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Maximus I of Pec

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Hiss Holines Our father among [[saint]]s '''Maximus I of Pec'''' (Maksim (Skopljanac) ('''Свети Максим патријарх српски''')) was the Serbian [[Patriarch ]] from 1655 to 1672. Maksim was born in Skoplje, so he was called Skopljanac(Man from Skoplje.) He Metropolitan of Ras and Novi Pazar befor he was elected on throne of His Feast day is [[Sava of Serbia|Saint SavaAugust 30]]. When Patriarch Gavrilo wrote to Serbia for the metropolitans to elect a new Patriarch, Metropolitans elected Maksim for New Patriarch. He was well educated man and he was book colector. Patriarch also was donating books to monasteries. He like other Patriarchs was often in wists to his flock. He wisited Šišatovac Monastery 1666, on Pascha 1671 he visited Nikolje Kablarsko. Church of Saint Nicholas in Peć Monastery was painted by his efforts. Patriarch Maksim Also founded town of Peć 1674. He visited Valachia 1661 to ask for material support. He also must to deal with agresive Roman Catholic proselitism.He sufferd stroke 1669. When Patriarch Maksim suffered a stroke, [[archimandrite]] of Peć Monastery [[Arsenius III (Carnojevic) of Pec|ArsenijeJulian Calendar]] was elected for Metropolitan of Hvosno and coadjutor of the Patriarch. When it was clear that patriarch's condition would not improve Arsenije was elected Patriarch.
==Life==Maksim was born in Skoplje, so he was called Skopljanac (Man from Skoplje.) He was [[Metropolitan]] of Ras and Novi Pazar before he was elected to episcopal throne of [[Sava of Serbia|Saint Sava]]. When Patriarch Gavrilo wrote to Serbia for the metropolitans to elect a new patriarch, the metropolitans elected Maksim as the new Patriarch. He was a well educated man. He was a book collector and donated many books to the monasteries. He, like other patriarchs, often visited his flock. He visited Šišatovac [[Monastery ]] in 1661. On Pascha 1671, he visited Nikolje Kablarsko. The [[Church]] of St. Nicholas in Peć Monastery was painted through his efforts. Patr. Maksim also founded the town of Peć in 1674. He visited Valachia in 1661 to ask for material support. He also dealt with aggressive Roman Catholic proselitism. Patr. Maksim suffered a stroke in 1669. When he suffered this stroke, the [[archimandrite]] of Peć Monastery [[Arsenius III (Carnojevic) of Pec|Arsenije]] was elected Metropolitan of Hvosno and coadjutor for the Patriarch . When it was clear that patriarch's condition would not improve Arsenije was elected patriarch.  Patr. Maksim died on [[October 29]], 1680 in Peć Monastery. He is canonized soon after his death.
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title=[[List of Patriarchs of Serbia|Patriarch of Serbia]]|
years=1655-1672|
after=[[Arsenije Arsenius III (Carnojevic) of Pec|ArsenijeIII]]}}
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