Christian and Pre-Christian Dimension of Ritual Procession Cover Image

Хришћанска и претхришћанска димензија ритуала литијског опхода
Christian and Pre-Christian Dimension of Ritual Procession

Author(s): Ivica Todorović
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Етнографски институт САНУ
Keywords: ritual procession; Christian aspect; relationship between pre-Christian and Christian dimension; ritual elements of different origins; different models

Summary/Abstract: Most researchers of ritual procession have emphasized pre-Christian legacy in this ritual complex. In contrast, this paper places the accent on the existence of Christian dimension of the ritual, having thus used a different approach. This new approach has enabled us to understand better Christian dimension and meanings, left behind in the mentioned previous studies. Also, this paper presents differences between church and folk model of the ritual, allowing thus drawing a conclusion which stresses a parallel existence of the two differently shaped semantic systems within the ritual, with an emphasis on the existence of over encompassing Christian determination of all aspects of the ritual.

  • Issue Year: LIV/2006
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 271-287
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Serbian