Ecclesiastical, political, and literary figure, professor (1650) and rector of the Kyivan Mohyla College, bishop and archbishop of Chernihiv from 1657. He founded schools and monasteries. In 1674 he established a printing house at the Monastery of Holy Transfiguration in Novhorod-Siverskyi, which in 1679 was moved to Chernihiv.
He defended the independence of the Ukrainian clergy from the patriarch of Moscow.
The publications of his sermons, written in a baroque style, include:
- Mech dukhovny (The Spiritual Sword, 1666); and
- Truby sloves propovidnykh (The Trumpets of Preaching Words, 1674).
He is the author of several polemical works against Catholicism in Polish and Ukrainian (see also Polemical literature); of a poetry collection in Polish, Lutnia Apollinowa (Apollo's Lute, 1671); and of a large correspondence.
|Archbishop of Chernihiv
as bishop of Moscow Patriarchate