No. XLV (2014)

Eulogiae Terrae Sanctae of St Sava of Serbia

Danica Popović
Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Published 01.12.2014


  • eulogiae,
  • pilgrimage,
  • Holy Land,
  • St Sava of Serbia

How to Cite

Popović, D. (2014). Eulogiae Terrae Sanctae of St Sava of Serbia. Balcanica - Annual of the Institute for Balkan Studies, (XLV), 55–69.


The focus of the paper is on the eulogiae that Sava of Serbia, on his pilgrimage in the Holy Land, sent to the abbot of Studenica, Spyridon: a little cross, a little belt, a little towel and a little stone. In his letter accompanying the gifts, the earliest surviving work of Serbian epistolary literature, Sava points to their prayer and protective function. Sava’s eulogiae are looked at against the background of Eastern Christian devotional practices.


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