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Крылов А. О. «При поданной чрез посланников моих в Киев оказии»: Контакты святителя Димитрия Ростовского с Киевом и Черниговом в 1701–1709 гг. // Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия II: История. История Русской Православной Церкви. 2016. Вып. 5 (72). С. 116-128. DOI: 10.15382/sturII201672.116-128
The article examines st. Dimitry’s of Rostov contacts with Kiev and Chernigov in 1701–1709. Dimitry’s correspondence is vast, but addressees of the most of the known letters are Dmitry’s Moscow friend and Great Russian hierarchs. Problem of st. Dimitry’s contacts with his Little Russian acquaintances still remain obscure. This article deals with the information of st. Dimitry of Rostov correspondence with addressees in Kiev and Chernigov and the circumstances of Dimitry’s visit to Chernigov in 1704. In time of his episcopal service st. Dimitry exchanged letters with Josaph Krokowski, archimandrit of Kievan Lauras and future metropolitan of Kiev. Letters were sent with agents of both hierarchs. This correspondence was devoted to the publication of the “Lives of the Saints” in the Lavra’s typography. There are no evedencies of st. Dimitry writing letteres to members of Chernigov clergy in 1701–1709, although st. John Maximovich archbishop of Chernigov sent his new books to Dimitry of Rostov. However in february of 1704st. Dmitry undertook a journey to Chernigov that left almost no traces in sources. The main evidence is record of Pachomios of Roman, a Moldavian ascetic, about himself meeting Rostov metropolitan in Chernigov in 1704. This trip was an exeptional event and could be connected with the demise of Parthenios Neboza, metropolitan of Holmogory, who died suddenly on 2 january 1704 in Yaroslavl. Author concludes that Dimitry of Rostov in 1701–1709 was not isolated from his old friends and mantained his ties with educated clergy of Little Russia during the years of his Episcopal service in Moscow and Rostov.
St. Dimitry of Rostov, St. John (Maksimovich) of Tobolsk, Joasaf Krokowski, ukrainian clergy, history of Russian Church.

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Крылов А. О. Что превращает человека в зверочеловека? Териантропия в богословии свт. Димитрия Ростовского // Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия II: История. История Русской Православной Церкви. 2018. Вып. 84. С. 48-55. DOI: 10.15382/sturII201884.48-55
This article is devoted to the doctine of the prominent preacher and church writer Demetrius of Rostov (1651–1709) on sin that turns a sinner into a beast. The author of the article demonstrates the biblical origins of this doctrine and its connection with the views of metropolitan of Rostov on sin and its eff ect on man. The article examines various images of animals from sermons of St. Demetrius of Rostov. Special attention is paid to the image of pig, which is associated with carnal sins. It is demonstrated that the Rostov metropolitan did not simply use animals and birds as allegories of vices and virtues but also pointed to the deeper link between sin and the “animal”, non-reasonable, element in man. The author of the paper also discusses the images of “half-humans, half-animals” in Келейный летописец by the saint. The article proves that St. Demetrius regarded these images not as curiosities from natural science but as examples of the destructive eff ect of the sin on man that makes humans similar to beasts. It is also shown that metropolitan’s statements about people-monsters go back to the ancient Jewish tradition and narratives about the fate of the builders of the tower of Babel. The author of the paper gives examples of people-beasts who are in fact more righteous than good-looking sinners, whereas saints conceal the beauty of soul under the rough, almost animal-like looks. The conclusion is that St. Demetrius in his dealing with therioanthropy reveals his views on the paradoxes of the relationship between the outer and the inner in man as well as on the role of intelligence in spiritual life.
Demetrius of Rostov, Dimitry of Rostov, Russian Orthodoxy, Russian Culture of Peter’s time, sin, animals in theology
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Krylov Alexey
Academic Degree: Candidate of Sciences* in History;
Place of work: St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University for the Humanities, 6/1 Likhov pereulok, Moscow 127051, Russian Federation; Bauman Moscow State Technical University, 5 Vtoraia Baumanskaia Str., Moscow 105005, Russian Federation;
Email: dismal.enigma@gmail.com. *According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, the degree of Candidate of Sciences (Cand.Sc.) belongs to ISCED level 8 — "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar.