His Eminence Ioachim

The Elected Archbishop of Archdiocese of Roman and Bacău

I. BIOGRAPHICAL DATA:

  • He was born on 29 March 1954, to Orthodox  parents Neculai and Anica Giosanu in Sănița commune, county of Neamț. He was the third child in the family (there were eight children – four boys and four girls) and was baptised Ilie.

II. THE FORMATION AND THE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 1961-1969 – he studies at the General School from his native village, Stănița;
  • 1970-1971 – he enters as brother in Sihăstria Monastery from county of Neamț;
  • 1970-1975 – he attends the courses of ”Veniamin Costachi”  Theological Seminary from Neamț Monastery;
  • 1975-1976 – he serves his military service in Plenița, county of Dolj;
  • 1976-1980 – he attends the courses of ”Justinian Patriarhul” Orthodox University Theology Institute of Bucharest. He graduades the faculty with the graduation paper ”Sabatul la cultele neoprotestante și poziția ortodoxă” ( ”The Sabath at Neoprotestant cults and the Orthodox attitude”), under the coordination of the Prof. Deacon Petre David, a lecturer at the Missionary and Ecumenism Cathedra;
  • 1980 – he becomes a monk with  the name Ioachim at Bistrița Monastery, county of Nemț . He is the first to become a monk at that monastery in 40 years. He has Rev. Ioanichie Bălan (his uncle) as monastic god father .
  • 1980-1985 –he works for five years for the restauration work at the Complex from Bistrița Monastery, together with the monastery`s abbot, Rev. Ciprian Zaharia.
  • 1 March 1981 he  is ordained hierodeacon by His Beatitude Arpașu Patriarch of the Roumanian Orthodox Church , Metropolitan of Moldavia and Suceava at that time;
  • 1982 – he is awarded archdeacon by His Beatitude Patriarch Teoctist,  Bistrița Monastery, county of Neamț;
  • 1985 – he is transfered at the Eparchial Centre from Iași, where he fulfills many jobs:
  • first-archdeacon at the Metropolitan Cathedral from Iași, secretary of His Beatitude Patriarch Teoctist;
  • corrector at ”Mitropolia Moldovei și Sucevei” Magazine;
  • 1990 – he becomes the secretary of the new Moldavian Metropolitan, His Eminence Daniel Ciobotea (today the  Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church)
  • 30 December 1990 – he is ordained hieromonk  by His Eminence Daniel, at Văratic Monastery;
  • 1 January 1991 – he is awarded protosingel, at the church service between years, at the Metropilitan Cathedral from Iași;
  • 1991-1994 – he attends the doctor`s degree courses of ”Saint Serge” Institute from Paris, France, under the guidance of the professors Boris Bobrinskoy and Olivier Clement;
  • 1991-1992 –he attends the French courses from Sorbone University;
  • 26 October 1994 – he maintains the doctorate thesis in French, with the title La déification de l'homme d'après la pensèe du Père Dumitru Stăniloae  (in English: “Dumitru Stăniloae` s way of thinking about man`s becoming  God”)
  • 21 June 1998 – he is awarded  archimandrite by His Beatitude Daniel ( at the time, the Metropolitan of Moldavia and Bucovina) for All Saints`Day, the celebration of Bucium Monastery, Iași;
  • 1998 – he is elected by the Holy Synod of the  Roumanian Orthodox Church  Assistant  Bishop of the Archdiocese of Roman and Bacău , with the name ”Băcăuanul”;
  • 1 May 2000, the second Easter Day – he is ordained hierarch, fulfilling the job as an assistant bishop of the Diocese of Roman;
  • 13 September 2009 - he becomes Assistant Bishop, together with Diocese’s becoming Archdiocese, with the name: The Archdiocese of Roman and Bacău;
  • 16 December 2014 - he is elected by the Holy Synod of the  Roumanian Orthodox Church Archbishop of Archdiocese of Roman and Bacău;
  • 2000 – up to present time – member of the Theological and Didactical  Commission of the Holy Synod.

