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The Oxford History of Poland-LithuaniaVolume I: The Making of the Polish-Lithuanian Union, 1385-1569$
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Robert Frost

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198208693

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208693.001.0001

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Baptism

Baptism

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(p.71) 7 Baptism
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The Oxford History of Poland-Lithuania
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Robert Frost

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208693.003.0007

This short chapter recounts the baptism of pagan Lithuania, considering the role of Jagiełło and the basis on which the Lithuanian Catholic church was established, stressing the role of Polish clergy. It looks at the establishment of the Catholic church in Lithuania, and in particular the endowment of the bishopric of Vilnius. It considers the creation of new Catholic parishes. It points to the consequences of the conversion for relations with the Orthodox church within the grand duchy.

Keywords:   Lithuania, baptism, Jagiełło, bishopric of Vilnius, Orthodox church

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