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Mary of the Zoodochos Pege: The Authorial Treatment of the Theotokos and Its Historical Value 

 

 

Author: Julian Heemin Yang (Queen's University, Canada)

 

Page: 181-210

 

Abstract

 

This article examines the tenth century compilation of Miracula of the Zoodochos Pege (i.e. Life-Giving Spring) located near Constantinople. This text narrates the legendary miracles that were believed to be the work of the Theotokos of the holy shrine of the Pege. Unlike other holy individuals, the Theotokos, as the Mother of God, always occupied a special place in Byzantine religious and hagiographical tradition. However, the author of the Miracula of the Pege fashioned her as being capable of working miracles of her own volition, not simply as a channel of God’s grace. Such treatment of her is evidently distant from other Byzantine hagiographers who, to their greatest extent, merely portrayed her as being the greatest guardian of Orthodoxy and the highest interceder of Christians as being the Mother of God. However, the Theotokos of the Pege is, throughout the narrative, fashioned not as a divine instrument but rather as an independent worker of miracles. The greatest historical value of this Miracula, which was written at the zenith of Byzantium’s cultural and political supremacy, lies in its uniquely bold and potentially dangerous authorial treatment of the Mother of God and successfully aiding the cult to be continued without incurring any condemnation. 

 

 

Key Words

 

The Theotokos, the Zoodochos Pege, Medieval Byzantium, Hagiography, Religious Tourism and Patronage Culture 

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