Antim Ivireanul, Metropolitan of Wallachia approximately Overview. Publication Timeline. Most widely held works about Antim. Most widely held works by Antim. Opere by Antim Book 22 editions published between and in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Predici by Antim Book 14 editions published between and in Romanian and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

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Didahiile lui sunt unul din marile monumente ale limbii noastre. Saint Anthimus was born in Georgia, and his parents were called John and Mary. The child received the name Andrew in Baptism, and his parents raised him as an Orthodox Christian. Andrew was captured by Turks who invaded Georgia when he was young, and he was one of many who were made slaves in Constantinople. There he learned to speak Greek, Arabic, and Turkish, and also became skilled in woodcarving, embroidery, and painting.

After a few years as a slave, Andrew escaped and fled to the Ecumenical Patriarchate for refuge. Around , Andrew was invited to Wallachia by Prince Constantine Brancoveanu August 16 , who had heard of his talents.

After a year or so, he became a monk and received the name Anthimus. Later, he was ordained to the holy priesthood. He was placed in charge of the royal print shop in Bucharest, and later set up a printing house in the Snagov Monastery. The monastery printed sixty-three books in Romanian, Greek, Arabic, and Georgian. St Anthimus was the author of thirty-eight of them. He was chosen to be the igumen of Snagov in The saint was consecrated as Bishop of Rimnicu-Vilcea in , and three years later he was made Metropolitan of Wallachia.

As Metropolitan, he established schools for poor children, and built churches and monasteries. Since he was a woodcarver, he used his talent to beautify many churches.

St Anthimus was a zealous pastor who satisfied his flock's hunger for spiritual knowledge. Preaching in the Romanian language, he taught them the saving truths of Orthodoxy, and offered words of encouragement and consolation. His edifying books and sermons are part of the spiritual legacy of the Romanian Orthodox Church.

Sinai, but he never arrived at his destination. On September 27, , he was killed by the soldiers who were escorting him. They cut his body into little pieces and threw them into the Tungia River, south of the Danube. Thus, the faithful servant of Christ received the crown of martyrdom.

St Anthimus was a true shepherd of his flock, and a father to his clergy. He was glorified by the Orthodox Church of Romania in View my complete profile.

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