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November 12

Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr

Memorial

St. Josaphat was born in the Ukraine and served an apprenticeship to a merchant in Vilnius, Lithuania. In 1604, he became a monk at Vilna. This was nine years after the union of Brest that brought millions of Ruthenian Christians into communion with the Bishop of Rome. Josaphat was ordained a priest and became known as a preacher and supporter of this Church unity. In 1617, he was consecrated Bishop of Vitebsk. His efforts were focused on bringing order to his tumultuous diocese and preserving the newly achieved union. An opponent to this union murdered him in 1623. He was canonized in 1867. [1][2][3]

Written by Sarah Ciotti
Reviewed by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, STD
[1] (1917) for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. s.v. “St. Josaphat Kuncevyc.”
[2] Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, The Martyrology of the Monastery of the Ascension, 2008.
[3] F.L. Cross and E.A. Livingstone, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (London: Oxford University Press, 1974), 757.

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

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