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Cuvântul Vieții Publishing House of the Metropolitan Church of Muntenia and Dobrogea

ABOUT US

Cuvântul Vieții Publishing House has been operating since 2008, being registered by the National Library of Romania, ISBN National Centre, on February 25, 2008 (address no. 241/25.02.2008). With some interruptions, a printing house of the Metropolitan Church of Wallachia (or of Ungrovlahia, later of the Metropolitan Church of Muntenia and Dobrogea) operated in the capital city since 1678, when the old printing house from Târgoviște of the Metropolitan Church was transferred to Bucharest. At the end of the 19th century, in 1882, after several decades of interruption, the printing house resumed its activity under the name of Church Books Printing House (in 1949, it became the Printing House of the Biblical and Mission Institute of the Romanian Orthodox Church). In the interwar period, after the establishment of the Romanian Patriarchate (1925), the publishing house of the Archdiocese of Bucharest was established, independent of the Publishing Houses of the Romanian Patriarchate, operating within the Cultural department of the Archdiocese of Bucharest, which had different names in the following decades: Publishing House of the Archdiocese of Bucharest; Cultural Section: the Apostle; Orthodox Alpenhorn Publishing House; Publishing House of the Cultural Section of the Holy Archdiocese of Bucharest and, after 1980, the Publishing House of the Holy Archdiocese of Bucharest. Cuvântul Vieții Publishing House is the direct successor of the Publishing House of the Holy Archdiocese of Bucharest.

Cuvântul Vieții Publishing House publishes theological works in all fields (Patristics, Orthodox spirituality, liturgical theology, dogmatic theology, pastoral theology, practical theology, history of Christianity, history of the Romanian Orthodox Church, critical hagiography), including works of theology symposia and clergy conferences organized by the Archdiocese of Bucharest, as well as volumes on the medieval history of Romanians, the history of Romanian culture and civilization, especially the history of Romanian art (albums of church art, monographs of Orthodox churches and monasteries) and the history of Romanian printing, as well as volumes of literary fiction. Most texts submitted for publication represent unique and original scientific contributions; the republishing of texts comprising a very small share of the total number of publications. The publishing house verifies the originality of the texts sent for publication and is particularly vigilant regarding possible damages to intellectual property. Texts received by the editors are subject to both internal (in-editorial) and external (by outside-editorial reviewers) review to ensure a high-quality scientific research.

Extensive presentations of the volumes published by Cuvântul Vieții Publishing House can be found on this website, together with all the bibliographic information, a presentation of the authors, the table of contents and an extensive summary. The editorial news are reported on the website of the publishing house, on that of the Basilica Press Agency, on that of the Archdiocese of Bucharest, in the pages of the daily newspaper of the Romanian Patriarchate and in those of the periodical Glasul Bisericii, the official magazine of the Metropolitan Church of Muntenia and Dobrogea and on the Facebook page of the Publishing House. Also, the volumes published by Cuvântul Vieții Publishing House were presented during the shows of the Trinitas TV television station of the Romanian Patriarchate or of the Romanian Television (History-Religion / Universe of faith editorial office).

Readers residing outside Romania can purchase the volumes of Cuvântul Vieții Publishing House through the online store of the Printing House of the Biblical Institute – Romanian Patriarchate or the online store of the Colportaj Service of the Archdiocese of Bucharest. Also, our books can be purchased from the sites of the following online bookstores:

Books printed at Cuvântul Vieții Publishing House (2015-2020)

2015:

  • The Life and Activity of the Holy Hierarch Calinic from Cernica - Commemorative Album (Natalia Manoilescu – Dinu);
  • The Life and Activity of the Holy Hierarch Calinic from Cernica (Natalia Manoilescu – Dinu);
  • Saint John Chrysostom about the Christian Family;
  • Saint John Chrysostom about the Behavior of the Christian in Church and Society;
  • The Holy Fathers about Discernment (text selection, introduction and notes by Fr. Adrian Agachi);
  • The Holy Fathers about Education (text selection, introduction and notes by Fr. Prof. Dr. Constantin Pătuleanu);
  • Brebu Monastery. Tradition and continuity (Florin Șinca);
  • Icons of Light (vol. I). Famous Monks from the Past of the Archdiocese of Bucharest;
  • Icons of Light (vol. II). Famous Ordained Priests from the Past of the Archdiocese of Bucharest;
  • Saint Mary – Techirghiol Monastery.

