Peter Mogila

Metroploitan of Kyiv, Halych and All-Rus

Petro Mohyla or Petro Mogila (Ukrainian: Петро Могила; 21 (31) December 1596,[1] - 1 (11) January 1647[1]) was a Ukrainian political, church and educational figure.[2] 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).

Peter Mogila
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TitleMetropolitan of Kyiv and Halych and All Rus',
Exarch of Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
Born(1596-12-21)December 21, 1596
DiedJanuary 1, 1647(1647-01-01) (aged 50)
Resting placeDormition Church (Kyiv Cave Monastery)
Senior posting
Period in office1633-1646
Consecration7 May 1633 in Dormition Church, Lviv
PredecessorIsaia Kopynsky
SuccessorSylvester Kosiv
Previous postArchimandrite 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.[3] He is the author of "Trebnik" (1646),[4] 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.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Освітня реформа. Св. Петро Могила". 2018-09-18. Archived from the original on 2018-09-18. Retrieved 2021-01-22.
  2. Kollmann, Nancy Shields (2016-12-22). The Russian Empire 1450-1801. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-108269-6.
  3. "Creeds of Christendom, with a History and Critical notes. Volume I. The History of Creeds. - Christian Classics Ethereal Library". 2016-09-11. Archived from the original on 2016-09-11. Retrieved 2021-01-22.
  4. "Енциклопедія історії України". 2016-07-21. Archived from the original on 2016-07-21. Retrieved 2021-01-22.