III. HIS RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC  ACTIVITY

  1. CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

-in France:

  • he edited ”Rejui-toi” publication (”Enjoy yourself”);
  • he settled and organized ”l’Annonciation” Monastery , Rosiers, Paris (1992);
  • he reorganized the Romanian Archdiocese from Western and Southern Europe, with the headquarters in Paris;
  • he reorganized the first French parish from the Parisian region, parish belonging to the Roumanian spirituality;
  • he adapted for the first time in French the text of the Divine Liturgy by Saint Ioan Gură de Aur, sung in Romanian Byzantine music;
  • he organized in the Parisian region the first Orthodox  pilgrimages at the relics of Saint Mathurin from Larchant (third century);
  • he participated, as a coordinating member of the French Biblical Society, in the creation of two big Bible exhibitions in Paris;
  • he was an active member, as a representative of the French Orthodox Fraternity, in the group for ecumenical  and interreligious dialogue from Paris;
  • he published, in religious magazines, ecumenical articles;
  • he participated in numerous ecumenical meetings, one of the most important being the one from 1998, with the occasion of Journes mondiales de la jeunesse (World Youth Celebration), when over a million youngsters went to Paris;
  • he published a series of theological articles in SOP and Contact newspapers;
  • he got into contact with many famous Roumanian people who were spread in France and worldwide: Paul Barbă Neagră (Director), Gheorghe Zamfir (the famous pan-pipe player), R. Poghire (Roumanian teacher at Sorbone), the priest Virgul Ghiorghiu, Elvira Popescu, Emil Cioran (gave him the last communion on the deathbed), Duiliu Sfințescu (was his confessor). He brought the relics of the great Metropilitan Visarion Puiu, Moldavian Republic’s  exiled metropolitan who had died in a village from Bretagne and who was reburied in Montparnasse Cemetery along with Constantin Brâncuși, Emil Cioran, Virgil Ghiorghiu, Nae Ionescu and Eugen Ionescu;
  • he held five conferences at Sorbone University in which he made known the Orthodoxy under the title: L'Eglise face à la modernité, point de vu orthodoxe (The Church in the face of modernity, Orthodox point of view)
  • he converted to Orthodoxy and confirmed in the Orthodox Church approximately 70 people coming from different religions and confessions.
  • In the country:
  • he set up Philocalia Publishing House (2001);
  • he re-edited the eparchial magazine ”Roman’s Chronicle” (2000)
  • he reactivated  ” Bishop Melchisedec Ștefănescu” Foundation, Roman (2001)
  • he organized ”The Days of the Bishop Melchisedec Ștefănescu” (in 2013 got to the 13th edition);
  • he organized ”The Day of Stănița Commune”
  • he organized conferences, symposiums, synaxis;
  • he organized charity concerts;
  • he set up ”Lazaret” Social and Philantrophic Centre, Bacău;
  • he set up the cultural, social and administrative center ”Saint Pious Antipa from Calapodeşti”, Iteşti;
  • he set up the Religious Products Centre “Saint Pious Dionisie Exigul”, Roman;
  • he set up religious objects  shops: ””Anastasia”, ”Philocalia”, ”Saint Apostle Andrei”;
  • he set up the sewing workshop ”Christ’s Shirt”;
  • he set up the candle workshop ”Saint  Martyr Fotini” Roman;
  • he reorganized and restored the offices from the Eparchial Centre from Roman;
  • he published editorials, articles, studied in different religious newspapers and magazines;
  • he wrote forewords for different books;
  • he participated, as a representative of the Holy Synod, in different ecumenical commissions, symposiums and national and international conferences;
  • as a member of the Theological, liturgical and didactical Commission  of the Holy Synod he wrote or revised the text of the church services of the Saints Canonized  by the Romanian Orthodox Church;
  • he initiated the project for the re-editing of the ”Omnia”Collection, the papers published by the Bishop Melchisedec Ştefănescu;
  • he elaborated the canonization files of the Bishop Melchisedec Ştefănescu and The Pious Irinarh from Horaiţa;
  • he coordinated the volumes published with the occasion of the celebration of 600 years of existence of the Diocese of Roman and Bacău.

IV. THE SCIENTIFIC AND PUBLICISTIC ACTIVITY

Volumes:

  1. Published:
  2. La déification de l'homme d'après la pensèe du Père Dumitru Stăniloae (Man`s becoming God in Reverend Dumitru Stăniloae`s thinking), Trinitas Publishing House, Iași, 2002;
  3. „The Life and Hymn of Saint Emilian from Durostor”, 2002;
  4.  „The Life and Hymn of Saint Antipa from Calapodeşti”, Philocalia Publishing House, 2003;
  5. „Gratefulness Gift” – tome edited when His Eminence EFTIMIE LUCA, Archbishop of Roman and Bacau turned 90, Philocalia Publishing House, 2004;
  6. „Praxis and Theosis” – tome released in collaboration; it presents in images the monasteries that are representative in the Eparchy, Philocalia Publishing House, 2008;
  7. Hymn for Romanian Saints, Philocalia Publishing House, 2010;
  8. La déification de l'homme d'après la pensèe du Père Dumitru Stăniloae (Man`s becoming God in Reverend Dumitru Stăniloae`s thinking)Philocalia Publishing House, Roman, 2013 (second edition);
  9. The History of the Cult for Saint Pious Paraschevi in Roman,  Philocalia Publishing House, Roman, 2013
  10.  Christianity barely begins ; Philocalia Publishing House, Roman, 2013
  11. The Cult for Pious Saint Parascheva among Orthodoxy, Philocalia Publishing House, Roman, 2013.

