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Balaban, Gedeon
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(1530?–1607), Orthodox bishop of Lemberg (Ukrainian L'viv) from 1569. He opposed the introduction of the Gregorian calendar (1582). In 1590, he participated in unification negotiations (Unions, Church) with the Roman Catholic Church, but remained opposed to union following the conclusion of the Union of Brest in 1569. From 1597, he was the Exarch of the Patriarch of Constantinople. In order to strengthen the Orthodox position, he supported the printing and educational institutions of the Orthodox Brotherhoods, once the quarrel with the Brotherhood of Lem…

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Oswalt, Julia, “Balaban, Gedeon”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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