[Dukhovnye rukovoditeli staroobriadcheskikh obshchin na Nizhnei Pechore: izbranie i deiatel’nost’ (seredina XIX – XXI vv.)]
Type of publication: Research Article
Russians, Ust-Tsilma, Velikopozhensky cell, old-believers, confessor, mentor, ritual, community
The article focuses on the ways and principles of electing spiritual teachers in the community of oldbelievers in Ust-Tsilma. The activities of these spiritual teachers involved organizing prayers, promoting theological literacy, overseeing the observance of norms and other aspects of religious life in the community. I discuss their preaching practices and the important part that they played in the process of integrating communities and preserving the virutes of piety among the old-believers of the Lower Pechora region. I further examine the variety of specific local terms used for the designation of spiritual leaders.
This research was supported by the ERA. Net RUS Plus Programme [grant no. 189] (CORUNO)
Dronova, T.I. 2017. Dukhovnye rukovoditeli staroobriadcheskikh obshchin na Nizhnei Pechore: izbranie i deiatel’nost’ (seredina XIX – XXI vv.) [Confessors of Old-Belief Communities in the Lower Pechora Area: Election and Activities (the Mid-19th – 21st Centuries)]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 6: 155-172
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