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Supraśl [ˈsupraɕl] is a town and former episcopal see in north-eastern Poland.

Supraśl
Supraśl Lavra
Flag of Supraśl
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Coat of arms of Supraśl
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Supraśl is located in Poland
Supraśl
Supraśl
Coordinates: 53°13′N 23°20′E / 53.217°N 23.333°E / 53.217; 23.333Coordinates: 53°13′N 23°20′E / 53.217°N 23.333°E / 53.217; 23.333
Country Poland
VoivodeshipPodlaskie
CountyBiałystok
GminaSupraśl
Area
 • Total5.68 km2 (2.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total4,578
 • Density810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Postal code
16-030
Websitehttp://www.suprasl.pl

Supraśl is in Podlaskie Voivodeship (province) since 1999, previously in Białystok Voivodeship (1975-1998) (1975–1998), and is in Białystok County, about 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) northeast of Białystok. It is the seat of the Gmina of Supraśl. Its population is 4,526 (2004).

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Ecclesiastical HistoryEdit

It has had only three incumbents :

Exempt Eparch (Bishops) of Supraśl of the Ruthenians

Supraśl is also a titular bishopric of the Polish Orthodox Church.

Culture and heritageEdit

It is the home of the Supraśl Lavra, one of six Eastern Orthodox monasteries for men in Poland. The Codex of Supraśl, the oldest Slavic literary work in Poland and one of the oldest of its kind in the world, is named after the Supraśl Lavra. Since September 2007 it has been on Unesco's Memory of the World list.

 
Supraśl Monastery founded by Aleksander Chodkiewicz

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

Supraśl is twinned with:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ in Bullarii romani continuatio, vol. VI, Part III, Prato 1849, pp. 3102–3109
  2. ^ Augustin Theiner, Die neuesten Zustände der Katholischen Kirche beider Ritus in Polen und Rußland seit Katharina II. bis auf unsere Tage, Augsburg 1841, pp. 296-300.
  3. ^ "Supraśl Information". DB City.com. Retrieved 2014-10-27.

Sources and external linksEdit

Bibliography - ecclesiastical history
  • Augustin Theiner, Die neuesten Zustände der Katholischen Kirche beider Ritus in Polen und Rußland seit Katharina II. bis auf unsere Tage, Augsburg 1841
  • Konrad Eubel, Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi, vol. 6, p. 389
  • Alfred Ignatowicz, Greckokatolicka diecezja supraska (1796-1807), in "Wiadomości Kościele Archidiecezji w białymstoku" 1976, r. 2, nr 4, pp. 105–116.
  • Radosław Dobrowolski, Opat Supraski Biskup Leon Ludwik Jaworowski, Supraśl 2003, p. 333.
  • Nikolaj Dalmatov, Supraslskij Blagowescanskij Monastyr, St. Peterburg 1892, p. 611.
  • Gaetano Moroni, Dizionario di erudizione storico-ecclesiastica, vol. 71, Venice 1855, pp. 76-78