Morokhovsky, Yoakym

Morokhovsky, Yoakym [Мороховський, Йоаким; Moroxovs’kyj, Joakym] (secular name: Illia), b 1576 in Lviv, d 19 March 1631 in Volodymyr-Volynskyi. Churchman. He studied at the Gregorian College in Rome and then served as secretary to the Polish king Sigismund III Vasa. In 1612 he joined the Basilian monastic order, and in 1613 he was consecrated bishop of Volodymyr-Volynskyi (see Volodymyr-Volynskyi eparchy). He worked with Metropolitans Ipatii Potii and Yosyf Rutsky to extend the Uniate church. Morokhovsky wrote a number of works of polemical literature directed against Orthodoxy, including Paryhoria (1612, a response to Meletii Smotrytsky) and Dyskurs o początku rozerwania cerkwi greckiej od kościoła rzymskiego (A Discussion on the Origins of the Separation of the Greek Church from the Roman Church, 1622). He also wrote biographies of Yosafat Kuntsevych and Potii.

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

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