Romfilatelia has issued two postage stamps of the Antim Monastery- 300 years since its building started, and their face value is 3.60 lei and 14.50 lei, and along with a firs day cover to mark three centuries of the Antim Monastery\’s existence and the Day of the Romanian Postage Stamp.The anniversary issue consists of two perforated souvenir sheets, a minisheet of 4 stamps and a sheet of 32 stamps, Romfilatelia informs. The issue also has a philatelic album, in 400 copies, including a perforated sheet, and a first day cover, with the first day seal in gold folio. Starting on July 15, the postage stamp the Antim Monastery – 300 Years since its building started, will be available at all the Romfilatelia shops in Bucharest and countrywide.
One of the most beautiful churches, the Antim Monastery of Bucharest is the masterpiece of an artist architect, as famous Romanian philosopher Nicolae Iorga used to say. It was erected over 1713 and 1715, based on the blueprints of Archmandrite Antim Ivireanul, and it represents a convincing evidence of the life in Bucharest of early 18th century.
Its name is related to the relics of several saint martyrs it shelters, and the personalities and the events that marked Romania\’s natinal history. In 1950, the Monastery was turned into a Patriarchate Chapel, and the Bishopal residence, later, and today it hosts the Synodal Palace, the Library of the Holy Synod and the Archives of the Holy Synod.
On July 15, every year, it is celebrated the Day of the Romanian postage stamp.