31 Oct 2020

Corr. Mem. Prof. Svetlana Kujumdzieva awarded by BAS on the occasion of the Day of the National Revival Leaders

Corr. Mem. Prof. Svetlana Kujumdzieva received an award in the category Significant Monographs of National Importance for her book The Hymnographic Book of Tropologion: Sources, Liturgy and Chant Repertory. Routledge, London-New York, 2018, 194 pp., ISBN 978-1-13-829781-4.
The monograph includes studies on the Tropologion, one of the earliest known hymnographic books of the Eastern Orthodox Church, containing a chant repertory of the major liturgical cycle. Over fifteen manuscripts in Greek, Georgian, Syriac and Armenian of the eighth/ninth through the thirteenth century are given currency in scholarship. The work on the sources showed that the Tropologion was the universal hymnographic book of the Eastern Orthodox Church in the Eastern Christendom and Italy’s south and was in use until the twelfth century. Arguments are adduced that there was an Old Slavic Tropologion used by the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius for liturgies and developed later by their disciples in Bulgaria.
The Management Board of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) handed in the award in the category Significant Monographs of National Importance, on the occasion of the Day of the National Revival Leaders (also called the Day of Enlighteners).