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Historical and current parts

Nicholas Zharkikh

Shortened text of the section. Full text in ukrainian version.

First of all, each synodikon is divided into two parts – historical and current. The historical part is written once in the beginning of the work on the synodikon (one can think, for several months, no more). The current part is written further as new memorial records are received.

The source value of these parts is radically different. Records of the current parts have come down to us in the original, and everything that is said by researchers about the source value of synodikons can be fully applied to these records.

But with the source value of the historical parts of the synodikons, not everything is so smooth…