Revista “Studia Theologica et Historica Aradensia”

Revista este editată sub auspiciile: CENTRULUI DE STUDII TEOLOGICE-ISTORICE ȘI DE PROGNOZĂ PASTORAL-MISIONARĂ din cadrul Facultății de Teologie Ortodoxă “Ilarion V. Felea” (Universitatea “Aurel Vlaicu din Arad”)

The magazine is edited under the auspices of: THE CENTER FOR THEOLOGICAL-HISTORICAL STUDIES AND PASTORAL-MISSIONARY PROGNOSIS within the “Ilarion V. Felea” Faculty of Orthodox Theology (“Aurel Vlaicu” University in Arad)

Editura Universităţii “Aurel Vlaicu” Arad/ Aurel Vlaicu University Publishing House (link)

ISSN 2668-8387

ISSN-L 2668-8387

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Editorial Board

Preşedinte de onoare/ PRESIDENT OF HONOR

ÎPS Dr. Timotei Seviciu, Arhiepiscopul Aradului

Vice-Preşedinte/ Vice-president

PS Conf. Univ. Dr. Emilian Crişanul, Episcop-vicar al Arhiepiscopiei Aradului

Redactor şef/ Editor in Chief

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Cristinel Ioja (cristi.ioja@yahoo.com)

Colegiul Academic/ ADVISORY BOARD

Acad. Prof. Ioan Aurel Pop (Președintele Academiei Române); Prof. Univ. Dr. Ioan Bolovan (Universitatea „Babeş-Bolyai”, Cluj-Napoca, Membru corespondent al Academiei Române); Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Mihai Săsăujan (Facultatea de Teologie Ortodoxă „Justinian Patriarhul”, Bucureşti); Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Ion Vicovan (Facultatea de Teologie Ortodoxă „Dumitru Stăniloae”, Iaşi); Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Florin Dobrei (Facultatea de Teologie Ortodoxă „Ilarion V. Felea”, Arad) ; Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Ioan Tulcan (Facultatea de Teologie Ortodoxă „Ilarion V. Felea”, Arad); Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Constantin Rus (Facultatea de Teologie Ortodoxă „Ilarion V. Felea”, Arad); Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Vasile Vlad (Facultatea de Teologie Ortodoxă „Ilarion V. Felea”, Arad)

Redactori/ Editors

Pr. Lect. Univ. Dr. Filip Albu; Pr. Conf. Univ. Dr. Caius Cuţaru; Pr. Conf. Dr. Lucian Farcaşiu; Pr. Lect. Univ. Dr. Adrian Murg; Pr. Lect. Univ. Dr. Ştefan Negreanu

Secretari de redacţie/ Editorial Board Office

Protos. Lect. Univ. Dr. Nicolae Tang (marceltang@yahoo.com);

Pr. Lect. Univ. Dr. Tiberiu Ardelean (tiberiuardelean@yahoo.com)

Office Adress:

No. 11-13, Academia Teologica Str., ARAD, Romania

Phone/Fax: +40257285855

email: teologie.arad1882@gmail.com

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Pentru contributori/ For contributors:

Această publicație științifică respectă și aplică condițiile de publicare regăsite aici/ This scientific publication complies with and applies the terms of publication found here

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C O N T E N T

EDITORIAL

Protos. Lect. Dr. Nicolae M. TANG

Ecclesiastical Sigilography – An Auxiliary Science of Church History

PS Dr. Timotei Prahoveanul
Revelation and Source of Inspiration

STUDIES

Prof. Univ. Dr. Ion Gumenâi

The Orthodox Church of Bessarabia. Uniformization and Russification Processes in the First Half of the 19th Century

Dr. Laurențiu-Ștefan Szemkovics
Decoration Conferred on the Bishop of Arad in 1926

Pr. Lect. Univ. Dr. Cosmin Panțuru
 The Holographic Notes in the Liturgical Books of the Mintia/Bejan Parish (Hunedoara County) and Their Meanings

