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За побратимството и побратимените монаси между Изтока и Запада (Отново за „Книгата на побратимените монаси“ от манастира Райхенау)
About Fraternization and Fraternized Monks Between East and West (Once Again on the Fraternization Book of the Reichenau Abbey)

Author(s): Maria Schnitter
Subject(s): Language studies
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: ABOUT FRATERNIZATION AND FRATERNIZED MONKS BETWEEN EAST AND WEST (Once Again on the Fraternization Book of the Reichenau Abbey) MARIA SCHNITTER (PLOVDIV) (S u m m a r y ) The paper examines the presence of the names of Methodius and his companions in the Verbrüderungsbuch of the Abbey Reichenau. The relevant entries have been interpreted in the context of the various forms of companionship and “fraternization”, characteristic of the European medieval tradition – both in Eastern, Byzantine and Slavic, and Western (mostly Benedictine) monasteries. Here, additional arguments are suggested with regard to the circumstances concerning the ordination of the two brothers. The conclusion is that although they did not belong to the monastic convent of Reichenau, Cyril, Methodius and their companions enjoyed the status of “spiritual brothers” in the monastery and thus belonged to a community exceeding the regional, ecclesiastical and political boundaries of their time.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 41-42
  • Page Range: 64-76
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian