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.