Jakov, Archbishop of Serbs

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Saint
Jakov
Јаков
His Holiness, the Metropolitan of Peć and Archbishop of Serbs
Church Serbian Orthodox Church
See Metropolitanate of Peć
Installed 1286
Term ended 1292
Predecessor Jevstatije I
Successor Jevstatije II
Personal details
Nationality Serb
Denomination Eastern Orthodox Christian
Sainthood
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.

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Jevstatije I
Archbishop of Serbs
1286–1292
Succeeded by
Jevstatije II