Classification – name: Literary studies
Pages: 295-320
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Research Article
Collection: Abkhazia in Russian Literature of the 19th  — 20th Centuries: in 3 vols. Vol. 1
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22455/ARL-2021-1-295-320
Year of publication: 2021
Place of publication: Moscow

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Krutova M.S. Manuscript about the claims of the Onomatodoxists to Pitsunda skete of the New Athos Monastery

About the author:

Marina S. Krutova, DSc in Philology, chief paleographer, The Russian State Library, Vozdvizhenka 3/5, 119019 Moscow, Russia

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Acknowledgements:

This study was carried out at IWL RAS with a grant from the Russian Science Foundation (project No 20-012-00098А).

Abstract:

The Department of Manuscripts of the Russian State Library contains materials of different genres about the claims of the Onomatodoxists to Pitsunda skete of the New Athos Monastery, named after Simon the Canaanean — letters, reports, petitions. The reason for the Onomatodoxists disputes is believed to be the book “On the Caucasus Mountains” by Schemamonk Ilarion (worldly Ivan Domrachyov), who was assigned to the New Athos monastery after he had left Old Athos. The originals of the published documents are kept in the Department of Manuscripts of the Russian State Library in the fund of Bishop Nikon (worldly Nikolay Rozhdestvenskiy); the former was a member of the Most Holy Synod, actively opposed the religious movement which arose on Old Athos in the early 20th century. The value of the published documents lies in the fact that they tell about a little-known page in the history of the New Athos Monastery.

Keywords: History of Russian Literature, New Athos Monastery, Holy Mount of Athos, Pitsunda skete, Bishop Nikon (worldly Nikolay Rozhdestvenskiy), Onomatodoxy, Schemamonk Ilarion (worldly Ivan Domrachyov).