Order of St. Sava

Order of St. Sava

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-)

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.


  • Grades 1
  • Other Orders 2
  • Holders 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


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

Other Orders

Since 1945 the highest award presented by the Serbian American residents of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Category:Recipients of the Order of St. Sava


  1. ^ Different type of order.
  1. ^ London Gazzette
  2. ^ Pinterest
  3. ^ Pinterest

External links

  • Order of St. Sava
  • Serbian Order of St. Sava at University of Glasgow
  • Loyal Order of St. Sava
  • Royal Orders--The Order of St. Sava