St. Stephen the New of Serbia (1427)

Commemorated on September 9 and July 19

He was the son of the Holy Prince Lazarus (Lazar) of Serbia (see June 15). In the hard time of the Turkish yoke St. Stephen was truly a benefactor for the captive country: he rebuilt cities, built temples and spent from his treasury to help the needy. He died in peace on July 19, 1427. The God-fearing Militsa, who was glorified by a quick wit and pious life, after the death of her spouse, founded the monastery of Lubostinja near Krushevatsa, in which she was tonsured as Eugenia. She died on November 11, 1405 as a schema-nun.

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