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Hilarion of Kiev
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Hilarion of Kiev, hieromonk. In 1051 Hilarion became the first Russian metropolitan of Kiev. His extant works, theologically significant, are also stylistic masterpieces: Sermon on Law and Grace, Confession of Faith (written on the occasion of his enthronement), “Hymn to Saint Vladimir,” and “Prayer for Russia.” Nothing is known about the end of his reign as metropolitan and his death. A different metropolitan of Kiev is already attested in 1055. There is no evidence from reliable sources for a frequently posi…

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Müller, Ludolf, “Hilarion of Kiev”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10298>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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