2016:

  • Holy Trinity Church – Ghencea (Priest Constantin N. Coman and Priest Ion Grădincea);
  • St. Nicholas – Sitaru Monastery (Protosyncellus Natanael Haraga and Hieromonk Hrisostom Iorgulescu);
  • Plumbuita Monastery (Fr. Prof. Dr. Constantin Pătuleanu);
  • Saint John Chrysostom about Reading the Holy Scriptures;
  • Saint John Chrysostom about Suffering and Healing;
  • The History and Significance of the Bell and Wooden Whick in the Orthodox Church (Fr. Prof. Dr. Daniel Benga);
  • Homiletical Sermons and Guidelines (Archimandrite Benedict Ghiuș);
  • Pastoral Dialogues about the Mission of the Church among Young People;
  • Ecclesiastical Art and Culture during the Time of Holy Hierarch Anthim the Iberian;
  • The Art Collection of the Romanian Patriarchate. The Catalog of the Museum from Anthim Monastery (coord. Nun Atanasia Văetiși);
  • Saint Anthim the Iberian about the Pastoral Care of the Faithful (text selection, introduction and notes by Fr. Adrian Agachi);
  • Monks Typographers from Old Times (His Holiness Father Timotei Aioanei Prahoveanul);
  • Biserica Domnească from Busteni. 125 years of history (Priest Gheorghe Virgil Grigore; second edition).

2017:

  • Saint John Chrysostom about Passions and Virtues;
  • The Holy Fathers about Freedom (text selection, introduction and notes by Fr. Adrian Agachi);
  • Ghighiu Monastery – 200 years of incessant prayer (Nun Macrina Desrobitu);
  • The Martyrdom of Saint Anthim the Iberian: New Reading of Historical Sources (Sebastian Nazâru);
  • Patristic Florilegium about the Holy Icons (text selection, introduction and notes by Fr. Adrian Agachi);
  • Pastoral Exhortations (Patriarch Justinian Marina);
  • Father Benedict Ghiuș – Humble Clergyman and Confessor of Christ in Communist Prisons;
  • Saint Pious Pafnutie - Pârvu the Painter: Tradition and Modernity in the Art of Brancoveanu Period (Cristina Cojocaru, Elisabeta Negrău);
  • Church Administrative Guide: Practical Manual for the Examination of Priestly Capacity, the Administration of the Parish and the Monastery (third edition);
  • The Holy Fathers about responsibility (text selection, introduction and notes by Ionuț Vișan);
  • Administrative Transparency and Pastoral Dynamism: His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, 10 years of Service as Archbishop of Bucharest and Metropolitan of Muntenia and Dobrogea;
  • Iconostasis from Bucharest. XVII-XIX Centuries (Nun Atanasia Văetiși, Cristina Cojocaru, Elisabeta Negrău and Sultana Polizu);
  • Saint Basil the Great about Prayer (text selection, introduction and notes by Fr. Adrian Agachi);
  • The Life of Patriarch Nichephorus of Constantinople (Ignatius the Deacon; transl. and notes by Prof. Dr. Ovidiu Popo-Brâncuș; introduction and notes by Sebastian Nazâru);
  • The Condemnation of Books (Fr. Bogdan Teleanu);
  • The Lives of the Iconographers Saints (Deacon Dan Cozea).

2018:

  • Ghighiu Monastery, 200 years of Incessant Prayer (transl. by Cătălin-Constantin Solescu);
  • The Miracle Icon of the Mother of God from Syria from Ghighiu Monastery. History and testimonies (Nun Macrina Desrobitu, Nun Anastasia Eremia, Nun Cipriana Lupașcu);
  • Confessors of Orthodoxy during the Communist regime. Studies and Evocations (coord. Fr. Prof. Dr. Mihail-Simion Săsăujan);
  • Patristic Florilegium about the Unity of Faith (text selection, introduction and notes by Fr. Adrian Agachi);
  • Lectures for the Training Courses for obtaining the Clerical Professional Degrees (Definitive), (coord. Fr. Dr. Dumitru Ștefănescu, Fr. Reader Dr. David Pestroiu);
  • Lectures for the Training Courses for obtaining the Clerical Professional Degrees (Second Degree), (coord. Fr. Dr. Dumitru Ștefănescu, Fr. Reader Dr. David Pestroiu);
  • The Holy Fathers about Courage and Prudence (text selection by Ionuț Vișan, introduction and notes by Fr. Adrian Agachi);
  • Saint Basil the Great about the Creation of the World and Man (text selection, introduction and notes by Fr. Adrian Agachi);
  • The History and Significance of the Bell and Wooden Whick in the Orthodox Church (Fr. Prof. Dr. Daniel Benga; second edition);
  • Front diary. Daily notes from the First World War (1916-1918) of the Military Priest Gheorghe C. Creţu, (edition, foreword and afterword by Fr. Dr. Bogdan-Aurel Teleanu).

