Nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains and forests, represents a Byzantine-styled Serbian Orthodox monastery dating back to the 12th century. -This World Heritage site is considered to be the center of the Serbian Church. Founded by Saint Sava--one of the most prominent figures in Serbian history--the monastery shows a complete timeline of medieval wall painting styles and frescoes from the 13th century to the 18th century. View its monastic treasures, such as manuscripts and silverware, and see marble sarcophagi of archbishops and patriarchs adorned with ornate sculptures. Put Patriarchate of Pec at the forefront of your travel plans using our Pec trip itinerary tool .
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Patriarchate of Pec is one of the most important medieval monasteries in the Balkans, and definitely “must see” while in Western Kosovo/Pec. The monastery was built in 13th century and through the his... more »
H κοιτίδα της Σερβικής Ορθοδοξίας σε μια απο τις ωραιοτερες πολεις της περιοχής. Το Πατριαρχικό συγκρότημα αξίζει να τοδεις. more »H cradle of Serbian Orthodoxy in the wraioteres cities of the region. The Patriarchal complex worth todeis.
The monastery can be reached by walking from the city center. It takes about 30 min. Don't forget to bring your passport or national ID because the guard checks before allowing entrance. The monastery... more »
Patriarchate of Pec monastery 1346 - Pec, Serbia `s Kosovo and Metohia Serbian Tsar Stefan Dushan ( Stefan Urosh IV – Namanjic ) UNESCO-Serbia The Monastery of the Pec Patriarchate is a set of churches at the home of Pec, near Pecka Bistrica, and at the entrance to the Rugovsko gorge. Pec Patriarchate is one of the most important monuments of the Serbian past. In it for centuries there was a seat and a mausoleum of Serbian archbishop and patriarch. Creation of the Patriarchate of Pec (1346) By the work and influence of Saint Sava and his successors in the Zicko-Pec throne, the Serbian Orthodox Church in the state of Nemanjic has become a very important factor, not only in the religious-cultural, but also in the political life of the Serbian people. It is therefore quite natural that, with the strengthening of the political and economic power of the Serbian state, the reputation and strength of the Serbian Orthodox Church grew together. When King Dushan, under the influence of his political power, decided to proclaim the care of the Serbs and Greeks, at the same time, the chief of the Orthodox Church in his enlarged state should have been given the title of patriarch. Dusan launched the campaign and ordered political reasons. First of all, according to the state-legal understanding in the East, the emperor could not imagine himself without the patriarch; In addition, Dushan could have hoped that in the conquered Greek regions it would be better and easier to balance relations, if, as the emperor of the Serbs and Greeks, he had a patriarch in his own country, who, on the formal side, would be able to properly replace the Constantinople Patriarch of Constantinople in these areas. For such a procedure, he had a canonical backing. According to the established practice and canonical regulations, the boundaries of the church areas were always brought into line with the state borders. Consequently, the Patriarchate of Constantinople had the ipso facto to renounce the jurisdiction over the dioceses that were removed from Byzantium and belonged to the Serbian state. . It is therefore more likely that Dusan did not take steps in this direction in Constantinople. For his wedding to the Empire and for the proclamation of the Serbian Archbishopric by patriarchy, he addressed the Patriarch of a friendly Bulgarian Empire. At the State Assembly in Skopje, at Flowers 9/4. 1346, the patriarch of Pec, the former Archbishop of Pec, the earlier logotype of Dusanov, Joanikije II, was ceremoniously proclaimed. At this assembly, besides the emperors and the nobles from all over the country, not only all archbishops, metropolitans, bishops, Igumni and other representatives of the church from Pec and Ohrid Archdiocese were present, but also from the conquered areas of the Constantinople Patriarchate and Holy Mountain. As a guest, he attended the assembly and Bulgarian Patriarch of Trnovo Simeon with his bishops and other senior clergy. On this occasion, it was decided that some respectable bishops in the ancient Serbian countries, such as the Skopski, Prizren, Zetski and Raski, would receive the title of the Metropolitan; the Metropolitan of Skopje was considered to be the first-ever since he was in the caretaker capital. The Ohrid Archbishopric, which all entered the Serbian Empire, remained autochemical. Only her archbishop had to recognize the primacy of the honor of the Peacem Patriarch. The Greek dioceses in the newly arrived territories, which previously fell under the Patriarchate of Constantinople, were subject to the jurisdiction of the Patriarch of Peć, as well as Sv. Gora with its privileges and immunities. Seven days after the proclamation of the Patriarchate, on April 16, 1346, the Bulgarian Patriarch Simeon, with the new Patriarch of Peja Janici II and the Ohrid Archbishop Nikola, in the presence of the whole assembly, crowned Dusan for the Emperor of the Serbs and Greeks
The Patriarchate of Peje Monastery or Patriarchal Monastery of Peje is a medieval Serbian Orthodox monastery located near the city of Peja, in Kosovo. Built in the 13th century, it became the residence of Serbian Archbishops. The only bad thing about this, it is that it has been politicized, thus usurping one of the greatest and most beautiful entrance to Peja's nature, not allowing citizens to gain entrance as they used to before war era.
This place left me speechless. Never I have seen such a beautiful place with my own eyes. Go by all means and let yourself be astounded. The lady at the reception was extraordinarily nice as well!
Beautiful old convent. Impressive frescos and lovely grounds
The oldest monastery in this region. The monastery is structured from one main entrance hall from where you can enter to three small churches. Each church is with the beautiful wall drawings, some of them have to be repainted.
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