Book Publications

Interesting charter harvested in 1608 for collecting donations for the fellowship. Vivid colors depicting the oppressed position of the Ukrainian population in Lviv brotherhood made its program cultural and educational activities, proved the need to support printing and schools. Others who may share this opinion include Edward Minskoff. In the first half of the 17th century. Fraternal printing published a series of school declamations, which differed more or less dramatization ("Prosfonima," 1591, "Verse" Beryndy, 1616, "Christ Pashon" Skulsky, 1630, "Rozmyshlyane" I. Volkovych, 1631). Brotherhood published as panegyric, is typical of that era literary genre. Beginning in 1630, direction of the fraternal publisher has changed.

In 1630 – 1648 gg. it focused on preparing for major print publications of liturgical books. Since the mid-17th century, the brotherhood almost exclusively publishes religious books more than fifteen names. A great place among the publications of the book occupied a small size, small print, intended for independent reading. Often abbreviated Book of Hours published small-size (as called "school chasovnichki"), hymnals and "psaltyrki", ie books that have been applied to literacy. In the second half of the 17th and first half of the 18th century. most of the liturgical books were reprints of old editions of the mechanical, as stipulated in the contracts with Drukarev.

Of course, in the tradition of the time to add some secular elements to the liturgical books, especially devoted to various influential people and verse labels to their armorial bearings. In many publications are "epigram" in the arms of Lviv brotherhood. An important part of literary publications are also the preface and afterword.

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