Job of Rustoff

Job Of Rustoff, first patriarch of the Russo-Greek Church, flourished in the second half of the 16th century. We have already had occasion to refer to the circumstances under which Russia succeeded in establishing an independent patriarchate in her dominions in the biographical sketch of the Greek patriarch Jeremiah (q.v.). This important event took place in 1589, and was solemnly confirmed by the Constantinopolitan patriarch in a synod of the Greek Church held in 1592. The act was also confirmed in 1619 by Theophil, the patriarch of Jerusalem. By the other Oriental patriarchs Job was recognized as the fifth patriarch of the orthodox Church. Of his personal history we are ignorant. See Aschbach, Kirchen-Lex. 3, 291; Stanley, East. Church, p. 435, 436; Strahl, Russ-Kirchengesch. 1, 619. SEE GREEK CHURCH, vol. 3, p. 984, col. 2.

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