The Reverend Dr Ioan Moldoveanu was appointed new dean of the Patriarch Justinian Faculty of Orthodox Theology, following a resolution of the Senate of the University of Bucharest made in December 2018.
Currently a professor of History of the Romanian Orthodox Church, Fr. Ioan Moldoveanu succeeds Rev. Dr. Ștefan Buchiu who has served as the Faculty’s Dean for over ten years.
The new dean earned his PhD degree at the Aristotle University of Thessalonica in 1999. His thesis was entitled ‘Ties between the Romanian Principalities and Mount Athos (1650-1863),’ and was written under the guidance of Prof. Athanasios Karathanasis.
He speaks several foreign languages and is the author of various articles and books published in Romanian, Greek, and English.
Since 2003, Fr Ioan Moldoveanu has served at the Annunciation Chapel of the Greek Embassy in Bucharest.
At the beginning of his new ministry, Fr Ioan Moldoveanu addressed the professors and students in a message posted on the Faculty’s official website noting that ‘our Faculty aims to be one of modern Christian mission, using the modern means of communication, in order to offer today’s world people prepared to spread the message of Christ’s Gospel, in a world that seems increasingly alienated from the values of faith in Him Who has risen for us and our salvation.’
Fr Ioan Moldoveanu began his ministry as dean on January 1, 2019, and will be reconsidered next year for a four-year mandate.
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