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Ioan Alexandru and the Homeland in „Hymns of Transylvania”
This article involves a poetical-theological approach of the idea of homeland in Ioan Alexandru’s „Hymns of Transylvania”. I subdivided this research into four mystic discourses on the homeland concept: the first regarding the symbol of unity in spirit, moving furthermore the religious legacy of his ancestors; the second deals with the homeland as an icon of a kind mother that takes pride in her children; the third envisage our homeland as the source of immortality, a sacred space beyond the sun, where love lives forever; and finally the last image depicts the eucharistic dimension of our homeland. Hymnographic poetry of Ioan Alexandru is the homeland of our soul immortality.