<h2>AUTHOR: Ion GUMENÂI </h2>
<h4>NOUL NEAMȚ MONASTERY – PROMOTER OF THE ROMANIAN MONASTIC TRADITION</h4>
<pre>Danubius, XL, Galati, 2022, pp. 117-132.</pre>
An exceptional phenomenon, the Noul – Neamț Monastery, supported and supported by both the Tsarist secular administration and the Holy Synod, right from its establishment in 1864, was one of the main centers for promoting the Romanian tradition. By transferring the name itself, some works and the way of life and traditions of the Neamț Lavra, in fact this place of worship came to maintain the Romanian spiritual element that was in opposition to the traditional Russian one.
In this sense, a role of maximum importance was played by Archimandrite Andronic Popovici, a complex and plurivalent person, one of the founders and founders of the Noul-Neamț Monastery. Starting from his origins and his activity as an archimandrite in the New Neamț, even if he was a philosopher and supporter of the Russian autocrats, seen by him as saviors of Orthodoxy, this volens-nolens through his activity contributed essentially to maintaining the Romanian tradition in Bessarabia.
We also believe that it is necessary to interpret the connections made during the tsarist period of the Noul Neamț Monastery both with the Neamț lavra and with a series of consecrated personalities of the Romanian spirituality and culture.
Also, a series of other elements that were imported by this place of worship from the Romanian space will be investigated.