(Demetrius Mysos [or the Mysian; from an Asiatic people who lived also in E Eur.]; Rascianus [from Rascia, Rassia, or Rashka, original home of the Serbians, or Serbians, bet. Bosnia, Dalmatia, and Albania]; Thrax [i. e., of Thrace]; fl. 16th c.). Highly literate Serbian deacon; in service of patriarch of Constantinople; for several months P. Melanchthon's* houseguest in Wittenberg 1559; entrusted by Melanchthon with delivery of Gk. version of AC and a personal letter to Patriarch Joasaph but on the way became engrossed in Prot. work in Wal(l)achia (now part of Romania) and apparently did not reach Constantinople. See also Eastern Orthodox Churches, 5.
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