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BISERICILE SATULUI DRÂMBAR – CLARIFICARI NECESARE
THE CHURCHES FROM DRÂMBAR VILLAGE – NECESSARY CLARIFICATIONS

Author(s): Gheorghe Fleşer, Ioana Rustoiu
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: Muzeul Naţional al Unirii Alba Iulia

Summary/Abstract: From the first half of the XIXth century, each religious community of Drâmbar, the Greek Catholic and the Orthodox one, had their cult dwellings, made from wood. Certainly, the two churches have survived together at least till the first half of the XIXth century; there was a continuity till the removal imposed by natural causes, the Orthodox church being indentified with the edifice of the oldest one from the XVIIIth century, is placed on the southwestern side, on the river meadow between the Mures and main road of the village; the Greek Catholic church, a more recent building from the first half of the XIXth century is situated on the hill which dominates the locality on the northern side, the place initially being known under the name of “Pe Coasta”, soon after the beginning of landslides as “Pe Râpi”. Unfortunately, only the church of the Orthodox community having as patrons St. Joachim and Anne survived to passing time, the other one being demolished after 1950. With a simple planimetry, of relatively small dimenssions, poor in cult objects, decorated with painting from 1891-1892 made by the painters Ilie and Partenie Poienaru from Laz, the church reflects the difficult financial position of the believers. After the stages of suffered transformations, that concerning the remove proving to be radical – the church St. Joachim and Ann, still keeps, the characteristics of a traditional cult dwelling only in the general aspect. The type of plan is that of hall-church, formed from a wooden rectangular body, divided into pronaos and nave and a semicircular apse detached from the wall. Through the good offices of one believer, the Orthodox church survived along time, but unfortunately the Greek-Catholic did not, razing discreetly even from the memory of the community who had built it.

  • Issue Year: 44/2007
  • Issue No: -
  • Page Range: 517-530
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Romanian