SAINTS OF MY HEART
Saint Martyr of Christ Nun Heruvima Tanasa from
Petru Voda Monastery, Romania (+1998)
„The holy comemoration of the Martyrs sanctifies with the Holy Spirit all those who sanctifies it with Orthodoxy” (Octoich, tone 6, Monday at Matins)
Because I read recently in one of the central newspapers that at the Central University of Europe from Budapesta, founded in 1990, the largest number of students from a single country was of romanians, 145 students from 1990 since now, I have decided to write this material about what I have seen and heard.
In the Petru Voda cemetary rests, since more than 5 years, nun Heruvima, whose name as a laywoman was Svetlana Mihaela Tanasa. Nun Heruvima was born in 1969 and graduated the university of classical languages from Iasi, and received in 1995 a scholarship from Soros Foundation, for a mater in medieval history at CEU, Budapesta. Her thesis for master was the research of a manuscript of the Explanation to the Genesis wrote by St. John Chrysostom, and she proved, in that thesis, that the text printed by the jesuits and assumed by J.P. Migne in Patrologia Graeca has many interpolations and changes from the manuscript used in research, which contained a truly chrysostomic text, full of spirit. The conclusion was that a future critical edition of Explanation of Genesis will find the ballast introduced with bad-will by the Jesuits. (…)
Her teachers appreciated her work and proposed her to do apply for a doctor degree. Her thesis was focused also on Genesis: she was supposed to prove that the Holy Fathers followed in their explanation to Genesis the heretic Origene. Svetlana started to work with trust, not being aware of the fact she Continuă lectura „Saint Martyr of Christ Nun Heruvima Tanasa from Petru Voda Monastery, Romania (+1998) – November 8”