Belgrad and Saint Petka
With the arrival of your sacred relics the Serbian land has been enriched
(Gregory Tsamblak, The Report on the Transference of Saint Petka’s Relics, 15th century)

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The Chapel of Saint Petka
If you want anything we might possess in exchange for the relics we desire, we are ready to concede it to you
(Princess Milica’s response to Sultan Bayezid’s question…)

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The great protectress
You are the fervent defender of everyone who approaches the arca of your relics!
(Saint Euthymius, The Praise to Saint Petka, 14th century)

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Petka’s Miraculous water
You are the glory and the praise to Belgrade, where your miraculous water gathers many
(The Prayer to Saint Petka)

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Venerable Mother Petka, pray to God for us
The Lord wants a pure heart
(Bishop Nikolaj Velimirović, A Poem to Saint Petka, 20th century)

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Impresum

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