With God’s help and with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicolae, our monastery publishes a monthly bulletin in which we hope to offer spiritual messages and recent updates for our pilgrims.

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FEASTTheophany
VOICE OF PUTNAOpen the door of your heart unto all Protosyngellos Gherasim Soca
CHRISTIAN CULTUREThe Freedom to be Anonymous  Adrian Alui Gheorghe
HOLY FATHERSSaint Basil the Great
MEDITATION“Lord, that I may receive my sight.” On spiritual vision
MEDITATION“Sealed Vessel of the Holy Spirit”
OUR FATHERS IN THE LORDArchbishop Victorin – a saint among us  Elena Rahlițchi and Monk Eufrosin State
POEMI Have Nothing against You, Death  Grigore Vieru
EXPLORING YOUR FAITH!The Cross
EXPLORING YOUR FAITH!Freedom
APOSTLEOn Repentance
YOUTH VOICEGod makes Himself known in everything we do  Ana Maria Crăciun
OUR MONASTERYJanuary/February 2022

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WORD OF THE METROPOLITAN ⋅ Pastoral Letter for the Feast of the Lord’s Nativity 2021  His Eminence NICOLAE
VOICE OF PUTNASaint Nicholas Today Protosyngellos Dosoftei Dijmărescu
CHRISTIAN CULTUREThe New Illiteracy Adrian Alui Gheorghe
MEDITATIONDiffidence in Our Relationship with God
MEDITATIONGod with Us
HOLY FATHERSSaint Spyridon the Wonderworker, Bishop of Tremithus
POEM“The Departure of Father Gherasim” [Iscu] (+25 December 1951)  Constantin Aurel Dragodan
OUR FATHERS IN THE LORDSimplicity and Modesty  Carmen Ognean
EXPLORING YOUR FAITH!The Holy Trinity
EXPLORING YOUR FAITH!Obedience
APOSTLEThe Peace of Christ
YOUTH VOICEBeing a Christian Does Not Allow Us Self-Pity  Alexandra Moisoiu
OUR MONASTERYNovember/December 2021

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FEASTThe Nativity of the Mother of God  Saint Gregory Palamas
VOICE OF PUTNAOn the Beginning of a New School Year  Archimandrite Melchisedec Velnic
CHRISTIAN CULTURESmall Cultures Facing Globalization  Adrian Alui Gheorghe
MEDITATIONThe Answer to God’s Call
MEDITATIONHe Who Bears His Cross Does Not Need Miracles
POEMHeaven Descended upon Earth  Daniel Turcea
HOLY FATHERSThe Holy Apostle and Evangelist John
OUR FATHERS IN THE LORDArchbishop Victorin Ursache. The Gentle Shepherd!  Carmen Ognean
EXPLORING YOUR FAITH!On Dogma
EXPLORING YOUR FAITH!Messiah: The Son of God
APOSTLEThe Cross: The Path to Salvation
YOUTH VOICEA Paterikon Image  Mihaela Dumitru
OUR MONASTERYSeptember/October 2021

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WORD OF THE METROPOLITANPastoral Letter for the Feast of the Lord’s Resurrection 2021 ⋅ His Eminence Nicolae
VOICE OF PUTNALet Us Confess Christ through Word and Deed  Archimandrite Melchisedec Velnic
FEAST
Descent of the Holy Spirit
CHRISTIAN CULTURE“The Putna Celebration: 1871–2021. The Continuity of an Ideal”  Adrian Alui Gheorghe
MEDITATIONMay We Not Forget!
POEMWho Calls Me…? Mihai Buracu
HOLY FATHERSThe Lamentations of Jeremiah ⋅ Saint Ignatius Brianchaninov
OUR FATHERS IN THE LORDSome Spiritual Memories from the Life of Archbishop Victorin ⋅ Lucia V. Sarchisian & Dumitru Ungureanu
MEDITATIONConfessing God: A Privilege
EXPLORING YOUR FAITH!The Messianism of the Ancient Rabbis
EXPLORING YOUR FAITH!The Messiah is Come!
APOSTLEEvil Must Be Ignored Even When It Tells the Truth
YOUTH VOICEROYA Retreat  Robert Belibrov
OUR MONASTERYMay/June 2021

