Gabriel (Dožić) of Serbia

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Dr Gavrilo (Dožić) (Његова Светост др Гаврило (Дожић) ) was serbian patriarch from 1938 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 Metropolitan of Montenegro and Coastlands November 17/30 , 1920.

Patriarch

He is elected Patriarch February 21/March 6, 1938. New Patriarch was very cucessfull in resolving of actual problems. 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 created six new dioceses after war.He put a lot efforts to deal with new regime. He died May 7, 1950. His remains are buried in Belgrade Cathedral Church together with Princes Miloš and Mihajlo.

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Gabriel (Dožić) of Serbia
Preceded by:
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Metropollitan of Raška and Prizren
1911-1913
Succeeded by:
Serafim (as bishop)
Preceded by:
New creation]
Metropolitan of Peć
1913-1920
Succeeded by:
Jerotej (as bishop)
Preceded by:
Mitrofan
Metropollitan of Montenegro and Litoral
1920-1938
Succeeded by:
St. Joanikije
Preceded by:
Varnava
Patriarch of Serbia
1938-1950
Succeeded by:
Vikentije
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