Fr. Eugen J. Pentiuc, Pastor of St. George Greek Orthodox Church led a Bible translation workshop in Bucharest, Romania between May 15th and 19th. The workshop is part of a Master of Arts (MA) in Bible translation, a program organized by NIDA – American Bible Society and the University of Roma. This MA is an online program and Fr. Pentiuc was the instructor for its first module, “The Role of Bible in Orthodoxy.” Students from Romania, Greece, Russia, Serbia, and Albania who are enrolled in this program attended the workshop.
During his short stay in Bucharest, Fr. Pentiuc was received in an official audience by His Beatitude Daniel Patriarch of Romania. With this occasion, Patriarch Daniel conferred to Fr. Pentiuc the Order of “St. John Chrysostom Cross” in a sign of recognition of Fr. Pentiuc’s contribution to Orthodox theology in America.
Also, Fr. Pentiuc was interviewed for two hours by Trinitas TV the only 24/7 TV station in the Orthodox world. Fr. Pentiuc spoke on various biblical topics such as his ongoing work on prophet Hosea, the relationship between the Old and New Testaments, the role of the Bible in the Orthodox Church, as well as the first digital Study Bible entitled, “The Bible in Its Traditions” created by Ã‰cole Biblique in Jerusalem for which Fr. Pentiuc just finished his contribution, a new translation with footnotes for the Book of Hosea.
Pictured, Fr. Pentiuc along with Patriarch Daniel in the Patriarchate Palace in Bucharest (May 18th, 2017).