Many Serbian Orthodox Saints are renowned for their devotion to the Divine and for being devoted to the Orthodox Faith. Some of them include Sava, Simeon, Anastasia, the Karejski Typikon and Miroslav Gavrilovic.
Sava is the patron saint of Serbia. He is remembered as the founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church. His relics provide healing to people who approach them with faith. Many Serbian poets have written poetry dedicated to the saint. In 1830, Prince Milos of Serbia proclaimed him a patron saint of Serb schools.
Saint Sava is remembered as a great leader who built and organized the Serbian Orthodox Church. He was a young man when he left his family’s kingdom for Mount Athos. As a monk, he established numerous churches throughout his life. And when he died in 1235, he was buried at the Cathedral of the Holy Forty Martyrs in Trnovo, Bulgaria.
The Church of Saint Sava is one of the world’s largest church buildings. It was built over the burning of the Ottomans in 1594. Its main dome is 134 meters high and it is topped with a golden cross.
Miroslav Gavrilovic was a Serbian orthodox saint. He was the son of Zdravko and Milijana. His holiness was Patriarch of Serbia. Irinej’s death is a major crisis for the Serbian Orthodox Church.
When Miroslav was a child, he used to bring food to nuns. Upon his ordination into the clergy, he was given the name Irinej. After graduating from the Faculty of Theology in Belgrade, he was appointed teacher of the Prizren seminary.
His Holiness the Patriarch of the Serbian Irinej was born in Vidova near Cacak. He was the grandson of a priest and had been raised in the Serbian Orthodox Church. In his youth, he attended the Bogoslovija in Prizren. During his service in the army, he was ordained to the holy diaconate and received the monastic name of Irinej.
Anastasia of the Serbian Orthodox Saints is an exorcist and healer. She is the mother of Saint Sava of Serbia, one of the most popular saints in the Orthodox Church. Her name, Anastasia, means “deliverer from potions”.
Holy Anastasija was a pious Christian who embodied the virtues of faith, hope, and love. The saint was influenced by the power of the Holy Spirit. She was also a devoted wife and mother. Her sons became monastics.
In the 4th century, a church was named after Anastasia. It is located in the city of Zadar. It was built on the site of a small church dedicated to Anastasia. The church was finished in 1481.
Saint Anastasia was born into a wealthy family in Rome. When she was three years old, she lost both of her parents. Her mother, Sophia, raised her in obedience to God. As a child, she converted to Christianity.
Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher is the patron saint of a chapel built in the Serbian Patriarchate building in Belgrade. His court chapel was opened in 1936. This chapel has celebrated 84 temple feasts and is the only one of its kind in the Church.
St Simeon was a great ascetic. He devoted himself to prayer and strict abstinence. At the age of 18 he received monastic tonsure. It is also believed that his body was translated from Jerusalem to Constantinople in the second half of the sixth century. During his life, he gathered a wealth of writings and records.
After his death, Patriarch Martyrius of Antioch performed the funeral, which was attended by a throng of people. A year after his death, the Mount Athos community recognized Simeon as a saint.
The Karejski Typikon
One of the most important spiritual documents in Serbian history is the Karejski Typikon. It is a prayer rule based on ancient asceticism and is a model of liturgical prayer. It contains 115 lines that describe rules of fasting, prayers, and worship.
The Serbian Orthodox Church canonized Saint Sava in May of 1253. His martyrdom was important for the Orthodox faith. He is a great example of a devout follower of Christ who lived a holy life free of sin.
Saint Sava devoted his life to promoting unity amongst the Serbs. He was a pillar of their community, and his leadership was a great source of spiritual strength. As a result, his vision became a beacon of hope and inspiration for the Serbian people. During an oppressive time, his message gave the Serbs hope that they would one day be united with Heaven.