Joanicius II of Peć

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Our Father amon saints Joanikije () was first Serbian Patriarch. His Feast is September 3/16.


He was elected Archbishop of Peć, between December 19, 1337 and January 3, 1338. Before he was elected he was logothetos royal chancellor. He was folowing in steps of his great predccessors. He was raised Patriarch , and Archbishopric of Peć to Patriarchate on Palm Sunday, April 6, 1346. This was in order to Joanikije coronate King Stefan Uroš IV Dušan Car (Emperor). This Elevation was don with aproval Trnovo Patriarchate and Archbishopric of Ohrid. Coronation took a place on Pascha 1346.

Joanikije proceded tradition of building Churches and Monasteries. He built. amon the others , two Churches in Holy Land: Church of Saint Elias on Carmel and Church of Saint Nicholas o n Mount Tavor

Saint Joanikije died September 3, 1354. He was buried in Peć Monastery.

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Joanicius II of Peć
Preceded by:
St. Danilo II
Patriarch of Serbia
Succeeded by:
Sava IV
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