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Gabriel (Dožić) of Serbia

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His Holiness Dr. '''Gavrilo (Dožić)''' (Serbian: '''Његова Светост др Гаврило (Дожић)''') was [[Patriarch]] of [[Serbia]] from 1938 to 1950.
== Early life ==
He The future patriarch was born in Donja Morača. His and given the [[baptism]]al name was "Đorđe. " He graduated from [[seminary]] in Prizren in 1901. He and then obtained a theology doctorate in Athens in 1904. He Next 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 Gabriel then became Secretary General of [[Chilandari Monastery (Athos)|Hilandar Monastery]], referent in reporting to the Serbian embassy in Constantinople. He also visited Switzerland and France in order to study French. He  Gabriel 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 His first step was reconciliation between Synod and Governmant. Patriarch Gavrilo Patr. Gabriel also put much effort into building a lot efforts ind building campus for students of the Orthodox Theologichal Theological Faculty of Belgrade University. He continued the building of St. Sava Temple. All ; all Serbian Bishops bishops gave large donationsto this project. Also , some bishops of ROCOR from the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]] and the [[Church of Bulgaria ]] gave significent donations. He was an outspoken critic of Nazism, so he, together with St. Nikolaj, was arrested. He was first put 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 and put a lot of effort in into 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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