Romanian Connections on Mount Athos. Romanian “Dedicated” Monasteries (i) Cover Image
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Din legăturile românilor cu Muntele Athos. Mănăstiri româneşti „închinate” (I)
Romanian Connections on Mount Athos. Romanian “Dedicated” Monasteries (i)

Author(s): Ioan Moldoveanu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Renaşterea Cluj
Keywords: Athos; Byzantium; “dedicated monasteries”; Paisius Velichkovsky;

Summary/Abstract: This is the fi rst part of a study regarding the history of the Romanian connections to Mount Athos, especially in the matter of dedication of monasteries and justifying their estates; by analyzing documents of dedication we’ve been able to draw conclusions that invalidate a series of theories regarding the dedication of monasteries in the Romanian territory (with specifi c reference to the case of monastery Cotroceni and monastery Căpriana in Bessarabia), the issue of missing a chance to own a monastery on Athos—monastery Esfi gmenu. The study also presents the activity of venerable father Paisius Velichkovsky who accomplished a revival of the ascetic life in the Romanian territory—following a 17 year life on Mount Athos—by initializing a wide program involving the translation of the works of the Holy Fathers, leading to the fi rst edition of the Philokalia written in modern Romanian.

  • Issue Year: VI/2012
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 5-27
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Romanian