Moses the Hungarian
Moses the Hungarian (Russian: Моисей Угрин - Moisey Ugrin; Template:Lang-hu; died July 26, 1043) was a Kievan Russian monk of Hungarian origin. He is venerated as a saint by the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Moses was born around 990-995. He probably left Transylvania to serve the princely family in Kiev. Between 1015 and 1018, already preparing to become a monk, he was in the escort of Predslava, the daughter of Vladimir of Kiev and sister of the future Prince Yaroslav I the Wise.
Although the Hungarians were mostly pagan when he was born, and later they became an Orthodox Christian, the Hungarian chieftain of Transylvania, the Gyula, was baptized in Constantinople, which made it possible for Moses to travel to Kiev and settle there.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Template:Hu icon István Ivancsó, "Egy elfelejtett szent: Magyar Mózes" ("Moses the Hungarian: a Forgotten Saint"), in Aetas; retrieved November 5, 2007