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November-December 2008

Centenarul căii ferate Braşov ? Făgăraş
Railway Centenary
Centenaire du chemin de fer
Centenario della ferrovia
Produse tradiţionale ecologice româneşti
Ecological Tradition
Tradition écologique
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur
Ofertă turistică: munte, rural, afaceri
National Touring Exchange
Bourse du tourisme national
Borsa Nazionale di Turismo
Aro ? Revelion de cinci stele
Tourism's Flavors and Tastes
Drumul icoanei
The Icon Path
La Voie de l'Icône
Il Cammino dell'Icona
Braşovul are un nou prefect
Brasov's New Prefect
Nouveau Préfet
Il nuovo Prefetto
Mărul dulce
The sweet Apple Tree
Le Pommier doux
Il melo dolce
Cetatea Viscri, în patrimoniul UNESCO
Viscri's Church
L'Église de Viscri
La Chiesa di Viscri
Preşedintele Ungariei, la Apaţa
High Level Visit
Visite de haut niveau
Visita ad alto livello
Zilele comunei Hălchiu
Halchiu's Days
Les Jours de Halchiu
I Giorni di Halchiu
Focul sacru din Moieciu
The Sacred Fire
Le Feu Sacré
Il Fuoco Sacro
Crăciunul la Cristian
Oaks and Fir Tree
Chênes et sapins
Querce e Abeti
Crăciunul la Hărman
History and Folklore
Histoire et Folklore
Storia e folclore
Predeal - zăpadă şi distracţie
Snow and Fun
Neige st distraction
Cooperare Braşov ? Liaoning
Romanian-Chinese Cooperation

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The Icon Path


Brasov County Council, the County Center for Conservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture Brasov, along with the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of Sibiu, Protopopiatul Fagaras and Romanian Orthodox Parish of Victoria organized an exhibition of icons on glass, entitled ?The Icon Path?. The exhibition was held at the Orthodox Church 'St. Constantin and Elena?. The parish priest is Octavian Smadu, renowned for the national and international ecumenical events he has organized. Icons makers of all ages, from many parts of the country, along with the youngest icon creators of Victoria, attended the event.

Centenary Icon Painter

?The idea of an annual exhibition entitled The Icon Path was born in 2006, when we celebrated the Centenary Timforea Matthew, the greatest icons painter of Tara Oltului. I've arrived today at the third edition, which gathered icon makers from Sibiu, the well-known artists of Scheii Brasovului, artisans of Nicula Monastery of Cluj County, Fagaras, Cartisoara, Arpas and Victoria, priest Octavian Smadu stated.

Basil of Romanian Soul

The annual exhibition ?The Icon Path? and the Toaca Festival are already registered marks. But parish priest Smadu also registered an assortment of basil created by himself. The priest always carry with him the mark ?Basil of Romanian soul?.

The Icon as Mediator

For the Orthodox Christians, the icon is not just a plastic representation of the saints' faces, but, above all, it is a mediator between the sensitive and the intelligible world, as a medium of dialog whiting the cult, between believers and divinity. In metaphorical terms, the icon is a real window through which man and God can look each other in the face. The icon painters studied the lives of saints, have depicted the most important moments of the life of the Savior, ?The Nativity?, ?The Resurrection?, the Mother of God with Baby Jesus, drawing inspiration from old paintings on wood.

The Oath with the icon

The young artists attending the third edition of the exhibition confessed that when they paint icons on glass they experience a transformation, arriving to make an oath with the icon. They feel very connected to the artifacts they created and refuse to sell them. Many of them give up television and computer and dedicate their time to icons painting.

The Icon chooses its Painter

Nicoleta Suciu teaches iconography and leads the painting circle of Scheii Braşovului: ?I guide 27 children; we are not selecting those children ? they come to us. Many of them regularly attend the religious service and discover deep inside them unsuspecting values. We offer alternative to the so-called computer generation. Children always experience profound emotions when they paint an icon?.
A strong relationship sets between children and the icon; many of them believe they are protected by the saint they have painted.


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