ON WEDDING CEREMONY PROCEDURES IN THE VERNACULAR MACEDONIAN WRITTEN WITH THE GREEK ALPHABET FROM 1868 Cover Image

ТЕКСТ НА НАРОДЕН МАКЕДОНСКИ ЈАЗИК СО ГРЧКИ БУКВИ ОД 1868 ГОДИНА ЗА НАЧИНОТ НА ВЕНЧАВАЊЕ
ON WEDDING CEREMONY PROCEDURES IN THE VERNACULAR MACEDONIAN WRITTEN WITH THE GREEK ALPHABET FROM 1868

Author(s): Slavcho Koviloski
Subject(s): Cultural history, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Sociology of Culture
Published by: Институт за македонска литература
Keywords: wedding procedures; Greek letters; the vernacular Macedonian; announcement; letter; Ecumenical Patriarchate

Summary/Abstract: The use of the Greek alphabet when writing letters, notifications, and various announcements in the vernacular Macedonian is a phenomenon characteristic of the Macedonian region throughout the 19th century. One example of a text written with Greek letters in the vernacular Macedonian of the Ohrid-Struga region is the announcement of wedding ceremony procedures, (Epistolia/book) consisting of seven items, issued by the Greek Metropolis of Ohrid to the faithful. The content of the announcement addressed to all priests in the areas of Drimkol, Prespa, and Ohrid was of great importance for the regulation of duties when getting married. Hence, it is of great importance for the establishing of church canons, i.e. rituals of the Christian population living in the aforementioned areas in the second half of the 19th century, as well as the male-female relations in this period.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 68
  • Page Range: 31-42
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Macedonian