Friday, 5 March 2021

Eastern Rite - Blessed Klymentiy Sheptytsky

Today is the Feast of St Theophilus, Bishop of Caesarea in Palaestina
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The Blessed Hieromartyr Klymentiy Sheptytsky, M.S.U. (Ukrainian: Климентій Шептицький; 17 November 1869 – 1 May 1951), was an archimandrite of the Order of Studite monks of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. 

He was the brother of Venerable Andrey Sheptytsky, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv and head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. 

As an  effective leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, and brother of its head, he was arrested by Stalin's NKVD and died as a prisoner in the Vladimir Central Prison in Vladimir, Vladimir OblastRSFSR, USSR on 1 May 1951.

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