B) Books that are about to appear:

  1. Word portraits , Philocalia Publishing House, Roman, 2014
  2. Words for Sundays and Holidays , Philocalia Publishing House Roman, 2014
  3. Answers to the problems of the contemporary world,  Philocalia Publishing House, Roman, 2014

C) Other papers:

1) Hymnology:

a) he made up hymns for Romanian saints canonized by The Holy Synod of The Romanian Orthodox Church, as it follows:

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Pious Antipa from Calapodeşti (10 January);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Martyr Sava from Buzău (12 April);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Hierarch Pahomie from Gledin, The Bishop of Roman (14 April);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Simion Ştefan (24 April);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Iosif Mărturisitorul (24 April);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Hierarch Atanasie the third (Patelarie) (2 May);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Hierarch Grigorie Dascălul (22 June);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Martyr Emilian from Durostorum (18 July);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Pious Ioanichie cel Nou from Muscel (26 July);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Pious Iosif from Varatic (16 August);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Ierarh Varlaam (30 August);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Ioan from Râşca and Secu, the Bishop of Roman (30 August);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Pious Dionisie Exiguul (01 September);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Pious Simeon and Saint Pious Amfilohie from Pângăraţi (07 September);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Pious Onufrie from Vorona (09 September);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Pious Chiriac from Tazlău (09 September);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Martyr Teodosie from Brazi (22 September);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Prince Neagoe Basarab (26 September);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Hierarch Martyr Antim Ivireanul

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Pious Iosif and Chiriac from Bisericani (01 October);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Pious Visarion and Saint Pious Sofronie; Saint Martyr Oprea; Saint Priest and Confessor Ioan from Galeş and Saint Priest and Confessor Moise Măcinic from Sibiel (21 October)

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Hierarch Iachint (28 October);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Hierarch Andrei Şaguna (30 November);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Pious Gheorghe from  Cernica and Căldăruşani (03 December);

      • The Sermon and the Hymn of Saint Hierarch Dosoftei (13 December).

b. he made up the canonisation file for:

       • Bishop Melchisedec Ştefănescu;

       • Pious Irinarh from Horaiţa Monastery;

D) Articles:

In „Roman’s Chronicle”:

      1. Biserica și lumea secularizată (The church and the secularised world),  in ”Roman’s Chronicle”,Year I, No.1/2001, p. 3

      2. Muguri de har (Grace Buds) in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, No.1/April  2001, p. 3

      3. De la Înălțare un Ipostas al Sfintei Treimi are o inimă de om (From the Lord’s Ascension a  hypostasis of the Holy Trinity has a human heart), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”,Year.2/May 2001, p. 3

      4. Caietul elevului creștin, imaginea vieții sale (The notebook of the Christian pupil, the image of his life), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”,Year I, No.2/2001, p. 17

      5. Portret în semn de iubire (Portrait as a sign of love), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, No.3/2001, p. 3

      6. Occidentul secularizat:paradisul în criză! (The Secularized Western World: The Paradise in Crisis), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, No.4/July 2001, p. 3

      7. Biserica are nevoie de sfinți, nu de „învățători ai Legii” (The church needs saints, not  ”law teachers”), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, No.4/2001, p. 3

      8. Întruparea Mântuitorului, centrul și plenitudinea timpului și istoriei (The Lord’s Embodiment, the centre and the magnitute of time and history), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year I, No.5/2001, p.

