== 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 General of [[Chilandari Monastery (Athos)|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 ==
He was elected patriarch on [[February 21]]/[[March 6]], 1938. As a new patriarch, he was very successful in resolving problems.
First step was reconciliation between Synod and Governmant. He was an outspoken critic of Nazism, so he, together with St. Nikolaj, was arrested. He was first under house arrest in the [[monastery|monasteries]] of Rakovacia and Vojlovica, and later in Dachau. After the war he was not permitted to come back until [[November 14]], 1946. He created six new [[diocese]]s after the war . He put a lot of effort in dealing with the new regime. He died on [[May 7]], 1950. His remains are buried in Belgrade Cathedral Church together with those of Princes Miloš and Mihajlo.
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title=Metropolitan of Peć|
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title=Metropolitan of Montenegro and Litoral|
after=St. [[Joanikije (Lipovac) of Montenegro|Joanikije]]}}
before=[[Varnava (Rosic)of Serbia|Varnava]]|
title=[[List of Patriarchs of Serbia|Patriarch of Serbia]]|
after=[[Vikentije II of Serbia|Vikentije]]}}
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