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Archive 2015

ION VICOVAN

Six Decades since a Blessed Event in the History of the Relics of
Venerable Saint Parascheva – the Generalization of Her Veneration (October 1955-October 2015)

 

DANIEL NIŢĂ-DANIELESCU

St Paisius’ Community in Dragomirna: Pastoral Care and Spiritual Beauty

 

PAUL-CEZAR HÂRLĂOANU

A Biblical Answer to Family Problems

 

ADRIAN LUCIAN DINU

The Holy Eucharist Today: Pastoral-Spiritual Prolegomena

 

VIOREL SAVA

Saint Paisius Velichkovsky and the Hesychast Renewal in Romanian Monasticism of the 18th century

 

EMILIAN-IUSTINIAN ROMAN

The Application of Oikonomia in the Sacrament of Ordination

 

ELENA ARDELEAN, NICOLETA MELNICIUC PUICĂ

Fire Damaged Documents: Practical Aspects of Recovery

 

MERIŞOR G. DOMINTE

Concerning Matila C. Ghyka and Visual Beauty (IV)

 

MINA MOŞNEAGU, ELENA ARDELEAN

The Influence of the Essential Oils on the Pests in the Old Book Collections

 

Second study of 2015

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

 

Abstract:
Although the Romanian nation produced, throughout its history, numerous saints, canonization took place during the noteworthy rule of Patriarch Justinian Marina (1948-1977), in 1950. Together with the introduction into the calendar of Romanian saints, the generalization of venerating the saints whose relics are in our country was decided. Among the saints whose veneration was extended at the time, was Venerable St Parascheva “the housewife-like enlightener of Moldavia”, whose holy relics were brought to Iaşi in 1641, during the reign of the pious Prince Vasile Lupu and the holy Bishop and scholar Varlaam. The proclamation of the generalization of St Parascheva’s veneration was held on October 14th, 1955, six decades ago, during the noteworthy rule of Metropolitan Sebastian Rusan (1950-1956). The dedication day was a day of liturgical and spiritual significance. Both Romanian Hierarchs and those of other Jurisdictions, along with many priests, monks, nuns and many of the faithful attended the event.

 

Keywords: Romanian saints, generalization of veneration, St Parascheva, Moldavia.

 

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

 

Abstract:
In 1763 the community led by Pious Paisius, comprising 64 members, received Dragomirna Monastery as their abode for permanent settlement. Under Pious Paisius’ guidance, a way of life took root, gained strength and vigour and began to be increasingly sought after, which those who describe it have termed “Paisian spirit”. It revealed to all the use and beauty of experiencing Christian teaching and pure prayer in communal life and the reward received even in this world for the effort of seeking holiness.

 

Keywords: Pious Paisius, Dragomirna Monastery, Hesychasm, Monasticism.

 

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

 

Abstract:
The contemporary family faces many challenges. Divorce is one of the most serious problems in our society. It is caused by different stresses with which the family must deal. The “Song of Songs” offers hope in resolving such stresses. It proposes a different way of life as opposed to the trials of modern marriage: love, sacrifice and enduring passion.

 

Keywords: family, divorce, Song of Songs, love, passion, competition, sacrifice.

 

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

 

Abstract:
This study includes testimonies concerning the Holy Eucharist by three great Fathers of Romanian Orthodoxy: Fr. Cleopa Ilie, Fr. Prof. Constantin Galeriu and Fr. Prof. Dumitru Stăniloae. All three of them are recognized as being highly proficient in Church teaching, devoutly Orthodox and, consecrated preachers and catechists. This is why I consider that their contribution to the understanding and valorisation of the many aspects related to the Holy Eucharist is essential.

 

Keywords: Eucharist; Holy Fathers; pastoral care; spiritual life

 

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

 

Abstract:
The first part of this article answers the question, Who is St Paisius highlighting his birth, family, education, spiritual formation, and monastic life in Ukrainian and Romanian monasteries and on Mount Athos, and his return to Moldova where he lived in Dragomirna, Secu and Neamţ. The second part is dedicated to a short description of the monastic life in Neamţ Monastery. The third part demonstrates the underlying importance of the translation of The Philokalia for Orthodox monastic spirituality. In the fourth part we present some rules of living established by St Paisius as experienced in the monasteries where he lived. Finally, we show how St Paisius is respected and venerated today in the Orthodox Church.

 

Keywords: St. Paisius, monasticism, philocalia, hesychast renewal, monastic rules

 

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

 

Abstract:
The issue of the status of divorced and remarried priests as well as of widowed and remarried ones is present in the life of the Church today. The post-modern, secularized society in which we live is the auspicious context for discarding a man from the balance between what the Church teaches and lives, that is between orthodoxy and orthopraxis, attempting in every way to sweeten rules and, implicitly, to justify sin. In this study, we shall deal first of all with issues concerning the principle of oikonomia, and secondly with the way this principle is reflected in Decision no.1092 of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church passed on the 24th of February 2010 regarding the status of divorced and remarried priests, and widowed and remarried ones, thus addressing the principle of oikonomia in the Sacrament of Ordination.

 

Keywords: canons, oikonomia, Sacrament of Ordination, divorced and remarried priests, decisions of the Holy Synod

 

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

 

Abstract:
Of the destructive elements that may cause disasters, the most dangerous is fire. Fire can completely destroy, in a matter of minutes, books and documents. In addition to damage from heat, books can also be severely damaged by smoke, soot and water. This study deals with the treatment and restoration of two carbonized documents. The purpose of the conservation treatments is to stop biological attack and to clean the surface of the document in order to protect it, to consolidate the support material, and to restore the documents to approximate its original condition.

 

Keywords: cultural heritage; fire damage; carbonized documents; conservation; restoration

 

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

 

Abstract:
Selected from a more extensive research paper (“Matila C. Ghyka and Visual Beauty”), this study includes a few details about Matila C. Ghyka (b.13.09.1881, Jassy – d. 14.07.1965, London) and visual beauty, considered as a whole as an expression of the golden number (phi=1,618...) and of harmonious characteristics, both in his aesthetic vision and in general. This section contains a series of references to conceptual antecedents and enduring significances of compositional harmony that converge when considering beauty from a mathematical perspective. By its very abstract system, the scientific approach certifies for Matila C. Ghyka the permanence and the plurality of harmony in the visual medium, within which the golden number has an essential and invariable function as a constitutive factor, both for natural and artistic beauty.

 

Keywords: -

 

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

 

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

 

Abstract:
The use of essential oils for disinfection and pest control of old book collections can be a non residual, ecological and economical alternative to chemical treatments, being safe both for the objects and for the staff. The repellant and biocidal activity of some volatile oils has been proven effective against a variety of microorganisms and insects.

 

Keywords: essential oils, biodeterioration, old book

 

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