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Jonas Boruta

"Merkelis Giedraitis is not only a hero of a personal, spiritual nature in the history of our Church and [Lithuanian] nation. He was the first to promote sermons in Lithuanian and he was a sponsor of the first Lithuanian books to be published in greater Lithuania: Katekizmas and Postile.

"Giedraitis was a true product of his age. He grew, matured, and was educated   in years of theological turmoil. Despite all this, he remained loyal to the faith accepted by the Samogitians in 1413 and did not flow with the current of  the fashionable and powerful Reformation."

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Samogitian Cultural Association Editorial Board, 1998.
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