== Early life ==
He was born in Donja Morača. His [[baptism]]al name was Đorđe. He graduated from [[seminary]] in Prizren in 1901. He obtained a theology doctorate in Athens in 1904. He was [[tonsure]]d as seminarian and [[ordain]]ed a [[priest]] on [[March 4]]/[[March 17|17]], by Bishop Nikanor of Niš in Sićevac Monastery. He was Secretary
Genaeral of Hilandar Monastery, referent in Serbian embassy in Constantinople. He also visited Switzerland and France in order to study French. He was elected Metropolitan of Raška and Prizren on [[December 4]]/[[December 17|17]], 1911. He served this [[see]] until 1913 when he was transferred to the see of Peć. He was elected Metropolitan of Montenegro and Coastlands on [[November 17]]/[[November 30|30]], 1920.
== Patriarch ==