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Dintr-un Lemn Monastery (Romania)
Dintr-un Lemn Monastery (Romania)

Between Legend and Historical Reality

Author(s): Nicoleta Stanca, Valentin Ciorbea
Subject(s): History, History of Religion
Published by: EDIS- Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina
Keywords: Monastery; oak tree; wooden church; Mother of God with the Baby icon;

Summary/Abstract: The article retraces the historical development of the most important elements that constitute the founding pillars of the Dintr-un Lemn Monastery (Romania): the ancient oak trees, the wooden church and the miracle-working icon of Virgin Mary with the Baby. The endurance of the oak trees, the legends around the building of the wooden church and the origin of the icon, the historical sources testifying of a long tradition of faith and Christian love in the area and the more recent efforts for the restoration of the little church and the icon, make the Dintr-un Lemn Monastery a unique one in our country.

  • Issue Year: 4/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 223-232
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English