Ignatius of Mariupol – Wikipedia



Ignatius of Mariupol

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Ignatius of Mariupol (1716 – 16 October [O.S. 3 October] 1786) used to be a 18th-century Greek bishop of Gothia and Caffa in Crimea and later of Mariupol, trendy Ukraine. He’s honored as a saint through the Orthodox Church.


He used to be born in 1716 in Kythnos as Iakovos Kozadinos or Gozadinos and he used to be member of the Kozadinos or Gozzadinos (Gozzadini) circle of relatives. Kozadinos had been descendants of a noble circle of relatives emerged in Cyclades all through the Frankish rule. Even if at the beginning of Catholic ceremony, they turned into Orthodox during the centuries. Actually, in 1613 Ignatius’ ancestors constructed the church of Agios Savvas in Chora of Kythnos, the place he himself used to be later baptized.[1]

As a tender guy Iakovos went to Mount Athos and turned into a monk within the Monastery of Vatopedi, adopting the ecclesiastical identify Ignatius. In 1771 he turned into the Bishop of Gothia and Caffa in Crimea, the place he presented his efforts for the non secular revival of the Greeks and their Orthodox Christian religion.[1][2] In 1778, he undertook the duty of the exodus of the Orthodox Greeks and Armenians from Crimea, which used to be below the keep an eye on of the Tatars, and their agreement within the house of Azov,  the place Mariupol used to be constructed and the place he settled together with his congregation and served as bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church.[1][3] He died in Mariupol on 3/16 February 1786.[1]

Ignatius used to be declared a saint through the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.[1] As well as, through decree of the Greek Orthodox bishop of Syros, he’s venerated as an area saint in his fatherland. On October 1, 2016 a part of his relics had been transferred from Mariupol to Chora in Kythnos.[4]




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