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Църквата като институция за българите в чужбина
The Church as an Institution for the Bulgarians Living Abroad

Author(s): Mariyanka Borisova, Lina Gergova, Yana Gergova, Tanya Matanova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure
Published by: Пловдивски университет »Паисий Хилендарски«
Keywords: Bulgarian church; migration; community
Summary/Abstract: The Bulgarian church in migration has been studied in the text as an institution created by and for the Bulgarians living in six European countries (Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic and Ireland) with a specific religious context. The main focus is on the history and function of the temple, the church community and the church board, as well as the Metropolitan and the archdioceses. The church cannot be regarded on its own but as a network of migrant institutions in general. The analysis reveals the significance of the church as a community centre, a symbol of the Bulgarian community, an announcement of the community and a state representation.

  • Page Range: 139-152
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Bulgarian