ABSTRACT. We will approach the issue of Church art from a theological and especially canonical-legislative perspective, relying on various canonical sources and Church legislation. We shall outline a short history of the regulations regarding iconography, given that church art cannot be dissociated from theology, ever since the first rules that dealt with the matter up to the current Romanian Church legislation strictly regulating complex issues such as the manner of depicting the saints or the requirements for being a church painter.

Keywords: Romanian Orthodox Church; church art; canon law; parish administration; legislation

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Reverend Associate Professor PhD at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University,
Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Iaşi, Romania

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