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"Sobrietà" о "purificazione"? Sulla priorità delle versioni slave della Liturgia di Crisostomo
"Sobriety" or "Purification"? On the Priority of the Slavic Versions of the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Author(s): Stefano Parenti
Subject(s): Language studies
Published by: Кирило-Методиевски научен център при Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The spread of several Orthodox Churches outside their own canonical territory has led, for an obvious pastoral reasons, to the translation of liturgical texts. At the same time, the diverse translations proposed by Orthodox jurisdictions reveals differences between the various "original" textual recensions currently in use. For many, this situation has provoked a serious question, namely, which is the preferred text, i.e., which text has kept the best reading and why? This article sheds light on the problem through a specific example. One of the most striking places of contrast between current versions of the Liturgy of St John Chrysostom concerns a textual passage where we find two opposing concepts proposed in relation to the Eucharist through the choice of the words "sobriety" or "purification". Through studying this example, the author emphasizes that behind wrong translations there can often exist a great deal of preexisting theological pre-understandings that can sometimes lead to ideology.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 26
  • Page Range: 42-55
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Italian