Vladimir's Sobor

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Vladimir's Sobor (Russian: Владимирский собор) in 1274 was a sobor of the Russian Orthodox Church, held at the initiative of Metropolitan Kirill II in 1274 in Vladimir. A number of researchers believe that this event took place in Kiev on a year earlier.

Background[edit]

In 1237-1241 Russia survived the Mongol-Tatar invasion. In the context of a severe crisis in the church in 1243 by Metropolitan Kirill became the leader of the church (d. 1280 ). The core of his policy was the recognition of the power of the Mongols for respite, and in this he agreed with Alexander Nevsky. Metropolitan in 1270 addressed the despot (semi-independent prince) of Bulgaria Svetoslav Jacob and asked him to send a list of Slavic Rudder, with interpretations as before in Russia walked only Slavic text without interpretation. New helmsman was sent this book, translated about 1225 in Serbia from Greek into Old Church Slavonic. In 1274 ( according to some sources in 1273 ), he called a council to resolve differences in canon law.

Decisions[edit]

At this council has been recognized as meeting the new rules Helmsman book whose origin has been described above. We also know the definitions of the cathedral against 9 of strife:

  • 1. Limited simony - set out in san "on mzde" set a fixed fee for ordination: 7 hryvnia for popovstvo and deaconhood on both negotiated quality of those who are going to become a cleric (must be tested and be over 30 years old)
  • 2. Indicated perform baptisms only three dives and must not be mixed with myrrh, and oil anointing;
  • 3. Refers to the custom of distributing fisticuffs holidays
  • 4. Violations listed in the rank proskomedia that took place in some churches
  • 5. States of drunkenness clergy and laity during the "holy of weeks verbnyya to all the saints" (the day of Palm Sunday)
  • 6. It is forbidden to consecrate "the cup for the dead" simple servant or deacons
  • 7. Refers to the pagan custom of brides led to water
  • 8. On the propagation of "dionusova holiday" or "Rusal" on Holy Saturday (mass orgies and pagan dances)
  • 9. On the cross and holy water.