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Javorskij, Stefan
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(Semën Ivanovič; 1658, Javorov near Lemberg – Nov 24, 1722, Moscow). After studying in Polish Jesuit schools, he returned to Kiev in 1689 where he taught in the college and served as abbot. As metropolitan of Rjazan', he was appointed by Peter the Great administrator of the patriarchate in 1700 and president of the newly created Holy Synod in 1721, although he inwardly opposed Peter's reform plans. Thus, when Peter commissioned an expert's opinion on a union project by the Sorbonne in 1717, the elaboration by Javorskij's opponent F. Prokopovich wa…

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Javorskij, Stefan”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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