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Gorazd, Saint
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(Matěj Pavlík; May 26, 1879, Hrubá Vrbka, near Hodonín – Sept 4, 1942. Prague). Gorazd, bishop of Moravia and Silesia, was the founder of Czech Orthodoxy. Having been a Roman Catholic chaplain in Kromeríz, in 1920 he joined the Czechoslovakian Church, which had broken its ties with Rome. In 1921 he was sent to Belgrade to be consecrated bishop by the Serbian patriarch, thus securing apostolic succession. As this went together with a sincere conversion to Orthodoxy, in 1924 he broke with the Czechoslovakian Church (Czechoslovakia), taking 9,416 of its members (c. …

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Gorazd, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_08844>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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