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Daniel II of Pec

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Our father among the [[saint]]s '''Danilo Daniel II of Pec''' (''also DanielDanilo,in Serbian:'' '''Свети Данило аргиепископ српски''') was a Serbian [[Archbishoparchbishop]] from 1324 to 1327. His feast is [[December 20January 2]],([[January 2December 20]] in Gregorian the [[Julian Calendar]]). He was a nobleman and was in a part of the court of St. King Milutin of Serbia (1282-1321). He left the court for the [[Monastery]] of St. Nikolas in Končul. We don't know his baptismal name.
=Life===As a monk==Archbishop St. Jevstavije took the young [[monk Danilo ]] Daniel as his syncellos(cell attendant, a prominent position that also included many other duties). Soon Danilo Daniel left for [[Mount Athos]], where he was elected [[igumen]] of Hilandar. During his tenure as igumen, Mount Athos was attacked several times by Ctaluanian pirates. Danilo Daniel was forced to take to up the sword and defend the holy monastery from the pirates. Danilo Daniel retired in 1311 to the ascetic cell of St. [[Sava of Serbia|Sava]].
Danilo Daniel received a call from Serbia to return and to become [[Bishop]] of Banjska. He After he accepted and the post, he served as the bishop of Banjska until 1315. In 1314, he was present during the last moments of St. Queen Jelena, Mother mother of King Milutin. He described her last moments in his ''Lives of Kings and Archbishops of Serbia.'' Danilo retired again and returned to his beloved Mount Athos.
When Abp. St. Sava III died on [[July 26]], the king proposed Danilo as the new archbishop. Danilo instead proposed his disciple, St. Nikodim, for the position. St. Nikodim was elected, but the King insisting king also insisted that Danilo Daniel should also be remain in Serbia. To accommodate the king , he accepted the position of Bishop of Zahumlje. Danilo Daniel was at King Milutin's death bed and buried him in Banjska Monastery.
Danilo Daniel again returned for to [[Chilandari Monastery (Athos)|Hilandar Monastery]] in 1322 , and Stefan Pepkalo succeeded him as Bishop of Zahumlje. When St. Nikodim died in 1324, Danilo was elected the 11th Archbishop of Serbia on[[September 14]], 1324.
Abp. Danilo Daniel helped the new King king, St. Stefan Uroš III , in building the magnificent Dečani Monastery. He also built the Church of the [[Theotokos ]] Hodegetria in the Peć Monastery for Greek monks. He also built and the small [[church]] of St. Nicholas. He finished Additionally, during his reign the rebuilding the Žiča Monastery. He also initiated was completed and the construction of the Church of St. George in Maglič and the Churches of St. Michael in Jelšika and St. Sava in Liznicawere begun. He followed in the steps St. Sava, his great predccessorpredecessor.
Abp. Danilo Daniel was also one of the greatest Serbian medieval writers. His most importnant work is the ''Lives of Kings and Archbishops of Serbia''.
St. Danilo entred in Daniel entered the Kingdom of Heaven [[December 19]] , 1337.

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