"[...] it was the grace of the Mother of God that protected us ..."
In this interview, the hierodeacon and iconographer Ilarion Mureșanu (born on
February 16, 1942) briefly recounts his own biographical and spiritual
itinerary until he arrived in 1962 at Nicula Monastery, where he lived till the
present day. Then he talks about the monastic and liturgical life of the Nicula
monastery during the communist regime, about the specifics of the monasticism
and the difficulties caused by the political authorities, the militia and the
security. Then he talks about his interest in painting icons on glass and
singing church music, his exhibitions and the tradition of the Nicula monastery
of painting icons on glass.
CĂLIN EMILIAN CIRA