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Alexandru PRELIPCEAN

Codex (Crown of) Aleppo and Codex Leningradensis:
Silent Witnesses of Asher Family and of the History of the Hebrew Bible

 

Ilie MELNICIUC-PUICĂ

Bishop Theodosius Athanasiu – Translator into Romanian of Saint John Chrysostom’s Commentaries to the Pauline Epistles

 

Emilian-Iustinian ROMAN

Rev. Prof. Dr. Nicolae Popovici, Translator and Continuator of the Canonical Tradition

 

Vasile CRISTESCU

Origenism emphasized in Christology from the “Gnostic belts” of Evagrius of Pontus

 

Vasile-Doru FER

The Relevance of the Apostolic Synod of Jerusalem Regarding the Spreading of the Teaching of Christ to the Gentiles

 

Hrisostom CIUCIU

„Μορφή Θεού” (Php 2, 6) and „μορφή δούλου” (Php 2, 7) – an Orthodox Exegesis

 

Roger CORESCIUC

Peace, Passion and Virtue: Basic Concepts Present in the Theology of Saint Gregory Palamas and Elements for a Catechetical Philosophy

 

Liviu PETCU

Faithful and Devoted Physicians – Heavenly People / Earthly Angels

 

Carmen-Gabriela LĂZĂREANU

Missionary Interferences in Social Activity. The Role of the Social Assistent in School

 

Mina MOŞNEAGU

The Church “St. John of Suceava – Nicoriţă” (Iași, Romania) – history and iconography

 

Elena ARDELEAN

Woodcut as Book Illustration in Moldavia in the 17th to 19th Centuries

 

Petru SOFRAGIU

The menologe in the painting of the pronaos from the church of Dečani monastery (Serbia)

 

REWIEWS

La deuxième étude en 2019

Asist. PhD.
Faculty of Orthodox Theology
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
The fascinating world of the text of the Old Testament requires not only a philological knowledge, but also the knowledge of the tradition of manuscripts. The present study tries to present briefly historical and philological aspects of two of the most important Hebrew manuscripts, written and annotated with the help of Masora by the members of the famous family Asher: codex or the Crown of Aleppo and codex Leningradensis.

 

Keywords: Old Testament, Bible, codex, Aleppo, Leningradensis

 

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Rev. Assoc. Prof. PhD
Faculty of Orthodox Theology,
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
The nine volumes, translated from Greek and printed by Theodosius Athanasiu during 22 years, almost 100 years after their appearance, did not know the same spread through subsequent corrections, occasioned by the commemoration of St. John Chrysostom at 1600 years since moving to eternity. Theodosius Athanasiu uses in his translation the edition from Holy Scriptures named Bible of Buzău (1854-1856), which displeased him because of the many passages not consistent with the version used by St. John Chrysostom and which he is forced to rephrase. In Commentaries of Hebrews epistle use the Synodal edition of Bible (1914). He done this translation of John Chrysostom’s Commentaries to the Pauline Epistles for the service of Orthodox Christians and for the glory of the Most High, who poured out this talent.

 

Keywords: Holy Bible, Pauline epistles, Chrysostom, translation, Theodosius Athanasiu

 

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Rev. Lect. PhD.
Faculty of Orthodox Theology
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
The study highlights the personality and the legacy of the canonical scientific work of Rev. Prof. Dr. Nicolae Popovici, the outcomes of the teaching activities he carried out at the Theological Institute / Academy (nowadays) of Arad, at “Ilarion V. Felea” Faculty of Orthodox Theology, “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad. The second part of the study sets out to analyze the term holy canons in the context of canonical tradition, concluding that we can state that, just as the laws of a state are binding for the citizens of that state, so are the canons and the current church law for its faithful as they mirror the practical way in which the problems of the Church were solved pastorally.

