Karyes Typicon

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Karyes Typicon
The Karyes Typicon with the authentic signature of Saint Sava from 1199 - one of the oldest Serbian documents in the monastery of Hilandar,
Created 1199
Location Mount Athos
Author(s) Saint Sava
Purpose Typicon

The Karyes Typicon or Typicon of Saint Sava is a 12th-century Serbian Orthodox typicon (типик) written in 1199 by Saint Sava (Rastko Nemanjić), the first "Archbishop of the Serbs" (founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church), the youngest son of Serbian Grand Prince Stefan Nemanja (r. 1166-1196).[1]

The Žitije (Vita Simeonis) and Studenica Typikon were written by Saint Sava later.[2]

It is published along with the Catalog of Cyrillic manuscripts from the Hilandar monastery since 1908.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.rastko.rs/knjizevnost/liturgicka/svsava-sabrana/svsava-sabrana_05_c.html
  2. ^ "On Medieval and Renaissance Slavic Writing" Henrik Birnbaum 1974, Mouton & Co