By Michael Angold
This quantity brings jointly in a single compass the Orthodox church buildings - the ecumenical patriarchate of Constantinople and the Russian, Armenian, Ethiopian, Egyptian and Syrian church buildings. It follows their fortunes from the past due heart a while till sleek occasions - precisely the interval while their heritage has been such a lot missed. unavoidably, this emphasises changes in teachings and adventure, however it additionally brings out universal threads, such a lot significantly the resilience displayed within the face of alien and infrequently antagonistic political regimes. The primary topic is the survival opposed to the chances of Orthodoxy in its many types into the fashionable period. The final part of Byzantium proves to were strangely vital during this survival. It supplied Orthodoxy with the highbrow, inventive and non secular reserves to satisfy later demanding situations. the continued power of the Orthodox church buildings is obvious for instance within the Sunday college stream in Egypt and the Zoe brotherhood in Greece.
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25 Actes de Saint-Pant´el´ee`mˆon, ed. P. Lemerle et al. [AA 12] (Paris: P. Lethielleux, 1982), 83 (text); D. Nastase, ‘Les d´ebuts de la communaut´e oecum´enique du mont Athos’, SÅmmeikta 6 (1985), 290–2, 294. ˇ 26 Actes de Chilandar, ed. M. Zivojinovi´ c et al. [AA 20] (Paris: CNRS, 1998), i, 108–9 (text). , i, 28–9. 15 Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 j onat h a n s h e pa r d rule in 1185–86 was initially directed against excessive taxes. The heterogeneous nature of the insurgents and rivalries between the brothers were handicaps, but the notion of a revived Bulgarian polity began to coalesce around the cults of saints such as Ivan of Rila and Emperor Peter of Bulgaria, aided by texts and folklore concerning past Bulgarian power.
For the second metropolitanate, see Miklosich and M¨uller, i, 532–3, 535–6; Reg. nos. 2588, 2593. 55 RPK iii, no. 244, 420–1; Reg. no. 2412. 56 S. Andreescu, ‘Alliances dynastiques des princes de Valachie (XIV–XVI si`ecles)’, Revue ´ des Etudes Sud-Est Europ´eennes 23 (1985), 359–60. 57 Actes de Kutlumus, ed. P. Lemerle [AA 2], new edition (Paris: P. Lethielleux, 1988), 9–11; 104 (text). 26 Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 The Byzantine Commonwealth 1000–1550 Chariton, the Wallachian monks, leading holy men of the mountain, and Vladislav; the latter making generous donations by way of encouragement.
66 The notion of a moral lead set by eastern churchmen involved the emperor as well as the patriarch, given that formal responsibility for instituting external metropolitan sees rested with the former. Moreover the emperor’s role as superintendent of the church, static yet salutary, had support from senior churchmen in the patriarchate. They saw in him a kind of unifying focus of allegiance, proof against all alternative church organisations or creeds. 67 This was one of a series of attempts by the patriarchate to impress upon external rulers and churchmen their common origins in, and lasting debt to, the ‘Roman’ imperial order.