Romanian saints

St. Peter Movilă was the Metropolitan of Kiev (Ukraine) from 1632 until his death in 1646. He is known as a leading Orthodox theologian of the e18th century and as a reformer of the orthodox theological education. His feast day is the Romanian Orthodox Church on December 22. The first years Peter Movilă was born …

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Holy Virgin Filofteia was born in the city of Tarnovo in Bulgaria, and remaining orphaned following the death of his mother, wise by the Holy Spirit, he began to work with zeal works best. Soon after the death of his mother, father Holy Filofteia took another woman saw them mercy, made his incessant troubles, beating …

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The most precious odor of Oltenia is the spiritual shrine with the relics of St. Gregory Dekapolis from Bistrita Monastery – Valcea. Founded from the XVth century, by noblemen Craiovesti, Bistrita Monastery was an important spiritual role throughout the five centuries of existence. Spiritual heart of its work have always stood relics of Blessed Gregory …

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Saint Hyacinth was born at the end of the 13th century. He attended the high schools of the time, completing his theological education in Constantinople, where he defended the Orthodox teaching of hesychasm together with Saint Gregory Palamas. Given his worthiness, he was elected metropolitan of Vicina after the death of metropolitan Kiril, in 1358. …

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“Converting” the Orthodox in Transilvania to Greek Catholic Church In the late seventeenth century Habsburg Empire “converted” Orthodox Romanians in Transylvania to Greek Catholicism. The situation of Transylvanian Romanians was very heavy, according to “diploma” issued in Vienna by Leopold I, in 1691, which stipulated that only Hungarians, Saxons and Szeklers were the three “nations” …

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Father lives in a studio Double or what is called in the West a small studio. Receivable is received between rooms, of not more than ten square meters. Beyond the bedroom windows, where the foot of the bed double, the parent table is Stăniloae Dumitru has worked much of his writings. This side is a …

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Considered the most prominent bishop of the Romanian Country throughout its history, Saint Antim Iberian remains in the memory of our Church as a man of rare complexity. Typographer, architect of churches, calligrapher, sculptor, preacher unparalleled knowledge of foreign languages, Metropolitan of Georgian proved while being a good organizer of the Church, the spirit philanthropic …

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Ivan the Terrible, the bloodiest character of Russian history, plagiarism teachings of Neagoe to get to Constantinople bazileu title. Porte did not notice the fake. Plagiarism was discovered 400 years. Neagoe, ruler of Romanian between 1512 and 1521, is the author of the famous work “The teachings of Neagoe Basarab to his son Theodosius.” Writing …

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On 26 September, the Romanian Christian Orthodox calendar is commemorated Holy Prince Neagoe. In the working session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, meeting at the Patriarchal Residence in Bucharest on 8-9 July 2008 decided canonization of St. Hyacinth Hierarch of Vicina, the first metropolitan of the Romanian Country, the Saint Pious …

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In the life of saints there is no tomorrow. Maybe just a night. Or a continuous today. A truth that I understand the Archdiocese of Râmnic Stânişoara Monastery, listening to Father Abbot Lawrence, with whom I walked the paths of Pious Saint Neophytos and Meletios, who had some cracks in the rock here. This “last …

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