Serving Priests in Soporu de Câmpie Village between 1733-1927 Cover Image

Preoţii Slujitori din Localitatea Soporu de Câmpie în Perioada 1733-1927
Serving Priests in Soporu de Câmpie Village between 1733-1927

Author(s): Stelian Pașca-Tușa, Ioan Popa-Bota
Subject(s): Theology and Religion, History of Religion
Published by: Asociaţiunea Transilvană pentru Literatura Română şi Cultura Poporului Român - ASTRA
Keywords: Soporu de Câmpie; priests; Iacob Chifa; archive research; sacrifice;

Summary/Abstract: For most readers of the publication, Soporu de Câmpie is a small village that does not suscitate any interest. This attitude is not at all condemnable. But one of the most important contemporary Transylvanian historians, Sebastian Stanca, put this village in touch with the drama of a priest who fought for the country's reunification. Priest Iacob Chifa, father of seven children, lived for several months in detention with the historian Sebastian Stanca in Rust Sofiron. The connection between them made Sebastian Stanca, after liberation, to try to find out more details about him, when he wanted to record the role of the Transylvanian priesthood during the struggle for reunification. The end of this priest was tragic: his wife got sick and died immediately after he returned home, he went mad and thrown himself out of the hospital floor, and the children were left orphans. The life of such a priest should not be forgotten! For this reason, we thought it was time for us to bring out more details about Father Iacob, investigating the parish archive. Next to this, we believe it is appropriate to mention the other priests who have served for more than two centuries (1733-1927) in this locality, so that their memory remains alive.

  • Issue Year: VIII/2020
  • Issue No: 2020
  • Page Range: 71-77
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Romanian