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The oldest narrative text for the Dormition of the Theotokos

Author(s): Marina Yordanova
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Dormition of the Theotokos;

Summary/Abstract: The search, edition and study of the earliest narratives for the Dormition of the Theotokos is the most important stage in the investigation of the narrative texts for the festivity. The author of the present article makes an assumption, that probably a series of narratives in Greek linked with the subject of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary existed. The text which appears in Slavonic milieu which gathers the most important moments of that cycle of narratives, as in the Slavonic text individual subjects (the final part for example) are further developed, enriched and begin their own life. Yet another assumption is made, namely, that the hypothetical narrative in question was an entire, complete and contiguous narrative with an original final part. This final part sets the beginning of the apocryphal visions and revelations, as a continuation of the apocrypha for the Dormition.

  • Issue Year: 2002
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 44-50
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Bulgarian