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Sava, Saint (1173–1236)

  1. Mark Teasdale

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc1309

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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Teasdale, M. 2011. Sava, Saint (1173–1236). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

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  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


St. Sava was the first Archbishop of Serbia, and is known as “the Enlightener” of the Serbian people. Sava's saint day is celebrated on January 27 according to the Serbian Orthodox calendar and is associated with schools.


  • Sava, Saint (1173–1236);
  • St. Sava, the first archbishop of Serbia;
  • “the enlightener” of the Serbian people;
  • the life of master Simeon;
  • Sava, the life of Saint Sava