Photographer's Note

Hram Svetog Save (Temple of Saint Sava) is the bigest Orthodox temple in the world. This beautiful white temple is expression of traditional Orthodox religious architecture.

Saint Sava was guiding spiritual lider of Serbian people. Before that, he was the Prince of Kingdom of Serbia and he has a name Rastko Nemanjich.

His father, Stefan Nemanjic was the King of Kingdom of Serbia (13th century). His son Rastko left the worldly life and became a monk (spiritual name Saint Sava). After that, very soon, his father also left the worldy life and also became a monk. His spiritual name was Saint Simeon.

Together, father (former King) and his son (Prince), build many Serbian Orthodox monasteries on Serbian territory (Grachanica, Milesheva, Studenica,...).

Also, the King of Greece gave them a land for building famous Hilandar monastery on greek peninsula Athos, where is placed Mount Athos (2033 m). Today, Hilandar monastery is main Serbian Orthodox monastery, the most powerful Serbian spiritual place.

Whole life, Saint Sava (son) and Saint Simeon (father) lived deep spiritual life (teaching and helping people, writing a spiritual books, reconstructing a old saint christian scripture,...). In their tribute (specially to Saint Sava), Serbian people build this impressive and beautiful temple with name - HRAM SVETOG SAVE.

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