An Attempt to Typify the Saints, Canonized by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Recent Times Cover Image

Опит за типологизация на светците, канонизирани от Българската православна църква в най-ново време
An Attempt to Typify the Saints, Canonized by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Recent Times

Author(s): Kostadin Nushev
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion, Eastern Orthodoxy
Published by: Пловдивски университет „Паисий Хилендарски“
Keywords: Typologisation of saints; canonization; Bulgarian Orthodox Church
Summary/Abstract: This article is an attempt to present a short systematization and typologisation of the process of official canonization of saints by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in recent times. In the second half of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century several official canonization of saints by the Bulgarian Patriarchate. The brief typology of these saints according to the orthodox hagiology shows that they are divided into several main groups. These are new martyrs, spiritual enlighteners (buditeli) and holy hierarchs (svetiteli). Regardless of the conditionality of this most general typology of the canonized saints we are able to trace and outline the contours of modern Bulgarian holiness.

  • Page Range: 99-107
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Bulgarian