Decretul nr. 410 din 1959

Monahismul românesc sub dictatura comunistă între anii 1950-1959

The author of the historical research “The Romanian monastic
life under the Communist dictatorship between 1950 and 1959”, Hieromonk
Cosma Giosanu, presents on the basis of documents, the
tragic situation of the monks and nuns of the Romanian Orthodox
Church during the Communist regime of the last century. The oppression
of the monks started with a concerted action in order to diminish
the number of monks in the monasteries, the laws against those
who wanted to follow a monastic life, the hard decrees limiting

Monahismul din Moldova și Decretul 410 din 1959

Arhim. dr. Emilian NICA

The author of this historical research Archim. Dr. Emilian Nica
analyses the historical sources in order to discover the causes and
the effects of this Decree given by the comunist regime, that chased
away from the monasteries thousands of monks and nones.
Presenting the Church archives of the Romanian Orthodox Church,
especially in the Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Bukovina, the
author finds letters, documents, papers where he could represent
the real impact this decree had in the Church of Moldavia and

Decretul lui Al. I. Cuza din 1864 și Decretul nr. 410 din 1959. O abordare comparativă: context, conținut, consecințe

Pr. prof. dr. Ion VICOVAN

Romanian monasticism is one of the oldest in Orthodoxy. Its
value lies not only in its old age, but also in its complex work. Concretely,
it gave birth to many saints, it brought a priceless contribution
to the religious-moral formation of the Romanian people,
it had an invaluable contribution to the cultural development of the
nation, it carried a social-philantropical work in the midst of the
people, it has been involved in the important achievements of the
country’s history, it helped the Holy Places, etc.