Serbian Graves in the St. Paraskeva’s Churchyard in the Haskoy Quarter of Istanbul Cover Image

Српски гробови у цркви Свете Параскеве у истанбулском кварту Хаској
Serbian Graves in the St. Paraskeva’s Churchyard in the Haskoy Quarter of Istanbul

Author(s): Radomir J. Popović, Miroslav Prcović, Srđan Katić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Istorijski institut, Beograd
Keywords: graves; Ottoman Empire; Hasköy; St. Paraskeva St. Argira; Avram Petronıjević; Lazar Teodorović; Samuilo Jakovljević

Summary/Abstract: In the churchyard of St. Paraskeva in the Haskoy quarter of Istanbul, high-ranking officials of the Principality of Serbia were buried: Avram Petronijević, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lazar Teodorović, kapukethüda of Serbia at the Porte and Samuilo Jakovljević, a member of the Serbian deputation from the third decade of the 19th century. Regulation of the cemetery, a significant sign of the Serbian presence in Constantinople, began Avram Petronijević in 1839 when gravestones were set for Archimandrite Samuilo Jakovljević and Bishop Gerasimo Domino in Greek. During 1842 in the cemetery were buried Mara and Jelena Radišić, wife and daughter of Vukašin Radišić, the Secretary of the Serbian Agency in Constantinople, in 1844 Anka Teodorović and Savka were buried, daughter and sister-in-law of kapukethüda Lazar Teodorović, then Lazar Teodorović in 1846 and finally Avram Petronijević in 1852. In addition to the above, in the churchyard, gravestone epitaphs are found in other languages that are not discussed in this paper. Church of St. Paraskeva is now under the jurisdiction of the Romanian Orthodox Church. The task of the Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments of the Republic of Serbia and other relevant institutions has now been to preserve and adequately mark the Serbian graves in Constantinople.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 61
  • Page Range: 165-186
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Serbian