Apocryphal connotations of the Easter story

Oksana Savenko, PhD
Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University (Ukraine)
ORCID: 0000-0002-0117-0103

Volume 4/2017

Publication type: research article

DOI: 10.32612/uw.23535644.2017.pp.35-50

Pages: 35-49

Publication language: Ukrainian


The article discusses ukrainian apocrypha, which treated of the Easter story. The material for investigation are the apocrypha, collected and published by Ivan Franko. Analysis of the apocryphal texts proving the compliance of authors to the main storyline, as recorded in the canonical gospels. The ukrainian used the apocrypha non-canonical texts, in particular Nikodim gospel and folk sources. Variations on the Easter theme adds a lot of details and images that complement the text of the canonical historical and national features. Listed on the peculiarities of the ukrainian translation of the Easter story.

Key words: Apocrypha, Easter story, a literary processing, a canonical text transformation