Hieromonk Vartolomeu Dolhan under the communist persecution

He had just finished painting the altar of the church in his native village of Pârcovacii, near Hârlău, where he had been baptised, on the eve of St. Nicholas’ Day 1958, when Father Vartolomeu Dolhan of the Metropolitanate of Iași was visited by the Security Service. Father Vartolomeu was arrested and his cell searched, accused of working against the regime. But who was Father Vartolomeu and what had he done? He was born on 4 August 1912 into a large farmer’s family near Hârlău. He went to primary school in his native village, then to the Vorona monastery. From there […]

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