THE SERMONS ON THE CANDLEMAS OF THE LORD BY CYRYL TRANKVYLION STAVROVETSKYI AND IOANIKII GALIATOVSKII: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
The sermons on the Candlemas of the Lord by Cyryl Trankvylion Stavrovetskyi «The Gospel is Teaching» (1619) and Ioanikii Galiatovskii «The Key of Understanding» (1659) are analyzed in the article. It is reviewed the way in which every preachers interprets the spiritual meaning of this holiday. The attempt was made to compare the structure of sermons in view of the nature of the manifestation of structural components: eksordium, narration and conclusion.
If Galiatovskii clearly indicates each of these elements, following the rules given in his theoretical treatise «Science or the way of making sermons», then Stavrovetskyi i also builds his own sermons, taking into account the eksordium, the narration and the conclusion, but these parts are used rather freely.
The storyline contains a number of similar biblical themes: humility, poverty and wealth, moment of presence, as well as biblical quotations. Contrary to Cyrуl Stavrovetskyi,, a representative of the early Baroque (the end of the 16th - early 17th centuries), and also an innovator in the genre of sermon, Ioanikii Galiatovskii, a representative of a mature baroque (the second half of the 17 century), deviates significantly from traditional preaching.
The comparative analysis of their sermons on the Candlemas of the Lord clearly reflects the individual way of interpreting each of the preachers.