Dorofeievych, Havrylo

Dorofeievych, Havrylo [Дорофеєвич, Гаврило; Dorofejevyč (Doroteievych)], b ca 1570 in Lviv, d ca 1630 in Kyiv. A cleric and a teacher of Greek at the Lviv Dormition Brotherhood School. Some time after 1614 he went to Kyiv, where he taught at the school of the Kyivan Cave Monastery and took part in the work of the Kyivan Cave Monastery Press. In 1624 the press published his translation of Saint John Chrysostom's Sermons on the Acts of the Apostles from the Greek, with forewords by Zakhariia Kopystensky and Yelysei Pletenetsky and an appendix of epigrams by Tarasii Zemka describing the coat of arms of Prince K. Dolmat. Dorofeievych's works were studied by Kostiantyn Kharlampovych and Mykhailo Vozniak. An account of his life and works can be found in Hryhorii Koliada's ‘Havrylo Dorofeievych, ukraïns'kyi literator XVII st.’ (Havrylo Dorofeievych, a Ukrainian Writer of the 17th Century), in Radians'ke literaturoznavstvo, 1958, no. 3.

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

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