The Abbot of the Monastery of Lepavina
The Archimandrite Gabriel (Vuckovic) entered the monastery as a novice at the end of the April 1961. He was born on May 23/10, 1944 in the village Duboka, county Kucevo (near Pozarevac), from father Dusan and mother Dusanka. His name was Bora at birth. The first monastery where he went was Tuman, and then the Monastery of Rajnovac. He started monastic education at the Monastery of Preobrazenje.
Father Gabriel took his monastic vow on the Holy Saturday at the Monastery of Rakovica in 1964. The ordinance was performed by Bishop Sava and Archimandrite Milutin, who later became Bishop of Timok. Same year, with the blessing of the Most Reverend Patriarch German, Father Gabriel went to the Monastery of the Holy Patriarchate of Pec.
He served the army from September 23, 1965 until March 11, 1967 in Skopje. After his return from the army, he transferred from the Diocese of Belgrade and Karlovac to the Diocese of Raska and Prizren. He entered the Brotherhood of the Monastery of Visoki Decani. He was ordained to the Hierodiacon by the Bishop of Raska and Prizren Pavle on the Saint Stephan of Decani Day in 1967. He stayed in the Monastery of Visoki Decani from March 21, 1967 until March 10, 1971. According to his personal request, he got the Canonical approval to transfer to the Monastery of Hilandar, Mountain Athos (Greece). Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »