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ИСТОРИЯ АФОНСКОГО ЗОГРАФСКОГО СКИТА „МАВРОВИР“ (ЧЕРНЫЙ ВИР) НЕИЗВЕСТНЫЕ БОЛГАРСКИЕ СВИДЕТЕЛЬСТВА ИЗ АРХИВА ЗОГРАФСКОГО СВЯТОГОРСКОГО МОНАСТЫРЯ

Кирилл П. Павликянов
Софийский Университет имени св. Климента Охридского

The Athonite Monastic Settlement of “Mavros Viros” (Black Pond) and its History. Two Unknown Testimonies from the Archives of the Athonite Monastery of Zographou

Abstract: The article offers the reader the texts of all the known sources pertaining to the history of the Zographite dependency of “Mavros Viros”, which is located 2 km north of the Bulgarian Athonite Monastery. The earliest sources are Greek (980, 1049, 1623 and 1744), while those of the years 1747 (Porfirii Uspenskii), 1756 (Iob Mavrovirskii or Iakov Butenko), 1758 (Ioasaf Petrenko), 1763 (Leontii Iatsenko-Zelenskii), 1760 (Ignatii Denshin), 1827 (Russian monk named Theofan) and 1847 (priest-monk Sergei Vesnin) are written in Russian. The new contribution of the article to the general knowledge about the Zographite dependency of “Mavros Viros” are the texts of two extensive Bulgarian documents dated to 1907-1908, which reject the Russian claims to this dependency and substantiate the legal rights of the Bulgarian Athonite monastery of Zographou over it.

Keywords: Mount Athos, Monastery of Zographou, Mavros Viros, Cherni Vir, Russian Athonite monastery of St. Panteleimon