Cyril Pavlikianov

Cyril Pavlikianov

UNKNOWN 19th CENTURY ATHONITE POEM ABOUT A QUARREL FOR LAND AND CHOLERA

Cyril PAVLIKIANOV,
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria

Abstract: The article analyses an Athonite poetical text which describes a conflict between the monasteries of Zographou and Chilandar over landed property situated inside the Holy Mountain. It refers to no place names, but pays special attention to the visit of a nameless Ottoman governor of Thessalonica, accompanied by the consuls of France, Russia and Austria, to Mount Athos. His intention was to solve the difference and to reconcile the two monasteries, but his efforts failed. He then granted a special document (ilam) to Zographou, and met an unnamed ex-patriarch of Constantinople in the monastery of Espigmenou. The authorized representatives of Zographou and Chilandar, Dositheos and Onouphrios, travelled to Constantinople in order to present the case to the sultan’s court, but during their stay in Istanbul cholera struck the city
and the final decision was postponed until the end of the epidemy. Three Greek and two Turkish documents make it clear that Zographou and Chilandar were claiming the terrain of Giovantza on the northwest coast of Mount Athos as well as that the conflict was rather important for the two monasteries.

Keywords: Mount Athos, Zographou, Chilandar, Esphigmenou, Vatopedi, Onouphrios of Chilandar, Anthimos of Zographou, Dositheos of Zographou, Giovantza, Thessalonica, Constantinople, Mehmed Akif Paşa, Cholera, Conflict over Landed Property.


 

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

Cyril PAVLIKIANOV,
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria

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


ATHONITE DOCUMENTS PRESERVED IN THE 16th CENTURY CODEX HIEROSOLYMITANUS GRAECUS NO. 370 OF THE GREEK ORTHODOX PATRIARCHATE IN JERUSALEM

Études balkaniques (Sofia) 2023, N 3

 Cyril PAVLIKIANOV

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria

Abstract: Ten early 16th century Athonite documents are preserved in the library of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem, in Codex Hierosolymitanus no. 370 of the Manuscript Collection of the Holy Sepulture (Panagios Taphos). This manuscript is a miscellany consisting of various texts. It was copied around the mid-16th century by the Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Germanos, who added to it fragments deriving from older paper manuscripts. Today it consists of 481 folia, of which 114, 200-215, 328-331, 340, 341, 425-428, and 472-474 are blank. The copies of the 10 Athonite documents are scattered between ff. 154 and 378. Photographs of Codex no. 370 are freely accessible online in the site of the Library of Congress of the USA. The existence of Athonite documents in this manuscript was first announced in 1891 by A. Papaopoulos-Kerameus.

Keywords: Mount Athos, Monastery of Simonopetra, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Manuscript collection of the Holy Sepulture (Panagios Taphos), Gregory Panithos (Metropolitan of Zichna)


DESPOT JOHN UGLJEŠA AND THE ATHONITE MONASTERY OF SIMONOPETRA

Études balkaniques (Sofia) 2024, N 1

Cyril PAVLIKIANOV

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria

 Abstract: The article scrutinizes the content of a chrysobull allegedly promulgated by the Serbian Despot of Serrhai, Jovan Uglješa (1360-1371), for the Athonite Monastery of Simonopetra. The original of this act is lost and its only surviving variant is a confirmed copy authenticated by the Constantinopolitan Patriarch Cyril I Loukaris in 1623. The patriarchal confirmative charter offers the reader a text presumably issued by John Uglješa 359 years earlier, i.e. 1264. Starting from this evident discrepancy, the article analyses the text of Loukaris’s corroborated copy and argues which elements of this counterfeit are plausible and could be accepted as genuine and which could not. For better understanding of the Greek original, the full text of Loukaris’s charter is diplomatically published at the end of the article.

 Keywords: Mount Athos, Lemnos, Simonopetra, Jovan Uglješa, Koumoutzina (Komotini)

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