About a hitherto unknown prayer to St. Anastasia

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© V. V. Vasilik, 2015.The object of the article is the publication of the article in honour of St. Anastasia, which is contained in the uncial Greek manuscript of the Monastery of St. Catherine. The manuscript can be dated with the 8th-9thcenturies both because of archaic character of system of tones and aspirations and because of pronounciation of v ü. The prayer written in the manuscript has no analogies among the liturgical texts. It is directed to crhist and bears definitely christological character, where praise of martyrdom is connected with the idea of imitation to Christ and deification. We meet some points of correspondence of the prayer with early Latin Vita of St. Anastasia - the indication to her noble and Christian origin, to the link of her Life with Passion of Sts. Irene, Agape and Chionia and perhaps to the character of her death, which imitates Christ's death. The form and content of the prayer in honour of St. Anastasia reminds Latin prefatio in Masses dedicated to memory of martyrs and espe
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-172
JournalStudia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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