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  Saint Michael Center - Saints
Saint Zachary was spoken of in one of the three canticles of the New Testament, which is known as the "Benedictus." It is recited in the prayers of priest as part of their liturgical worship.
Saint Margaret of Scotland was a relative of Saint Stephen of Hungary.
Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, the father and the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, presented the to God in the Temple, to live there and to belong to God forever, when she was three years, two months and thirteen days old.
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 JOSAPHAT (SAINT) FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Saint Josaphat is said to have lived and died in the 3rd_century or 4th_century in India.
The story of Josaphat and Baarlam was popular in the Middle_Ages, appearing in such works as the ''Golden_Legend''.
Author Holger_Kersten proposes an alternate explanation: that "Josaphat" is derived from the Arabic "Judasaf" or "Budasaf", as written in an Urdu version of the tale.
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 Saint Josaphant of Polotsk. Catholic online saints. История и достопримечательности ...
Josaphat, an Eastern Rite bishop, is held up as a martyr to church unity because he died trying to bring part of the Orthodox Church into union with Rome.
Josaphat Kunsevich who was born in 1580 or 1584 was still a young boy when the Synod of Brest Litovsk took place in 1595-96, but he was witness to the results both positive and negative.
And in 1867 Josaphat became the first saint of the Eastern church to be formally canonized by Rome.
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 Lives of the Saints, November 14, Saint Josaphat, Saint Laurence O'Toole
Born in 1584 in Vladimir, a city of ancient Poland, Saint Josaphat was the son of Gabriel Kuncewicz.
Saint Josaphat was ordained a priest and began to preach in various churches of the city, bringing back many dissidents to the Union.
In 1614 Josaphat’s friend Joseph Routski became Archbishop of the city of Vilna, and recalled his holy former companion to that city, confiding the monastery of the Trinity to him.
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 School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Josaphat School exists to create a Roman Catholic, Christian educational community where knowledge and culture, integrated with faith, are shared among students, teachers and parents in the spirit of freedom and love.
Josaphat is committed to the benefits of understanding and acceptance that diversity brings to education.
Josaphat is fortunate to have an active parent association that coordinates and sponsors a variety of fundraising activities for the school.
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 Josaphat (saint) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The story of Josaphat and Baarlam was popular in the (The period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance) Middle Ages, appearing in such works as the (Click link for more info and facts about Golden Legend) Golden Legend.
Although Josaphat and Baarlam were canonized in the (State church of Greece; an autonomous part of the Eastern Orthodox Church) Greek Orthodox Church and (The Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy) Roman Catholic Church, there is no evidence that either ever existed.
He traced Josaphat's name from the ((Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism); an official language of India although it is now used only for religious purposes) Sanskrit term (Buddhist worthy of nirvana who postpones it to help others) bodhisattva via the Middle Persian bodasif.
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 Encyclopedia: Josaphat (saint)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The story of Josaphat and Baarlam was popular in the Middle Ages, appearing in such works as the Golden Legend.
Although Josaphat and Baarlam were canonized in the Greek Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church, there is no evidence that either ever existed.
Josaphat Kuncevyc is a martyr and saint of the Roman Catholic Church, born in the little town of Volodymyr in the Volyn region, then part of Lithuania, in 1580 or — according to some writers — 1584; died at Vitebsk in Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (now in Belarus), 12 November 1623.
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 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of November 12
Saint Millan is represented as a monk on horseback fighting the Moors, and sometimes as a Benedictine on horseback holding a banner and sword.
Saint Josaphat went outside to beg them not to harm his servants and was murdered by the mob crying 'Kill the papist!' He was beaten over the head with a halberd and shot to death by the mob, and his body thrown into the Dvina River at Vitebsk, Russia.
In art Saint Josaphat is depicted as a Polish bishop with an axe (Roeder), or with a chalice, crown, or as a winged deacon (White).
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The saint's birth occurred in a gloomy period for the Ruthenian Church.
In the school at Volodymyr Josaphat -- Johannes was the saint's baptismal name -- gave evidence of unusual talent; he applied himself with the greatest zeal to the study of ecclesiastical Slav, and learned almost the entire casoslov (breviary), which from this period he began to read daily.
When Josaphat reached the diaconate, regular services and labour for the salvation of souls had been already begun; the number of novices steadily increased, and under Rutski -- who had meanwhile been ordained priest -- there began the regeneration of religious life among the Ruthenians.
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 A Saint A Day
Josaphat was born in the Ukraine and baptized John in 1580.
She died in 1852 at the age of eighty-three and was proclaimed a saint by Pope John Paul II in 1988.
