Thursday, July 29, 2004

Metropolitan Andrew (Sheptytsky)

From blogforlovers



Happy birthday (1865), Metropolitan Andrew (Sheptytsky)
The Polish count who became the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church for half a century, dying just before full Soviet occupation of his western Ukraine and also remembered for trying to save Jews from the Holocaust.

Recommended reading: Metropolitan Andrew by Fr Cyril Korolevsky ( Jean François Charon), translated by acquaintance Archimandrite Serge (Keleher). Not only a bio of the beloved metropolitan but a comprehensive, and fair for the time (except Fr Cyril's bias against married priests), history of the Byzantine Catholic churches.

Some Catholics are called East like him. He should be their patron saint.

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