Supraśl

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Supraśl
Supraśl Lavra
Flag of Supraśl
Flag
Coat of arms of Supraśl
Coat of arms
Supraśl is located in Poland
Supraśl
Supraśl
Coordinates: 53°13′N 23°20′E / 53.217°N 23.333°E / 53.217; 23.333Coordinates: 53°13′N 23°20′E / 53.217°N 23.333°E / 53.217; 23.333
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
County Białystok
Gmina Supraśl
Area
 • Total 5.68 km2 (2.19 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,578
 • Density 810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Postal code 16-030
Website http://www.suprasl.pl

Supraśl [ˈsupraɕl] is a town and former episcopal see in north-eastern Poland.

Supraśl is in Podlaskie Voivodeship (province) since 1999, previously in Białystok Voivodeship (1975-1998) (1975–1998), and is in Białystok County, about 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) northeast of Białystok. It is the seat of the Gmina of Supraśl. Its population is 4,526 (2004).

Ecclesiastical History[edit]

It has had only three incumbents :

Exempt Eparch (Bishops) of Supraśl of the Ruthenians

Supraśl is also a titular bishopric of the Polish Orthodox Church.

Culture and heritage[edit]

It is the home of the Supraśl Lavra, one of six Eastern Orthodox monasteries for men in Poland. The Codex of Supraśl, the oldest Slavic literary work in Poland and one of the oldest of its kind in the world, is named after the Supraśl Lavra. Since September 2007 it has been on Unesco's Memory of the World list.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Supraśl is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ in Bullarii romani continuatio, vol. VI, Part III, Prato 1849, pp. 3102–3109
  2. ^ Augustin Theiner, Die neuesten Zustände der Katholischen Kirche beider Ritus in Polen und Rußland seit Katharina II. bis auf unsere Tage, Augsburg 1841, pp. 296-300.
  3. ^ "Supraśl Information". DB City.com. Retrieved 2014-10-27. 

Sources and external links[edit]

Bibliography - ecclesiastical history
  • Augustin Theiner, Die neuesten Zustände der Katholischen Kirche beider Ritus in Polen und Rußland seit Katharina II. bis auf unsere Tage, Augsburg 1841
  • Konrad Eubel, Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi, vol. 6, p. 389
  • Alfred Ignatowicz, Greckokatolicka diecezja supraska (1796-1807), in "Wiadomości Kościele Archidiecezji w białymstoku" 1976, r. 2, nr 4, pp. 105–116.
  • Radosław Dobrowolski, Opat Supraski Biskup Leon Ludwik Jaworowski, Supraśl 2003, p. 333.
  • Nikolaj Dalmatov, Supraslskij Blagowescanskij Monastyr, St. Peterburg 1892, p. 611.
  • Gaetano Moroni, Dizionario di erudizione storico-ecclesiastica, vol. 71, Venice 1855, pp. 76-78