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Macarius (Sokolović) of Peć

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Our father amoung among the saints [[saint]]s '''Macarius''' or '''Makarije (Sokolović) of Peć''' (also ''also Macarius;'' ; Serbian: '''Свети Макарије Патријарх Српски''') was the Serbian Patriarch [[patriarch]] from 1557 to 1570/71. His feast is [[August 30]],/[[September 12]],together with patriarchs Patriarchs St. Kirilo and St. Nikon.
== Early life Life == He was born in selo village of Sokolovići near Višegrad. Grand Vezir The grand vizier of Otomane the [[Ottoman empire|Ottoman Empire ]], Mehmed-Paša Sokolović , was either his brother or first cоusin. Two The two of them, as a boys , were sent to Mileševa [[Monastery, ]] to learn prepare for pristhoodthe [[priest]]hood. Bajo, later Mehmed-Pasha , was piced up in devshirma gathered as part of the [[w:|devshirmeh]] (''tribute-in-blood''). Makarije stayed in the monastery. He later left Mileševa and traveled to [[Mount Athos]], where he was named [[igumen]] of [[Chilandari Monastery (Athos)|Hilandar Monastery]]. He was raised to the rank of [[archimandrite]]. He was consecrated [[bishop]] a few years before the re-establishment of the Serbian Patriarchate.
Makarije stayed in Monastery. He later left Mileševa and gone for Mont Athos. He There is some question as to whether he was later [[igumen]] the first patriarch after the re-establishment of Hilandar Monasterythe patriarchate. He In ''Pećko Skazanije'', it is written that before him Patriarch Nikanor (1550-1557) was raised [[Archimandrite]]the first patriarch. He was consecrated few years before reestablishing Other sources state that Sultan Suleiyman the Magnificent approved re-establishment of Serbian the Peć Patriarchate.
Makarije's official title was: '' Archbishop of Peć and Patriarch of Serbs and Bulgarians''. The inclusion of the Bulgarians was due to the fact that some [[diocese]]s in Bulgaria were part of the Peć Patriarchate. This was done, certainly, with the help of Mehmed. Patr. Makarije reorganized the Serbian church, established new dioceses, and rebuilt many monasteries. The Turkish government, which was led by his brother, recognised him as etharch, mylet-pasha, and leader of the Serbian nation.
== Patraiarch ==Church courts had almost full jurisdictional power over Christians, similar to that of the [[Ecumenical Patriarchate]]. During his tenure, ten new dioceses were created, and several important monasteries were rebuilt. Most important among them was Banja Monastery. Makarije opened many schools inside these monasteries. When he grew old, he appointed his nephew, Metropolitan Antonije of Herzegovina, as his successor in 1570/1. The [[Holy Synod]], during a session in Banja Monastery, approved this decision.
It is great question was St. Makarije died in September 1574. Soon after his death he first Patriarch after reestablishing. In ''Pećko Skazanije''is written that befor him was Patriarch Nikanor (1550-1557)glorified. In other sorces is written The Very Right Reverend Professor Radoslav Grujić said that Sultan Suleiyman the Magnificent aproved reestablishing of Peć PatriarchateSt.  This Makarije was done, ceartenly, with help the most important among the primates of Mehmed. Patriarch Makarije reorganised Serbian the [[Church, established new Dioceses, rebuilt a lot of Monasteries. Turkish Governmant, wich lead his brother, recognised him as etnarch, mylet-pasha, leader Serbia]] after [[Sava of Serbian Nation. Church courts had almost full power on Christians , symilar as theese in Ecumenicl Patrirchate.Makarije opened numerous schools in Monasteries. When he came in ages he selected his nephew Metropolitan Antonije of Herzegovina as his successor 1570/1 Synod on its session in Banja Monastery aproved this decision. Serbia|Saint Makarije died in Septemer 1574Sava]].
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