Hand Painted Icon St. Sava patron saint of Serbia Serbian Orthodox Church
Size: 12 x 16 cm
New, hand painted icon. Made on dark stained wood, tempera painted.
The icon is made according to orthodox icon-painting traditions .
He is widely considered as one of the most important figures of Serbian history. Saint Sava is canonized and venerated by the Serbian Orthodox Church, as its founder, on January 27 [O.S. January 14]. He is the patron saint of Serbia, Serbs, and Serbian education. The Church of Saint Sava in Belgrade is dedicated to him, built where the Ottomans burnt his remains in 1594. At Athos, he established the monastery of Hilandar, which became one of the most important cultural and religious centers of the Serbian people. In 1219 he was recognized as the first Serbian Archbishop by the Patriarchate, and authored the oldest known constitution of Serbia. Sava is regarded the founder of Serbian medieval literature.