The Ruthenians in Novi Sad Since the 6th Decade of the XVIIIth Up to the End of the XIXth Century Cover Image

Руснаци у Новим Садзе од 60-их рокох ХVІІІ по конєц ХІХ вика
The Ruthenians in Novi Sad Since the 6th Decade of the XVIIIth Up to the End of the XIXth Century

Author(s): Janko Ramač
Subject(s): Ethnohistory, 18th Century, 19th Century
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Новом Саду
Keywords: Novi Sad; Ruthenians; Greek Catholics; Eparchy of Križevci; Greek Catholic parish; Ruthenian confessional school

Summary/Abstract: The Ruthenian colony in Novi Sad began to form in the 6th decade of the XVIIIth century, when some Ruthenian families from Kerestur and Kocur began settling the city. The establishment of the Greek Catholic parish in Novi Sad in 1780 represented a significant heritage for that little national and religious community, since the parish had always been the frame and support for its development and progress. During the Revolution of 1848/1849 Novi Sad was struck by a big disaster due to which Ruthenians, as well as the biggest part of its inhabitants, were leaving the city. After the Revolution, the life started returning slowly to the city. The establishment and the beginning of the work of the Ruthenian confessional school in Novi Sad represented another important heritage for the Ruthenian community. The Greek Catholic parish and the school in the Ruthenian language largely contributed in keeping the Ruthenians as a small community in Novi Sad from the assimilation among the members of other nations and religions and enabled their constant growth and development up to the end of the XIXth century. In all this the Ruthenian community received a significant help from the city and other higher state authorities who supported it and developed a special relationship towards it.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 123-141
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Ukrainian