VERESCHINSKY Joseph( Kiev bishop and Polish writer XVI century)
Comments for VERESCHINSKY Joseph
Biography VERESCHINSKY Joseph
By origin Ukrainians, was born in Zbarazh in the first half of the XVI century and was originally, according to Paprocki, belonged to the Orthodox Church and was even an official of an Orthodox bishop Kholmsk, but later converted to Catholicism in 1577, Mr.. was already KHolmskim canon, later setsehovskim abbot and finally Bishop of Kiev and died in 1599. Like many clergymen of the time, . he had completely forgotten about the main tasks of the priest and, . constantly thinking about the fight against Islam, . participated in it not only word, . but by deed, he repeatedly chased with hired troops and the court by the Cossacks in the steppes of the Tartars,
. Vereschinsky was not a man of deep learning, and he showed a lot of naivete, . example, . sending a letter to the Sultan Mohammed with the board to be baptized, but at the same time it was a nature alive, . impressionable, . interested in all manifestations of national life,
. In Vereschinskom less than bigotry, which is especially developed by his successors in the XVII century, and his sermons are different, comparatively, tolerance and simplicity, for their - an explanation of the Gospel texts, religious rites and t. n. In the political writings of his Vereschinsky spoke about the need for colonization of Poland Ukraine, . the strengthening of Kiev, . on the basis of chivalry School, . that is, a military school in Ukraine; convince the German emperor, . Grand Prince of Moscow and the Polish king to take the crusade against the Turks, and even gives advice to these monarchs, . how to come to this campaign and what to stock up funds,
. The third level of his works are works of moral and didactic content, sometimes with an admixture of well-known satirical element. His sermons issued COP. Ignatius Golovinskii in St. Petersburg in 1854, the rest of his works are placed in Turov in "Bibljoteka pisarzow polskich". I. L.