Panna Marie ve slovinské lidové tradici
THE VIRGIN MARY IN SLOVENIAN FOLK TRADITION
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The study focuses on various forms of worship and veneration of the Virgin Mary as preserved in Slovenian folklore. Folk tradition and customs suggest that personifications of the days Friday, Saturday and Sunday – St. Parasceve/Sv. Petka, Santa Sabida/Sv. Sobota and Santa Domenica/Sv. Nedelja have found a place in Christianity and have churches dedicated to them or appear in church paintings. In folk tradition, the veneration of „Saint Sunday“ or the „Sunday Church“ is strongly connected with the veneration of the Virgin Mary and in some cases it even merges with it. In Christian iconography, depictions often present the Virgin Mary with a unicorn, the Madonna of Mercy with a mantle, the Virgin Mary in an enclosed garden or „hortus conclusus“ and mystical engagement of Virgin Mary. Numerous holidays are dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and the entire month of May is dedicated to her with May Devotions. The veneration of the Virgin Mary has been especially strong in the Catholic world, and is perhaps particularly so in Slovenia. This is attested by numerus churches, chapels, and statues, as well as legends, songs, apparitions, and miracles connected with the Virgin Mary. The majority of Slovenian pilgrimage churches are dedicated to the Virgin Mary, including the best-known Slovenian pilgrimage church in Brezje. All of this contributed to the fact, that the veneration of Madonna still reflects in rich spiritual life, folk customs, holidays, folk narrative and song tradition of Slovenian people.
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