Bishop Gregorius of Nin

Gregorius of Nin was a Croatian bishop from the end of the 9th century to the beginning of the 10th. He was chancellor of the Croatian court and is known for his defense of Croatian culture, specifically the Glagolitic language. Gregorius was a scholar, a high-ranking cleric, and an adviser to the Croatian royalty who became Bishop of Nin in A.D. 867, the third priest to hold that office. Gregorius became known as a courageous fighter when he stood up against attempts to abolish the Glagolitic Mass. However, he lost that battle in a political struggle with the archbishop of Split when the Church Synods of A.D. 925 and A.D. 928 forbade priests from using Glagolitic language in their liturgies and ordered them to use Latin instead. The Synod subsequently gave control of Dalmatia to the Archbishop of Split, and Gregorius was transferred to Skradin, a city that is now the main portal to Krka National Park.

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