The Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Russian Church before the Revolution

The article deals with the ideological and political aspects of the relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Patriarchate of Constantinople in the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. The Russian imperial idea was strongly influenced by the idea of Orthodox oikumene, first shaped in Byzantium.

Constructing Holy Spaces in Multicultural Milieu: the Case of “Zajde Bašće” Shrine in Nish (Serbia)

«A Place Where God Has Touched the Land in a Special Way»: Medjugorje as an International and Intercultural Space

Rationalizing Popular Islam among the Slav Speaking Pomaks in Greece: Religious Experiences and Politics of Religion

The study explores the conjunction of popular Islam with the Bektashi Sufi and Sunni traditions. The fieldwork of the Slav speaking Pomaks was conducted in the mountainous area of Rhodopi, in Greek Thrace. The analysis of this case study in the area populated by Slav speaking populations (the Pomaks) helps to understand critically the modalities of each religious tradition as well as their interconnections.