Christian Cyclopedia

About the Cyclopedia


One of Serapis. See Sarapis. republics in Yugoslavia*; E of the Drina R.; Christianity was first introd. by the RC Ch. in the 7th c. under Heraclius,* who sent missionaries, who baptized some Serbs; but this led to no lasting results. In the 2d half of the 9th c. Basil I see Schism, 5) defeated the Serbian pirates and imposed Christianity by compulsion. The leading ch. is Serbian Orthodox, which 1879, as a result of Serbian revolt against the Turk, became free from the Ecumenical Patriarch under Turkish control. For current information see CIA World Factbook.

Edited by: Erwin L. Lueker, Luther Poellot, Paul Jackson
©Concordia Publishing House, 2000, All rights Reserved. Reproduced with Permission

Internet Version Produced by
The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod

Original Editions ©Copyright 1954, 1975, 2000
Concordia Publishing House
All rights reserved.

Content Reproduced with Permission

Stay Connected! Join the LCMS Network:

Contact Us Online
(Staff Switchboard)
(Church Info Center)
1333 S Kirkwood Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63122-7226 | Directions


Featured Publication

The Lutheran Witness

LCMS Communications

Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.
Visit TLW Online