefan Uroš I (1243-1276). However, the kingdom of Serbia was not for Predislav. Following in the steps of St. Sava of Serbia, his uncle, Predislav renounced all his titles and was tonsured in Chilandari Monastery on Mount Athos, taking his uncle's name.

In 1254, he was elected Bishop of Hum, a region which his uncle had briefly ruled. He participated in state council in his cathedral, the Church of Saint Peter on Lim. After Archbishop Arsenije suffered a stroke, Sava was elected archbishop. He was a good archbishop who led the Church of Serbia according to the rules of the saints, apostles, and Church Fathers. He died on February 8, 1271, and is buried in the Church of Holy Apostles in Peć Monastery.

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Sava II of Pec
Preceded by:
St. Arsenije
Archbishop of Serbia
1263-1271
Succeeded by:
Danilo I
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