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Paissii Velichkovskii


Subject Religion » Christianity

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631232032.2001.x


(1722–94) Paissii was born in Poltava, of Ukrainian and Jewish descent. He was sent to Kiev Theological Academy (1735) but took up the pilgrim life, visiting the monasteries and shrines of ukraine . Paissii became a monk at Medvedka monastery (1741) then went on pilgrimage to romania . He settled on athos (1746) and in 1758, with several disciples, occupied the Prophet Elias skete. Driven out by the Turks, the group moved to Dragomirna in bucovina , then, when that area was ceded to Austria, to Neamt in Moldavia. From this, the largest monastery in the Orthodox East, Paissii supervised several other cloisters. In 1793 he published an abridged, adapted, Slavonic translation of the philokalia . Paissii is commemorated on 15 November. ( 1980 ), Russian Mystics . Kalamazoo : Cistercian Publications . Mitrophan ( 1976 ), Blessed Paissy Velichkovsky . Platina , Cal. : St Herman of Alaska Press . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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