Jakov, Archbishop of Serbs
|His Holiness, the Metropolitan of Peć and Archbishop of Serbs|
|Church||Serbian Orthodox Church|
|See||Metropolitanate of Peć|
|Denomination||Eastern Orthodox Christian|
|Canonized||by Serbian Orthodox Church|
Jakov (Serbian: Јаков I) was the Archbishop of Serbs from 1286 to 1292. He is venerated as a saint, Saint Jakov.
Information on Jakov are scarce, it is known that he renovated and founded churches, and that he likely moved the transferred the episcopal see from Žiča to the Peć metochion. He had special love for the Studenica, which he provided liturgical books and church accessories. He had special care for Serbian ascetics.
He received his aureola with his saintly purity and Christian love, he was gentle, humble and charitable. The Serbian Orthodox Church venerates him on February 3, in the Church calendar, while February 16, on the Gregorian calendar.
- Pakitibija.com, Житије срба светитеља: Свети Јаков архиепископ
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