Pr. Conf. Univ. Dr. Ovidiu Panaite; Monah Dumitru Fărcaș-Bărăian

Syriac Proto-Monasticism between Priesthood of the Heart and Pneumatic Mysticism

Dr. Augustin Mureșan; Dr. Maria Alexandra Pantea

Two School Seals: the Seal of the Royal Institute of the Romanian Preparandia School and the Seal of the Greek-Oriental Romanian Pedagogical-Theological Institute in Arad

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Florin Dobrei

 Confessional Confrontations in Southwestern Transylvania in the Middle of the 18th Century

Dr. Augustin Mureșan

A preliminary Analysis Regarding the Feast Dayof Some Churches in the Deanary of Şiria in the Light of Sigilographic Sources [19th-20th centuries]

Dr. Augustin Mureșan; Protos. Lect. Univ. Dr. Nicolae M. Tang
The Feast Dayof the Hodoș-Bodrog Monastery in Light of Some Sigilographic Sources

ARTICLES

Prof. Univ. Dr. Anton Ilica
200 Years of Theological Education in Arad

Prof. Univ. Dr. Anton Ilica

The Orthodox Bishopric of Arad and Great-Oradea during the First World War

Drd. Alin-Florin Ciotea

Archpriest Simion Bica (1812-1888), Distinguished Graduate of the Theological Institute in Arad

Drd. Alin-Florin Ciotea

 George Chirilescu (1839-1882), Worthy Servant of the Orthodox Romanians from Chitighaz – Hungary

BOOK REVIEW

†Gurie Georgiu, Florin Dobrei (coord.), Acad. Fr. Prof. Dr. Mircea Păcurariu (1932-2021) – A Life Dedicated to God and the Romanian Nation, Editura Renașterea/Editura Episcopiei Devei și Hunedoarei, Cluj-Napoca/Deva, 2021, 384 p.

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Constantin Necula

Pr. Prof. Dr. Cristinel Ioja, Hilarion V. Felea (1903-1961). The Priest, the Theologian, the Confessor, Editura Universității „Aurel Vlaicu” din Arad, 2022, 436 pp.

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Ioan Tulcan

Nicolae M. Tang, Alin-Florin Ciotea, Marius-Gheorghe Danciu, Alexandru-Silvius Obrad (coord.), Images of Graduates of the Theological Institute and Academy in Arad, Editura Universității „Aurel Vlaicu”, Arad, 2022, ISBN: 978-973-752-891-9, 313 pp.

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Florin Dobrei

Pr. Conf. Univ. Dr. Lucian Farcașiu și Pr. Lect. Univ. Dr. Ștefan Negreanu, The Chapel of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Arad Liturgical-Formative and Theological-Cultural Space, Editura Universității „Aurel Vlaicu” din Arad, Arad, 2022, ISBN 978-973-752-887-2, 242 pp.

Pr. Lect. Univ. Dr. Tiberiu Ardelean

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FOREWORD

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Cristinel Ioja
Arad – Old Romanian Theological Center

C O N T E N T

Drd. Alin-Florin Ciotea
The Publishing Activity of  TheologyStudents from Arad (1822-1948). A Historical Assessment

Student Alexandru-Silvius Obrad

The Reading Society of Romanian Theologians from Arad – AConstituent Part of the Theological Education Historyin Arad

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Florin Dobrei

Personalities of the Theological Pedagogical Institute in Arad. Their Contribution to Romanian Culture

Pr. Prof. Drd. Flavius-Alexandru Lazăr

Professor Dr. Petru Pipoș. Outstanding Personality of the Romanian Orthodox Pedagogical-Theological Institute in Arad

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Cristinel Ioja

The Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Arad in the Actuality of the Church and the University

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Ioan Tulcan

The Importance of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Arad for the Pastoral and Missionary Work of the Church

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Constantin Rus

The Importance of Theological Faculties forPriests’ Training and Cultural Mission of the Church

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Vasile Vlad

Theological, Spiritual and Cultural Significance of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Arad

Pr. Prof. Drd. Flavius-Alexandru Lazăr

The Romanian Orthodox Pedagogical-Theological Institute in Arad (1876-1927): Organization and Functioning Regulations

