The Church of the Holy Apostles is the oldest church within the complex. It is believed that Saint Sava was involved in the raising of the church since he is mentioned as its founder in an inscription underneath his portrait; however, it seems that his successor on the throne of the Serbian Archbishop, Arsenije, deserves all the credit for this undertaking.
The oldest parts of the building are its altar and sub-domical areas, as well as the choirs. Due to the later construction of the adjacent churches, the western end has not retained its original look. The church was built in stone, plastered, and painted throughout. The earliest frescoes, those in the altar and below the dome, are dating back to the mid-13th century. The complexity of their subjects indicates that its founder was most likely engaged in their conception. The frescoes on the south and west walls, probably commissioned by King Milutin, include the portraits of Stefan the First-Crowned and Uroš I. Two pilasters and the arc in the middle of the central aisle were presumably painted between 1350 and 1354. Shortly afterward, as some of the frescoes deteriorated, the choir space was also repainted. In those years, the composition of Patriarch Joanikije's Dormition was depicted above his sarcophagus. Around the year 1620, Georgije Mitrofanović portrayed Patriarch Jovan in the niche of the west wall. Patriarch Pajsije partially financed the renovation of the deteriorated frescoes in 1636. The church houses the relics and graves of three archbishops, Arsenije I, Joanikije II, and Sava II.
Pecka Patrijarsija is located near the town of Pec, south-west of Kosovo & Metohija.
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