Sava II

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For the Vladika (Prince-Bishop) of Montenegro, see Sava II Petrović-Njegoš.
Saint
Sava II
Cv. Сава II
His Holiness the Metropolitan of Peć and Archbishop of Serbs
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Church Serbian Orthodox Church
Installed 1263
Term ended 1271
Predecessor Arsenije I
Successor Danilo I
Personal details
Birth name Predislav
Born 1201
Ras
Died 1271
Nationality Serbian
Denomination Orthodox Christian
Sainthood
Canonized by Serbian Orthodox Church

Saint Sava II (Serbian Cyrillic: Свети Сава II; 1201–1271) was the third Archbishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church, serving from 1263 until his death in 1271. He was the middle son of King Stefan the First-Crowned of the Nemanjić dynasty and his Byzantine wife Eudokia Angelina. He had two brothers, Stefan Radoslav and Stefan Vladislav, and a sister, Komnena. Predislav took the monastic name of Sava, after his uncle, Saint Sava, the first Serbian Archbishop. The Serbian Orthodox Church celebrates him as a saint and his feast-day is on February 21.

Life[edit]

Predislav (Предислав) was born around 1198, as the middle son of King Stefan the First-Crowned and Queen Eudokia. He had brothers Stefan Radoslav (b. 1192), Stefan Vladislav (b. 1198), and half-brother Stefan Uroš I (b. 1223). He also had two sisters, Komnena being the only one whose name is known.

King Stefan the First-Crowned, who had become ill, took monastic vows and died in 1227.[1] Radoslav who was the eldest son succeeded as King, crowned at Žiča by Archbishop Sava,[1] his uncle. The younger sons, Vladislav and Uroš I, received appanages.[1] Sava II (Predislav) was appointed bishop of Hum shortly thereafter, later serving as Archbishop of Serbia (1263-1270).[1] The Church and state was thus dominated by the same family and the ties between the two as well as the family's role within the Church continued.[2]

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Arsenije I
Archbishop of Serbs
1263–1271
Succeeded by
Danilo I

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Fine 1994, p. 135
  2. ^ Fine 1994, p. 136

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