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Stefan Uros II Milutin

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{{english}}The holy, right-believing King '''Stefan Uroš II Milutin''' (Свети Краљ Стефан II Урош Милутин) ruled Serbia from 1282 to 1322. His feast day is [[October 30]]/[[November 12]].
== Life == Milutin was was the son of King Stefan Uroš I -venerable , who is remembered as the Venerable Simeon (Стефан Урош I-Блажени Симеон) , and Queen Jelena (venerable , who is remembered as the Venerable Jelena of Serbia) and . He is the brother of King Stefan Dragutin (, who is remembered as the Venerable Teoktist of Serbia). His feast day is son was the [[October 30]]/[[November 12saint]] His son was Saint ed King Stefan Uros III of Serbia He .  Milutin fought many battles defending his Faith and his people. He fought against Emperor Michael VIII Palaeologus because Palaeologus accepted union with Rome and tried to force the Balkan peoples and the monks [[monk]]s of [[Mount Athos ]] to recognize the pope. He fought against Shishman, King of Bulgaria, and Nogai, King of the Tartars, in order to defend his lands. All his wars were successful, for as he constantly prayed to God and hoped trusted in God. He built more than forty churches: [[church]]es. beside those that he built in his own land-, including Treskavac, Gračanica, St. George in Nagoričino, the Church of the Holy Theotokos in Skoplje, and Banjska (his memorial foundation) and so forth-, he also built churches outside of his land, in Thessalonica, Sofia, [[Constantinople]], Jerusalem and the Holy Mountain. He entered into rest in the Lord on [[October 29]], 1320. His body was soon shown to be incorrupt and miracle-working; and as such, it . It reposes even today in the Church of the Holy King in Sofia, Bulgaria. [[Holy Synods Synod]]s of [[Church of Serbia|Churches of Serbia ]] and Church of Bulgaria| Bulgaria anounced ]] announced that part of his sacred relics [[relic]]s will be translated in [[Monastery ]] of Banjska this yearin 2007.
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