By Nicholas Rzhevsky
Russia has a wealthy, large, unwieldy cultural culture. easy methods to clutch it? This school room reader is designed to answer that challenge. The literary works chosen for inclusion during this anthology introduce the center cultural and old topics of Russia's civilisation. every one textual content has resonance during the arts - in Rublev's icons, Meyerhold's theatre, Mousorgsky's operas, Prokofiev's symphonies, Fokine's choreography and Kandinsky's work. This fabric is supported by way of introductions, beneficial annotations and bibliographies of assets in all media. The reader is meant to be used in classes in Russian literature, tradition and civilisation, in addition to comparative literature.
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Boniface. There for seven days they celebrated a feast over his honorable relics, his father and mother and his bride seated before him. The faithful Emperors ordered a golden tomb decorated with emeralds and glass beads. It was built, and his relics were placed in it in the seventh day of March, on the seventeenth day, in the reign of the glorious Emperors of Rome, Honorius and Arcadius, under the Episcopate of Markianus, 6 in the time of his parents Ephimianos and his mother Aglais. By the grace of God, sweet-smelling myrrh flowed from his tomb, and it being miraculous, all the sick who gathered it and anointed themselves with it, praised and glorified the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, the one true God.
And when he heard evil whispers near the tent, he was atremble and began to shed tears from his eyes, and he said: "Glory be to Thee, O Lord, for all things; for Thou hast made me worthy of accepting this bitter death, prompted by envy, and to suffer all things for the love of Thy word. ' Therefore, O Lord, my soul is ever in Thy hands, for the law I have not forgotten. " And having said this, they were saddened. And at that moment he saw those running toward the tent, the flash of weapons and the unsheathing of swords.
He held a parchment in his hand. Ephimianos reached for the parchment to take it so as to see what was written on it, but he did not allow him, and he was unable to take it. " Then he told them all in order, how Alexis had come to him seventeen years before, how he lived in his house, also about the parchment he held in his hand and did < previous page page_36 next page > < previous page page_37 next page > Page 37 not give him. Then the renowned Emperors ordered that a couch be prepared and that the body of the holy one be placed on it.