Filias, Platonid Petro

Filias, Platonid Petro [Філяс, Платонід Петро; Filjas], b 27 September 1864 in Dobrachyn, Sokal county, Galicia, d 16 June 1930 in Drohobych, Galicia. Priest of the Basilian monastic order and church leader. Filias was co-founder and editor of the journal Misionar (1897–8, 1921–6). He compiled, in co-operation with Rev Ye. Lomnytsky, the breviary Hostynets' (1892). In 1902 he arrived with the first Basilians at Beaverlake (near present-day Mundare, Alberta), and served to 1905 as superior of the Basilian mission in Canada. On his return to Galicia, Filias became the first protohegumen of the reformed Basilian monastic order. In 1914–16 Filias was the apostolic administrator of the Ukrainian Catholics in Austria, and in 1918–19 he was a member of the Ukrainian National Rada of the Western Ukrainian National Republic.

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

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