Mai mult decât un interimat. Pr. Scarlat Porcescu, director la Seminarul gălăţean „Sf. Apostol Andrei”
Author(s): Eugen Drăgoi
More than an Interim. The Priest Scarlat Porcescu, Director at the Theological Seminary „The Holy Apostle Andrei”, from Galaţi
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion
Published by: Muzeul de Istorie „Paul Păltănea” Galaţi
Keywords: theological seminary; director; teachers; students; war; battle field; eviction; Scarlat Porcescu.
Summary/Abstract: Between 1943 and 1945, the director of the Theological Seminary “The Holy Apostle Andrei”, from Galaţi, was the priest Scarlat Porcesu. He came into the office after the resignation of the priest Constantin Todicescu – a didactical and clerical personality. The directorship of the young priest Porcescu took place in a very hostile context, determined by the WWII, when the public institutions had to face major hardships and life was very insecure, under all its aspects. Therefore, the short directorship of the priest Scarlat Porcescu didn’t allow noticeable accomplishments; all he could do was to ensure the survival of the school, to prevent it from closing. In fact, the “accomplishment” of preventing the school from closing was considered as the “the great merit of father Scarlat Porcescu”. Many of the teachers being sent to the battle field, he had to struggle to find temporary staff to hold the classes. The teachers and the students were evacuated to Arad county, along with the archives, the library and other assets, while the building of the school was turned into a hospital for the was casualties. When returning to Galaţi, Scarlat Porcescu struggled to continue the activity of the school, in spite of the great difficulties he had to face. After the end of the war, the priest Scarlat Porcescu returned to the Seminary from Roman, the place where he had come from, two years before.
- Issue Year: XXXII/2014
- Issue No: 1
- Page Range: 279-292
- Page Count: 14
- Language: Romanian