Danubius International Conferences, 5th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

Orthodox Clergy of Romania in the Second Half of the ХІХ century (on the materials of «The Kishinev Diocesan Registry»)

Vera Tserkovnaya
Last modified: 2015-05-15


The article is devoted to the research of the Orthodox Parish Clergy of Romania  on the materials of «The Kishinev Diocesan Registry». The author shows the comparative characteristic of the country and city clergy and considers the level of its education, competency, everyday life and influence on the parish. On the basis of the publications found in «The Kishinev Diocesan Registry» the author analyses bribery, drunkenness and dissoluteness widespread among the clergy. It reveals that the material support and educational process at the seminaries didn't contribute to the increase of the intellectual and moral level of the priests. The article also considers the information about the quantity and the condition of the churches and temples in Romania.