« 2017. #6 (138)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 6 (138), 1381—1387

UDK 392(477)


Received 19.10.2017

PECULIARITIES OF FOLK CHRISTIAN RELIGIOSITY OF POKUTTIA (on the data from Horodenka district OF Ivano­Frankivsk region)

Diakiv Volodymyr Mikhailovich, Ph.D in Phylology,

senior research fellow

at the Department of Ethnology

of the Present at the Institute of Ethnology

of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Svobody Avenue 15,  Lviv, 79000, Ukraine.

Contacts: Tel. (067) 7117846; e-mail:

Abstract. On the basis of field ethnographic materials, recorded by the author mostly in the settlements of the Horodenka district of Ivano­Frankivsk region in 2015—2016, the specific manifestations of Ukrainian religiosity of Pokuttia in the 20th century are considered: religious movements, mainly related to appe­arances of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ and other unusual events, miracles. Such forms of folk religiosity were arising mainly during times of spiritual stress in society, often under the influence of some, especially, tragic events. Traditional in their basis, these manifestations of folk religious have certain specific features, according to the specifics of time and place in which they arose and spread.

Keywords: the Virgin, Jesus Christ, folk religiosity, miracle, revelation, pilgrimage, functioning.


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