Patriarch Joasaphus II of Moscow

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Joasaph II (Russian: Иоасаф II (Новоторжец)) was Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus' from 1667 until his death five years and one day later in 1672.

Joasaph was archimandrite of the Rozhdestvenskii (Nativity) Monastery in Vladimir from 1654 to April 25, 1656, when he was named archimandrite of the Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra. In 1666, he was a member of the court that tried Patriarch Nikon and deposed him, although it also approved his reforms that had led to the Old Believer Schism.

On February 10, 1667, Joasaph was elected patriarch. He died February 11, 1672 and is buried in the Dormition Cathedral in the Moscow Kremlin.[1]


  1. ^ Makarii (Bulgakov), Istoriia russkoi tserkvi (Moscow) vol. XII, pp. 760-792. (in Russian)

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Eastern Orthodox Church titles
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Patriarch of Moscow
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