St. Dimitrios


Celebrate with Strength and Faith: Discover Treasures for Your St. Dimitrios Slava at SerbianShop!


SerbianShop invites you to explore our collection dedicated to the courageous and righteous Saint Demetrius, celebrated in the Serbian Orthodox tradition as St. Dimitrios. Delve into his legacy and discover a variety of authentic religious items to elevate your Slava celebration and connect with your heritage.


Who is St. Dimitrios and Why is He Celebrated?


St. Dimitrios, also known as Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki, was a Roman soldier known for his unwavering faith and defense of Christianity. Miraculously saving Thessaloniki from barbarian attacks, he became a symbol of strength, justice, and divine protection. Celebrated on November 8th (October 26th according to the Julian calendar), his Slava holds great significance in Serbia, particularly for those named after him or bearing names derived from his.

Slava Customs Associated with St. Dimitrios:


  • Slava Bread: Baking a special sweet bread decorated with a cross, symbolizing blessings and prosperity.
  • Church service: Attending a festive liturgy to offer prayers and receive blessings from St. Dimitrios.
  • Sharing the Slava meal: Gathering family and friends for a celebratory feast, often featuring roasted lamb or pork.
  • Horse processions: In some regions, symbolic horse processions are held, honoring St. Dimitrios's connection to soldiers and protectors.
  • Giving Gifts: Exchanging gifts with loved ones on this day symbolizes spreading joy and fostering community bonds.

Discover the perfect St. Dimitrios icon:


  • Slava Icons: Choose from stunning hand-painted icons showcasing St. Dimitrios in his iconic pose, either mounted on horseback or standing triumphantly. These cherished heirlooms become a reminder of his courage and unwavering faith.
  • Triptychs: Adorn your prayer corner with beautiful triptychs featuring St. Dimitrios alongside other saints or scenes from his life. Deepen your focus and reflection with these intricate pieces.
  • Metal Icons: Opt for the elegant simplicity of metal icons with St. Dimitrios's image engraved with precision. These durable pieces offer a modern touch while honoring tradition.


Complete your celebration with adornments:


Beyond the Products:


  • Explore informative blog posts delving into the life and miracles of St. Dimitrios, his significance in the Serbian Orthodox tradition, and traditional Slava customs associated with him.
  • Visit the temple Holy Great Martyr Dimitrios in Belgrade.
  • Find insightful tips for planning a slava celebration filled with faith, joy, and delicious traditional foods.

Browse our collection and discover the perfect pieces to elevate your celebration, honor your faith, and create lasting memories under his watchful protection.

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