Nikodemus I of Pec

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Our father amont the saints Nikodim (Свети Никодим архиепископ српски) was archbishop of Peć from 1317 to 1326. This Holy Hierarch was relative of Saint king Stefan Uroš II Milutin Nemanjić. He was elected Archibishop on Ascension, May 12, 1317. When Saint Danilo gave up position of igumen of Hilandar, Nikodim, his disciple succeded him. When he was, as igumen, he in Constantinople he was atending Divine service who were serving Patriarchs of Antioch and Jerusalim acordin typikon of Saint Sabbas. He was impressed and when was elected he decide to translate this typikon in Serbian. This first complet typikon in Serbian church. He was very dedicated to cult of Saint Sava. Saint Nikodim was forced to with some heretics who were forigners. As archbishop he coronated Saint Stefan Uroš III "King of Serbia and Coastlands", January 6 1324. St. Nikodim explined in prologue of Translation of Saint Sabas' Typikon that he wants to continue work of St. Sava who was entroducing practice of the Church of Jerusalem. St Nikodim died May 12 1324.

He built church of Saint Demetrius in Pec Monastery. Nikodim was good and capable hyerarch. He was canonised in last decad of XIV century. Bishop Marko wrote Service to Saint Nikodim

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Nikodemus I of Pec
Preceded by:
St. Sava III
Archbishop of Serbia
Succeeded by:
St. Danilo
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