Photius, Metropolitan of Moscow


Photius of Kiev (
Russian Russian refers to anything related to Russia, including: *Russians (, ''russkiye''), an ethnic group of the East Slavic peoples, primarily living in Russia and neighboring countries *Rossiyane (), Russian language term for all citizens and people ...
: ''Фотий Киевский'') (died July 2 or February 7, 1431),
Metropolitan of Kiev and all Rus' The Metropolitan of Kiev and all Rus' (russian: Митрополит Киевский и всея Руси, Mitropolit Kiyevskiy i vseya Rusi; ) was a title of the Eastern Orthodox The Eastern Orthodox Church, also called the Orthodox Ch ...
, Metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia, of Greeks, Greek descent.


In 1407, Photius was appointed Metropolitan of all Russia with the title of Metropolitan of Kiev and Vladimir, Russia, Vladimir. In 1408, he was transferred to Moscow and became Metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia. In Moscow, however, Photius had to deal with a lot of adversities, such as drought, starvation, Infectious disease, pestilence and fires, which had fallen upon Russia. Photius found his metropolitan residence ravaged and ecclesiastic treasury empty. Everything seemed to be in chaos and he didn't know a single word of Russian.

See also

* Large Sakkos of Photius


{{DEFAULTSORT:Photius, , Metropolitan Of Moscow Metropolitans and Patriarchs of Moscow Metropolitans of Kiev and all Rus' 1431 deaths Year of birth unknown Russian people of Greek descent 15th-century Greek people