,,The return” to Orthodoxy in the area of Năsăud Cover Image

,,Revenirea” la Ortodoxie în zona Năsăudului
,,The return” to Orthodoxy in the area of Năsăud

Author(s): Alexandru Dărăban
Subject(s): History
Published by: Asociaţiunea Transilvană pentru Literatura Română şi Cultura Poporului Român - ASTRA
Keywords: Greek-Catholic Church; protopope; Gheorghe Zagrai

Summary/Abstract: The year of 1948, representing „the return” of the Greek Catholic Church within the Eastern Orthodox Church, mainly due to political pressures made by the Communists, was and is still a sensitive issue and a topic insufficiently capitalized by historiographic research. On the basis of documents from the archives of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of Vad, Feleac and Cluj-Napoca, but also from published sources, the article describes this „phase of return”, in one of the areas of Transylvania, namely Bistrița-Năsăud county. Although author is an orthodox theologian, the article’s aim is to reveal the historical truth, without any myths and exaggerations.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 12-17
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Romanian