      9. Început de an bisericesc (The beginning of the church year), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, No. 6/September  2001, p. 3

    10. Biserica își păstrează același mesaj și în mileniul III (The church keeps the same message in the third millenium), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year II, No.1/2002, p. 3

    11. Întâlnire și împlinire (Meeting and fulfillment), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year II, No.2/2002, p. 3

    12. Buna Vestire - un eveniment trinitar (The Annunciation-a Trinitary event), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year II, No.3/2002, p. 3

    13. Golgota și ontologia iubirii (Golgoltha and love’s anthology), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year II, No.4/2002, p. 3

    14. Prin Înviere se distinge civilizația morții (Through Resurrection the death’s civilization gets distinguished), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year II, No.5/2002, p.3

    15. Prezență întru absență  (Presence into absence), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year II, No.6/2002, p. 3

    16. Monahismul, taina iubirii (The Monachism, the secret of love), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year II, No.7/2002, p. 3

    17. Slava lui Dumnezeu pe Tabor (God’s grace on Tabor Mountain), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year II, No.8/2002, p. 3

    18. Creație și Re-creație (Creation and Re-creation), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year II, No.9/2002, p. 3

    19.  Biserica și reînnoirea drepturilor familiei (The church and the renewal of the family’s rights), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year II, No.11/2002, p. 3

    20. Crăciunul vizualizează Învierea (Christmas  visualises Ressurection), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year II, No.12/2002, p.3

    21. 2003 - anul Părintelui Stăniloae (2003 – the year of Reverend Staniloae), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year III, No.1/2003, p. 3

    22. Dumnezeu "râde" de legalismul nostru (God ”laughs” at our law spirit) , in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year III, No.2/2003, p. 3

    23. Spovedania nu este un tribunal, ci o clinică (Confession is not a court, but a clinic), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year III, No.3/2003, p. 3

    24. Învierea - fapt istoric sau indescriptibil (Resurrection – historical or undescribable fact), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year III, No.4/2003, p.3

    25. Cine zic oamenii că sunt Eu...? (What do people say that I am...?), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year III, No.5/2003, p. 3

    26. Ține mintea ta în iad și nu deznădăjdui (Keep your mind in hell and don’t lose your hope), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year III, No.6/2003, p. 3

    27. Sfântul Ilie, profet mereu actual (Saint Elijah, an always present prophet), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year III, no.7/2003, p. 3

    28. Liber ca să trăiesc (Free to live), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year III, No.8/2003, p. 3

    29. Un neomartir în pragul mileniului III (A neomartyr at the threshold of the third millenium), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year III, No.9/2003, p. 3

    30. Lumea ca dar al lui Dumnezeu menită îndumnezeirii (The world as a gift from God meant for the divinity), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year III, No.11/2003, p. 3

    31. Iisus și Irod, paradoxul istoriei (Jesus and Hirod, the history’s paradox), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year III, No.12/2003, p. 3

    32. Biserica lui Ștefan din Borzești devine un pământ cântând în imagini (The church from Borzești becomes a land singing in images), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year IV, No.1/2004, p. 3

    33. Pocăința sau renașterea spirituală (Penitence or spiritual rebirth), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year IV, No.2-3/2004, p. 3

    34. Viața în Hristos după Părintele Alexandru Men (Life into Christ accordingly to Priest Alexander Men), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year IV, No.3-4/2004, p. 3

    35. Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt – la 500 de ani (Righteous Prince Steven the Great - at 500 years),  in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year IV, No.7/2004, p.3

    36. Părintele Andrei Scrima, un mare misionar ortodox din veacul al XX-lea (Priest Andrei Scrima, a great  Orthodox missionary of  the 20th century), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year IV, No. 8/2004, p. 3

    37. Religie și democrație (Religion and democracy), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year IV, No. 9/2004, p. 3

    38. Știința și credința (Science and faith), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year IV, No. 10/2004, p. 3

    39. De la Alexandru cel Bun, la Eftimie cel Bun (From Alexander the Good, to Eftimie the Good) , in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year IV, No. 11/2004, p. 3-4

    40. Gânduri de Crăciun (Christmas Thoughts), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year IV, No. 12/2004, p. 3

    41. Părintele Dimitrie Klipinin: un neo-martir rus (Priest Dimitrie Klipinin: a Russian neo-martyr), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year V, No.1/2005, p.3

    42. Prea Fericitul Părinte Patriarh Teoctist este monah de vocație (His Beatitude Teoctist, the Patriarch is a monk by vocation), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year V, No.2/2005, p. 4

    43. Paternitatea divină și umană (Divine and human paternity),  in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year V, No.4/2005, p. 3

    44. Reintegrarea lui Toma (Thomas’s  reintegration), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year V, No.5/2005, p. 3

     45. Pustiul (The desert), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year V, No.8/2005, p. 3

     46. Sarea și Lumina (The salt and the light), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year V, No.9/2005, p. 3

