St Ephraim the Bulgarian, Patriarch of Serbia

Saint Ephraim, Patriarch of Serbia, lived in asceticism on Mount Athos, and afterwards became Igumen of the Serbian Iveron monastery. After the death of Patriarch Sava III in 1376, he was chosen to the patriarchal throne. Aspiring to silence, the saint left the throne and for nine years dwelt at the Archangel-Dushanov monastery. After the Battle of Kosovo he returned to the throne. He died peacefully at age 88 in the year 1400, and was buried in the Patriarchal church at Pec.

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