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Archive 2018

MARTIN TAMCKE 

Zur Situation der Christen im Nahen Osten. Erste Einblicke von persönlichen Begegnungen bis zur Märtyrertheologie heute

 

LIVIU PETCU

Amor omnia vincit! Love for one’s neighbor, in the name of God, is the Christian’s spiritual distinction

 

VASILE DORU FER 

The Distinctive Features of the Epistle to Philemon

 

ILIE MELNICIUC-PUICĂ

The Message of John the Forerunner in the Gospel of Luke

 

ALEXANDRU PRELIPCEAN 

The Titles of Christ in the Lamentations Service of Holy Saturday

 

ROGER CORESCIUC

Catechesis, Knowledge and Hesychasm in the context of Romanian Secularized Culture

 

CARMEN-MARIA BOLOCAN

The Metaphor of Religiousness in the poetry of Nichifor Crainic

 

NICOLAE PREDA

Partaking of Fish – Uniformity and Diversity within Worship Ordinances

 

ALEXANDREL BARNEA

Rhythmical-Melodic Structures in the Stichera for Easter by Visarion the Hieromonk

 

IONUȚ-GABRIEL NASTASĂ

An important musical manuscript of Saint Iosif Naniescu

 

CARMEN-GABRIELA LĂZĂREANU

The Perception of the Social Environment on the Persons with Disabilities from a Christian Perspective

 

EMILIAN-IUSTINIAN ROMAN

Rewiews

 

The first study of 2018

Theologischen Fakultät

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, DEUTSCHLAND

 

Abstract: The situation of Christians in the Middle East has been worrying for many years, especially in the context of the wars and political tensions in Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Egypt. The numerous analyses, mostly political, are all determined by the political standpoint of the analysts, but at the same time also by the cause of manifold shortcomings. In the view of these circumstances, the author starts this study with some more personal remarks as an answer at the question: How did I get involved with Oriental Christians? On the one hand, the joint action of our churches with other sister churches in the faith can deepen and renew our spirituality. On the other hand, our philanthropic, educational, cultural and religious actions strengthen and support their authority, what can be a sign of Christian faith in the East. Today, the issue of martyrs has become central to many churches. There is a meaning to die for faith, which is a final form of resistance when the resistance is externally destroyed. Attempts to set signs of religious or denominational communion beyond the limits of religion or denomination against terrorism are spiritual elements that can help to rebuild in the sense of coexistence.

 

Keywords: Christians in the Middle East, Syria, martyrs, support, partnership, spirituality

 

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Reverend Researcher and Associate Prof. PhD.

Faculty of Orthodox Theology,

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract: Love, from the Christian perspective, is the likeness of imago Dei that has been imprinted on our lives and the constituent elements of the universe. Man, through his own nature, acknowledges his need to establish a direct relationship with the personal God by continuously aiming at the Absolute because the power to love has been instilled in his heart. Man is internally driven to open himself through love because he stands on the foundation that created and maintains this tendency in him, that of communion with the Persons of the Holy Trinity which is the eternal and the paramount reciprocal openness in the light of love. God anticipates a prompt response to His call to His ocean of love from which He wants to impart waves, but, He will do this according to one’s thirst and readiness. He loves each of us, He will bestow everything upon us, on one condition: that we turn and take steps toward Him so that we should receive Him. Man is invited to reciprocate God’s love with his love and interact with all men in the power of humble and sacrificial love that he received through intimate communion with Him. It is my intention to approach in the lines below these topics that I state and propose for the readers’ consideration: love for God as a response of man to God’s agape love for him, love for man’s neighbor in the name of God – this is the distinctive sign of good Christians – and, at the same time, the new commandment of the new era. The classic paradigms of Christian love have also been briefly broached in a subchapter. The subject matter of this paper consists of the conviction that God bestowed life on us also because He desired to teach us to eternally love Him and our neighbors, ever more intensely.

 

Keywords: Love, neighbor, name of God, perspective, Christian’s spiritual, distinction

 

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Rev. Lecturer PhD

Faculty of Orthodox Theology ,,Ep. Dr. Vasile Coman”,

University of Oradea, ROMANIA

 

Abstract: Making a brief analysis of the canonical books of the New Testament, we will find that, along with the Catholic Epistles II, III John and the Holy Apostle Judah's Catholic Epistle, the Epistle to Philemon of the Apostle Paul is among the shortest of the New Testament. Although it contains only 25 verses, its importance is overwhelming, because it deals with a delicate and at the same time stringent issue: slavery, a subject that the whole Church took interest in, from the very beginning, and which the Apostle Paul approached in the Epistle addressed to Philemon, the leader of the Christian community in Colossae. While Apostle Paul was writing this Epistle, he was captive in Rome, he was not ashamed of the situation he was in or of the chains he was carrying, because he had not committed any infamous deed that would lead him to that place. He considered himself tied or chained ”for Jesus Christ” and he was even proud with the situation he was in. The only reason he had arrived there was his exemplary zeal for preaching the Gospel of Christ, and represented the conspiracy of some fierce detractors in Jerusalem, that led him to suppress his freedom of preaching.

 

Keywords: Christianity, community, Philemon, Colossae, Onesimus, slave

 

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Rev. Associate Prof. PhD.

