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The Past and the Axiological Memory

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Part 1 of a conversation between David Goa and Fr. Teofan Mada at the Arad Museum Complex. This conversation was filmed for broadcast in Fr. Teofan’s broadcast, “Filocalia.live”. We discussed the place of memory and the importance of remembrance while sitting in the museum exhibition that explored the tragedy of the communist period in Romania and the events surrounding the revolution that began in Timisoara and led to the execution of Nicolae Ceausescu on Christmas Day, 1989. What is the role of the museum and the church in “remembering well.” English with translation into Romanian by Bogdan Ivascu, the curator of the museum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkV3DpQSlRQ

Part 2 of a conversation between David Goa and Fr. Teofan Mada on the grounds of the Arad Museum Complex. This conversation was filmed for broadcast in Fr. Teofan’s broadcast, “Filocalia.live”. In a poem by e.e. cummings he writes: “walking forward into the past, walking backward into the future”. What is the role of museums and the church in the healing of traumatic wounds? English with translation into Romanian by Bogdan Ivascu, the curator of the museum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMJbUPt8CQ4