In April 1950, soon after the communist takeover of Czechoslovakia, a mock “synod” was convoked at Prešov at which five priests and a number of laymen signed a document declaring that the union with Rome was dissolved and asking to be received into the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate (the Orthodox Church of Czechoslovakia after 1951).Bishop Gojdic of Prešov and his auxiliary, Bishop Basil Hopko, were imprisoned. We saw many of the remaining antiquities, even entered the Great Pyramid!Had two meaningful, and delicious visits with locals in their homes, had a relaxing day swimming in and overnight on the Nile River by boat, rode donkeys, camels and on overnight train. In ancient times, many people were known by their first name only.
On January 1, 1997, a Slovak government decree established a new University of Prešov and mandated that the theological school in Kosice be transferred there.
During the interwar period a significant movement back towards Orthodoxy took place among these Greek Catholics.
In 1937 the Byzantine diocese of Prešov, which had been created on September 22, 1818, was removed from the jurisdiction of the Hungarian primate and made immediately subject to the Holy See.
Vladimir Bohinc Despite the fact that the Ruthenians are the fourth largest ethnic group in Slovakia, few people are familiar with their culture by, Andrea Chalupa Special to the Spectator The Slovak Spectator by, Julianna Chickov by, Julianna Chickov by, Maria Boysak Sample Images Radio Free Europe Prague, Czech Republic by, Matthew J.
Reynolds - Spectator Staff Reprinted here with Permission of The Slovak Spectator The Lemko are finding the reconstruction of their ethnic identity hindered by a variety of internal divisions.