Faculty of Orthodox Theology,

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract: John the Baptist is described in the Gospel of Luke in unprecedented ways. His prophetic mandate, as Forerunner, written in the text of the prophecy of Isaiah 40, is presented first in Luke’s Gospel chapter three. After this introductory phase, the warning of his message in chapter three is directed from the tax collectors, soldiers and Pharisees, with the purpose of producing fruitful wages of repentance. The biblical text is developed with St. Ambrose patristic commentary from Expositio Evangilii secundum Lucam. The pedagogical manner of John’s message is evident in Luke’s Gospel, rather Matthew or Mark where is emphasized the imminent vengeance of God above sinners.

 

Keywords: John Baptist, worship, St. Ambrose, soldiers, tax collectors

 

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Asist. Phd.

Faculty of Orthodox Theology,

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract: This study aims to develop the appointments given to Jesus Christ in the Lamentations Service of Holy Saturday. Beyond the novelty of this topic, the study seeks to find, on the one hand, the parallels between the biblical and the hymnographical text, on the other hand, based on internal cues, to prove while composing this song of Lamentations, sung in the Holy Week.

 

Keywords: Jesus Christ, Lamentations Service, Holy Saturday, hymnography

 

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Rev. Lect. PhD.

Faculty of Orthodox Theology,

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract: Knowledge cannot be dissociated from love and the existential bearing of the Living Tradition of the Church. The educational act must be in a dynamic connection with the religious act and if the space of the chair is not one of proselytism, it is, however, a testimony of the existential religious act. Theology offers substance to knowledge, determines it to not stay closed in the strict universe of information, helping it to open and with the help of information, to the transformation in sight. Knowledge becomes sight when the educational act or the mystagogical catechesis become themselves iconic language. The problem that current hedonism raises not only regarding confessional education, but also regarding the educational act in its entirety, is a profoundly serious one. How does the Religion professor answer to this challenge of society, to this quest more or less controlled for pleasure, stability and safety? Does modern society lose its sense of silence, introspection and contemplation? The iconicity of the information transmitted can offer definitive solutions for the revitalization of the spiritual sense which re-imagines the world, offering it support for the discovery of the true desire for the Absolute.

 

Keywords: Gregory Palamas, hesychasm, Mount Athos, philosophy, polytheism, Triads, knowledge, Sophrony

 

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Prof. PhD.

Faculty of Orthodox Theology,

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract: Our study aims to approach, in a synthetic manner, the religious aspect of the poetry of Nichifor Crainic. This literary approach will be illustrated with a few representative poems from the poetical creation of Nichifor Crainic: Rugăciune pentru pace (Prayer for Peace), Rugăciune din amurg (Prayer at Dawn), Noaptea Învierii (The Night of Resurrection).

 

Keywords: metaphor, poetry, religiousness, religious, Christ

 

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Diac. Lect. PhD.

Faculty of Orthodox Theology,

University of Bucharest, ROMANIA

 

Abstract: The partaking of fish on Wednesdays and Fridays, during Pentecost, is a liturgical issue of high relevance, because it concerns many faithful of our Church, especially because this liturgical specification was generalized and introduced in most church calendars. Unfortunately, there has not been extensive research on the specification “partaking of fish”, which we encounter in the church calendar, although the way it was understood was different.

 

Keywords: Pentecostarion, Resurrection, Pentecost, feast day, partaking of fish, Typikon

 

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Rev. Lect. PhD.

Faculty of Orthodox Theology,

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract: Visarion the Protopsalt was one of the representative voices in the early days of the transcription of the notation from kukuzelian into Chrysantic. Being one of the outstanding personalities of the musical school from Neamţ Monastery, his work consisted not only in transcriptions, but also in beautiful compositions. The stichera of the Resurrection of Christ present inspired structures both from a rhythmical and melodic point of view, which sketch the Romanian style impressed on the Byzantine tradition we inherited.

 

Keywords: Visarion the Protopsalt, church music of Byzantine tradition, rhythm, monody

 

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Rev. Lect. PhD.

Faculty of Orthodox Theology,

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract: In the context of the recent canonization of Metropolitan Iosif Naniescu in Romania, the present study points out his musical concerns reflected mostly in Manuscript 340 stored in the “Dumitru Stăniloae” Library of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Moldavia and Bukovina in Iași. The Holy Hierarch Iosif Naniescu was a performer with outstanding voice quality, a collector of musical manuscripts, who copied, translated in Romanian language and composed various chants needed for church services, who promoted and supported as Metropolitan both the psaltic chant on a single voice and polyphonicharmonic singing, interpreted in mixed formula - for men and women. Ms. 340 takes the form of a miscellany, most files being written by Iosif Naniescu in 1835-1870 period. It contains hymns intended for Vespers services, Matins and Divine Liturgy, such as various chants for the Triodion period, the morning Doxastika (the eleven Eothina), the Great Answers, the Axion estin on more modes, the Koinonika etc. Most of the hymns from Ms. 340 have been takeovers or remakes of Greek and Romanian authors, and others, fewer, are compositions of Saint Iosif Naniescu, for example: Axion estin, mode 1, Great Answers, mode 8, etc.

 

Keywords: musical manuscripts, library, Byzantine music, chants, church services

 

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Associate Prof. PhD.

Faculty of Orthodox Theology,

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract: This paper tries to observe the role of the Christian teaching in the understanding of the problems that the persons with disabilities have to deal with and in granting them help to integrate within society. Christianity allowed people in suffering to be seen as image of Christ as its teaching mentions, this being a new perspective and a new humanitarian stage in perceiving a person with a disability. Saint Apostle Paul mentioned regarding sufferance and disability that everything is in God’s power, His power “is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12, 9).

 

Keywords: image of Christ, disability, Christianity, integration

 

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