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{{english}}[[Image:St. Sabba Trlajic of Serbia.jpg|right|thumb|230px|St. Sabba Trlajic of Serbia.]]Our father among the [[saint]]s '''Sava (Triajich) of Gornji Karlovac''' (Serbian: Свети свештеномученик Сава горњокарловачки) was born as Svetozar Trlajić(Светозар Трлајић), the son a [[bishop]] of Stefan and Jelisaveta (maiden name Karakašević), was born in Mol on the [[July 19Church of Serbia]], 1884. He completed primary school in his hometownwho during World War II was arrested, Grammar school in Novi Sadtortured, and the [[seminarymartyr]] in Sremski Karlovci. Sava graduated from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, ed by enemy Italian and passed the qualifying examination for judges at the Faculty of Law in ZagrebCroatian personnel.
== Life ==
Timisoara Bishop [[ordination|ordained]] him [[deacon]] on 19 and presbyter on 29 date Svetozar Trlajich (Светозар Трлајић) was the son of the same month. As [[parish]] [[priest]] he performed his duties in Peška Stephen and BašaidJelisaveta (maiden name Karakaševich). At the beginning of 1927, he He was elected officer and later main secretary of the [[Holy Synod]] of Bishops. Being a widower, he took [[monasticism|monastic]] vows born in Mol on [[October 27July 18]], 1929 1884. His education included primary school in the Krušedol Monastery. Soon afterwards he became protosyncellos and [[archimandrite]]his hometown, grammar school in Novi Sad, and was appointed the head of the Krušedol Monastery. On [[September 30seminary]], 1934, Sava was elected the [[auxiliary bishop|Auxiliary Bishop]] of Srem. Patriarch Varnava consecrated him, accompanied by Timok Bishop Emilijan, Niš Bishop Jovan, Zahumlje-Herzegovina Bishop Tihon and Zletovo-Strumica Bishop Simeon, in Sremski KarlovciKarlovtsy. He was elected Bishop Svetozar graduated from the Faculty of Gornji Karlovac on [[June 22]], 1938. After Law at the death University of Pakrac Bishop Miron in 1941, he was named administrator Belgrade and passed the qualifying examination for judges at the Faculty of Pakrac DioceseLaw in Zagreb.
== Martyrdom ==In 1909, Svetozar was [[ordination|ordained]] [[deacon]] by the Bishop of Timisoara and then [[presbyter]] ten days later. As a [[parish]] [[priest]] he served at [[parish]]es in Peška and Bašaid. Early in 1927, he was appointed to an administrative position, and later principal secretary, of the [[Holy Synod]] of Bishops of the [[Church of Serbia]]. A widower, he took [[monasticism|monastic]] vows on [[October 27]], 1929 in the Krushedol [[Monastery]], being [[tonsure]]d with the name Sava. Soon afterwards he became [[rector]] and [[archimandrite]] of the Krushedol Monastery. On [[September 30]], 1930, Sava was elected [[auxiliary bishop|Auxiliary Bishop]] of Sremski. He was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] in Sremski Karlovci by Patriarch Barnabas, Bishop Emilijan of Timok, Bishop Jovan of Niš, Bishop Tihon of Zahumlje-Herzegovina, and Bishop Simeon of Zletovo-Strumica. As Patriarchal [[Vicar]] Bp. Sava chaired the diocesan council of the Archdiocese of Belgrade-Karlovtsy. From early 1937, Bp. Sava chaired the [[ecclesiastical court]]. He was appointed Bishop of Gornji Karlovac on [[June 22]], 1938, with his residence in Plashkom. After the death of Bishop Miron of Pakrac in 1941, he was also named administrator of the [[Diocese]] of Pakrac.
At === Martyrdom ===After the beginning invasion of World War IIYugoslavia and the formation of an independent Croatian state, Plashkom was first occupied by Italian forces and then turned over to the Ustashi Croatians in late 1941. Bp. Sava and nine priests were then taken hostage. On [[May 23[[, he refused a proposal - given 1941, Ustashi occupied the bishop's residence and expelled Bp. Sava. On [[June 8]], the notorious executioner Joseph Tomlenovich ordered all diocesan money and records to be handed over to him by the Italian occupational forces - Ustashi. Bp. Sava refused the Ustashi order to leave the his [[diocese]] and go to Belgrade. He Not wanting to abandon his flock, he refused. Bp. Sava was arrested on [[July June 17]], 1941, and confined, together with three other Serbian priests and thirteen eminent SerbsSerbian laymen, into in a stable of an Ustasa Josip Tomljenović the Ustashi Joseph Tomlenovich in PlaskoPlaskom. After awful torturesexperiencing intense torture, the Ustase chained Bishop Sava and the priests , Bogoljub GakovićGakovich, Đuro Stojanović Stojanovich, and Stanislav Nasadilo, were chained and took them taken to Gospic Gospich concentration camp on [[July 19]]. They There, they were tortured there till the middle of until mid August, when . At that time Bishop Sava was taken, together with 2000 Serbs in toward the direction of Velebit Mountain. Somewhere on this mountain he drained the cup of [[martyr]] suffered a martyr’s death together with thousands of the other Orthodox Serbs. The site where Bishop Sava died is still unknown.
=== Canonization ===At In 1998, at the regular session of the [Holy Synod|Holy Assembly of Bishops ]] of the Serbian Orthodox Church, in 1998, Bishop Sava was canonized glorified and entered into on the list of the names of the Serbian Church [[saint]]s as [[hieromartyr]].
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==Sources==
*[http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/7202.htm%20Savas%20(trlaich) Hieromartyr Sabbas (Triaich), Bishop of Gornji Karlovac]
*[http://www.westsrbdio.org/holy_serbian/sava_e.html Hieromartyr Sava (Triaich), Bishop of Gornji Karlovac]
 
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