GRÉCKOKATOLÍCKA CIRKEV NA PODKARPATSKEJ RUSI A STRET KULTÚR V ROKU 1945
(Greek Catholic Church in Carpathian Ruthenia and Clash of Cultures in 1945)
Abstract: The Greek Catholic Church in Carpathian Ruthenia held a prominent place in society and 1945 was a dramatic twist in the life of Greek Catholics in Carpathian Ruthenia. The connection to the Soviet Union was not only accompanied by the loss of freedom in the totalitarian regime, but also by the degradation of cultural values that have been built up in society for centuries. The Greek Catholic Church, as one of the most influential bearers the saint Cyril and Methodius cultural heritage of the Subcarpathian people, soon became a real cataclysm after the Soviet power came into existence, and officially ceased to exist, but in reality it continued to operate in real life until the resurgence after the fall of communism. The presented paper offers an outline of the issues of the activities of the Greek Catholic Church and its attitudes in the environment of the Czechoslovak Republic, during the Second World War and finally its fate in the process of affiliation of Carpathian Ruthenia to the Soviet Union.
Authors: Borza, Peter
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2019, vol.: 12, issue: 2, pages: 127-134 (PDF file)
Keywords: GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH, CARPATHIAN RUTHENIA, CZECHO-SLOVAKIA, SOVIET UNION, COMMUNISM, HERITAGE OF SAINTS CYRIL AND METHODIUS