Petro Mohyla or Petro Mogila (Ukrainian: Петро Могила; 21 (31) December 1596, - 1 (11) January 1647) was a Ukrainian political, church and educational figure. He was a Metropolitan of Kyiv, Halych, and All Rus' (1633-1647). He was a representative of the Moldavian noble family Mohyla (in Romanian Movilă). He was born in Suceava, Romania. He is a son of the Moldavian pricne Simion Mohyla (Movilă).
|Title||Metropolitan of Kyiv and Halych and All Rus',|
Exarch of Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
|Died||January 1, 1647 (aged 50)|
|Resting place||Dormition Church (Kyiv Cave Monastery)|
|Period in office||1633-1646|
|Consecration||7 May 1633 in Dormition Church, Lviv|
|Previous post||Archimandrite of the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra|
He took part in the political life of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. He participated in the Khotyn War (1620-1621). He carried out a radical reform of the Orthodox Church and education in Ukraine according to Catholic and Greek Catholic models. He is the founder of Ukrainian theology. He is the author of "Trebnik" (1646), co-author of the catechism "Orthodox Confession of Faith" (1640). He died in Kyiv in 1647 and was buried in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. He is a local saint as he was recognized as saint by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate in 1996.
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