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Nikodemus I of Pec

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Our father amont among the [[saint]]s '''Nikodim''' (also ''Nikodemus'' or Nicodemus, Serbian '''Свети Никодим архиепископ српски''') was [[archbishop]] of Peć from 1317 to 1326. This holy [[hierarch ]] was a relative of the sainted King [[Stefan Uros II Milutin|Stefan Uroš II Milutin ]] Nemanjić. He was elected archbishop on [[Ascension]], [[May 12]], 1317. When Saint [[Daniel II of Pec|Danilo]] gave up his position as [[igumen]] of [[Chilandari Monastery (Athos)|Hilandar Monastery]], Nikodim, his disciple, succeeded him.
Once when he was an igumen, he attended a [[Liturgy|Divine Service]] in Constantinople which was served by where the Patriarchs of Antioch and Jerusalem served according to the [[Typikon]] of [[Sabbas the Sanctified|Saint Sabbas]]. He was impressed, and when he was elected archbishop he decided to translate this typikon into Serbian. This was the first complete typikon in the Serbian church. He was very dedicated to the cult of Saint [[Sava of Serbia|Sava]]. Saint Nikodim was forced to with foreign [[heretic]]s. As archbishop he coronated Saint Stefan Uroš III ''King of Serbia and the Coastlands'' on [[January 6]], 1324. St. Nikodim explained in the prologue of his Translation translation of Saint Sabbas' Typikon typikon that he wanted to continue work of St. [[Sava of Serbia|Sava]], who had introduced to the Serbian church the practice of the [[Church of Jerusalem]]. St Nikodim died on [[May 12]], 1324.
He built the Church of Saint Demetrius in Pec Monastery. Nikodim was a good and capable hierarch. He was canonized in the last decade of the 14th century. Bishop Marko wrote a ''Service to Saint Nikodim'' honoring the saint.

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