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PURGATORY QUESTIONS OF KIRIK RADSTOCKISTS AND PASHKOVISTS

QUESTIONS OF KIRIK

QUESTIONS OF KIRIK. The 101 Questions of Kirik is one of three similar mid-twelfth-century documents from Novgorod’s (q.v.) priests to Bishop Nifont. It is so titled simply because the name of a certain Kirik headed the list of clergy. The inquiries focus on a ritualistic understanding of faith and are highly legalistic, and may be called a type of “Russo-Byzantine Pharisaism.”


PURGATORY QUESTIONS OF KIRIK RADSTOCKISTS AND PASHKOVISTS