Arseny Greek( spravschik liturgical books XVII century)
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spravschik liturgical books XVII century, who arrived in Moscow in 1649 together with the patriarch of Jerusalem Paissy. According to testimony given by a. (concerning the investigation of its affairs), he was born in the Turkish city of Trikala and studied grammar, rhetoric and philosophy in Venice and Rome. Suspected that, while he was in Rome, he converted to Catholicism or Uniatism, A. was exiled to Solovki. Three years later, A. was released, and in 1652, Nikon has made it spravschikom and translator of liturgical books. A. translated "Tablet", . essay monk John Nathanael, . explaining the liturgy and church ceremonies (published in 1655 with a foreword by Epiphanius Slavinetsky); "Anfologion (Tsvetoslovie), . description of the lives of Catherine the Great, . Martyrs Theodore Stratilatus and Alex Divine Rights (M., . 1660) and "Chrono" Metropolitan Dorofei (remained in manuscript),
. In addition, according to Adam Olearius, A. established by order of the Patriarch and the Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich, a school in which Russian youth enrolled Greek and Latin. Agree that A. founded his own school in Moscow with Patriarch Filaret in 1634, deflated with. Belokurova, which "Readings Spiritual Enlightenment Society of Lovers" (1888) argues on the basis of the second edition Olearius that school A. founded in Nikon, probably in 1653. In 1662, a. was again banished to the Solovki and remained there until 1666. Choosing A Nikon. spravschiki at least can be called successful. True, A. at that time was a very learned man, and his remedy in a philological sense, quite correct, but morally it was a cunning Greek, not without reason, accused of repeated change of religion. - Wed: Mirkovic, "On schools and education in the patriarchal period" ( "Journal of the Ministry of National Education, 1878, VI); Kapterev," The investigation case "on a. (in the "Society of Lovers Readings Spiritual Enlightenment", t. VII, 1881); Belokurov (the aforementioned article).