This year’s Romanian Academy’s Anniversary represents a bright jubilee for the Romanian nation, given the major contribution of this noble institution to cultivate Romanian language, culture, art, science and spirituality, and to affirm and promote them in Europe and the entire world, Patriarch Daniel said April 3.
His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel delivered a speech during the solemn session of the General Assembly of the Romanian Academy held Monday, 3 April 2017.
The Romanian Academy marked the 150th anniversary of the decree signing by Ruler Prince Carol I of Romania (1867) on the convening of the inaugural session of the Romanian Academic Society (1/13 August 1867) and the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Romanian Academy Library.
In his speech, Patriarch Daniel focused on the efforts of the Romanian Academy to preserve national and religious identity, and to support the beneficent cooperation between the Church and the Academy, based on trust and mutual respect.
The Academy Chairman Ionel-Valentin Vlad chaired the solemn session, who spoke about the mission of the institution for 150 years in the modern history of Romania, and referred to the role the Academy plays in Romanian culture and science.
Officials, academicians and public personalities delivered speeches during the session. The Presidential Administration sent a congratulatory message on this occasion.
The convention of the General Assembly was followed by the opening of an exhibition called “The Romanian Academy Library – a world of knowledge”, at the Theodor Pallady Hall of the Library of the Romanian Academy.
On 4 April 2017, the Romanian Academy celebrated 151 years of activity. Founded in 1866, initially under the name of Romanian Literary Society, and then Romanian Academic Society, the institution, defined as the highest Romanian forum of culture and science, received the title of Romanian Academy in March 1879. Being a symbol of national spirituality ever since its establishment, a short while after the Union of the Romanian Principalities, the Romanian Academy declares and continues to define itself as the core of the Romanian intellectuality.
Its members are renowned scientific personalities both nationally and internationally appreciated, having a particular expertise in the most various domains, such as history, philosophy, linguistics, nuclear physics, chemistry, macro- and microcellular biology, geology, geodynamics and agriculture.