Saint

Jakov
Јаков
His Holiness, the Metropolitan of Peć and Archbishop of Serbs
ChurchSerbian Orthodox Church
SeePatriarchate of Peć
Installed1286
Term ended1292
PredecessorJevstatije I
SuccessorJevstatije II
Personal details
NationalitySerb
DenominationEastern Orthodox Christian
Sainthood
Canonizedby Serbian Orthodox Church

Jakov (Serbian: Јаков) was the Serbian Archbishop from 1286 to 1292. Information on Jakov is scarce; it is known that he renovated and founded churches, and that he likely transferred the episcopal see from Žiča to the Peć metochion. He had special love for the Studenica monastery, to which he provided liturgical books and church accessories. He had special care for Serbian ascetics. He received his aureola with his saintly purity and Christian love, he was gentle, humble and charitable. The Serbian Orthodox Church venerates him as Saint Jakov on February 3, in the Church calendar, while February 16, on the Gregorian calendar.

See also

Sources

  • Pakitibija.com, Житије срба светитеља: Свети Јаков архиепископ
Religious titles
Preceded by
Jevstatije I
Archbishop of Serbs
1286–1292
Succeeded by
Jevstatije II