amoung the saints Makarije (Sokolović) ('' also Macarius ;'' '''Свети Макарије Патријарх Српски''') was Serbian Patriarch from 1557 to 1570/71. His feast is [[August 30]],/[[September 12]],together with patriarchs St. Kirilo and St. Nikon.
Early life == He was born in selo Sokolovići near Višegrad. Grand Vezir of Otomane Empire Mehmed-Paša Sokolović was his brother or first cоusin. Two of them, as a boys were sent to Mileševa Monastery , to learn for pristhood. Bajo, later Mehmed-Pasha was piced up in devshirma (''tribute-in-blood'').
Makarije stayed in Monastery. He later left Mileševa and gone for Mont Athos. He was later [[igumen]] of Hilandar Monastery. He was raised [[Archimandrite]]. He was consecrated few years before reestablishing of Serbian Patriarchate.
== Patraiarch ==
It is great question was he first Patriarch after reestablishing. In ''Pećko Skazanije'' is written that befor him was Patriarch Nikanor (1550-1557). In other sorces is written that Sultan Suleiyman the Magnificent aproved reestablishing of Peć Patriarchate. This was done, ceartenly, with help of Mehmed. Patriarch Makarije reorganised Serbian Church , established new Dioceses, rebuilt a lot of Monasteries. Turkish Governmant, wich lead his brother, recognised him as etnarch, mylet-pasha, leader 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. Saint Makarije died in Septemer 1574.
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