Paisius I of Peć

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Hiss Holiness Pajsije () was Sernan Patriarch from 1614 to 1648. He was born in town Janjevo in Kosovo. His father was priest. We don't know Pajsije's baptismal name. He was taught by his father and later in famous Janjevo school. His education was continued in Monastery school in Gračanica. He is claimed to be disciple of Patriarch Jovan (1592-1614). Patriarch Pajsije became famos as bibliophyl.

Metropolitan of Novo Brdo and Lipljan

Pajsije was elected Metropolitan of Novo Brdo and Lipljan 1612. He is consecrated by Patriarch Jovan and Metropolitens osf Sentence Synod July 15 1612. Ther is one document wich he signed as Humble Pajsije Metropoliten of Novo Brdo. When Patriarch Jovan left for Constantinople he apointed Pajsije as ''locum tenens''. Patriach Jovan was acused on Sultan's court and sentenced death. He was killed October 14 1614


When news about Jovan's sentence arived in Peć, Pajsije was elected Patriarch October 4. New Patriarch soon established relations with Russia. His name was apearing in Russian state documents since 1622. He was often in visitation's. He visited halfdevastated Žiča Monastery 1620, and began with its reparation. He visited Belgard 1632 and Šišatovac Monastery with sacred bons of saint Stefan Štiljanović October 7, 1632. Patriarch together with Metropoliatan Jeftimije of Sophia. also wisited Bishopric of Marča in Austro-Hungary, today in Croatia.

In November 1642, one Roman Chatholic misionary came in Peć, in Pope's name to start negotiatons about union. Patriarch together with two bishops discused with him. Patriarch was strongley against filioque. He was ready to reconise Pope's primatum honoris but onley if Pope gave up filioque, azima and other new teachings. On Synodical Letter was sent to Rome.

Time of Patriarch was time of rebuilding and repearing churches, transliterating books in one word time of church progress. Church in Morača Monastery was painted 1614 bzy Hilandar monks. Serbian noblemen rebuilt Monastey Dobrilovina 1614, church in Čukojevci. Patriarch was book colector. Western diplomates who traveled for Constantinople vitnesed that Orthodox Church of Serbia was good organised. He canonised last ruler from Nemanjići Houste emperor Stefan Uroš V and wrote his Life and service to him. Patriarch was forced to wisit Constantinople 1641. to for protection from local Turkish Governers.


Patriarch was wounded by bull in vilage budosavci. He died few days later November 2, 1647. He was buried in Peć Monastery.

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Paisius I of Peć
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Metropolitan of Novo Brdo
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Preceded by:
Jovan Kantul
Patriarch of Serbia
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