     47. Sfântul Ioan Gură de Aur-1600  (Saint Ion Gura de Au r- 1600), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year VII, No.11/2007, pp.2-7

     48. Dincolo de orice cruce se ridică soarele învierii (Beyond every cross rises the Resurrection sun), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year I(VIII), No.3-4/2008, pp.3-5

     49. Episcopia Romanului:istorie,continuitate,unicitate (The Archdiocese of Roman: history, continuity, uniqueness), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year I(VIII), No.5-6/2008, pp.3-7

     50. Creștinismul abia începe (Christianity barely begins), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year I(VIII), No.1-2/2009, pp.3-7

     51Urcuș spre Înviere (Ascension towards Ressurection) , in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, Year I(VIII), No.3-4/2009, p.5

     52. Trăim în era Duhului Sfânt (We are living in the Holy Spirit’s Era), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, May-June, 2009, p.3

     53. Dumnezeu, pâinea nemuririi (God, the immortality’s bread), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, July-August, 2009, p.3

     54.Dumnezeu ne-a ales să adăugăm o piatră nestemată la edificiul sfânt al înaintaşilor noştri (God has chosen us to add a gem to the holy foundation of our ancestors), in ”Roman’s Chronicle”, September-October, 2009,p.3

     55.Dreptul Judecător le va da răsplată de mucenici, (The just Judge will give them martyr reward), in ”Roman’s Chronicle", November –December, 2009, p. 28

     56. Părintele Calistrat Ifrim - modelul monahului autentic (The Priest Calistrat Ifrim – the model of the true monk), in ”Roman’s Chronicle", November –December, 2009, p. 29

     57.Olivier Clément - dinamismul Ortodoxiei dobândite (Olivier Clement – the dynamism of the acquired Orthodoxy), in ”Roman’s Chronicle", January, 2010, p.3

     58. Fiecare zi, o treaptă spre îndumnezeire (Every day, a step towards becoming God), in ”Roman’s Chronicle", March, 2010, p. 3

     59. A trăi înseamnă a semăna grâne în eternitate (To live means to sow seeds in eternity), in ”Roman’s Chronicle", May 2010, p.3

     60. Poporul nostru este un neam de sfinţi (Our people has a saint descent), interview, , in ”Roman’s Chronicle", June 2010, p.19

     61.Sufletul nostru aspiră spre Absolut (Our soul aspires towards the Absolute), in ”Roman’s Chronicle", July, 2010, p. 3

    62.Rabbi, ubi, habitas? (Rabbi, ubi, habitas?), in ”Roman’n Chronicle", August 2010, p.3

    63. Calendarul, o problemă încă nerezolvată (The calendar, an unsolved problem), in ”Roman’s Chronicle", September 2010, p. 3

    64. Cu părintele Paisie, la şcoala sfinţeniei (With Priest Paisie, at the sainthood’s school), in ”Roman’s Chronicle", October, 2010, p. 3

    65. Tonalităţile armonice ale unei întâlniri rememorate (The harmonious tonalities of a remembered meeting), in ”Roman’s Chronicle", October 2010, p. 16

    66. Părintele Dragoş Munteanu, o paradigmă pentru toţi cei care l-au cunoscut (Priest Dragos Munteanu – a paradigm for all who have known him), in ”Roman’n Chronicle", January, 2010, p. 19

    67. A fi creştin în lumea post-modernă (To be a Christian in the post-modern world), in ”Roman’s Chronicle", November 2010, p. 3

    68. Viaţa, şcoala în care ne pregătim pentru eternitate  (Life, the school in which we get prepared for eternity), in ”Roman’s Chronicle", January, 2011, p. 3

    69.Părintele Petroniu - o nouă filă din Patericul athonit (Priest Pretoniu – another page in the Saints’ Life), in ”Roman’s Chronicle", February 2010, p. 3

    70. Urcuşul duhovnicesc, de la praxis la theosis (Spiritual ascenssion, from praxis to theosis), in ”Roman’s Chronicle", March 2011, p. 3

    71. Învierea Domnului - între fizic şi metafizic (Lord’s Resurrection – between physical and metaphysical),  in ”Roman’s Chronicle", April 2011, p.3

    72. Episcopul Melchisedec Ştefănescu - de 11 ani contemporanul nostru (Bishop Melchisedec Stefanescu – our contemporary for 11 year), in ”Roman’s Chronicle'', May 2011, p. 3

    73. Omul - peregrin între pământ şi cer (The man – a pilgrim between the earth and the sky), in ”Roman’s Chronicle", June 2011, p. 3

