Pochasky, Sofronii

Pochasky, Sofronii [Počas’kyj, Sofronij] (secular name: Stefan), b and d ? Church activist, pedagogue, and writer of the first half of the 17th century. He studied at the Kyiv Epiphany Brotherhood School and possibly abroad before becoming a preacher at the Kyivan Cave Monastery and a professor of rhetoric at the monastery school (1631–2). He was a professor at and rector of (1638–40) the Kyivan Mohyla College (later Academy) and cofounded an Orthodox school in Iaşi (Moldavia). From 1640 until his death he was hegumen of the Three Hierarchs Monastery in Iaşi. He edited and published a collection of panegyric poems by the students of the Kyivan Mohyla College, entitled Eucharisterion ... (1632), dedicated to Metropolitan Petro Mohyla.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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