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Нови сведения за живота и дейността на архимандрит Хрисант Самоковски (1800–1871)
New insights about the life and activity of Archimandrite Hrisant Samokovsky (1800–1871)

Author(s): Maria Polimirova
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History, Cultural history, History of Church(es), Oral history, Social history, Modern Age, Special Historiographies:, Theology and Religion, 18th Century, 19th Century, Period(s) of Nation Building, The Ottoman Empire, Eastern Orthodoxy
Published by: Институт за исторически изследвания - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Bulgarian Revival; church movement; unpublished documents; archimandrite Hrisant Samokovsky; Kievan Spiritual Academy; Samokov;

Summary/Abstract: Hrisant Samokovsky (1800–1871) is one of the few well known Bulgarian Renaissance churchmans. He studies at the Theofilos Kayris School on Andros island and serves in the Patriarchate of Constantinople. From 1847 to 1858, Hrisant is the Archimandrite of the Greek Ekaterininski Monastery in Kiev. In this period he is the most influential Bulgarian in Kiev and supports a lot of Bulgarian students at the Kiev Spiritual Academy. Archimandrite Hrisant is mentioned in letters and memories of the renowned Renaissance brothers Miladinovi, brothers Mustakovi, Ivan Seliminski, Vassil Cholakov and Stanislav Dospevski. Unfortunately there is no specific study about him. Therefore, based on indirect information from published sources, and mainly unpublished documents from his personal fund (Stored in the Bulgarian Historical Archive of the National Library “St. St. Cyril and Methodius” in Sofia), we are trying to recover his biography.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 24-41
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bulgarian