Holy King Stefan of Serbia

Commemorated on September 24

      Holy King Stefan of Serbia was the first ruler of Serbia crowned to reign with the king's crown. His father was Saint Stefan Nemanya (Comm. 13 February). In 1224 holy King Stefan died, having accepted before death monastic tonsure with the name Simeon, and he was buried in the "Studenitsa" monastery.

© 1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.