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Sources and Testimonies
From the 13th to the 20th century *
The Chrysobull issued by Saint Sava himself and his broth- er King Stephen the First-Crowned. The Serbian episcopal seats are as follows: 1. Of Zeta, 2. Of Raška, 3. Of Hvosno, 4. Of Hum, 5. Of Toplica, 6. Of Budim, 7. Of Dabar, 8. Of Mo- ravica.
WritingsofSt Sava,pub.V.Ćorović,SerbianRoyalacademy(SRa), 1928
THe DeaTH OF SaiNT SaVa THe SeCOND, aRCHBiSHOP OF SeRBia, iN PeĆ, 1271
He impeccably administered the God-given honor of the ap- ostolic Chair and fed his sheep well, and he lived under the title of archbishop for seven years. and, after that, he passed away and moved from this life to a blessed and eternal rest, and his body was placed in the home of the Holy apostles (in Peć) where he is still remembered and glorified as saint in sublime and all-solemn prayers. and the memory of his blessed repose is celebrated on the eighth day of the month of February.
From The Life of Saint Sava the Second by Danilo of Peć THe BOOK PeNNeD iN PeĆ, 1324
This Book of epistles was transcribed in the days of the no- ble King Stephen Uroš the Third, king of all Serbian lands and the littoral, by order of Kyrr Nikodim, archbishop of all Serbian Lands and the Littoral, by the hand of the wretched and sinful Monk Damian and, undeserving to be called as such but by the grace of God, Hieromonk, whose homeland is a grave and whose riches are—sins. and also the Octo- echos and Parakletiki [were transcribed] in Peć, in the town called Zrelo, unto the glory of the Holy Trinity, in the year 7832 (1324) (...)
The note in the Šišatovac Book of epistles: Ni i, (54)
in the name of the Father (and of the Son) and of the Holy Spirit, i, Nikola, a servant of Christ, in the world [before tak- ing monastic vows] once known by the name of Dragoslav Tutić, together with my wife Bela, endeavored to build the church of Saint Nicholas seeking God’s help as we had no children (...) and i bought the land around the church and,
* PublishedinZadužbineKosova,eds.atanasijejevtićandŽivo- rad Stojković, Belgrade, 1987, pp. 301–310 et passim. Translated by aleksandra Stojanović and Nataša Šofranac.
Serbian Patriarch Jefrem—3rd Patriarch of Serbian Church (1375–1379 and 1389–1392), painted by Georgije Mitrofanović, 1620, Church of Saint Demetrius, the Patriarchate of Peć
together with all other lands that were my share of the es- tate, both the vineyard and the house as well as two mul- berry orchards, i gave it all to Saint Nicholas. This church was built in the days of the pious King Stephen the Fourth (...) in the year 6840 (1332), of the fifth indiction.
The inscription on the stone in St. George’s Church in Prizren, Ni i, 27–28 (60)
Fra Vita, a friar minor (Franciscan) from the King’s town of Cattaro, built this church dedicated to the Holy Pantocrator for Kyrr King Stephen Uroš the Third and his son, the en- lightened and great and all-glorious Kyrr King Stephen. it was built in eight years. and the construction of the church was entirely completed in the year 6843 (1335).
The inscription on the Dečani Monastery church: Ni i 28 (63) 637

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