Sainted Makarii, Patriarch of Serbia

Commemorated on August 30

      Sainted Makarii, Patriarch of Serbia (1557-1574), toiled in particular for the spread of education in Serbia. Many a church book was printed in his time. The brother of the saint was vizier under the sultan and assisted in the restoration of monasteries and churches despoiled by Mohametan fanaticism, and also with the restoration of the patriarch's monastery.

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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