Order of St. Sava

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Order of St. Sava
Awarded by Kingdom of Serbia
Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Serbian Orthodox Church
Type Order
Eligibility Civilians, after 1914 members of the military.
Awarded for Meritorious achievements in the arts, science, education and religion
Status Awarded by Serbian Orthodox Church
Statistics
Established 23 January 1883
Total awarded unknown
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of the Cross of Takovo (Kingdom of Serbia, 1883-1903)
Order of the White Eagle (1903–1930) Order of the Yugoslav Crown (Kingdom of Yugoslavia, 1930-)
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The Order of St. Sava was a decoration instituted by the order King Milan I[clarification needed] of Serbia on 23 January 1883. The Order of Saint Sava was established originally to recognize civilians for meritorious achievements to the Church, to arts and sciences, the royal house and the state. In 1914 a change was made permitting military personnel to receive the honor for military merit.

The Order of St Sava was discontinued in 1921.[contradiction]

Grades[edit]

Five grades were awarded: Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight.

Other Orders of St. Sava[edit]

Since 1945 the highest award presented by the Serbian Orthodox Church is called the Order of St. Sava. There is also a fraternal organization with a similar name, the Loyal Order of St. Sava, organized for social interactions among Serbian American residents of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Holders[edit]

Category:Recipients of the Order of St. Sava

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