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SOURCE:   Historical, Philosophical, Political and Law Sciences, Culturology and Study of Art.
Issues of Theory and Practice
. Tambov: Gramota, 2013. № 4. Part 2. P. 189-192.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Culturology
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SYMBOLIC SUBTEXT OF CELESTIAL RANKS ENUMERATION IN "EPISTLE ABOUT PARADISE" BY VASILII KALIKA

Fedorovskaya Natal'ya Aleksandrovna
Far-Eastern Federal University


Abstract. The author reveals the features of the Christian numerical symbolism use in "Epistle about Paradise" by Novgorod archbishop Vasilii Kalika, shows that the study of the sacred meaning of numbers nine and ten explains the need for enumerating angelic ranks in the work, and concludes that nine is the key for understanding the hidden meaning of ten, the application of these numbers is directed to reveal the idea of mental paradise, which comprehension is possible only through the symbolic meaning of the number.
Key words and phrases: Василий Калика, "Послание о рае", ангельские чины, числовая символика, христианская символика, структурно-семиотический анализ, Vasilii Kalika, "Epistle about Paradise", angelic ranks, numerical symbolism, Christian symbolism, structural-semiotic analysis.
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