    74.Întâlniri la răscruce de vieţi (Meetings at life crossroads), in ”Roman’s Chronicle", July 2011, p. 3

    75. Hristos, hrana care nu se epuizează niciodată (Christ – the nurture that never ends),  in ”Roman’s Chronicle", August-September 2011, p. 3

    76. Odată cu Iisus Hristos, căsătoria devine o taină (With Christ – the marriage becomes a holy sermon), in ”Roman’s Chronicle", August-September 2011, p. 23

    77.Un posibil răspus la cruciada eshatologică (A possible answer to the eschatological crusade), in ”Roman’s Chronicle", October 2011, p. 3

    78. Postul Mare - călătoria spre Hristos cel înviat (The Great Feasting – the trip towards the resurrected Christ), in ”Roman’s Chronicle",  March-April 2012, p. 6

In the Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Suceava

    1. Cronica bisericească: Sfintele sărbători ale Nașterii și Botezului Domnului la Catedrala mitropolitană Iași,(Church chronicle: The Holy Holidays of Christ’s Birth and Baptism at the Metropolitan Cathedral from Iasi),

        in the Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Suceava, year LXI, no.1-3/1985, p. 217;

    2. Cronica bisericească: Praznicul Învierii Domnului la Centrul eparhial Iași (Church Chronicle: Christ’s Resurrection at the Eparchial Centre from Iasi), in the Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Suceava, year LXI, no.4-6/1985, pp. 442-443;

    3. Predica la Duminica Înaintea Nașterii Domnului (Sermon on The Sunday before Christ’s Birth), in the Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Suceava, year LXI, no.10-12/1985, pp.769-770;

    4. Cronica bisericească: Prăznuirea Prea Cuvioasei Parascheva la Catedrala mitropolitana din Iași (Church Chronicle: Saint Pious Parascheva’s Day at the Metropolitan Cathedral from Iasi), in the Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Suceava,

        year LXI, no.10-12/1985, pp. 819-821;

    5. Predica la Duminica după Botezul Domnului (Sermon on the Sunday after Christ’s Baptism), in the Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Suceava, year LXII, no. 1-2/1986, pp.103-105;

    6. Predica la Duminica IV-a din Post (Sermon on the fourth Sunday from fasting), in the Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Suceava, year LXII, no.3-4/1986, pp. 236-238;

    7. Cronica bisericească: Întâmpinarea Domnului la Catedrala mitropolitana din Iași (Church Chronicle: Christ’s Receiving at the Metropolitan Cathedral from Iasi), in the Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Suceava, year LXII,                          

        no.1-4/1986, pp. 291-292;

     8. Predica la Duminica a-IX-a după Rusalii (Sermon on the nineth Sunday after Pentecost), in the Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Suceava, year LXIII, no. 4/1987, pp.96-98;

   10. Însemnări: Arhidiaconul dr. Orest Bucevski la 90 de ani (Notes: The Archdeacon Dr. Orest Bucevsky at the age of 90), in the Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Suceava, year LXIII, no. 4/1987, p. 115;

   11. Cronica bisericească: Sfințirea Bisericii Adormirea Maicii Domnului din Dobreni, jud.Neamț (Church Chronicle: Consecration of the Assumption Church from Dobreni, county of Neamț) , in the Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Suceava,

       year LXIII, no. 4/1987, pp.132-133;

   12. Cronica bisericească: Slujbă arhierească la Biserica Sf. Sava din Iași (Church chronicle: Hierarchic Liturgy at ”Saint Sava” Church from Iași”, , in the Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Suceava, year LXIII, no. 6/1987, p.130;

   13. Cronica bisericească: Întâmpinarea Domnului la Catedrala mitropolitană din Iași și Slujba misionară la parohia Balș, protoieria Pașcani (Church Chronicle: Candlemas at the Metropolitan Cethedral from Iași and the missionary Liturgy

         at Balș parish), in the Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Suceava, year LXIV, no. 1/1988, pp. 130-135;

   14.  Cronica bisericească: Sfințirea Bisericii din Bicaz-Chei, protoieria Piatra Neamț (Church Chronicle: Consecration of the Chuch from Bicaz-Chei , Piatra Neamt archpriestship), in the Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Suceava, year LXIV,

          no. 3/1988, pp. 131-132;

