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The Paterik of the Kievan Caves Monastery


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Editorial Statement Preface by Sir Dimitri Obolensky Abbreviations Introduction by Muriel Heppell Map The Paterik of the Kievan Caves Monastery Discourse 1: Concerning the building of the church Discourse 2: Arrival of the craftsmen from Constantinople Discourse 3: When the church of the Caves Monastery was founded Discourse 4: The coming oft/ic church-painters Discourse 5: A miracle concerning Ioann and Sergij Discourse 6: The ho!) table and the consecration of the great Church Discourse 7: An account of why the Caves Monastery is so called Discourse 8: The Life of our venerable father Feodosij Discourse 9: The translation of the relics of Feodosij Discourse 10: The decoration of Feodosij's coffin Discourse 11: An encomium to our venerable father Feodosij Discourse 12: The first monks of the Caves Monastery Discourse 13: How Nifont saw Feodosij in a divine revelation Discourse 14: An epistle from the bishop Simon to Polikorp Discourse 15: Simon's narrative about the holy monks Discourse 16: Blessed Evstratij the Faster Discourse 17: The meek and long-suffering monk Nikon Discourse 18: The holy martyr KukSa and Pimin the Faster Discourse 19: Holy Afanasij the Solitary Discourse 20: The venerable Svjatosa Discourse 21: The monk Erazm Discourse 22: The monk Arefa Discourse 23: The priest Tit and the deacon Evagrij Discourse 24: A second epistle, to Archimandrite Akindin Discourse 25: Nikita the Solitary Discourse 26: Laverentij the Solitary Discourse 27: The holy and blessed Agapit Discourse 28: Holy Grigorij the Miracle-worker Discourse 29: The much-suffering Ioann the Solitary Discourse 30: Venerable Moisej the Hungarian Discourse 31: The monk Proxor Discourse 32: Venerable Iviarko the Cave-dweller Discourse 33: The holy venerable fathers Feodor and Vasilij Discourse 34: Spiridon the baker and Alimpij the Icon-painter Discourse 35: The venerable and long-suffering father Pimin Discourse 36: Venerable Isaakij the Cave-dweller Discourse 37: The pious prince Izjaslav' s inquiry Discourse 38: The death of Polikarp, and the priest Vasilij Appendix I: The Sources of Discourse 7 Appendix II: Letter of Patriarch Nicholas Mouzalon to Nifont Appendix III: Suggested Reconstruction of Polikaip's Dedicatory Letter Appendix IV: Isaakij the Cave-dweller and the "Jurodstvo" Tradition Bibliography Index of Biblical References Index of Greek Terms Index of Slavonic Terms Index

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The Paterik is a document of great value to the student of medieval Rus' and Byzantium. -- Sir Dimitri Obolensky

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Muriel Heppell is Emeritus Reader in the Medieval History of Orthodox Eastern Europe at the University of London.


The Paterik is a document of great value to the student of medieval Rus' and Byzantium.--Sir Dimitri Obolensky

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