Prof. Dr. Ioan-Veniamin Geoldeș

Yearbooks of the Romanian Orthodox Pedagogical-Theological Institute in Arad: Structure, Content and Bibliographic Guide

Prof. Dr. Paul Krizner

The Involvement of Teachers and Theologians from the Theological Institute in Arad in National Emancipation during the Revolution of 1848-1849. LesserKnown Documents

Arhid. Prof. Alexandru Tiulea

Bishop Ioan Mețianu – HisContribution to the Development of Theological Education in Arad

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C O N T E N T

EDITORIAL

Recourse to the Memory of History. The Building of the Theological-Pedagogical Institute in Arad 1886-2021

(by Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Cristinel Ioja)

STUDIES

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Ioan Moldoveanu

Secularization of Church Assets in the Principalities. National and International Church Reactions around Secularization (1860-1865)

Pr. Lect. Univ. Dr. Emilian-Iustinian Roman

Ecclesiastical Art from Canonical Legislation to Romanian Actuality

Pr. Lect. Univ. Dr. Radu Tascovici

Bishop Ilarion Gheorghiadis of Argeș and Tudor Vladimirescu’s Revolution

Prof. Univ. Dr. Mircea Măran

The Diaconovici Family and the Romanians from Sredistea Mare

Pr. Conf. Univ. Dr. Ovidiu Panaite, Monah Dumitru Fărcaş-Bărăian

Syriac Protomonasticism. Priesthood of the heart at Afraat and Qyama at Saint Ephrem

Pr. Prof. Dr. Cristinel Ioja

Priest Hilarion V. Felea. Pastoral Activity and Mission in Arad Şega Parish

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Florin Dobrei

Landmarks of Current Hunedorean Monasticism

Pr. Conf. Univ. Dr. Lucian Farcașiu

The Communities of Romanian Orthodox Believers Near and Outside the Country’s Borders. History, Evolution, Missionary Activity, Canonical and Pastoral Organization

BOOK REVIEWS

Pr. Dr. Pavel Vesa, Archimandrite Patrichie Popescu (1809-1862): According to Documents, Manuscripts, Correspondence, Publishing House of the Archdiocese of Arad, Arad, 2019, ISBN 978-606-9052-06-8, 277 pp.

(Drd. Alin-Florin Ciotea)

Arhim. dr. Dosoftei Șcheul, The Missionary Ministry of Metropolitan Iosif Naniescu, “Episteme” Collection, no. 42, Doxologia Publishing House, Iasi, 2020, ISBN 978-606-666-944-3, 360 pp.

(Protos. Lect. Univ. Dr. Nicolae M. Tang)

“With tender love, Elizabeth” “Always faithfully yours, Carol” Correspondence of the royal couple. Edition by Silvia Irina Zimmermann and Romanita Constantinescu, Volume I. 1869-1888, Humanitas 2020, 374 pp. and Volume II. 1889-1913, Humanitas 2021, 428 pp.

(Pr. Lect. Univ. Dr. Ștefan Negreanu)

PHOTO ATTACHMENT

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C O N T E N T

EDITORIAL

Arad – Old Romanian Theological Center

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Cristinel Ioja

STUDIES

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Mihail Simion Săsăujan

The Organization of Romanian Theological Education from the Interwar Period Facing a Historical Dilemma: Church or State Leadership?

Conf. Univ. Dr. Paul Brusanowski

Contributions to the Development of Theological Education in the Interwar Period

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Florin Dobrei

School Legislation and Orthodox Confessional Education in Transylvania During the Dualist Period

Pr. Lect. Univ. Dr. Radu-Ștefăniță Tascovici

A Scholar from Banat, Archimandrite Ghenadie Popescu (1808-1876), Seminary Teacher in Moldova and Wallachia

Pr. Lect. Univ Dr. Gabriel Valeriu Basa

Professors of the “Hilarion V. Felea” Faculty of Orthodox Theology – “Aurel Vlaicu” University Arad

Arhim. Conf. Univ. Dr. Teofan Mada

The Contribution of Preparandia and the Theological Institute to the Emancipation of Romanians through Culture

