Mochulsky, Teoktyst

Mochulsky, Teoktyst [Мочульський, Теокист; Močul's'kyj], b 1732 in Right-Bank Ukraine, d 30 April 1818 in Kursk, Russia. Orthodox churchman and scholar; member of the Russian Imperial Academy of Sciences. A graduate of the Kyivan Mohyla Academy, he served as hegumen of the Saints Peter and Paul Monastery in Hlukhiv, the Saint Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery in Kyiv, and the Elevation of the Cross Monastery in Poltava (1776–84). In 1784 he was consecrated bishop and made vicar of Moscow eparchy. Later he served as bishop of Belgorod (1787–99) and of Kursk (1799–1818). He was elevated to the rank of archbishop in 1801. He published sermons, several works on church organization and regulations, theological tracts, a textbook on logic and rhetoric (1789), a curriculum for elementary schools (1808), and advice on educating the children of the clergy. His biography, by Teodor Titov, appeared in Trudy Kievskoi dukhovnoi akademii (1894).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]

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