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FEASTThe Annunciation
PASTORAL VISITWhat Does It Mean for Me to Become a Christian? ⋅ His Eminence Nicolae
VOICE OF PUTNAThrough Humility and Humble Mindedness, Let Us Draw Closer to God  Archimandrite Melchisedec Velnic
CHRISTIAN CULTUREThe Ethics of Memory  Adrian Alui Gheorghe
HOLY FATHERS“Mother of God, Enlighten My Darkness!” ⋅ Saint Gregory Palamas
POEMPoems for Mom Grigore Vieru & Nichita Stănescu
MEDITATIONChristian Asceticism
OUR FATHERS IN THE LORDArchbishop Victorin Ursache: A Saint among Us (V)
EXPLORING YOUR FAITH!The Mother of God, Champion Leader of Christians ⋅ Archimandrite Melchisedec Velnic
APOSTLEWe Have Passions, We Have Enemies
YOUTH VOICEWhat Does “Mother” Mean to Me Now, in Canada? Alexandra Ioana Geonea
OUR MONASTERYMarch/April 2021

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FEASTHow Can We Reach the Blessedness of Meeting the Lord? St. Theophan the Recluse
VOICE OF PUTNAThe Fear of the World and the Fear of the Lord Protosyngellos Hrisostom Ciuciu
CHRISTIAN CULTUREA Memory with Father Iustin Pârvu Adrian Alui Gheorghe 
POEMThe Saint Adrian Alui Gheorghe
MEDITATIONFaithful to the First Grace
HOLY FATHERSThe Martyrdom of the Holy Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna
OUR FATHERS IN THE LORDArchbishop Victorin Ursache: A Saint among Us (IV)
EXPLORING YOUR FAITH!Ebed Yahweh
APOSTLENow is the Day of Salvation (2 Corinthians 6.2)
YOUTH VOICELove of Nation Petru Andrei Juravlea
OUR MONASTERYFebruary 2021

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FEAST The Baptism of the Lord Protosyngellos Ieremia
VOICE OF PUTNA ⋅ Epiphany with the Romanian Brothers from Crasna of BukovinaProtosyngellos Gherasim Soca
CHRISTIAN CULTURE ⋅ Freedom by Faith Adrian Alui Gheorghe 
MEDITATION ⋅ Where are You, Lord?
HOLY FATHERS Saint Gregory the Theologian (330-390)
OUR FATHERS IN THE LORD ⋅ Archbishop Victorin Ursache: A Saint among Us (III)
POEM ⋅ Signs of Mourning in the Jordan ValleyHieroschemamonk John
EXPLORING YOUR FAITH! ⋅ Isaiah: The Old Testament Evangelist
APOSTLE ⋅ Those who Love the Lord’s Appearance (cf. 2 Timothy 4.8)
YOUTH VOICE ⋅ Until the Bell Rings Kassiani Tzoganakis
OUR MONASTERYJanuary 2021

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WORD OF THE METROPOLITAN Pastoral Letter for the Feast of the Lord’s Nativity 2020 His Eminence NICOLAE
VOICE OF PUTNA ⋅ Thoughts on the Dignity of Being RomanianProtosyngellos Dosoftei Dijmărescu
MEDITATION ⋅ Why Didn’t the Rabbis Recognize and Receive Christ?
HOLY FATHERS ⋅ When Love Multiplies, Martyrdom Becomes a FeastSt. Ignatius of Antioch
APOSTLE The City Whose Builder Is God (Hebrews 11.10)
OUR FATHERS IN THE LORD ⋅ Archbishop Victorin Ursache: A Saint among Us (II)
POEM ⋅ The Lamb of RedemptionHieroschemamonk John
FEAST ⋅ The Humility That Precedes the Knowledge of GodProtosyngellos Ieremia
EXPLORING YOUR FAITH! ⋅ Christ in the Psalms
YOUTH VOICE ⋅ Trust Teodora Pădure
OUR MONASTERYDecember 2020

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WORD OF THE METROPOLITAN Word of Blessing  His Eminence NICOLAE
VOICE OF PUTNA ⋅ Christ: Icon from Within our Heart ⋅ Archimandrite Melchisedec Velnic
FEAST ⋅ The Entrance of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple ⋅ Protosyngellos Ieremia
OUR FATHERS IN THE LORD ⋅ Archbishop Victorin Ursache: A Saint among Us
MEDITATION ⋅ The Unmerciful Rich Men
HOLY FATHERS ⋅ Be Attentive to YourselfSt. Basil the Great
APOSTLE Sing in Your Hearts to the Lord!
POEM ⋅ In Fatherly ArmsSt. John Jacob the Chozebite
EXPLORING YOUR FAITH! ⋅ Moses on Christ
YOUTH VOICE ⋅ I Found My Shoes ⋅ Mihaela Dumitru
OUR MONASTERYNovember 2020