Towards the Hymnographic Heritage of the Disciples of Cyril and Methodios: the Collection of the Services for the Nativity of Christ and for Theophany Cover Image
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Химнографското наследство на Кирило-Методиевите ученици и съставът на Рождественско-Богоявленските последования в миней № 98 от типографската сбирка в
Towards the Hymnographic Heritage of the Disciples of Cyril and Methodios: the Collection of the Services for the Nativity of Christ and for Theophany

Author(s): Georgi Popov
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: The present study is a part of a Bulgarian-Russian project aimed at producing a diplomatic edition of Menaion No 98 from the Typographic Collection of RGADA, Moscow (fund 381), an Old Russian MS from the 12th–13th century. The study presents the peculiar features of the varied and many-layered content of the MS. The Old Bulgarian hymnographic works with acrostics written by the disciples of Cyril and Methodios, that are in the December and January services, are the object of special attention. The state of the copies has been described and some of the peculiarities of their composition and structure have been analyzed. “Old Bulgarian Ecclesiastical Poetry for the Nativity of Christ and for Theophany”, a three-volume work that has been prepared for the press, as well as other publications by the same author present a detailed comparative study of these hymns. The present article also deals with the translated hymnographic works in the services for the Nativity of Christ and Theophany (in accordance with the text available in the MS – the services for the period from 25th December to 7th January). This liturgical section contains archaic elements, as well as material excerpted from revised antigraphs. Individual peculiarities have also been found. They are the result of the striving to supplement and enrich the codex with hymnographic texts from additional sources.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 45-46
  • Page Range: 9-85
  • Page Count: 77
  • Language: Bulgarian