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Средновековният култ на св. Йоаким Осоговски
The medieval cult to St. Joakim Osogovski

Author(s): Dimo Cheshmedzhiev
Subject(s): History, Middle Ages
Published by: Фондация "Българско историческо наследство"
Keywords: Joakim Osogovski; medieval Bulgaria; cult; saint; hermit; service; monastery; life; relics; icons; frescoes;

Summary/Abstract: The article examines the question of the medieval cult of St. Joakim Osogovski, one of the West Bulgarian anchorets, the followers of St. Joan Rilski. His only medieval life, his two services, all the memories of the saint, his frescoes, his icons and his votives are considered. The fate of his relics is presented, as well as the history of the Osogovo (Sarandapor) monastery. On the basis of all this the birth and development of the cult of the saint, which is the second largest in medieval Bulgaria after the one of St. Joan Rilski, is followed.

  • Issue Year: 8/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 455-471
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bulgarian