Zica Monastery, Kraljevo

Žiča is an early 13th-century Serb Orthodox monastery near Kraljevo, Serbia. The monastery, together with the Church of the Holy Dormition, was built by the first King of Serbia, Stefan the First-Crowned and the first Head of the Serbian Church, Saint Sava.Žiča was the seat of the Archbishop (1219–1253), and by tradition the coronational church of the Serbian kings, although a king could be crowned in any Serbian church, he was never considered a true king until he was anointed in Žiča. Žiča was declared a Cultural Monument of Exceptional Importance in 1979, and it is protected by Serbia. In 2008, Žiča celebrated 800 years of existence.BackgroundFounding of Serbian ChurchThe Serbs were initially under the jurisdiction of the Archbishopric of Ohrid, under the tutelage of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. Rastko Nemanjić, the son of Stefan Nemanja, ruled as Grand Prince of Hum 1190-1192, previously held by Grand Prince Miroslav. In the autumn of 1192 (or shortly thereafter)
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  • Monastery built by King Esteban I and that is the most sacred of the Serbian people. Is not in the mountains but in a plain so it's easy to visit him
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  • Zica Monastery represents the birth of the Serbian Orthodox Church autocephalous by Saint Sava is therefore for the Orthodox Serbs as St Peter's in Rome for Catholics. Beautiful the monastery but quite altered are still beautiful frescoes to be seen.
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  • Awesome. Serbian Orthodox History. Great complex and a spiritual gem of the world not just Serbia. A must visit for a Christian pilgrimage and / or historical tour.  more »

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