Andriy Bachynskyi

Bishop Andriy Bachynskyi

Andriy Bachynskyi (Ukrainian: Андрій Бачинський; 11 November 1732 – 19 November 1809) was a Ruthenian Greek Catholic hierarch. He was bishop of the Ruthenian Catholic Eparchy of Mukacheve from 1773 to 1809.

BiographyEdit

Born in Beňatina, Habsburg Monarchy (present day – Slovakia) in 1732 in the family of the Ruthenian priest Teodor Bachynskyi.[1] He was ordained a priest on 2 September 1756 for the Vicariate Apostolic for Ruthenians by Bishop Manuil Olshavskyi. He was confirmed as the Bishop by the Holy See on 8 March 1773. He was consecrated to the Episcopate on 6 June 1773. The principal consecrator was Bishop Vasilije Božičković and co-consecrators were Bishop Meletie Covaci and Bishop Franz Josef von Gondola.[2] During his episcopacy, in 1777, the bishop's see was transferred from Mukacheve to Uzhgorod.

He died in Uzhgorod on 19 November 1809.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ЄПИСКОП АНДРІЙ БАЧИНСЬКИЙ – ПРОСВІТИТЕЛЬ ЗАКАРПАТТЯ (in Ukrainian). risu.org.ua. 2016-06-06.
  2. ^ "Bishop Andrij Bacynskyj". catholic-hierarchy.org. 2016-06-06.[self-published source]
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Ivan Bradach
Ruthenian Catholic Bishop of Mukacheve
1773–1809
Succeeded by
Mykhaylo Bradach (as Ap. Administrator)

Uzhgorod