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Paisius Velichkovsky, Saint
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(Feb 21, 1722, Poltava, Ukraine – Nov 15, 1794, Neamţ, Romania), monk and saint of the Russian and Romanian Orthodox Church (feast day: Nov 15). Paisius Velichkovsky was the son of a Russian priest; he attended the Kiev Academy (but did not graduate). From 1746 onward he lived on Mount Athos, and from 1763 in Moldavia. He founded a monastery in Neamţ. Paisius also translated Greek patristic texts into Church Slavonic, notably the Philocalia (Dobrotoljubie, 2 vols., 1793), and exerted a strong influence on the religious revivalism of the 19th century, a…

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Henkel, Willi, “Paisius Velichkovsky, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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