Gavrilo IV, Serbian Patriarch


Gavrilo IV
Archbishop of Peć and Serbian Patriarch
ChurchSerbian Patriarchate of Peć
SeePatriarchal Monastery of Peć
Term ended1758
PredecessorPajsije II
SuccessorKirilo II
Personal details
NationalityRum Millet (Greek)
DenominationEastern Orthodox Church
OccupationPrimate of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Gavrilo IV (Serbian Cyrillic: Гаврило IV, Greek: Γαβριήλ Δ') was Archbishop of Peć and Serbian Patriarch for a short time during the turbulent year of 1758. He was an ethnic Greek.[1]

Before Gavrilo became Serbian Patriarch, he was the metropolitan of an unknown eparchy, under Serbian patriarchs Vikentije I and Pajsije II. In 1758, during the great internal turmoil in the Serbian Patriarchate of Peć, when patriarch Vikentije I died in Constantinople and his successor Pajsije II seized the patriarchal throne, metropolitan Gavrilo took the opportunity and succeeded in overthrowing patriarch Pajsije II and becoming the new Serbian Patriarch as "Gavrilo IV". His tenure was also very short since his main rival was another ethnic Greek, metropolitan Kirilo, who succeeded in overthrowing Gavrilo IV and becoming the new Serbian Patriarch as Kirilo II.[1]


  1. ^ a b Вуковић 1996, p. 104.


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External links

  • Official site of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Serbian Archbishops and Patriarchs
Eastern Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by
Pajsije II
Serbian Patriarch
Succeeded by
Kirilo II