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Le magazine Analele Ştiinţifice ale Universităţii „Al. I. Cuza” de Iaşi

Archiver 2019

Daniel NIŢĂ-DANIELESCU

The Palace or the Metropolitan Residence House of Iaşi at the Beginning of the 20th Century

 

Ionuț-Gabriel NASTASĂ

Romanian Heirmoi of the “Presentation of our Lord” Feast

 

Ilie MELNICIUC-PUICĂ

“He came to a village…” (Lk. 10: 38)

 

Vasile CRISTESCU

Dogmas as forms of rejection of sectarian thinking in theology

 

Roger CORESCIUC

Father Constantin Galeriu – Model of Patristic Theology Convergence with the Reception of this Theology in a Contemporary Catechetical Context

 

Nicolae PREDA

Great Lent – Brief Historical-liturgical Perspective

 

Carmen-Maria BOLOCAN

Valeriu Gafencu – Confessor of the Love and Sacrifice for Christ

 

Carmen-Gabriela LĂZĂREANU

Migration and its Social Implications

 

Nicoleta MELNICIUC-PUICĂ

The 25th anniversary of the Sacred Art in Iași

 

Emilian-Iustinian ROMAN

Recenzii

 

La première étude en 2019

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

 

Abstract:
The palace or metropolitan residence house from the Diocesan Centre of Iaşi was built in the early 20th century, from its foundations, on the site of an older residential house, during the term of Metropolitan Partenie Clinceni service as a shepherd of the local flock of Christian believers. Documents that have survived the passage of time highlight the generous project and the meandering trajectory of the efforts to construct and open a new building, the analysis being susceptibile to demonstrate that the ultimate goal was to refurbish, modernise andembelish the entire architectural complex from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Iasi. The historical circumstances also highlight the important role of the Church in organising and running significant events forthe community in that period.

 

Keywords: Partenie Clinceni, Metropolitan Archdiocese, metropolitan palace, Haret, Băicoianu, Mihăescu

 

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

 

Abstract:
In the announced paper, the author intends to identify and analyze musically the Heirmoi (Katabasiae) of the “Presentation of our Lord” Kanon of the Matins (February 2/15), as they appear composed, adapted and processed in the main Romanian collections of church songs (18th-20th centuries), compared to some Greek music sources of Balasie the Priest, Petros Lampadarios, Ioannis Lampadarios.

These are found mainly in collections generically called “Irmologhion” or “Catavasier”, composed by Romanian authors such as Filotei sin Agăi Jipei (1713), Macarie the Hieromonk (Vienna, 1823), Visarion the Confessor (Neamț Monastery, 1826), Anton Pann (Bucharest, 1846), Dimitrie Suceveanu (Iasi, 1848), Ghelasie Basarabeanul († 1855), Nicolae Severeanu and Neagu Ionescu (Bucharest, 1897), Ioan Zmeu (Buzău, 1907), Ion Popescu-Pasărea (Bucharest, 1908), Theodor V. Stupcanu (Iasi, 1927), Nicu Moldoveanu (Bucharest, 2000, 2002).

In the final part of this paper, the author comparatively analyzes the Stichoi in honor of the Mother of God at the beginning of the 9th Ode, called generically the “Little cradle”, adapted remarkably in Romanian language by Dimitrie Suceveanu († 1898).

 

Keywords: Hermoi, Kanon, church music, Feast, Matins, Protopsaltes

 

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

 

Abstract:
St. Luke's Evangelist records several contexts in which we can identify hospitality, as a bridge between people of similar or different social categories.

Developing the hospitality from the two sisters 'house (Lk. 10, 38-40), in antinomy with Emmaus' dinner (Lk. 24: 13-36), in this study the role of the host receiving the guest as well as that of the guest who becomes the host is appreciated. Both events are placed by St. Luke in the countryside, during two trips. The Eucharistic Supper of Emmaus is preceded by the Scripture journey in search of Christ. The Emmaus Host becomes unseen by the eyes of Cleopas and the other disciple, but lights the hearts by understanding Scripture and consuming the bread Christ.

In the Gospel of St. Luke the rejection of Jesus by the village (εἰς κώμην) of the Samaritans, when He was on his way to Jerusalem (Lk. 9: 52) is considered an inhospitality exception. In this context, the Samaritans would have been in the position of hosts.

