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Rev. Fr. Eugen J. Pentiuc, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, led a Bible translation workshop in Bucharest, Romania, from May 15-20. The workshop is part of an online master’s program organized by the NIDA Institute (American Bible Society) and Link Campus University in Rome. Rev. Fr. Pentiuc was the instructor for the first module, “The Role of the Bible in Orthodoxy.” Students in the program from Romania, Greece, Russia, Serbia, and Albania attended the Bucharest workshop at which biblical scholars from Romania and Greece presented papers related to the art and science of Bible translation.
While in Bucharest, Rev. Fr. Pentiuc was received in an official audience by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, who conferred upon Rev. Fr. Pentiuc the Order of St. John Chrysostom in recognition of his contribution to Orthodox theology in America. His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Dean of the St. Serge Orthodox Institute in Paris are among the few other recipients of this prestigious award.
Rev. Fr. Pentiuc was also interviewed by Trinitas TV, the only 24/7 station in the Orthodox world. Segments of the two-hour interview aired during nine episodes of Trinitas programming. Rev. Fr. Pentiuc spoke on topics such as his ongoing work on the prophet Hosea, the relationship between the Old and New Testaments, the role of the Bible in the Orthodox Church, and the first digital Study Bible, The Bible in its Traditions, created by the École biblique in Jerusalem, to which Rev. Fr. Pentiuc contributed a new translation with footnotes of the Book of Hosea (forthcoming from Peeters Press).