Dimitry of Rostov, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Dimitry of Rostov

Russian saint

Date of Birth: 11-Dec-1651

Place of Birth: Makariv, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 28-Oct-1709

Profession: writer, composer, priest

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Dimitry of Rostov

  • Saint Dimitry of Rostov (sometimes Latinized as Demetrius, sometimes referred to simply as Dmitri Rostovsky, Russian: ???????? (???????), Ukrainian: ???????? (???????)) was a leading opponent of the Caesaropapist reform of the Russian Orthodox church promoted by Feofan Prokopovich.
  • He is representative of the strong Cossack Baroque influence upon the Russian Orthodox Church at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries. Demetrius is sometimes credited as composer or compiler of the first Russian opera, the lengthy Rostov Mysteries of 1705, though the exact nature of this work, as well as its place in history, is open to debate.He is the author of several written works, out of which the most famous is The Lives of Saints ("Chet'i-Minei").

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