A report on Saint Sava, Constitution and Serbia in the Middle Ages
In the same year Sava published Zakonopravilo (or "St. Sava's Nomocanon"), the first constitution of Serbia; thus the Serbs acquired both forms of independence: political and religious.- Saint Sava
The Nomocanon of Saint Sava (Законоправило/Zakonopravilo) was the first Serbian constitution from 1219.- Constitution
Its basic purpose was to organize the functioning of the young Serbian kingdom and the Serbian church.- Constitution
Sava was canonized, and his relics were considered miraculous; his cult remained throughout the Middle Ages and the Ottoman rule.- Saint Sava
Stefan Nemanja's youngest son Rastko became a monk (as Sava), turning all his efforts to spread religion among his people.- Serbia in the Middle Ages
In the same year Sava issued the first constitution in Serbia, the Zakonopravilo.- Serbia in the Middle Ages
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The Nomocanon of Saint Sava, known in Serbian as Zakonopravilo (Законоправило) or Krmčija (Крмчија), was the highest code in the Serbian Orthodox Church, finished in 1219.
This legal act was written in simple folk language and its basic purpose was to organize continuation and functioning of the Serbian kingdom and the Serbian church.
Today it is considered to be Serbia's first Serbian language church-state Constitution.