This saint, born in 1681, was nicknamed Johnny as a child.
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 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of November 27
Saint Edwold is reputed to be the brother of Saint Edmund the Martyr, king of East Anglia.
Saint Sidonius records that the monastery acquired a new luster because the prudent conduct and bright example of Saint Maximus were such that the monks did not mind the severities of the rule; they obeyed him cheerfully and quickly.
Saint Virgil brought relics and the veneration of Saints Brigid and Samthann of Clonbroney to the areas he evangelized.
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 November 12 LITURGY: (12novlit.htm)
At the age of 37 Josaphat released an extensive thesis in the Slavic language on the natural roots of unity of the Ukranian Church with the Church of Rome.
Thus this Eastern saint became a martyred victim of the cruel persecution by the Slav-Ruthenian Church in Russia in 1623.
The efforts begun by Josaphat are being carried out today by Pope John Paul II in uniting the Orthodox Churches with Rome and the Uniate Churches such as the Ukranian Rite and Byzantine Rite which are in union with the Pope, yet maintain an eastern culture in their liturgy and language.
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Josaphat (he was baptized John) was first apprenticed to a merchant in Vilna in Lithuania, with whom he worked until 1604, when he became a monk in the Basilian house at Vilua.
The mixed motives of the partisans of Orthodoxy and Papacy, and the pull of opposing political loyalties were meaningless to Josaphat.
The cause of St Josaphat was begun by Pope Urban VIII in 1628, when the tomb was opened and the body found incorrupt.
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 St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church | OSBMmartyrs
Josaphat Kuntsevych was beatified by Pope Urban VIII on May 16,1643 and canonized by Blessed Pope Pius IX, on June 29, 1867.
Blessed Josaphat was born on March 3, 1876, in the village of Pakoshivka, Lemkiv District.
Blessed Josaphat died a martyr for the faith, on November 17, 1947 in the Chapaivka concentration camp, near Kyiv.
www.stnicholaschurch.ca /content_pages/osbm/art_osbm.martyrs.006.htm   (2755 words)

 Holy Spirit Interactive Kids: A Saint a Day - St. Josaphat
Josaphat was born in Lithuania, Ukraine and baptized John in 1580.
Josaphat became an apostle of ecumenism and preached unity among the Christian churches of the Ukraine.
Josaphat became the bishop of Polotsk in 1617.
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 St. Josaphat - Saint of the Day - American Catholic
In 1595, when today’s saint was a boy, the Orthodox bishop of Brest-Litovsk (famous in World War I) in Belarus and five other bishops representing millions of Ruthenians, sought reunion with Rome.
John Kunsevich (Josaphat became his name in religious life) was to dedicate his life and suffer his death in the same cause.
By synods, catechetical instruction, reform of the clergy and personal example, however, Josaphat was successful in winning the greater part of the Orthodox in that area to the union.
www.americancatholic.org /Features/SaintOfDay?id=1197   (569 words)

 Catholic Culture : Liturgical Year : November 12, 2004 : Josaphat
Josaphat Kuncewitcz was born about the year 1580 at Vladimir, Volhynia, [part of the Polish province of Lithuania at the time] and given the name John at baptism.
Josaphat's body was thrown into the river but emerged, surrounded by rays of light, and was recovered.
Josaphat is the patron saint of Ukraine, but his life has Russian, Polish and Lithuanian influences.
www.catholicculture.org /lit/calendar/day.cfm?date=2004-11-12   (923 words)

In 1902, Saint Casimir was a mission parish under the jurisdiction of Saint Stanislaus Kostka Church.
By 1904, the mission parish of Saint Casimir, daughter parish of Saint Stanislaus, was financially stable and was canonically declared a parish.
Nevertheless, Father Josaphat, with the help of God and the generosity of his parishioners, was able to meet all financial obligations so that by 1914, the construction of a new church was seriously contemplated and the plans were drawn.
www.stcasimir.org /history.htm   (3077 words)

 St. Josaphat
JOSAPHAT—1580-1623 A.D. Josaphat is one of those figures in history caught in a web of controversy where even good people find it hard to keep their heads.
Josaphat was born in Lithuania about 1580 into a Catholic family and early promoted Catholic unity in a country divided between Orthodox and Catholic.
One of the hotbeds of trouble in Josaphat's diocese was Witebsk, and in November of 1623 he went there to bring about peace in his flock, preaching in the churches and trying to reconcile differences.
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Saint John Damascene and repeated by the wandering monks.
Josaphat governed alone for a time, then went into the desert, found his former teacher Barlaam, and with him spent his remaining years as a monk.
