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The Cult of Saint John of Rila In the Hagiography of Tarnovo


Authors:
Venelin Grudkov “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Pages: 13-27

Abstract:

The research focuses on the main texts of the Old Bulgarian hagiographical cycle about Saint John of Rila. Text analysis of the post-biographical parts leads to the conclusion that the relics of the Rila saint extremely actualize their impact in historical periods that are dramatic for the ethnic destiny.

Keywords:

religious cult, hagiographical texts, ethnos.

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