Zechariah Kopystensky( South Russian church figure XVII century.)
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In 1616, Mr.. He appears in Kiev, the Kiev-Bratsk Monastery, where then assembled a circle of scientists. Around this same time, the monastery acquired a printing press, and already in 1617, Mr.. Zachariah Kopystensky issues in her Book of Hours, with two prefaces. He belongs to the same published in 1619, under the pseudonym of Azariah, "The Book of Faith", directed mainly against the papists. Then he takes part in the publication "Anfologiona" and "Conversations I. Chrysostom on the Apostle Paul, "at the same time, he wrote, and his main polemical work directed against the Latins - palinode (circa 1622), published by P.A. Giltebrantom in IV T. "Russian Historical Library" (St. Petersburg, 1878). In Manuscripts palinode "was known in southern Russian theologians who greatly benefited from her. It is well known she was in Moscow and Russia, which has become especially popular among the dissenters. Written "palinode" against the works of the Uniate Archimandrite Lev Krevzy "Defense of the union, which Zacharias followed in terms of his work. He is here not only experienced polemicist, . but a man of great erudition, he is well acquainted not only with the Holy Scriptures and the fathers of the Church of eastern and western, . but with the canons, . Byzantine law, . Byzantine and Western historians, . Polish and Russian chronicles and the chronicles, . as well as western Russian polemical literature (see,
. "Journal of the Ministry of National Education", 1884, July). In 1624, Mr.. Zachariah Kopystensky took control of Kiev-Pechersk abode; much cared about the publication of books, successfully defended the autonomy of the monastery. He died in 1627, Mr.. - Wed. VZ. Zavitnevich "palinode Zechariah Kopystenskogo and its place in the history of western Russian polemics XVI and XVII centuries." (Warsaw, 1883); Sakharov Review Slavo-Russian bibliography (St. Petersburg, 1849).