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24 Sep

Altar

Altar
The end of october has brought, for the chatolic christians from Baia Mare, a new symposium dedicated to the bishops of this cult, that were arrested in 1948 by the henchmen of the cumunist regime. The event took place in the “Saint Anton of Padova” church, on Victoriei street.
Here, at the official initiation of the fifth edition of the symposium “The arrest of the bishops - 1948”, the new altar was inaugurated and blessed. All this happened last friday from 5 pm., at the same time with the memorial liturgy, held by a towering synod of preists.
The end of october has brought, for the chatolic christians from Baia Mare, a new symposium dedicated to the bishops of this cult, that were arrested in 1948 by the henchmen of the cumunist regime. The event took place in the “Saint Anton of Padova” church, on Victoriei street.
 
Here, at the official initiation of the fifth edition of the symposium “The arrest of the bishops - 1948”, the new altar was inaugurated and blessed. All this happened last friday from 5 pm., at the same time with the memorial liturgy, held by a towering synod of preists.
 
The altar is made by Mircea Cornel Rusu, the sculptor from Baia Mare, the one that has another piece of art in this church - a crucifix carved in wood, on which is installed the face of Jesus, about which the artist was saying that “is a live Jesus, which is talking with the people that come to pray at His feet”. The new work of art that found it’s place in the “Saint Anton of Padova” church as an altar, took six months to be finished, and it weights a few tons. Preist Simion Mesaros, the vicar of the church, came to light ten days after the crucifix was installed there. “We went right away to find the bloks of marble for the work to start as soon as possible. A team of counsellors from the vicary of the church kept in touch with the artist through the entire time”, saind preist Simion Mesaros.
 
The altar prezents Jesus’s tomb
 
The work is carved in marble and it represents the tomb where Jesus stood, and it has several simbolic plans. The lower part reprezents the tomb where He stood for three days. The midle part suggests the huge rock that was placed over the tomb, and around it, you can see the pall for the funeral as a proof of His resurrection. The midle-high part, the shrine, reprezents Jesus Christ - life, Jesus the Eucharistic. Over this shrine, the artist sculpted two hands praying holding a cross. This simbilises the hole world that surrounds Christ, and the crucifix above all is a sign of victory over the death.
 
“Looking at this altarm anthems of the resurrection:< >. This piece of art doesn’t just delight our sight. It also has the point of making the people that watch it to lead their thoughts towards God. This make the artis’s work to rise above other works of art that are in the domain <>”, specified priest Mesaros.
 
Work of art with an ecumanical character
 
Priest Simion Mesaros also said that this piece of work, unic for the churches from Romania, includes an element that the human kind has to have, the ecumenism. “The marble blocks were loaded and transported from the storage to the work shop by the workers from the “The trinity” orthodox church yard. After that, the artist was helped through out the work by Lazi Daci, a good adventist christian. The transport of the blocks from the work shop to the church was done by the neighbours of the artist, that are hungarian, of another confession”, conchided priest Simion Mesaros.

 

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