Mitropolitul Ghedeon al Moldovei (1653-1659; 1664-1671)
Metropolitan Ghedeon has ruled the Moldavian Church of for
two pastorates (1653-1659; 1664-1671), being contemporary with
two great giants: the Saint Metropolitan Varlaam and the Saint
Metropolitan Dosoftei. Due to the shine of the two great metropolitans,
the portrait of Metropolitan Ghedeon remained shadowed
and barely outlined. Moreover, as we indicate, the great historian
Nicolae Iorga has added shades of charcoal to this portrayal.
We tried, as much as possible, to reveal the historical character
of Metropolitan Ghedeon in a positive light. Erudite, diplomat
and patriot, apprentice and meritorious follower of the Saint
Metropolitan Varlaam Motoc, Ghedeon was contemporary and in
good relations with great figures of his age.
We described the ecclesiastical patronage of Metropolitan
Ghedeon and his involvement in the spiritual affairs of the time.