Blessed Stephen the King of Serbia, With His Mother

Saint Stephen was the son of prince St Lazar of Serbia (June 15). In the terrible times of the Turkish Yoke St Stephen became the great benefactor of his enslaved countrymen. He built up the city, constructed churches and expended his treasury on the help of the needy. St Stephen exceeded many rulers in his wisdom, his charity and his faith. He died peacefully in the year 1427.