Sava II of Pec

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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.

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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