The Heritage of Saint Sava
Saint Sava was a Serbian prince and Orthodox monk, the first Archbishop of the autocephalous Serbian Church, the founder of Serbian law and literature, and a diplomat.
Saint Sava founded the autocephalous (self-governing) Orthodox Church in Serbia during the Middle Ages. He was a member of the Serbian royal family, but chose to renounce royal privilege at a very young age, so as to devote his life to the service of God and to the spiritual care and education of the Serbian people.
All but one of the medieval Serbian kings were eventually canonized. Rather than building palaces for themselves, they spent their wealth on churches, monasteries, schools, and other good works that benefited the entire Serbian people.