Sava III



Sava III
Archbishop of All Serb and Littoral Lands
ChurchSerbian Orthodox Church
SeeArchbishopric of Peć
Term ended1309
PredecessorJevstatije II
SuccessorNikodim I
Personal details
DiedJuly 16, 1316
DenominationEastern Orthodox Christian
Feast dayAugust 16
Canonizedby Serbian Orthodox Church

Saint Sava III (Serbian: Свети Сава III / Sveti Sava III; died July 16, 1316) was the Archbishop of Serbs from 1309 to 1316. Upon completing his studies,[1] he began as a hegumen in Hilandar, then became the Bishop of Prizren. During his office as bishop, he worked on the Bogorodica Ljeviška church in Prizren. In 1309 he became the Archbishop. Sava III was an important figure of the development of architecture in Medieval Serbia. Prior to the founding of the Banjska monastery, which Sava III did not survive, King Stefan Milutin consulted with him. In his charters confirming the endowments of King Milutin, he is styled "Archbishop of All Serbian and Maritime Lands". He rebuilt the Church of Saint George in Staro Nagoričane. According to the testimonies of his successor Archbishop Nikodim I, he regularly donated to Hilandar. The Serbian Orthodox Church venerate him as Saint Sava III on July 26 (August 8, Gregorian calendar).


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  •, Житије срба светитеља: Сава Трећи, светитељ - архиепископ
Eastern Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by
Jevstatije II
Archbishop of Serbs
Succeeded by
Nikodim I
Preceded by
Bishop of Prizren
Succeeded by