Theognostos, b ?, d 1353 in Kyiv. A Greek who was ordained as metropolitan of Kyiv in 1328 in Constantinople by Patriarch Isaiah, and served until 1353. He resided in Moscow and attempted to suppress the rival Halych (see Halych metropoly) and Lithuanian (see Lithuania metropoly) metropolitans, who also claimed jurisdiction over eparchies of Kyiv metropoly. In 1342 he was interned by the Tatars, but later the church’s privileges were restored. He was canonized by the church.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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