Patriarch Vasilii’s Ecclesiastical Law in Arhivski Nomocanon (CHAI 1160) Cover Image

Църковният закон на патриарх Василий в Архивския номоканон (ЦИАИ 1160)
Patriarch Vasilii’s Ecclesiastical Law in Arhivski Nomocanon (CHAI 1160)

Author(s): Ancho Kaloyanov
Subject(s): History, Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Cultural history, Diplomatic history, Oral history, Eastern Slavic Languages, 6th to 12th Centuries, 13th to 14th Centuries, Canon Law / Church Law
Published by: Великотърновски университет „Св. св. Кирил и Методий”
Keywords: autocephalous Church;Great Church;Patriarch;ecclesiastical court;tsar’s court;monks;heresy;epithemy

Summary/Abstract: The Arhivski Nomocanon (Church History and Archives Institute 1160) is end of the 14th century copy of the Penitential Nomocanon of the Bulgarian church. Its initial composition originated in 913 from translated and domestic legal documents and later new texts were added, among which we identify Patriarch Vasilii’s Ecclesiastical law. In the Law the total number of rules is 117, united thematically in 9 groups, of which the first two are meaningful: the first is about the hierarchy in the autocephalous Church headed by a Patriarch, the second establishes the priority of the ecclesiastical court over the tsar’s court, sign of the uniat with Rome (1204–1232) at the time of Patriarch Vasilii’s rule.

  • Issue Year: XXIII/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 380-388
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bulgarian