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Title: De Unie van Brest (1596)
Author(s): SENYK, Sophia
Journal: Journal of Eastern Christian Studies
Volume: 48 Issue: 1-2 Date: 1996
The Union of Brest
In this article the origins of the Union of Brest are described. In the late sixteenth century union between the Ruthenian Church and the Roman Church was commonly discussed within the metropolitan province of Kiev. At the initiative of the Ruthenian Hierarchy this union was concluded in Rome, December 1595. Opposition, however, against the Union arose in the Ruthenian lands. This opposition was supported by C. Ostroz’kyj, who himself had been an advocate of the Union at first. The Synod of Brest ratified the Union in October 1596. An Anti-Synod met in Brest at the same time and condemned the Union. Reconciliation between the two rival parties proved impossible.