Memory as a Vehicle to Construct Meaning in the Repentance Hymnography of Constantine, Bishop of Preslav Cover Image
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Паметта като смислообразуващ фактор в покайната химнография на епископ Константин Преславски
Memory as a Vehicle to Construct Meaning in the Repentance Hymnography of Constantine, Bishop of Preslav

Author(s): Regina Koycheva
Subject(s): Language studies
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: The author of the article compares the content of two of the works by Constantine, bishop of Preslav – his cycle of canons for the Great Lent and the newly discovered acrostic fragments of his funeral chants. The comparison is constructed on the basis of the concept of Christian memory. For this purpose, a brief formulation of the Orthodox views on this question is propounded. According to this formulation Christian memory could be examined from two general aspects – church memory and individual memory. The works analysed from this perspective contain two quite different manifestations of memory. In the Great Lent Cycle church memory and individual memory interpenetrate and time spans the whole human history, while in the acrostic fragments of the funeral chants by Constantine of Preslav time is compressed to a single static moment – the moment straight after death, enclosed in the intimate borders of the individual human memory.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 37-38
  • Page Range: 19-25
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Bulgarian