Early in the seventeenth century, the Portuguese writer Diogo do Couto remarked that Josaphat ‘is represented in his legend as the son of a great king in India, who had just the same upbringing, with all the same particulars that we have recounted in the life of the Buddha...
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 Saints and Blessed :: Roman Catholic Church in Belarus
At the age of 37 Josaphat was ordained bishop.
Saint Josaphat had the same persuasion that was repeated by the Second Vatican Council some centuries later: peace is not the state of a country without war, peace means justice.
The horrible murder of Josaphat Kuntsevich was the beginning of the cruel struggle that had been demolishing the Union for ages.
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 Two Patrons for True Ecumenism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Josaphat Kuncewicz was born to a family of the Eastern Rite.
Josaphat loved the beautiful liturgy of the Eastern tradition in which he was raised, and defended it with all his energies.
When the Saint was canonized by the same pope, Pius XI, in 1938, his relics were returned in triumph to Poland, and were deposited in the great Jesuit church in Warsaw.
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 Barlaam, Josaphat, and Mithra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
There follows the story of Josaphat, the son of an Indian ruler whose priests were alarmed by the spread of Christianity.
Josaphat abandoned his princely life and became an ascetic in the desert, joined there by his preceptor, Barlaam.
Barlaam and Josaphat were treated in Europe as Christian saints throughout the Middle Ages, and their story became part of the thirteenth-century Golden Legend, or Lives of the Saints.
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 Patron Saints Index: Saint Josaphat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
With Saint Barlaam, one of the protagonists in a Christianized retelling of the story of Siddhartha Buddha that was popular in the Middle Ages.
Years after their deaths, the bodies Josaphat and Barlaam were brought to India; their joint grave became renowned by miracles.
Even the name Josaphat appears to a corruption of the original Joasaph, which is corrupted from the middle Persian Budasif (Budsaif=Bodhisattva); a form of the story appears in The Golden Legend of Jacobus de Voragine.
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 AllRefer.com - Saint Aristides (Saints Biography) - Encyclopedia
Saint Aristides[AristI´dEz] Pronunciation Key, 2d cent., Greek philosopher, author of an early Christian apology.
It was presented (c.126 or 136) to the emperor to protest anti-Christian slanders and persecutions.
The text is embedded in transcribed versions of the medieval legend Barlaam and Josaphat.
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 E-sangha, Buddhist Forum and Buddhism Forum -> Buddha is also a European saint
For example, it changed to "Bodisav" in Persian texts in the sixth or seventh century, "Budhasaf or Yudasaf" in an eighth-century Arabic document and "Iodasaph" in Georgia in the 10th century.
Josaphat governed alone for a time, then resigned, went into the desert, found his former teacher Barlaam, and with him spent his remaining years in holiness.
The Greek text of the legend, written probably by a monk of the Sabbas monastery near Jerusalem at the beginning of the seventh century, was first published by Boissonade in "Anecdota Graeca" (Paris, 1832), IV, and is reproduced in Migne, P.G., XCVI, among the works of St. John Damascene.
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 Ukrainian Greek–Catholic Church / Church in action / Monastic orders:
In the early 1930s Josaphat Kotsylovskyi, bishop of Przemysl, sent 30 of his seminarians to the Congregation's general house in Italy.
The Josaphat Sisters were founded in the second half of the 18th century in the village of Bilii, in the Pidliashshia area where the relics of St. Josaphat Kuntsevych were located.
The Josaphat Sisters were especially active during the time of the legalization of the UGCC.
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 Pope Pius XI 12 November 1923 St. Josaphat
Our Saint, however, always remained strictly within the confines of religious work, never mixing in politics, despite the fact that more than once he was earnestly solicited to take sides with one or other political faction.
Our Saint, too, was conspicuous for his devotion to the Blessed Virgin and with childlike confidence trusted in her favor in his work for unity.
In particular, let us have recourse to those saints who were once celebrated among the Easterners for their wisdom and sanctity, and who are still celebrated because of the veneration and devotion of the people for them.
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 USCCB - 2001 Liturgy Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Saint Paul once wrote in a letter: "It is very good and holy to consider the passion of our Lord, and to meditate on it, for by this sacred path we reach union with God.
Saint John once wrote: "Those who are called to the table of the Lord must glow with the brightness that comes from the good example of a praiseworthy and blameless life.
In an extended treatise, Saint Anthony wrote: "The man who burns with the fire of divine love is a son of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and wherever he goes, he enkindles that flame; he deserves and works with all this strength to inflame all men with the fire of God's love.
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