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Матисон А. В. Уровень «школьного» образования духовенства уездных городов России в XVIII в. (Ржев и Осташков) // Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия II: История. История Русской Православной Церкви. 2012. Вып. 3 (46). С. 7-15.
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History of clergy position candadates’ education in two towns of Tver province -Rzhev and Ostashkov - is covered in the present article. Questions in consideration are as follows: total number of clergymen, that attended special training, or missed it completely, how different amount of classes attended at seminary or religious school influence service position occupation and overall career advancement.
Tver eparchy, education, XVIII century, Rzhev, Ostashkov
Матисон А. В. Записки провинциального священника // Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия II: История. История Русской Православной Церкви. 2014. Вып. 3 (58). С. 149-152. — Rev. op.: Из истории провинциального духовенства: записки священника В. Ф. Владиславлева: Хрестоматия. Сост.: Д. А. Беговатов, Т. Г. Леонтьева. Тверь: СФК-офис, 2012
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Матисон А. В. К вопросу о награждении скуфьями православных священников в России в XVIII в. // Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия II: История. История Русской Православной Церкви. 2017. Вып. 74. С. 80-85. DOI: 10.15382/sturII201774.80-85
The article deals with an unexplored problem of calottes as conferments of orthodox priests in 18th century. Many researchers previously believed that calottes, as a special form of conferment, appeared only in late 18th century during the reign of Emperor Paul I. However, in 1860s in one regional edition (“Vologda diocesan journal”) polemics broke out about use of calottes by orthodox priests in Russia, and different views on this issue were discussed, though the authors were unable to agree on time when calotte had become a conferment for Orthodox clergy. This article presents results of a study of dossiers preserved among the materials of the Tver diocese consistory about conferring priests of the diocese of Tver using calottes. All these dossiers belong to 1780s, when the diocese was ruled by Archbishop Joasaph (Zabolotsky). Generally we managed to fi nd evidence of eight cases when this type of conferring took place. Unlike black calotte, used daily, calotte used as a conferment was crimson or green, and sometimes it was given together with nabedrennik (epigonation). The article analyzes the peculiarities of these conferrings and it is suggested that donation of calottes to priests in 18th century was not a common practice and depended on will of concrete ruling Bishop. The situation changed only in 1797, when purple calottes acquired the status of imperial conferments, and donation of them was put in order and regulated.
clergy, awards, calottes, Russia, Tver diocese, 18th century

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Матисон А. В. Приказная элита Тверского архиерейского дома (1675-1742 гг.) // Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия II: История. История Русской Православной Церкви. 2020. Вып. 92. С. 61-74. DOI: 10.15382/sturII202092.61-74
This article studies for the fi rst time how the administrative staff of the Bishop’s house of Tver diocese, one of the oldest in Russia, developed into elite. The period in question began in 1675, when the Church Council substantially limited the role of secular bishops’ offi cials, and ended in the 1740s with the formation of spiritual consistories, where the majority of clerical ministers were transferred from the bishops’ houses. During this period, the elite of the Bishop’s house offi cials was represented by officers holding “commanding” (prikaznoi) positions, as well as the positions of dyaks (clerks; late secretaries) of the Bishop’s administrations (prikaz). The sources for the study are cadastres and census books, records, confessional registers, registers of births, and other materials. The analysis of Tver Bishop’s house’s elite made it possible to identify all persons who held these positions during the relevant period, to fi nd out facts about their social origin, biographies and wealth status. The relevant materials show that these officers were recruited mainly from families which had been serving for Tver bishops for a long time (in some cases, since the 16th century), and key vacancy fillings sometimes were openly made by inheritance. The article also provides data on land ownership patterns, cash and non-cash salaries of offi cers and clerks (secretaries) of Tver Bishop’s house; it also deals with biographies of their descendants.
Tver diocese, Bishop’s house, clerks, nobility, land holdings, genealogy, prosopography
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Matison Andrey
Academic Degree: Doctor of Sciences* in History;
Place of work: Central State Archive of Moscow; 10 Mezhdunarodnaya Str., Moscow, 109544, Russian Federation;
Post: Head of Sector;
ORCID: 0000-0003-3562-9776;
Email: matisonav@yandex.ru. *According to ISCED 2011, a post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences (D.Sc.) is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates.