Luka (Voyno-Yasenetsky)

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Archbishop Luka
Archbishop Luka Voyno-Yasenetsky
prelate, confessor
Born 9 May 1877
Kerch, Russian Empire
Died 11 June 1961(1961-06-11) (aged 84)
Simferopol, Soviet Union
Venerated in Eastern Orthodoxy
Beatified 2000
Feast May 29/June 11 (Repose)
Attributes a surgeon, the founder of purulent surgery in Russia
USSR State Prize in 1944

Archbishop Luka (Luke, Russian: Архиепи́скоп Лука́, born Valentin Felixovich Voyno-Yasenetsky, Russian: Валенти́н Фе́ликсович Во́йно-Ясене́цкий; April 27/May 9, 1877 in Kerch - June 11, 1961, Simferopol) was an outstanding surgeon, the founder of purulent surgery, a spiritual writer, a bishop of Russian Orthodox Church, and an archbishop of Simferopol and of the Crimea since May 1946. He was a laureate of Stalin Prize in medicine in 1946.

His most important work in medicine is Purulent Surgery Essays, 1934. This is still a reference book and a manual for surgeons.

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Saint Luke of Crimea

As a noticeable religious figure, he was subjected to political repressions and spent 11 years in internal exile. He was canonized in Russian Orthodox Church in 2000. His feast day is May 29/June 11 (Julian [Old] Calendar/Gregorian [New] Calendar).

Luka was born into a family of faithful parents but, according to his memoirs, did not receive a religious upbringing from his family. He apprehended the Christ's teaching by assiduous reading of the New Testament.

Eastern Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by
Innocent (Pustynsky)
Bishop of Tashkent and Turkestan
Succeeded by
Sergius (Lavrov)
Preceded by
Anthony (Milovidov)
Archbishop of Krasnoyarsk and Yenisei
Succeeded by
Bartholomew (Gorodtsov)
Preceded by
Gregory (Chykov)
Archbishop of Tambov and Michurinsk
Succeeded by
Joasaph (Jurmanov)
Preceded by
Joasaph (Jurmanov)
Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea
Succeeded by
Alypius (Chotovitskiy)

See also