Thursday, 27 November 2014

My Personal Narrative - St Josaphat

Screenshot 2014-11-27 at 10.04.48 AM.pngHi my name is Josaphat, I lived a long time ago. I was a monk in the Ukrainian Greek church. I was born in a little town called Volodymyr in Lithuania in 1580.

People said I had many good qualities so I was chosen to lead the people in the year 1617 when I was 37 years old. At the age of 24 in 1604 I decided to join the Basilian Monastery of the Trinity at Vilna. I became popular and I was visited often. In 1609 I became a priest after I was a deacon. On November the 12th I became the Bishop of Vitebsk.

I had a meeting to unite the Roman church with the Orthodox church. Some people were against the unity of the churches and a mob attacked me. I was killed in 1623 November 12th.

When I came to heaven I found out I was still popular. Eastern churches including the Ukrainian church celebrate my feast day by having a big mass.