2019:

  • Father Toma Chiricuță and the Settlement of Saint Cyprian (Fr. Nicolae Dascălu);
  • Saint Cyprian of Carthage, Selected texts (text selection, introduction and notes by Fr. Adrian Agachi);
  • Saint Basil the Great about the Holy Trinity (text selection, introduction and notes by Fr. Adrian Agachi);
  • Collection of Texts about the National and Ecclesiastical Unity of the Romanians in the Medieval Period (XVI-XVIII centuries) (selection, introduction and preface by Sebastian Nazâru);
  • Saint Gregory the Theologian, Selected texts (text selection, introduction and notes by Fr. Adrian Agachi);
  • 2019 - Homage Year of the Romanian village (of priests, teachers and mayors) and Commemorative Year of Patriarchs Nicodim Munteanu and Iustin Moisescu and translators of church books in the Romanian Patriarchate - Thematic Guide on Lectures for the Definitive Clerical Degree, (coord. Fr. Reader Dr. David Pestroiu);
  • 2019 - Homage Year of the Romanian Village (of Priests, Teachers and Mayors) and Commemorative Year of Patriarchs Nicodim Munteanu and Iustin Moisescu and Translators of Church Books in the Romanian Patriarchate - Thematic Guide on Lectures for the Second Clerical Degree, (coord. Fr. Reader Dr. David Pestroiu);
  • Between the War of Passions and the Peace of Virtues: Meditations on „The Word about the Evils opposed to Virtues” of Evagrius of Pontus (Fr. Adrian Agachi);
  • Saint Basil the Great about Monasticism (text selection, introduction and notes by Fr. Adrian Agachi);
  • Apărătorii Patriei I Parish: Neighborhood, Church, Life (Prof. Mihaela Palade, Fr. Iulian Scoipan);
  • Patriarch Nicodim Munteanu and Iustin Moisescu, Spiritual Advice;
  • The Hand of the Holy Hierarch Nicolae from the Heart of Bucharest (Fr. Dr. Emil-Nedelea Cărămizaru);
  • The Beauty of the Romanian Village – Heritage and Traditions in the Archdiocese of Bucharest (coord. His Holiness Father Timotei Prahoveanul, Vicar-Bishop of the Archdiocese of Bucharest).

2020:

  • Clement of Alexandria about True Wealth;
  • The Holy Fathers about Friendship and Trust (text selection, introduction and notes by Ionuț Vișan);
  • Saint Basil the Great about Holiness (text selection, introduction and notes by Fr. Adrian Agachi);
  • Perceptions Regarding the Romanian village: Anthology from Classics of National Culture (coord. Ionuț Butoi, Mircea Platon);
  • Biserica Albă from Bucharest. Longing for the Holy Mass. The Life of the Parish during the State of Emergency and National Alert - COVID 19 (March 15-June 15, 2020);
  • The Miracle Icon of the Mother of God from Syria from Ghighiu Monastery. History and testimonies (Nun Macrina Desrobitu, Nun Anastasia Eremia, Nun Cipriana Lupașcu, second edition);
  • Philocal Experience in the Light of the Holy Scriptures – Pelaghia Tudor, abbess of Ghighiu Monastery;
  • New miracles of the Holy Hierarch Spiridon of Trimythous. Testimonies from the Church of Saint Spiridon – New in Bucharest;
  • The House of Man, the house of the Lord. Elements of Romanian popular Art;
  • St. John Klimax, The Ladder.

EDITORIAL TEAM

Priest Dr. Mihail-Simion Săsăujan
Diocesan Counselor – Coordinator

Dr. Sebastian-Laurențiu Nazâru
Editor In Chief

Priest Dr. Adrian Agachi
Editor

Dr. Ionuț Vișan
Editor



Priest Dr. Dumitru-Sorin Stoian
Collaborating Editor

Dr. Alexandru-Ștefăniță Matache
Editorial Secretary

Priest Dr. Mihail-Simion Săsăujan
Diocesan Counselor – Coordinator

Dr. Sebastian-Laurențiu Nazâru
Editor In Chief

Priest Dr. Adrian Agachi
Editor

Dr. Ionuț Vișan
Editor

Priest Dr. Dumitru-Sorin Stoian
Collaborating Editor

Dr. Alexandru-Ștefăniță Matache
Editorial Secretary

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