Patriarch Nicodim evoked by the Transylvanian hierarchs: “friend”, “scholar” and “wise storyteller”
The year 2019 was dedicated by the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church to the solemn commemoration, through church, cultural and academic actions, of the scholar patriarchs Nicodim Munteanu and Justin Moisescu and of all the translators of church books. This study represents the portrait of Patriarch Nicodim Munteanu made by the three Transylvanian hierarchs bearers of the name of Saint Nicholas, Metropolitan Nicolae Bălan of Transylvania, Bishop Nicolae Popoviciu of Oradea and Nicolae Colan of Vad, Feleac and Cluj in 1946 on the patriarch’s anniversary. Those three highlighted his qualities as friend, scholar and talented.
Mircea Gheorghe Abrudan