Petrasevics Nikefor József eperjesi görög katolikus kanonok és tudományos kutató 1915–2013

Földvári, Sándor (2013) Petrasevics Nikefor József eperjesi görög katolikus kanonok és tudományos kutató 1915–2013. MAGYAR EGYHÁZTÖRTÉNETI VÁZLATOK, 25 (1-2). pp. 177-181. ISSN 0865-5227


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József Petrasevics was born on 3 March 1915 as the third child of a Greek Catholic priest family in present-day Čukalovcén (in Ruthenian Чукалiвцi, in Hungarian Csukalóc or Csukaháza), near Prešov in Slovakia. Following the clerical careers of his father and brother he was ordained a priest in Eger. Upon this he took the name Nikefor/Nicefor. From the 1940s the life of Greek Catholic priests became very hard. Being priests they were persecuted by the Communist regime, especially within the Greek- Catholic Church. First, Nikefor served as a chaplain in Uzhorod, then, from the 1950s he devoted his time to music and scientific research: he was an excellent singer, and became the chorus- master of the Cathedral in Uzshorod. As a chorus-master Nikeforrealized that the abundant Byzantine rite liturgical music incorporated traces of folk piety and folk singing. He started to study church music. This clerical and at the same time scientific and musical career was suddenly broken by the priest being sentenced to prison. In the time of the Socialist regime he settled in Hungary and became the priest in the Diocese of Hajdúdorog. He was over 80 when he went to Slovakia to serve Hungarian Catholics in Príbeník and Kráľovský Chlmec. Over the age of 90 he was appointed to a prebend by the Greek Catholic bishop of Prešov.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History / történeti segédtudományok > CT Biography / életrajz
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Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2018 12:29
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