CALENDAR FOR THE GREEK CATHOLIC SLOVAKS FOR THE YEAR 1941
Abstract: Calendar for the Greek Catholic Slovaks for 1941 was the first publication of its kind intended for the Greek Catholic Slovaks. With its content and involvement of state authorities in the distribution among the faithful, it pointed out the close cooperation of the representatives of the Slovak State regime and the emerging leadership of the Greek Catholic Slovaks in the association with an ideological reference to the legacy of Cyril and Methodius. However, they interpreted it with the emphasis on the requirement to use the Slovak language in religious life and the appropriate share of Slovaks in the leadership of the Greek Catholic Church. The study also analyses the publication in the context of the government’s political goals. The support of the Greek Catholic Slovaks was part of a broader plan the aim of which was to reduce the activities of the unwanted Bishop Pavel Gojdič, the leadership of the Greek Catholic Church and their influence, and ultimately wanted to find the solution to the Ruthenian issue in Slovakia.
Authors: Borza, Peter
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2022, vol.: 15, issue: 1, pages: 122-130 (PDF file)
Keywords: CYRIL AND METHODIUS SOCIETY, CALENDAR, GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH, SLOVAK STATE, HLINKA’S SLOVAK PEOPLE’S PARTY, ŠARIŠ-ZEMPLÍN COUNTY