The Archbishopric of Vasile Moga (1810-1845). Documentary Contributions to a
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EPISCOPATUL ARHIEREULUI VASILE MOGA (1810-1845). CONTRIBUŢII DOCUMENTARE LA O POSIBILĂ ACTUALIZARE A CERCETĂRII EPOCII MOGAIANE
The Archbishopric of Vasile Moga (1810-1845). Documentary Contributions to a Possible Actualization of the Research Regarding Moga’s Period

Author(s): Ana Grama
Subject(s): History
Published by: Asociaţiunea Transilvană pentru Literatura Română şi Cultura Poporului Român - ASTRA
Keywords: Transylvania; Orthodox Church; bishopric; Vasile Moga; documents;

Summary/Abstract: The present material aims at realising an excursion into the Transylvanianuniverse at the beginning of the 19th century, marked by the re-installation of theRomanian Orthodox hierarchy due to the bishop Vasile Moga (1774-1845). The articlefocuses on the context and the machinations behind bishop Vasile Moga’sconsacration, the ecclesiastical and architectural policy (bishop Vasile Moga being thefirst spiritual leader that has managed to get into the fortress of Sibiu through acquiringa new building), the educational guidelines (through the foundation of ,,the priests’school” and of ,,the teachers’ school” from Sibiu as well as through supporting someyoung students within the great European universities), the bishop’s relation with thesubordinated clergy (priests, protopopes, consistory assessors, theologians) andpractices of promoting, the relation with the Greek-Catholic Church from Transylvaniaand also the relation with the scholar Gheorghe Lazăr. Significant passages arededicated to the comparative analysis of the personality and of the activity of the twogreat Transylvanian Orthodox leaders from the 19th century: Vasile Moga and AndreiŞaguna. Apart from these, the paper presents for the first time, in an transliteratedversion, a series of documents referring to Vasile Moga’s bishopric, including histestament, identified in the ecclesiastical archives from Sibiu.

  • Issue Year: III/2017
  • Issue No: Special
  • Page Range: 115-330
  • Page Count: 216
  • Language: Romanian