Nalyvaiko, Demian

Image - Demian Nalyvaiko's poem in Derman Octoechos (1604).

Nalyvaiko, Demian [Наливайко, Дем’ян; Nalyvajko, Dem'jan], b in the 1550s in Husiatyn, Galicia, d 1627 in Ostroh, Volhynia. Orthodox priest and cultural figure; brother of Severyn Nalyvaiko. He studied at the Ostroh Academy and in Vilnius and was taught printing by Ivan Fedorovych (Fedorov). He served as the private priest and confessor of Prince Kostiantyn Vasyl Ostrozky from 1589 and taught at the Ostroh Academy. In 1594–6 he took part in the rebellion led by his brother, Severyn Nalyvaiko, and in 1596 he participated in the Orthodox synod that proclaimed the Church Union of Berestia to be illegal. Later he directed Ostrozky's printing presses at the Derman Monastery (1602–5) and in Ostroh (1607, 1612), wrote verses and prefaces in the Derman Octoechos (1604) and Ostroh Horologion (1612), and contributed the introduction, an emblematic verse dedicated to Ostrozky, and translations of Saint John Chrysostom's homilies to an Ostroh collection (1607).

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

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