Gabriel (Dožić) of Serbia

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Dr Gavrilo (Dožić) (Његова Светост др Гаврило (Дожић) ) was serbian patriarch from 1937 to 1950. He was Born in Donja Morača. His baptismal name was Đorđe.

Early life

He graduated Seminary in Prizren 1901. He obtained theology doctorate in Athens 1904. He is tonsured as seminarian and ordained preast March 4/17, by Bishop Nikanor of Niš in Sićevac Monastery.He was Secretary Genaeral of Monastery Hilandar, referent in Serbian ambasy in Constantinople. He also visted Switzerland and france in order to stady French Language. He is elected Metropolitan of Raška and Prizren December4/17 1911. He was on this see until 1913 when he was trannsfered to see of Peć. He is elected Metropoliten of Momtenegro and Coastlands November 17/30 , 1920.


He is elected Patriarch February 21, 1938. He was outspoken critic of nazism so he together with Saint Nikolaj was arested . He was first under house arest in monasteries Rakovacia and Vojlovica and Later in Dachau. After war he wasn't permited to came back until November14, 1946. He died Maz 7, 1950. His remains are buried in Belgrade Cathedral Church together with Princes Miloš and Mihajlo.

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