The Establishment of the First Metropolitan See of Wallachia

15 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2017 Last revised: 16 Jun 2017

Date Written: April 29, 2016


The seat of the first Metropolitan See of Wallachia—which was canonically recognized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople—was established at Curtea de Argeș, alongside with the Princely seat. This ecclesiastical structure—together with the existing princely seats which were attested long before the foundation of Wallachia—demonstrate that “the [Romanian] nation was born spontaneously and naturally as a Christian nation, because conventional Christianity together with the Latin culture contributed to its formation. We are Romanians because we are Christians and we are Christians because we are Romanians."

Keywords: The Metropolitan See of Wallachia, Iachint, Nicolae Alexandru Basarab, Curtea de Argeş, recognition of Metropolitan See

Suggested Citation

Gligore, Daniel, The Establishment of the First Metropolitan See of Wallachia (April 29, 2016). Proceedings of Harvard Square Symposium: The Future of Knowledge, Volume 1, p. 146–160, April 2016. Available at SSRN: or

Daniel Gligore (Contact Author)

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Curtea de Argeş

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