A Tale of the Holy and Honourable Icons in medieval South Slavonic Orthodox Literatures Cover Image

Повест за светите и почитани икони в южнославянската православна книжнина
A Tale of the Holy and Honourable Icons in medieval South Slavonic Orthodox Literatures

Author(s): Martina Jankova
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Middle Ages, Theology and Religion, Philology
Published by: Софийски университет »Св. Климент Охридски«
Keywords: Sunday of Orthodoxy; Panegyricon; Tale; iconoclasm

Summary/Abstract: This paper is dedicated to a text entitled A Tale of the Holy and Honourable Icons and How and Why the Holy and Catholic Church Decided to Celebrate the Feast of Orthodoxy on the First Sunday of Lent that is known in Medieval Bulgarian and Serbian manuscripts. The text was translated from Greek most probably in the fourteenth century in a Bulgarian milieu. The appearance of this translation and its dissemination in South Slavonic milieuх were viewed in the context of the establishment of the Feast of Orthodoxy and other texts designated for this feast in Byzantium.