Żywot królowej Jeleny Danila II jako wzór idealnej symfonii państwa z Kościołem
Life of Queen Helen by Daniel II as a Model of Perfect Symphony of the State and the Church
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The aim of this article is to describe and analyze relations between Serbian medieval queen – Helen of Anjou and the Serbian Orthodox Church presented in a literary vision of her life written by archbishop Daniel II. The text of Helen’s life shows them аs a model of perfect symphony of sacerdotium and imperium. She fulfils St. Sava political ideology and is famous in Serbia because of her generous patronage over the Church, charity deeds and active political life. Despite being Roman Catholic by birth she was cannonized as a Orthodox saint and she kept friendly relations with the Orthodox Church spiritual authorities.
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