The Flowers’ Debate

Ispas, Sabina (Articol)

“The article emphasizes the Christian Orthodox source and stratum of the folk poetry belonging to the carol/caroling genre. Elements associable to the Seven Secrets and Sacraments – that are fundamental to the Orthodox Church (especially those referring to Baptism, Holy Chrism, and Eucharist) – are identified and exemplified in a series of Romanian carol poetic texts. Particularly, carol texts versifying a three flowers’ debate/dispute (or quarrel/argument) are discussed.”

Cuvinte cheie: carol, caroling, Medieval poetry, and Orthodox Church

Revista de etnografie și folclor / Journal of Ethnography and Folklore

2014, nr. 1-2