The donation for Zapyškis parish in the year 1578 Cover Image

1578 m. Zapyškio parapijos aprūpinimo aktas
The donation for Zapyškis parish in the year 1578

Author(s): Guoda Gediminskaitė
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Architecture, Local History / Microhistory, Theology and Religion
Published by: Lietuvos mokslų akademijos leidykla
Keywords: Povilas Sapiega; Zapyškis parish; Zapyškis and Gelgaudiškis churches; church donations of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 16th century

Summary/Abstract: The paper aims to examine Povilas Sapiega’s donation for Zapyškis parish in the year 1578 as it is the oldest known historical written source of the parish and its churches of Zapyškis and Gelgaudiškis. First, the text of the donation copy and its translation into Lithuanian language are given. Then, the publication is supplemented by a comment. Special attention is paid to the issues of the origin of the document. It is suggested that the donation copy was done in the year1796 in the context of foundation of a new diocese of Vygriai. The paper also tries to comment the content of the document, which reveals historical circumstances of the development of Zapyškis parish and church. It is offered that in the year 1578 Povilas Sapiega supplied for the first time the parish and church, which had been founded by his father Jonas Sapiega. Moreover, the details of supply are disputed.

  • Issue Year: 21/2014
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 334-341
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Polish, Lithuanian