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Канони за Безплътните сили в славянските минеи
Canons for the Bodiless Powers in the Slavonic Menaia

Author(s): Stanka Petrova
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History, Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Middle Ages, Theology and Religion, Translation Studies
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: The atricle addresses the canons for the Bodiless Powers that appear in the Menaion for the feasts under November 8 (Synaxis of Archangel Michael and the Other Bodiless Powers), September 6 (The Miracle of Archangel Michael at Chonae), March 26 (Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel), and July 13 (Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel). We examine the Slavonic translations of these Greek works made in a Slavic milieu and the transmission of their manuscripts. Special attention is paid to the only two original Slavonic canons that are known to scholars to date: the anonymous Просвѣщьи древле ѹмꙑ and the canon by Constantine of Preslav, Припадаѭща мѧ боже приими щедротами си. The data for each individual work – its manuscript tradition, the extent of preservation and substitution of strophes from other canons work – allow us to draw conclusions about the time when the Greek canons were introduced into the Slavonic context and the way the original works were disseminated immediately after their composition work – a time from which we have no direct manuscript record.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 52
  • Page Range: 85-116
  • Page Count: 32
  • Language: Greek, Ancient (to 1453), Bulgarian, Old Bulgarian