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Sava, Saint
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(birth name Rastko; c. 1175 – 1236, Tarnovo), first archbishop of Serbia and the youngest son of the Serbian grand prince Stefan Nemanja. About 1192 he entered a monastery on Athos. He and his father, who had retreated to Athos as a monk after abdicating, taking the name Simeon, revitalized the Hilandar monastery. In 1207 Sava moved the remains of his deceased father to the monastery of Studenica, where he served for several years as archimandrite. Returning to Athos from 1214 to 1219, in Ni…

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Kraft, Ekkehard, “Sava, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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