Known as Vasylkivsky Ioann Maksymovych (1651-1715). An outstanding Ukrainian church and an educational figure, a philosopher, a writer and a translator, was born in 1651 in Nizhyn.
The Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Archbishop of Chernihiv (since 1697), Metropolitan Tobolskyi (from 1711), known for his theological and missionary activities. He was the founder of Chernihiv Collegium (1700) - a prototype of seminaries.
He was canonized on the 10th June, 1916. The third Sunday after Pentecostis is dedicated to commemorate St. Ioann on the day of the Council of Galician Saints.