The monastery of Christ the Saviour in Sourmaina and the hagiographical dossier of St Eugenios

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Abstract

The Monastery of Christ the Saviour in the region of the Sourmaina was first attested in the hagiographical writings, concerning St Eugenios, compiled by John Lazaropoulos in the 14th century. As with many of the miracles in Lazaropoulos’ collection, a common theme is the grain-yielding estates belonging to the Monastery of St Eugenios and located in the area around Paipert. In this narrative the Bishop of Paipert, Gregory, is also mentioned and Rosenqvist reasonably suggests that he was an Armenian of the Chalcedonian rite. The best chronological evidence from the Hagiographical Dossier of St Eugenios would indicate that the monastery was founded before 860. In the case of Buzluca, the Hagiographic Dossier indicates that the monastery also formed part of a significant economic network connecting the distant estates in the region of Paipert with the major Trapezuntine Monastery of St Eugenios.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAfter the Text
Subtitle of host publicationByzantine Enquiries in Honour of Margaret Mullett
EditorsLiz James , Oliver Nicholson, Roger Scott
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter21
Number of pages14
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781003021759
ISBN (Print)9780367898861
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2021

Publication series

NameBirmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

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