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The Order of St. Sava was a decoration of the Kingdom of Serbia established by Milan I on 23 January 1883. The Order of Saint Sava was established originally to recognize civilians for meritorious achievements to the Church, to arts and sciences, the royal house and the state. In 1914 a change was made permitting military personnel to receive the honor for military merit. The Order of St Sava was then awarded by the king of Yugoslavia until the abolishment of the monarchy in 1945.

Order of St. Sava
Ster van de Orde van Sint-Sava 1883 - 1903.jpg
Star of the Serbian Order of St. Sava
Awarded by Kingdom of Serbia
Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Serbian Orthodox Church
Type State Order (1883-1945)
House Order (after 1945)
Church Order (after 1945)[oss 1]
Eligibility Civilians, after 1914 members of the military.
Awarded for Meritorious achievements in the arts, science, education and religion
Status Awarded by Serbian Orthodox Church
Established 23 January 1883
Total awarded unknown
Next (higher) Order of the Cross of Takovo (Kingdom of Serbia, 1883-1903)
Order of the White Eagle (1903–1930) Order of the Yugoslav Crown (Kingdom of Yugoslavia, 1930-)



Five grades were awarded: Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight.

Other OrdersEdit

Since 1945 the highest award presented by the Serbian Orthodox Church is called the Order of St. Sava. There is also a fraternal organization with a similar name, the Loyal Order of St. Sava, organized for social interactions among Serbian American residents of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.



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