Double event in Craiova editorial: Ed “Metropolitan of Oltenia” launched its last works in 2011

The spiritual Agenda 2012 and on the CD “expressiveness of healing theology in theology of music psalm” are the two papers released Monday, December 12th at Hostel priestly “Renasterea” in Craiova. With this event, Publishing “Mitropolia Olteniei” concludes a rich range of activities this year to promote products published with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Irineu.

 The faithful of the Archdiocese of Craiova received the  last two works, officially put under the Publishing House “Mitropolia Olteniei”: Spiritual agenda in 2012 and Byzantine music CD “expressiveness of healing theology in theology of music psalm.” The event enjoyed a very special atmosphere, heated by the  carols and hymns of harmony Byzantine Group members interpreted the psalm “Holy Great Martyr Demetrius” of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Craiova. Moreover, the presence and blessing of His Eminence Hierarchical Father Metropolitan Irineu strengthened quality endorsement for the two achievements.

The event was moderated by Fr Marius Resceanu, editor in chief of Radio Trinitas Studio Logos. The team of specialists included: His Eminence Metropolitan Father Irineu, Prof. Adrian Boldişor, Publishing Director ofMitropolia Olteniei”, Fr. Assoc. Dr. PICU Ocoleanu, professor in the Faculty of Theology, History and Science Education in Craiova, Florin Rogneanu, Director Museum of Art “Jean Mihail” from Craiova, Prof. Ion Preda, professor at the School of Art “Marin Sorescu’’ from Craiova, lecturer. univ. Dr. Paul Şopov from Faculty of Letters of Craiova, Department of Music Pedagogy, Professor Victor Sapca, conductor of psalm Group “Sfantul Mare Mucenic Dimitrie” and Catalin Pîrvulete, IT programmer.


Orthodox agenda – “sanctification place our plans”

            In the opening event, IPS Father Irineu spoke of the importance of the two papers presented: “today we areparticipating in the birth of the two works, the spiritual Agenda 2012 and Byzantine music CD “expressiveness of healing theology in theology of music psalm.” We say that we have in view all the struggles that were made to these publications. Genesis of all our work involves more effort, wisdom and devotion. The Arabic word translated as a writer “who is born”. Therefore, we can say that the artist  is the person who is born. That is our House, led by Mother Miriam, manages to give birth to works of art “. Metropolitan of Oltenia and also explained the spiritual meaning that emerges from the use of the Orthodox agenda: ‘Orthodox agenda is a time that takes place every day. In it we have churches, frescoes and especially holy. Hence we must learn that every day of our life is not without importance, because it is protected by a saint. Here’s how important the Christian Orthodox calendar. At home, if you schedule on the wall of multiple protection for saints are present in your life and on their behalf. Are enrolled there to remind us of them, asking them to intercede for the salvation of our souls. This is the aim of Orthodox Agenda  and the calendar and of course, where we adhere to what we have achieved all our best wishes, all our plans to be sanctified by the holy day. These notes bring all our options before God, that He might sanctify them. It is the purpose of our agenda”

Next, each guest looked into perspective their own  the  elements of the CD and the Spiritual Agenda:

            “Agenda 2012 represents for us the culmination of a year for new work, with many difficulties that we were able to go with the good faith and prayer to God. The novelty of this work, in addition to achieving outstanding graphics, in addition to its interior is so well structured, is the possibility those of transposition of electronic data through an online agenda. We want, as next year, to be in your expectations in other works as well adorned. ” (Adrian Boldişor)

“A true work of art”
            “The team led by mother Miriam, who made this work, the thought of it as a blood relationship between God and the gold of His Ascension. When you open it, inside, you think you face a papyrus paper with silk. It is the only paper that were placed special teachings of the great thinkers of the world. We meet here a great way to transpose ideas, insight imaging totally separate. It is very hard to sit on a page saints, decorative items, Orthodox Christian architectural elements in relation to a monument. The solution was extremely ingenious. Therefore we can say easily that what we face today is a true work of art that will remain normative fo th eChurch of Oltenia history.” (Florin Rogneanu)


            “I recently read a very interesting novel, written by a Nobbel laureate, Orhan Pamuk, a Turkish miniaturists who is describing the world, showing very nice their humility. His book fits perfectly of today works. Each publication at “Mitropolia Olteniei” has  personality comes with something new that surprises us, I would say unique at national publishing. The logic behind publishing aesthetic achievements of each is very special person, an artist in the true sense of the word, it’s mother Miriam Link. However, as miniaturists of old, mother, with a humility that we know of old books, the name never appeared on the books. That is why these works are valuable. That is why their value goes beyond words, why in their implementation is put heart, dedication and hard work.”(Rev. Assoc. Ph.D.. PICU Ocoleanu). 

            “Everything was done was done in teams. CD that we released today, as those so far, is the result of teamwork. In all our efforts we consult with IPS Father Irineu, for choosing pieces, the composers and the approach  of the pieces . Thanks your Beatitude for your support and for the investment you make in this project. Thanks also to Publishing team “Mitropolia Olteniei”, especially mother Miriam is the soul of these works. His Holiness, the time and no time, the talent that is equipped, beautifully blends tradition and renewal for the benefit and joy of the faithful of the Archdiocese of Craiova”. (Prof. Victor Sapca)

            At the launch, the singers of psalm music of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Craiova have played a bunch of Byzantine songs drawn from the new CD and traditional carols orthodox. Finally, Catalin Pîrvulete practically exemplified using a video projector, how to use the online agenda.
                                                                                          (Deacon Ioniţă Apostolache).