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Title: Apparitions of the Virgin Mary and the church/state relations. A view from the Ukrainian-Slovak borderland

Creator:

Halemba, Agnieszka

Date issued/created:

2007

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Ethnologia Polona 28 (2007)

Publisher:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

24 cm

Abstract:

The article presents a comparative analysis of the development of two Greek Catholic Marian apparition sites which have recently emerged in two locations at the Ukrainian-Slovak border, on a territory that until the end of the Second World War belonged to a single administrative unit of the Greek Catholic Church. The analysis focuses on the manner in which the apparitions were treated by the institutional church in both countries, linking the Church's responses with particular constellations of the church/state relations in Slovakia and Ukraine. Contemporary arrangements of those relations in both countries generate the specific character of interactions between the institutional church, local priests and parishioners. In the case of Slovakia (1) independence of church authorities from the opinion of believers is greater, and subsequently (2) among the believers there emerges a lack of interest in church-related matters or possibility to influence them. In the Ukraine, in turn, the contemporary church/state relations engender (1) a dependency of the institutional church on the believers and their financial contributions, and (2) a feeling of influence and responsibility for the church matters among the believers

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Relation:

Ethnologia Polona

Volume:

28

Start page:

89

End page:

102

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:61464 ; 0137-4079

Source:

IAiE PAN, call no. P 366 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 367 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 368 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. Access only on terminals at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, may be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms.

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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