 

Keywords: canon, canonical tradition, translation

 

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Prof. PhD.
Faculty of Orthodox Theology
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
By taking over and emphasizing the dogmatic problems of Origen, Evagrius of Pontus developed an etherodox Christology that inflicts the Gospel and the teaching of the Fathers. At Evagrius, the soul of Christ has all the functions the Aryans have attributed to the minimized Logos. The name of Christ is given to the united with the Logos It is no longer the Word made body, but the nose made body. That is why the Incarnation is no longer constitutive of this name, and the assumption of the body and the death of Christ are irrelevant. Thus Christ's humanity has no meaning for the redeemed world. Origen and Evagrius laid the foundations of a pantheistic concept in which all spirits will be consubstantial with the primary essence.

 

Keywords: Christ, the preexisting soul, union, nous, incarnation, science

 

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Rev. Lect. PhD.
Faculty of Orthodox Theology „Episcop Dr. Vasile Coman”
University of Oradea, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
The present study addresses a theme of interest not only for the new testamentary theology, but also for other related theological disciplines. In the present study, we will focus mainly on an exegetical research, but we will not ignore the information coming from the historical branch, given the context in which the Apostolic Synod of Jerusalem took place. The story of the first Synod in the history of the Christian Church is made exhaustively by the Holy Evangelist Luke in his book, The Acts of the Holy Apostles, in chapter 15, 1-35, but references to this major event in the life of the Primary Church will also make one of actively involved in the works of the synod, namely, the Apostle Paul, in the Epistle to Galatians 2, 1-10. In the isagogical part of this study, we briefly presented the work of the Holy Apostles to preach the Gospel to all nations according to the commandment of the Savior Jesus Christ (Mt. 28,19), then to make known the motivation and necessity of convening the Apostolic Synod of Jerusalem. In the steps taken, the presentation of the pleadings in the proceedings of the Synod, the analysis and the finality of the debates, was the focus of my concerns, finally pointing out that the Apostolic Synod of Jerusalem decided that the Mosaic Law would not apply to the Gentile Christians to any person who wants to adhere to the faith in Christ, while affirming Christian freedom to the Mosaic Law.

 

Keywords: Relevance, Synod, Christianity, Judaism, propagation, missionary

 

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Protos. PhD
Facultatea de Teologie Ortodoxă „Justinian Patriarhul”
Universitatea din București, ROMÂNIA

 

Abstract:
The present article aims two major goals. Firstly, this paper will mainly cover the issue of the term μορφή (Php 2, 6-7), a term with decisive importance in the understanding of the fragment Php 2, 5-11, known under the name of the Christological Hymn (or Carmen Christi). Secondly, this academic endeavor tries to propose an exegetic methodology specific to the orthodox space that doesn't yet suggest, within modern exegesis, any well-defined approach method. Our endeavor starts from the lack of such presentation in specialized articles from our country, but also from the need to present the Orthodox point of view along with the Western one. This term will be analyzed in the two phrases used in the hymn, ‘μορφή Θεού’ (Php 2, 6) and ‘μορφή δούλου’ (Php 2, 7). We thus suggest the use of a methodology that combines the historical-critical method with the resort to the Holy Fathers’ theology.

 

Keywords: μορφή, morphe, Carmen Christi, Php 2, 5-11, Php 2, 6, Php 2, 7, Orthodox exegesis

 

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Rev. Lect. PhD
Faculty of Orthodox Theology
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
In the context of the proper understanding of the role of modern catechesis in the progress of the modern world, we cannot dispense from the analysis of the line of thinking and doing that the Holy Fathers have imposed over time. This study analyses the three fundamental concepts that are found in the sermons of Saint Gregory Palamas and which prove the close connection between the theology of the hesychast teacher and his pastoral activity. This close connection is a model for the contemporary catechetical philosophy. The reality of the current catechesis is not fundamentally different than the one which has been configuring throughout various historical periods. The form has probably evolved or regressed. The more or less emphasis on the human intervention in deciphering godlike realities has made the regress or evolution of the report to patristic theology to oscillate. I have chosen three concepts - peace, passion and virtue - because they represent the communicating bridge between the theoretical conceptualization and classification of living and the daily reality of this living. We shall not analyse them from the point of view of their moral definition, but we shall connect them to a larger framework of a patristic catechetical philosophy. It is much spoken, and has always been spoken, of the spiritual life developing within these three concepts transposed into reality, and it is very important to see the manner in which Saint Gregory Palamas manages to prove that they cannot remain only at the stage of mere theoretical display, but they are vital for an authentic Christian living, living with the purpose of revealing what we could call the non-shielded reality, lacking the distortion of the surreal, phantasm, the lack of the concrete.

