Skrutíniá uniatskych presbyterov z roku 1749|
History of the Greek Catholic Church (18th century), the scrutiny priests, relations the East - the West, Latin domination, Uniate, Chuch Slavic, Eastern Slovakia
In 1646 came the Orthodox believers to the Catholic Church in Uzhgorod. It was established the Uniate Church managed by Mukacheve bishops of the Byzantine rite, but de jure were was located in the territory of the Roman Catholic Bishopric of Eger. Only in 1771 it was created the Mukacheve Greek Catholic bishopric. Between 1726 - 1816 there was wrought several documents in the office of the Latin bishop of Eger. Among them special places have a record test of the Byzantine-rite priests. Testing took place within the canonical visitation, when the Latin Bishop visited not only Roman Catholic priests, but also Greek Catholic presbyters and Protestant pastors. Scrutiny revealed the truth about the theological and ecclesiastical level and personal discipline. Presbyters were uneducated and did not know the theological doctrine of their religious beliefs were the simple folk level. This study shows the context of the document and its significance. Part of the study is a faithful transcription of the Latin document and its Slovak translation.
Slavica Slovaca. Volume 50, 2015, No. 3: 3-102.