    15. Cronica bisericească: Sfințirea Bisericii Sf. Nicolae din Popricani Iași, protoieria Iași și Sfințirea Bisericii din Corlățeni, protoieria Dorohoi, jud. Botoșani (Church Chronicle: Consecration Of ”Saint Nicholas” Church from Popricani Iași,

          archpriestship of Iași and the Consecration of the Church from Corlățeni, archpriestship of Dorohoi, the county of Botoșani) , in the Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Suceava, year LXIV, no.4/1988, pp.126-127;

    16. Cronica bisericească: Sfințirea Bisericii din Cișmănești, com. Dobîrceni, protoieria Botoșani (Church Chronicle: Consecration of the church from Cișmănești, Dobîrceni commune, archpriestship of Botoșani), in the Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Suceava, year LXIV, no.5/1988, pp.136-137;

    17. Predica la Sf.Arhidiacon Ștefan (Sermon at Saint Archdeacon Ștefan), in the Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Suceava, year LXIV,  no. 6/1988, pp.77-78;

    18. Cronica bisericească: Izvorul Tămăduirii - hramul Mănăstirii Bistrița, Neamț; Sfințirea Bisericii Sf.Mc.Gheorghe din Slobozia, protoieria Piatra Neamț şi Sfințirea Bisericii din Tașca, Bicaz, protoieria Piatra-Neamț (Church Chronicle: Healing Spring – the wake of Bistrița Monastery, Neamț; consecration of ”Saint Martyr Gheorghe from Slobozia” Church, archpriestship of Piatra Neamț and the Consecration of the church from Tașca, Bicaz, archpriestship of Piatra Neamț), in

          the Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Suceava, year LXV, no.3/1989, pp.136-138.

In Theology and Life

  1. International interreligious seminary – Thesalonic, Greece, in ”Theology and Life”, Year X(LXXVI), No.1-6/2000, pp.211-213
  2. The erruption of the uncreated divine energY on Mount Tabor, in ”Theology and Life”, Year X(LXXVI), No.7-12/2000, p. 243
  3. The Patriarch Iustin Moisescu, an unreplaceable hierarch, in ”Theology and Life”,  homagial number, Trinitas Publishing House, No. 1-6/2006, pp.84-88

In Moldavian Candel:

  1. Finding out the truth in ”The man and the deed”, in”Moldavian Candel”, Year X, No. 3/2001, p. 19

In The Earth’s Salt:

  1. We bless ’’The Earth’s Salt”, in ” The Earth’s Salt”, Year I, No. 1/2005, p.1
  2. Who’s guilty for the flooding, in”The Earth’s Salt”, Year I, No. 3/2005, p.1
  3. The Salt and the Light, in”The Earth’s Salt”, Year I, No. 4/2005, p. 1
  4. 35 years ago we were standing at a saint’s feet, in”The Earth’s Salt”, Year II, No.1/2006, p. 1
  5. Prayer is the state of feeling God, in ”The Earth’s Salt”, Year II, No.3(7)/2006, p.1
  6. Communion, community and communication, in”The Earth’s Salt”, Year III, No. 1(9)/2007
  7. Saint and sainthood, in”The Earth’s Salt”, Year III, No.2(10)/2007, p.1

 In ”Lumina Newspaper” and the site ”Doxologia”

  1. Pro memoriam of Priest Ioanichie Balan, in ”Lumina Newspaper”, 26 November, 2007
  2. Priest Ciprian from Bistrita – restorer of a Medieval civilization crib, in ”Lumina Newspaper”, 4 January 2008
  3. In the Kingdoom of God we do not enter just with the Christian ”passport”, 24 October 2010
  4. The calendar, an unsolved problem, 20 September 2010
  5. The sin physically maims the man, 15 August 2010
  6. To be in a permanent contact with the Sky, 10 July 2010
  7. Life, the school in which we get prepared for the eternity, 12 February, 2011
  8. Isichia, or the way in which we can communicate with God, 22 March 2011
  9. Melchisedec Stefanescu – our contemporary for 11 years, 9 May 2011
  10. We are living in the era of the Holy Spirit, 14 June 2011
  11. The man –a pilgrim between the earth and the sky, 18 July 2011
  12. God, the immortality’s bread, 21 August 2011
  13. The Holy Disc fromThe Betsaida Desert, 25 September 2011
  14. The man – a pilgrim towards eternity, 30 October 2011
  15. Together with Christ the marriage becomes a holy sermon, 3 December 2011
  16. A possible answer to the eschatological crusade, 10 February 2012
  17. Melchisedec Stefanescu – a symbol of the dignity and of the prestige of the Romanian Orthodoxy, 25 May 2012

Others:

