Savinac Monastery

The monastery church is dedicated to the Translation of the relics of St. Sava (Prenos moštiju Sv. Save) (May 19)

It is not known when it was built or who the patron of the church whose ruins are located in Stari Ledinci is. It is considered to have been a fortress building, and to have belonged to the strategically important medieval complex of Dumbovo. Archaeological research has not answered the question of which religions the builders and congregation of this church were. In the immediate vicinity of the temple, Christian skeletons were found without other findings that would give clearer definitions regarding the history of this church. Some researchers believe that, based on the buttresses at the corners along the western wall, it is a Roman Catholic temple. More recent views based on literature indicate that these are the remains of the medieval Orthodox Monastery of St. Sava (Sv. Sava) from the 13th century. It is also known that the church was painted with frescoes, and the remains of the frescoes were visible until the beginning of the 20th century. On the west side of the temple, at the entrance, a three-storey tower was built, which, at the same time, served as a defensive building and as a bell tower. There is an opinion of experts that, according to the way in which its floor walls are narrowed, an architectural connection can be found with the tower in Stalać from the 14th or 15th century. The remains of the church are today under the protection of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of the City of Novi Sad.

In 2018, the medieval place of worship was proclaimed the Monastery of St. Sava. Next to the ruins of a medieval church is a recent wooden church dedicated to the same patron. The iconostasis in this church was painted by priest Milan Malinić.

Translation of the relics of St. Sava (Sv. Sava) is marked as a memory of the day when, in the first half of the 13th century, the relic of St. Sava (Sv. Sava) were transferred from Trnovo, where he died, to the Mileševa Monastery. At the end of the 16th century, the Turks burned the relics in Vračar. Only his hand is preserved, which is now kept in the Mileševa Monastery.

Service schedule: weekdays at 5.00 a.m. and 05.00 p.m., Sundays and church holidays at 7.30 a.m., and during winter at 8.00 a.m.

TOURIST INFORMATION: The distance from Novi Sad to the Savinac Monastery is 13 km. It is reached via Sremska Kamenica. The monastery is open for visits until 08.00 p.m. (during the summer) and until 07.00 p.m. (during the winter). For group visits, 2-3 days’ notice is required. Decent dress is implied.

Contact: Serbian Orthodox Church Diocese of Srem https://www.eparhija


Ledinci, Serbia