TO PROBLEM OF NATIONAL AND SOCIAL BISHOP ORIGIN IN PRE-MONGOL RUSSIA
Fomina Tat'yana Yur'evna Naberezhnye Chelny Institute of Social-Pedagogical Technologies and Resources
Abstract. The problem of national and social bishop origin in pre-mongol Russia is considered. In fact chronicles contain no news on the subject-matter. Hagiographic literature is mostly fabled and dates back to the XIV-XVI centuries. Church historiography suggests a multinational composition of the bishop staff. The so-called bishops "Rusyns" came from princely background before their enthronement, also from boyar background, or they continued priestly families tradition. However, most of this data is not supported by historical sources.
Key words and phrases: Древняя Русь, церковная иерархия, епископы, духовенство, Ancient Russia, church hierarchy, bishops, clergy.
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