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Gabriel V Dožić-Medenica
Гаврило V Дожић-Меденица
Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church
Church Serbian Orthodox Church
See Belgrade
Enthroned 21 February 1938
Reign ended 7 May 1950
Predecessor Barnabas
Successor Vicentius II
Personal details
Birth name Gavrilo Dožić
Born 17 May 1881
Vrujci, Montenegro
Died 7 May 1950
Belgrade, Serbia

Gavrilo Dožić (Serbian Cyrillic: Гaврилo Дoжић; also known as Gavrilo V Dožić-Medenica) (* Vrujci, 1881 -Belgrade, 1950) was the Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral (1920-1938) and the 51st Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church (1938-1950)[1]


Gavrilo Dožić was born on 17 May 1881 in Vrujci, Lower Morača, Montenegro, near the Morača Monastery.

After the death of Mitrofan Ban, the Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, in 1920, Gavrilo was picked as the new Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral on 17 November 1920. He stayed in this position until he was picked to become the 51st Patriarch of Serbia on 21 February 1938.

Patriarch Gavrilo died on 7 May 1950 in Belgrade, Serbia. He was buried in the Cathedral Church.


Preceded by
Varnava Rosić (Barnabas)
Patriarch of Serbia
Succeeded by
Vikentije II (Vicentius II)

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