Serbian Patriarch celebrated Divine Liturgy at St Sava’s Cathedral

Church of Serbia - 30/1/17 His Holiness the Serbian Patriarh Irinej officiated the Divine Liturgy in the crypt of the memorial St. Sava’s Cathedral in Belgrade on the 27th January, 2017, the feast-day of the First Serbian Archbishop and Illuminator. A multitude of faithful attended this solemn hierarchal service, among whom quite a number of pious people ...

Saint Sava I – First Archbishop of Serbia

27/1/15 Saint Sava, First Archbishop of Serbia, in the world Rostislav (Rastko), was a son of the Serbian king Stephen Nemanya and Anna, daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Romanus. From his early years he fervently attended church services and had a special love for icons. At seventeen years of age, Rostislav met a monk from Mount Athos, ...

Serbian Orthodox Church awards Lukashenko St Sava medal

In Serbia News - 13/6/14 BELGRADE – The Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Holy Synod of Bishops presented on Thursday Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko with the medal of St Sava, while Patriarch Irinej said Serbia would never forget the support Belarus had provided regarding Kosovo. Irinej presented Lukashenko with the medal, the SPC stated. “We have always felt ...

Saint Sava – First Serbian Archbishop and Enlightener

January 2014 Rastko Nemanjić the third son of Zupan Stefan Nemanjić and his wife Ana. Rastko was tonsured a monk in 1192 and was given the name of Sava at the monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos. Soon after he went to the monastery of Vatopedi. In 1196 Zupan Stefan Nemanja left his kingdom of Raska and ...