Saint Nikodim I
|Saint Nikodim I
|His Holiness, the Metropolitan of Peć and Archbishop of Serbs
Archbishop of All Serbian and Maritime Lands
|Church||Serbian Orthodox Church|
|See||Metropolitanate of Peć|
|Denomination||Eastern Orthodox Christian|
|Feast day||May 11/24|
|Canonized||by Serbian Orthodox Church|
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Nikodim I of Peć (Serbian: Никодим I Пећки, English: Nicodemus of Peć) was the 10th Metropolitan of Peć and Archbishop of Serbs from 1316 to 1324, he died in the year 1325. He is a Serbian saint and the Orthodox Church celebrates his feast day on May 11/24.
In 1314, heir apparent Stephen Uroš III was exiled to Constantinople after quarrels with his father King Stephen Uroš II Milutin. In 1317, Uroš III asked Nikodim to intervene between him and his father. In 1320, King Milutin allowed Uroš III to return upon the persuasion of Nikodim. Stephen Constantine, Uroš' half-brother and heir to the throne, was crowned King upon the death of Milutin in 1321. Civil war erupted when Constantine refused to submit to Uroš III, who then invaded Zeta, and in the ensuing battle, Constantine was killed. After the victory, on January 6, 1322, Nikodim crowned Uroš King and Dušan Young King.
|Orthodox Church titles|
|Archbishop of Serbs
- (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Νικόδημος Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Σερβίας. 11 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
- The Late Medieval Balkans, p. 262
- The Late Medieval Balkans, p. 264
- The Late Medieval Balkans, p. 263
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