  1. The Patriarch Iustin Moisescu, an unreplaceable hierarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, in”Church’s Torch”, No 11/2006
  2. The life of Saint Antipa from Calapodesti, in”Church’s Torch”, No12/2007.
  3. Christ’s Resurrection is not reincarnation, but a new form of existence, in”Number one spring”, Slanic Moldova, Year II, 10 July 2007
  4. On Christmas Day Christ opens the reconciliation door, in”Bacau’s Nespaper”, No.302, (1673), 24 December 2007
  5.  A great father of the Romanian monachism, Archimandrite Ioanichie Balan, in”Priest Ioanichie Balan, the pious chronicler of the saints”, Sihastria Monastery Publishing House, 2008, p. 36-43
  6. Argument, in Roman’s Diocese – 600, second edition, Filocalia Publishing House, Roman 2008, p. 5-6
  7. The paradigmatic teacher, in Priest Archdeacon Ioan Ivan, The treasure under the templeof Neamt Monastery, Trinitas Publishing House, Iasi, 2009 p. 79-83

V. MISSIONARY AND SOCIAL ACTIVITY

  • he initiates the project ”Let the children come to Me and don’t stop them!”, through which are supported the families with many children, the children who come from under-privileged families and those who have very good school results:
  • he coordinates the social-philanthropic  activity of Melchisedec Stefanescu”Foundation, from Roman, where he founded in 2009: The daily center for children coming from disadvantaged families and ” Melchisedec Stefanescu”Social and Multifunctional Center;
  • he coordinates the social-philanthropic activity from ”Melchisedec Stefanescu”Foundation, the branch from Bacau;
  • he has established and coordinates the activity of ’’Lazaret’’ Social-Philanthropic
  •  Center, running the following services:

- ’’The Saints Cozma and Damian” Daily Center for Autistic People;

- The ”Healing Spring” center for prevention, information, evaluation and counselling for alcohol and other drugs addicts;

- ”Saint Filoftea” daily center for children coming from families with precarious social situation;

- “Saint Gheorghe” center for elderly people;

- The center for counseling, support and information;

- Workshop for occupational therapy;

- Dental cabinet for people with socio-economic problems;

- Excellency center in the development of the human resources;

- Formation center for counselling and conflict mediation;

- he has founded and coordinates the activity of “Righteous Prince Steven the Great” Elderly Center, Hârja;

- he coordinates the activity of over 40 social – philanthropic centers throughout the Eparchy.

VI. NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LITURGICAL AND MISSIONARY ACTIVITIES

Liturgical activities:

  • during 2000-2015

- he officiated 1841 Holy Liturgies;

- he officiated 1658 liturgies for special occasions, sermons and hierurgies;

- he set-up the foundation stone for 94 new churches;

- he reconsecrated 176 churches;

- he consecrated 142 churches;

- he ordained deacon or priest 296 young men;

- he awarded 452 clergy men different honorary ranks;

- he paid canonical visits in those over 550 churches from the Eparchy;

- from 2000, he has directly taken care of the building site of ” Lord’s Ascension”Cathedral from Bacau;

- he participated in interreligious conferences;

- he held the conference with the theme: ”The Orthodox Church and the challenges of the third millenium”, from the series of cultural meetings under the title: ”The Arts’ Autumn at Apollonia University”, Iasi

VII. ACTIVITIES AND RESPOSIBILITIES  IN THE ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH DOMAIN

  • Member of the theological, liturgical and didactical commision of the Holy Synod
  • Honorific Member of the Academic Community belonging to ”Gerorge Bacovia”University from Bacau (2003)
  • Honorific President of the Contemporary Artists Union – December 2013.

VIII. ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL DISTINCTIONS  AND TITLES

  • ”The Degree of Honour for Culture”, from Bacau City Hall (2002)
  • ”Excellency Diploma” from County School Inspectorate from Bacau (2008)
  • The diploma of honour and the Friend of Arts title, from the Culture Commission from Neamt (2004)
  • The Man of the Year 2004”, from Roman Town Hall (31 March 2005)
  • The Citizen of Honour of Comanesti Town, Bacau County (6 January 2007)
  • The Citizen of Honour of Targu Ocna Town, Bacau County (1 December 2007)
  • The Citizen of Honour of Roman Town, Neamt County (25 April 2012)
  • ”Excellency Diploma”from „”George Bacovia” University from Bacau, as a recognition and appreciation of the contribution brought to the values of the scientific thinking and the support for the private higher education system – 17 May 2012
  • ”Excellency Diploma” from the writers’union from Bacau – March 2014

 
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