ARCHBISHOP GORAZD OF PRAGUE

 

Date of Death:

1942

Date of Consecration:

1921

Full Name:

Matej Pavlik

 

Biography

Archbishop Gorazd, in the world Matej Pavlik, was the leader of a group of Catholic priests and faithful, who became Orthodox after Czechoslovakia became an independent country after World War I. In 1921, Fr. Matej Pavlik was ordained a bishop, taking the name Gorazd, by a Serbian bishop in Belgrade. During World War II, Nazi troops executed Bishop Gorazd and many other Orthodox faithful in 1942.

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