TABOR - Tradition and Contemporaneity in the Romanian Orthodox Church
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Father Andrei Scrima’s correspondence with Patriarch Justinian reflected in the Security archives
Using information provided by the Archives of the Council for the Study of Security Archives, this research brings into attention the correspondence between the Patriarch Justinian Marina and Fr. Andrei Scrima intercepted by the communist authorities between 1957 and 1960. The correspondence consists of a telegram sent by the head of the Orthodox Church, asking the young monk to visit him in a hospital in Zurich, and two letters sent by Scrima from Benares, asking for a scholarship. The documents are important not only for their content, but also for a potential biographical restitution or for some secondary aspects and they could be a worthwhile source for a reconstruction of Fr. Scrima’s biography.