 

Keywords: Luke Gospel, village, hospitality, Martha and Mary, Emmaus

 

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

 

Abstract:
As expressions of the revealed truth, the dogmas reflect in their structure the communion of the Holy Trinity, made accessible to men through the Incarnation of the Son of God. They show Christ in His saving work to which people participate through the work of the Holy Spirit. Through the Holy Spirit, the revealed truth is known and lived in the life of the Church in its intensive aspect. By denying the personal structure of the Holy Trinity, sectarian thinking rationalizes the truth revealed and ignores its antinomic character. God remains an impersonal divine essence in which Persons are absorbed, becoming a simple name. By this He is relativized as Absolute, faith becoming just the expression of an individualist sentimentality that can not lead to salvation. The revealed truth loses its supernatural character, being conceptualized, reduced to a simple human understanding. In sectarian thinking, God is sought by men according to their subjectivist and reductionist orientations. In their inexhaustible structure, dogmas are the work of the Holy Spirit in the Church to lead believers to the highest acquisition of life in Christ, that is to say, the victory of sobornicity over individualism.

 

Keywords: person, communion, dogma, apofatism, catholicity, individualism

 

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

 

Abstract:
The reassertion of the rooting of Romanian theology into the Patristic theology cannot be considered a poncif. The 20th century represented a period of serious supply to Patristic sources, achieved through high-principled translations executed by father Dumitru Stăniloae, as well as by other translators of the Patristic text. In this presentation we shall focus on several theological elements presented in the reference paper drafted by father Constantin Galeriu and defended as a PhD thesis in 1973, Sacrifice and Redemption 1, attempting to achieve connections of certain themes approached in this paper to their reflections presents in the Patristic theology, and especially in the Theological-Homiletic work of Saint Gregory Palamas.

 

Keywords: Palamas, Stăniloae, theology patristic, catechetical theaching, homelies

 

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Diac. Lect. PhD.
Faculty of Orthodox Theology
University of Bucharest, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
Lent is the period preceding the Easter feast which lasts forty days; the time of repentance by excellence and the return to God, which reminds us first of all of the forty days spent by the Savior in the wilderness of Carantania (Luke 4, 2), right after Baptism. It is the period during which the catechumens would spent the last forty days of their proper preparation for receiving Baptism at Easter. The 40-day passover of Easter is based on an old-testament tradition, attested several times. In the Eastern tradition, fasting has always had a deep spiritual character, aiming in particular, what the Holy Fathers would call “metanoia”, the profoundly inner change of man. That is why, the fasting in general, but especially the Great Lent, calls for terrible skill. The true spirit of the Great Lent is found, however, in the time of repentance established by the Church for all its sons, irrespective of the spiritual stage, for a period of forty days.

 

Keywords: Lent, fasting, Păresimi (the fortieth part), Easter, Church, catechumen, Baptism, ordinance, Christianity

 

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

 

Abstract:
This study, titled “Valeriu Gafencu – Confessor of the Love and Sacrifice for Christ” wishes to emphasize on the one hand the spirit of pure and sincere sacrifice for Christ and for the others of one of the confessors of the right faith in the Communist prisons, Valeriu Gafencu. On the other hand, the study wishes to underline the dignified attitude that left not room for compromise of this “saint of the prisons” as father N.Steinhardt calls him.

 

Keywords: Christ, confessor, love, sacrifice, dignity

 

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

 

Abstract:
The article underlines the phenomenon of migration trying to explain the causes and effects that are generated by it. Migration is present even from the beginnings of humanity and it is also mentioned in the Bible sometimes influencing the demography of the countries in which it is produced. The causes differ from one people to the other or from one historical period to the other. Today migration affects the population of our country both from an economic and social point of view. The most powerful effects have repercussions on the families with children who frequently remain without any adult supervision while the parents are away to work abroad. The statistics from various organizations recorded alarming numbers determining the intervention of the decision factors in order to ameliorate and prevent this phenomenon.

 

Keywords: migration, home alone children, legal guardian, emigrant, immigrant

 

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

 

Abstract:
The article entitled The 25th anniversary of Sacred Art in Iași included three parts followed by conclusions. First part included few aspects about the history of Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Iași. Second part highlights about milestones within past and present of the specialization of Sacred Art of Iași (old name Orthodox Theology - Cultural Heritage). The celebration of 25 years of university education in conservation and restoration of religious art is pointed in last part of paper.

 

Keywords: Sacred art, Cultural heritage, conservation, restoration, Orthodox Theology

 

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