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UNESCO Heritage: The Church of Sucevita Monastery and the Church of the Saviour at Berestovo

Belonging to the UNESCO heritage, Sucevita Monastery and the Church of the Saviour at Berestovo represent the theme of the joint stamp issue Romania – Ukraine, introduced into circulation by Romfilatelia. The link between the two churches, subject of the postage stamps issue, is the great personality of Petru Movila (1596-1646), nephew of Ieremia Movila. Named Metropolitan of Kyiv in 1633, Petru Movila lays…

ROSES IN PAINTING

About roses, there are numberless legends in all cultures of the world. One of the Legends of Olympus says that Chloris, the Flower goddess, created the rose out of a very dear nymph, who had passed away. Then, she asked all the other gods to give the new flower a little of their gifts. Thus, Zephyros himself, Chloris’ husband, the god of spring wind,…

CHRISTMAS 2013

In the Orient, until the second half of the 4th century, the HolyChurchused to celebrate the Birth of Our Lord on the same day with the Baptism of Our Lord, namely on January 6th, this double celebration being generally called the Epiphany. The Birth of Our Lord holiday was celebrated separately as of 379 when Saint Gregory of Nazianz delivered a festive preach in…

FAUNA: SPECIES FROM ROMANIA

Romaniais one of the few European countries having a very well preserved biological diversity. As an integral part of biodiversity, the terrestrial fauna of our country, which is one of the richest and most various fromEurope, consists of three large fauna complexes: the alpine complex, the forest complex and the steppe complex. They contain old local elements and relatively young ones, rare or even…

ASTRA Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization – 50 years

More than one century and a half ago (1861), in Sibiu, the Transylvanian Association for Romanian Literature and Culture of the Romanians – ASTRA is founded, a cultural organization contemplating, through its Founding Acts, to carry out preservation actions of the Romanian traditional heritage and artistic-cultural manifestations. An open air museum had been envisaged to be built inSibiuever since 1940 by Romulus Vuia, the…

ANTIM MONASTERY – 300 YEARS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF ITS CONSTRUCTION

ROMANIAN POSTAGE STAMP DAY 300 years ago, the metropolitan bishop Antim Ivireanul laid the foundation of Antim Monastery, dedicated to All Saints, being today one of the oldest and most beautiful monasteries of Bucharest. By its supple, elegant and balanced architectural line and the refinement and depth of the vegetal motifs sculpted in stone and wood, the monastery church is considered “one of the…

LIVE HEALTHY!

Motto: Mens sana in corpore sano Romfilatelia introduces into circulation the postage stamps issue Live healthy!, thus adding a new set of stamps to the topic initiated in 2012, which suggestively illustrates the natural resources that should lie at the basis of a healthy nutrition, such as: honey, walnuts, peanuts, wild berries (raspberries, blueberries and blackberries) and cinnamon. A first rank food, both drink…

HOMAGE YEAR OF SAINT EMPERORS CONSTANTINE AND HELEN

The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church decided to declare 2013 the Homage Year of Saint Emperors Constantine and Helen, considering the anniversary of 1700 years since the Edict of religious tolerance of Milan. Romfilatelia also joins this initiative by introducing into circulation a postage stamps issue dedicated to this major event of the Romanian Orthodox Church. Constantine the Great or Constantine I…

Europa 2013 – THE POSTMAN VAN

Established by PostEurop each year, the topic proposed under the theme Europa, for year 2013,is entitled The Postman Van. On this occasion, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation a new postage stamps issue that has been, for many years, on the list of collection themes and in the top chart of philatelic preferences. If at the beginning letters and messages were sent by riding messengers, once…

EARTH DAY 2013

In 2009, The United Nations Organization instituted the date of 22 April as the official holiday of the planet – International Mother Earth Day – a day of involvement of all the people to protect the environment. On this occasion, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation a postage stamps issue dedicated to this event, Earth Day 2013. On April 22, 1970, the American senator Gaylord Nelson…