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Ioan Tulcan

The Cultural, Eclesial and Missionary Context of the Establishment of the Theological School in Arad (1822) and Its Relevance for Current Aradian Theology

Pr. Conf. Univ. Dr. Caius Cuțaru

Jewish Educational Institutions. The Specificity of Jewish Education in Arad

Pr. Conf. Univ. Dr. Lucian Farcașiu

Priest Ilarion V. Felea – Worshipping Theologian and Martyr, According to His Autobiographical Diary

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Cristinel Ioja

Priest Professor Ilarion V. Felea (1903-1961) – the Relevance of Christianity in Modern Culture

Pr. Lect. Univ. Dr. Ştefan-Barbu Negreanu

Father Benedict Ghius – Friend of Wisdom and Member in the Household of God

Masterand Alin-Florin Ciotea

Priest Teodor Mornăilă. Minister, Missionary and Leading Intellectual of the Romanian Orthodox Community in Şimand, in the First Half of the 20th Century

Protos. Lect. Univ. Dr. Nicolae M. Tang

The Election and Installation of Bishop Andrei Magieru of Arad. A historical Evaluation and Presentation According to the Contemporary Newspapers

ARTICLES

The Towers of the Old Cathedral in Arad – Symbol, Historical Route and Current State

Protos. Lect. Univ. Dr. Nicolae M. Tang

BOOK REVIEWS

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Cristinel Ioja, Protos. Lect. Univ. Dr. Nicolae M. Tang, Orthodox Theological Education in Arad. Itinerary. Forms. Perspectives (Protos. Lect. Univ. Dr. Iustin Popovici)

Pr. Prof. Acad. Dr. Mircea Păcurariu, History of the Romanian Orthodox Church (Pr. Lect. Univ. Dr. Gabriel Valeriu Basa)

Ion Alexandru Mizgan, The Fourth Crusade (1202-1204). Consequences in Byzantine and the Romanian world (13th Century), (Pr. Lect. Univ. Dr. Ștefan Negreanu)

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C O N T E N T

Foreword

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Cristinel Ioja

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

PATRIARCH NICODIM MUNTEANU 

AND THE HISTORICAL MEMORY OF THE INTERWAR ROMANIAN

†P.S. Emilian Crișanul, Episcop-vicar al Arhiepiscopiei Aradului

Patriarch Nicodim and His Pastoral Activity in the First Years of the Communist Regime in Romania

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Nicolae Chifăr

Patriarch Nicodim Munteanu under the Circumstances of His Time

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Mihail – Simion Săsăujan

Patriarch Nicodim Munteanu (1939-1948) – Wise Shepherd of the Romanian Orthodox Church in Troubled Times of Romania’s History

Pr. Lect. Univ. Dr. Ștefan-Barbu Negreanu

Patriarch Nicodim Munteanu and the Romanian Orthodox Church in the Tensions of the Second World War

Pr. Lect. Univ Dr. Gabriel Valeriu Basa

The Scholar Patriarch Nicodim Munteanu – Tireless Translator and Guide of the Printing Activity

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

PATRIARCH IUSTIN MOISESCU, PROMOTER OF THE ECUMENICAL DIALOGUE

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Viorel Ioniță

Patriarch Justin Moisescu – Representative of the Romanian Orthodox Church within the World Church Council and the Conference of European Churches – Inedited Information from the Archives of the Ecumenical Center in Geneva

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Ștefan Buchiu

Theological Contributions of Fr. Professor Dumitru Popescu During the Archpastorship of Patriarch Justin Moisescu

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Valer Bel

The Local Church in Patriarch Iustin Moisescu’s Thought

Pr. Conf. Univ. Dr. Nicolae Moșoiu

The Ecumenical Movement: From Early Enthusiasm to Present Difficulties

Pr. Prof. Univ. Dr. Ioan Tulcan

Aspects of Inter-Christian Dialogue in the Vision of Patriarch Justin Moisescu

Images Taken During the Academic Events

Images Received through the Courtesy of Rev. Prof. Dr. Viorel Ioniţă from the Archive of the Ecumenical Center in Geneva