Dolnytsky, Isydor

Dolnytsky, Isydor [Дольницький, Ісидор; Dol'nyc'kyj], b 21 March 1870 in Zalistsi Stari, Brody county, Galicia, d 1924 in Lviv. Ukrainian Catholic priest. In 1875–77 he was chaplain at Saint Athanasius College in Rome, and in 1877–1924 chaplain and instructor at the Greek Catholic Theological Seminary in Lviv. He wrote the texts for many church services, which he imbued with #poetic forms reminiscent of the early church liturgies. These included Typik Tserkve rus’ko-katolicheskiia (Typicon of the Ruthenian Catholic Church, 1899), O sviashchennykh obriadakh Hreko-katolyts’koï Tserkvy (On the Sacred Rites of the Greek Catholic Church, 6 editions, 1900), and Akafisty do Naisolodchoho Sertsia Khrystovoho (Acathists to the Most Sweet Heart of Christ). He also published the Hirmologion and Hlasopisnets’ (Hymn Book, 1894).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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