Temple Uspenija of the Virgin as a means of influence on the formation of national identities of Ukrainians

Keywords: Temple Uspenija of the Virgin, national identity, Orthodox Christian, spirituality, religiosity

Abstract

Based on the analysis of the development of Christianity on the example of Zolotonosha (Left Bank Dnieper) the history of Orthodox churches is studied. The place of the Zolotonosha Assumption Cathedral in the spiritual and moral life of the Ukrainian people is substantiated. The role of the church in increasing the social activation of the Orthodox Christian personality and social development of Zolotonosha region is proved.

The object of research: the Temple Uspenija of the Virgin as a historical, architectural and spiritual monument of Ukraine, its impact on public consciousness in the formation of the national identity of Ukrainians.

Investigated problem: the development of Ukrainian Orthodoxy on the example of Zolotonosha as an effective means of forming the national identity of Ukrainians and a significant factor in the democratization of society on the basis of Christian values, which increases the morality and spirituality of the people.

The main scientific results: the integral history of orthodox churches of Zolotonosha region is analyzed on the basis of data of researchers and local historians, archival church documents. The place of Zolotonosha sanctuary as one of the largest temples of Central Ukraine in the formation of the spiritual culture of the Ukrainian people is substantiated. The role of the Holy Dormition Cathedral in increasing the social activation of the Orthodox Christian personality and social development of Zolotonosha region during its history is revealed.

The area of practical use of the research results: the results of the study can be used by public administration and local government in determining public policy in the field of religion, mechanisms for solving its current problems, during the development and teaching of courses on public administration, history of religion, world history and history of Ukraine.

Innovative technological product: on the basis of fragmentary data of researchers and local historians, numerous archival church materials and documents, some of which are introduced into scientific circulation for the first time, a significant gap in ideas about the holistic picture of the history of Zolotonosha Assumption Cathedral as a historical, architectural and spiritual monument of Ukraine was filled for 70 years had been prohibited. The place of the Temple Uspenija of the Virgin in the spiritual and moral life of an Orthodox Christian is substantiated. The role of the Zolotonosha Church in the formation of the national identity of Ukrainians is highlighted.

Scope of the innovative technological product: theoretical research, the practice of forming the national identity of Ukrainians, a means of influencing religiosity to increase the morality and spirituality of people, the implementation and improvement of the system of state regulation by religious organizations.

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Author Biographies

Lyudmyla Radchenko, Kharkiv College of Trade and Economics of Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics

Department of Tourism and Social Humanities Sciences

Vladimir Pobyvanets

Writer, Winner of Literary Prizes named after M. Masla and I. Drobny

Vitaliy Pobyvanets

Doctor of the Highest Qualification Category, Member of the National Union of Local Historians of Ukraine, Laureate of the M. Ponomarenko Local History Prize

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2021-04-30
How to Cite
Radchenko, L., Pobyvanets, V., & Pobyvanets, V. (2021). Temple Uspenija of the Virgin as a means of influence on the formation of national identities of Ukrainians. ScienceRise, (2), 28-36. https://doi.org/10.21303/2313-8416.2021.001809
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Art and humanities