Örmény szent megjelenítései katolikus és ortodox közegben

Nagy Márta: Örmény szent megjelenítései katolikus és ortodox közegben. In: Lelkiségek, lelkiségi mozgalmak Magyarországon és Kelet-Közép Európában = Spirituality and spiritual movements in Hungary and Eastern Europe 10. pp. 269-280. (2014)

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In conclusion, the works above testify to the fact that the Armenian minorities in both Catholic and Orthodox environments insisted on their Armenian identity. The Armenian theme and symbols, the Armenian inscriptions all suggest this. They were assisted in their efforts to preserve their national identity by their fellow-communities: Transylvanian Catholics by other western Catholic communi-ties, Moldavian Apostolic Christians by the Church of Cilicia.Neither community could or would evade the influence of the majority en-vironment. In this respect there is a difference between Transylvanian and Moldavian Armenians.The Transylvanians converted to the religion of the majority environment as a manifestation of their intention to assimilate to it. This assimilation took place with the contribution of western fellow-communities (that is where the prints in a western tone but still with Armenian themes arrived from, which they copied for their churches).The Moldavian Armenians, who preserved their apostolic faith, did not want to assimilate to the Orthodox majority environment. Nevertheless, they could not evade its influence. So much so, that for example they used Orthodox images with Armenian inscriptions in their liturgical practices. The living source of their Armenian identity was the fellow-community of the Apostolic Church of Cilicia.In answer to the question whether the Catholic or the Orthodox environment helped the minorities to a greater extent in preserving their identity, we can say that the works constructed with the help of Armenian motifs and an Orthodox look more Armenian. The prime cause of this can be found in the fact that the Moldavian Armenians did not change their religion, they kept their ancient faith. For minorities living in a foreign land religion is – apart from their mother tongue – the most important factor in the preservation of their identity. From this another reason follows: as opposed to the Transylvanians, the Moldavians did not want to assimilate either to the majority religion or to the Romanian ethnic group. The third reason consists in the fact that the formal features of Orthodox painting are close to Medieval Armenian Art and therefore they have proved more helpful in the preservation of Armenian identity than the Western Christian artistic idiom borrowed by the Transylvanians.The topic seems to offer possibilities for making many other conclusions pertaining to fine arts and pointing way beyond them. This article has only been the first approach to the issues raised.

Item Type: Book Section
Other title: Depictions of an Amenian Saint in Catholic and Orthodox environment
Heading title: Történeti megközelítések, esettanulmányok
Journal or Publication Title: Lelkiségek, lelkiségi mozgalmak Magyarországon és Kelet-Közép Európában = Spirituality and spiritual movements in Hungary and Eastern Europe
Date: 2014
Number: 10
ISSN: 2064-4825
ISBN: 978-963-306-260-9
Page Range: pp. 269-280
Series Name: A vallási kultúrakutatás könyvei
Language: Hungarian, English
Event Title: Vallási Néprajzi Konferencia (11.) (2012) (Szeged)
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/67611/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ikonográfia, Ortodox egyház, Katolikus egyház
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 275-276. és a lábjegyzetekben ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.03. Philosophy, ethics and religion
06. Humanities > 06.04. Arts (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music)
Date Deposited: 2020. May. 25. 15:20
Last Modified: 2021. Nov. 23. 08:28
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/67179

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