V-VI դդ. հայ սրբախոսական գրականության առանձնահատկությունների շուրջ

  • Շավարշ Ազատյան
Keywords: Hagiography, historiography, saint biography, martyrology, miracle, vision, struggle, hero, martyr, virtuous, zoroastrian religion, god, spirit, curse, blessing, sacred women, foreign saints


Works of hagiography were created in the initial times of Armenian literature jointly with historical works. They had played a major role in strengthening
Christianity. Although the Armenian hagiographical literature was formed under the influence of Greek and Assyrian literature, however, they reflected features of the cultural, social and political life of Armenia in IV-VI centuries. The main peculiarities of the Armenian sacrament were manifestations of the images
and their choice of characters. Saints were attributed to supernatural features of the ancient eastern and antiquated ideas of the blessed, magicians, gods, valiant soldiers, wizards. Such extensive coverage greatly contributed to the strengthening of the saints' worship. Armenian hagiographic writers were cautious when sanctifying women and holy foreigners. That is why many ecumenical canons stayed out of Armenian hagiography. But in the 6th century, there was a fundamental change in the Armenian Church's ideological views, and people from dominant nations were sanctifed.