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Папа Григорий І Великий (Двоеслов) в богослужебной и агиографической традиции Slavia Orthodoxa
Pope St. Gregory Dialogus in the Liturgical and Hagiographic Traditions of Slavia Orthodoxa

Author(s): Margarita Zhivova
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Theology and Religion
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: The article examines the historical development of the cult of St. Gregory Dialogus [or: St. Gregory the Dialogist], Pope of Rome, in the Orthodox Slavic tradition through analysis of the cult’s liturgical evidence. It studies in detail various hagiographic texts about the saint, with a focus on the relationship between his Vita and the Synaxarion (Prolog) Vita of St. Gregory. By comparing the longer version in the Simple Prologue with the Life from the reading Menоlogion (čet’i-minejnoe žitie) the author examines how the hagiographical texts of this version were compiled and edited, reconfirming the hypothesis that the longer version of the Simple Prolog, while traditionally called “second”, was in fact created before the short one. Furthermore, she offers enough evidence to suggest that this version is an original medieval East Slavic work.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 49-50
  • Page Range: 46-68
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Russian, Old Slavonic