How can someone be a saint in one Orthodox Church and dismissed as a minor heretic in another Orthodox Church? In 1996, the Orthodox Church had a new saint, Petro Mohyla (Peter Mogila or Petru Movila), Metropolitan of Kyiv and All-Rus. He was canonized by the Orthodox Churches in Ukraine, and is glorified as a saint in the Russian Orthodox Church as well as the Romanian Orthodox Church. And yet, the Church of Greece does not recognize Mohyla as a saint. Why? What is it about this bishop of the seventeenth century that is so controversial, that he is not glorified by the entire Orthodox world? This short work on the life of Mohyla concentrates on his controversial Orthodox Confession of Faith, a catechesis, which was approved by several Ecumenical Patriarchs of Constantinople as well as numerous Patriarchs of Moscow. Included in this work, is an analysis of Mohyla's Euchologion (Trebnik) which also contains several controversial practices.
Author: Andre Partykevich Publisher: Little Litany Press Published: 11/24/2014 Pages: 78 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.21lbs Size: 8.00h x 5.00w x 0.19d ISBN: 9780692272077
About the Author Dr. Andre Partykevich holds a PhD in History (Russian studies) from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is also a graduate of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary in S. Bound Brook, NJ. He served as a Ukrainian Orthodox priest for over twenty years. Currently he is a high school teacher, an adjunct university professor and independent researcher. His first book, Between Kyiv and Constantinople: Oleksander Lototsky and the Quest for Ukrainian Autocephaly, was published in 1998 by the University of Alberta. His second book Pytannia Avtokefalii Ukrainskoi Pravoslavnoi Tserkvy, (The Question of Autocephaly in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church) was published by Bozhe Logos Press in Kyiv, Ukraine.