Innocent Gizel( Distinguished scholars from Kiev, and Little-Russian Church and public figure)
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Born in Prussia, in the Reformed family. In his youth, moved to Kiev, Orthodox, attracted the attention of Peter Graves and was sent to them abroad, where, besides theology, studied, apparently, history and jurisprudence. As the rector of the Kiev collegium has encouraged many of its prosperity. In 1656, Mr.. became the rector of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra and retained that title until his death, in 1683, Mr.. He was a supporter of Moscow against Poland, but, nevertheless, insisted to the Moscow government and the national church autonomy of Little Russia, his political petitions remained unsatisfied. One of the most learned men of his time, Innocent involved in disputes with the Catholics, said the sermon, assisted in Little-Russian scientists in the publication of their works. In 1669, Mr.. He published an extensive essay: "Peace with God to man" (2 nd ed., 1671), in this book there are interesting places, domestic details. In 1690, Mr.. Moscow Patriarch Joachim recognized her wicked and novotvornoy, finding in her submission "outside teachers", t. e. Catholics in the interpretation of some dark religious issues. By chronicle Theodosius Sofonovicha Innocent was the famous "Synopsis" (from 1674 g. about 25 publications, the last - in 1861), former chief academic history textbook to the University. - Wed. N.F. Sumtsov in Kiev Antiquities "(1884, X) and separately.