Antonije Bagaš

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Antonije Bagaš - Arsenije
Family Bagaš
Born Kostur
Buried Agiou Pavlou
Religion Orthodox Christianity
Occupation Orthodox Christian abbott

Anthony Bagaš (Serbian: Антоније Багаш;[a] fl. 1366 – 1385) was a Serbian nobleman from Kastoria who retreated to Mount Athos in between 1356 and 1366, where he later bought and restored the ruined Athonite monastery of Saint Paul (Agiou Pavlou) with the help of Nikola-Gerasim Radonja (the son of sebastokrator Branko Mladenović) in the 1380s, becoming its abbott - taking the monastic name Arsenios (Arsenije).[1] The two were successful in receiving donations from both the Byzantines and Serbs, and refurbishing the monastery with revenue from Serbian silver and gold mines, making it one of the major Serbian monasteries.[1] He translated hagiographical works into Serbian.[2]

He had a brother, Nikola, who in 1385 donated the monastery of Mesonesiotissa near Edessa, together with villages, churches and other property to the Saint Paul monastery of Arsenije.[3] Some scholars believe that the Bagaš family was originally from Vranje in Serbia[4] while some other scholars believe that historical sources do not confirm it.[5]

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  1. ^ Name: Serbian: Antonije Bagaš (also Pagaš), Greek: Antonios Pagases, Anglicized: Anthony. His monastic name is Arsenije, Greek: Arsenios.

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  1. ^ a b Rosenqvist, p. 63
  2. ^ Pavlikianov, p. 118
  3. ^ Angold, pp. 160-161
  4. ^ Moravska Srbija: ljudi i dela (in Serbian). Narodni muzej. 1971. p. 15. Српски књижевник Антоније Багаш, из познате феудалне породице из Врања, превео је „от грчскаго писапија на србски језик" Андријанти (беседе о статуама) Јована Златоуског, зборник с поучењем Јефрема Сирског 
  5. ^ Ivan M. Đorđević; Dragan Vojvodić; Miodrag Marković (2008). Studije srpske srednjovekovne umetnosti (in Serbian). Zavod za Udžbenike. p. 489. Наиме, Никола Багаш Балдовин, за кога је накнадно утврЬено да је био у Водену а не у Костуру, може бити иста личност са „Николом... унуком Балдовина" из Врања али и не мора. 

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