 

Keywords: Palamas, catechetic, theology, peace, virtue

 

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Rev. CSIII, PhD
Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Department of Research
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
In ancient and more recent writings of Orthodox Spirituality, there is an emphasis on the greatness of the faithful unmercenary physician before God, the welcome physician with love for man. Our Good God works through the physician to heal the sick most of the time. In my paper, I wish to emphasize, starting from the writings of the Fathers of the Church, the fact that the holy unmercenary doctors are healers in the name of Christ and His missionaries, then I intend to underline that great before God is the faithful unmercenary physician with love for people and to reveal, with emotion, some of the concerns of a good devoted physician, a missionary of Christ, afterwards, I will make known the prayer of a physician for his patients and, finally, I will argue that an appropriate assessment of the relationship between disease and sin has important consequences on the value framework that concerns medicine.

 

Keywords: faithful; physicians; God; Fathers of the Church; heavenly people; earthly angels

 

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Associate Prof. PhD.
Faculty of Orthodox Theology
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
The presented paper focuses on the work and role of the school social assistant in helping students with learning or family problems. The activity of the school social assistant along with the professor of religion contributes not only to the optimization of the moral education necessary for the man correctly formed.

 

Keywords: school social assistant, families at risk, school success, school counseling

 

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Lect. PhD
Faculty of Orthodox Theology
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
Among the historical-monument churches of the city of Iași, the Nicorita church occupies the fourth oldest place in terms of building period (1626-1629) and is the oldest church with an open porch and bell-tower above it. Formerly a monastery in the old forest on the outskirts of the city, the current secular church in the Tătărași neighborhood, the church still preserves objects and inscriptions from the end of the 18th century, objects that come from both Moldavia and Transylvania. An important number of inscriptions and manuscripts are preserved on the iconostasis. The latter, together with the icons in the church's collection, reflect aspects of Moldavian iconography from different historical styles and periods: post-Byzantine at the end of the 18th century, the period of transition to realism from the beginning of the 19th century.

 

Keywords: church, historical monument, iconography, iconostasis, Iasi

 

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Lect. PhD.
Faculty of Orthodox Theology
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
In the activity of conservation restoration of the books printed between the 17th and the 19th centuries, where the front page is often deteriorated or even missing, the illustrations that accompany the text constitute a very important element in dating the respective printing, in locating the typography, etc. Although the engravers preferred to remain anonymous, however many of the engravings that can be found in these books are signed, discreetly by the authors, thus offering us an important instrument that we can use to obtain information necessary to the scientific documentation which accompanies every activity of conservation-restoration of a cultural good. This research wishes to present briefly the activity of the engravers who activated in the region of Moldavia and whose works we were able to find in the books preserved and restored in the laboratory of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology from Iassy.

 

Keywords: printing presses, woodcut, engraving, religious book, the title page

 

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Assist. Prof. PhD
Faculty of Orthodox Theology
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
This article is a description of the main themes of narthex decoration from one of the most known monuments of the medieval Serbia, Dečani located in the region of Metohija, which preserves Byzantine art from XIVth century during the reign of Serbian King Stefan Dečanski. I have examined the architectural features of the Raška style and provided an iconographic analysis of the menologe theme of narthex frescoes. Also I have pointed out stylistic elements of compositions, the theological significance and I have brought into the limelight the peculiarities and similarities with other monuments from Atonite and Moldavian churches that have been decorated after this period in Byzantine heritage.

 

Keywords: narthex, menolog, aghiografia, Raška, Dečani

 

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