Studia Koszalińsko-Kołobrzeskie (Jan 2022)

Klasztory bazylianów prawobrzeżnej Ukrainy i ich udział w Powstaniu Listopadowym 1830 roku

  • Viktoria Bilyk

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 29


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The article, based on archival materials, shows the network of Basilian monasteries of the Greco-Uniate Church on the Right Bank of Ukraine after the region became part of the Russian Empire. The main legislative acts adopted by the Russian authorities in order to regulate the activities of these monasteries are considered. It was found that the authorities aimed to abolish the Basilian monastic order, gradually closing its monasteries. The participation of the Basilians in the Polish November Uprising of 1830 is also reflected. It is emphasized that this uprising became a catalyst for the liquidation of the Basilian monasteries. After the suppression of the uprising, in 1832 the Basilian Order was officially abolished. During 1831–1834, 15 of the 25 Basilian monasteries on the Right Bank of Ukraine were closed, and by the end of the 1830s, none remained in the region.