About the Role of the Orthodox Clergy in the Greek Schools’ Activity in the Village of Arbanassi, Veliko Tarnovo Region

Veselin Goranchev


The study examines some of the additional social activities representatives of the Orthodox clergy as teachers and churchwardens at the local school in the village of Arbanassi in the period from the end of the 18th century till the 1870s. The personalities of three priests are presented – Simeon, Marin, and Ivancho, who performed the functions of teachers. In addition, the activities of four priests – trustees at the school (manciple priest Atanas, sakellarios priest Marin, priest Nicolas and skevophylax priest Hristo), are elucidated.


Arbanassi, Orthodox Christianity, education, priests, teachers, churchwardens


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