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Author: А. A. Medvedev
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Alexander A. Medvedev — PhD in Philology, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Russian Classical Literature, Institute of Philology, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Malaya Pirogovskaya St. 1, 119991 Moscow, Russia.

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DOI: 10.22455/978-5-9208-0610-9-498-506
Keywords: the legend of the finding of relics, the Assumption list of the Great Menaion Reader, Metropolitan Alexius, editions of the legend, posthumous miracles.
Date of publication: March 05, 2020

Abstract: The article explores the analysis of the legend about the finding of the relics of St. Metropolitan Alexius, placed on May 20 in the Assumption list of the Great Menaion Reader of Metropolitan Macarius. It is noted that in addition to the discrepancy between the time of acquisition of the relics (1438) in the text, there are inaccuracies in determining the date of the day of acquisition and transferring the relics of Metropolitan Alexius. New facts of healing occured because of the relics of St. Alexius were added in the legend. These new facts became known to the compiler to the moment of creation of the Menaion edition of the legend. Episodes with posthumous miracles are based on actual material only.


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