Migration of Relics of Saint Petka as Symbol of Balkan Spiritual and Ethno-Cultural Unity From Hesychasm to Nowadays Cover Image

Исихастки и исторически измерения на светостта в иконографията на света Петка Епиватска
Migration of Relics of Saint Petka as Symbol of Balkan Spiritual and Ethno-Cultural Unity From Hesychasm to Nowadays

Author(s): Lyubomira Stefanova
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion, Eastern Orthodoxy
Published by: Пловдивски университет „Паисий Хилендарски“
Keywords: church; saint; globalization; traditional image
Summary/Abstract: This study discusses unexplored relation of migrations of saint Petka as hermit and of her relics among people and cultures along their development and interconnection. Special scholarly interest is focused on representation of saint in iconic perspective in various forms of church art from late Medieval period to modern national narratives of Balkan ountries.Rapid recent development of media and technologies provide contemporary believers with information that shift public attention from issues of saint’s national belonging and particular political roles of veneration in separate local contexts, to distinguishing of specific way of saint Petka to sainthood and her religious personality as cultural heritage.

  • Page Range: 226-233
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Bulgarian