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Gheorghe PETRARU, Ana-Magdalena PETRARU

Principles of Orthodox Missiology

 

Dan SANDU

The “Evangelising” Orthodoxy Revisited. An Eastern Orthodox
Perspective

 

Nicuşor BELDIMAN

Patriarch Teoctist Arăpaşu – a diligent and wise preacher

 

Carmen-Maria BOLOCAN

The Concepts of Christian and Patriot as conceived by Father N. Steinhardt. A Synthetic Approach

 

Roger CORESCIUC

Hedonism: Catechesis Face to Face with Consumer Society

 

Carmen-Gabriela LĂZĂREANU

The Effects of the Abuse upon Women

 

Constantin-Iulian DAMIAN

Symbols across Cultures: Serpent in East and West

 

Ilie MELNICIUC-PUICĂ

Moses life rewritten in New Testament and in Sucevita monastery picture

 

Geogeta-Merişor DOMINTE
Bogdan COJOCEA, Stelian ONICA

Jubilee Time for the Sacred Art Department, The Faculty of Orthodox Theology, U.A.I.C. Iasi (II)

 

La première étude en 2017

Rev.Prof.PhD.
Faculty of Orthodox Theology,
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
The article explored on the Principles of Othodox Missiology as reflected in our Theology, the Sacraments, liturgy spirituality and the orthodox culture. The first part of the study focuses on the ontology of Christian mission, Missio Dei or Missio Trinitatis taking into account the missional work of the three persons of God, Father Son and Holy Spirit in their dynamic and kenotic openness to the humankind for salvation in and as Church, centered to Christ as His mystic body. The relation between Church and Mission is treated in the Orthodox in the sense of the interaction because the mission is a central action of the missionary Church.

The second part of the study treats about the relation between Christian mission and Liturgy and spirituality  and the cultural aspect of the problem. We point on to the fact that the relation between doctrine and worship has been insufficiently marked out by researchers not only in the Romanian Orthodox tradition but also in other Christian traditions. The article is concentrated on the relation between dogma and worship as it was stated by St. Irenaeus Bishop of Lugdumum. In his theological view our dogma is in full concordance with the Eucharist and the Eucharist confirms back our dogma, which means that the proclamation of our faith is a liturgical act while the dogma gives content to prayer. This relation between dogma and prayer has been influenced the development of the Orthodox worship from the very beginning till now. Next part is demonstrating how the structure of the Sacraments reflects by hymns, prayers and rituals this relation. We conclude saying that the Church dogma and its prayer are so deeply intertwined that each and every one of them could be without confusion identified and assimilated to the other.

 

Keywords: Orthodox Church, communion, ecumenism, liturgy, mission, proselytism, sacraments, spirituality, witness

 

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Rev.Associate Prof.PhD.
Faculty of Orthodox Theology,
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
The purpose of this study is to show, by providing appropriate arguments, that evangelism is the core of the Orthodox Liturgy. The Eastern Eucharist has about 80 percent of its content biblical and evangelical text, while living in a context where being an ”evangelist” equals being a member of a sectarian type of Christianity. However, Christ brings and proclaims the Gospel (Matthew 4:23, 9:35), His disciples are “evangelised” and sent (missus) to evangelise (Mark 16: 15, Acts 14: 7), Paul is evangelised in Damascus and continues to “evangelise himself” in the Arabian desert, and in turn evangelises all those whom he encounters on the journeys known as “missionary” (Acts 16: 10; 20: 24, Romans 1: 15-16, I Corinthians 9: 16 and many others). In the typical assertion, Paul never defended his own “mission”, social status or work, but the Gospel. Orthodoxy in Romania has already learned much from the “evangelists”. She must rediscover her vocation of evangelising her own faithful with humility. The paper makes a short history and exegesis of the term and its evolution, then underlines the difference between evangelism and mission of the Church, and draws attention on the vocation of the traditional Church to revisit it and make it more evident and more vivid, as well as to learn from the enthusiasm in doing so from other younger denominations at the local level. We all must be aware that Christians must speak with one voice in an Europe which is more and more secularised, driven away from her founding religious values and identity. As the Romanian Theologian Dumitru Staniloae put it: “If I am to be born again, I would do my very best to re-evangelise Europe”.

 

Keywords: Evangelism, Orthodox Faith, Evangelicals, Gospel, Mission, Parish, Catechesis

 

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Rev.Associate Prof.PhD.
Faculty of Orthodox Theology “Justinian Patriarhul”,
University of Bucharest, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
The fifth patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church is the author of an important and substantial corpus of writings, spanning a period of five decades. It is a telling fact that the teachings bequeathed by our Saviour Jesus Christ to the Holy Apostles – and through them to their successors – were not ignored, but through the efforts of the Father Patriarch, they became a beacon on the difficult path of moral perfection followed by all those he shepherded over an extended period of time, when his every step took him not to one place but to all horizons and provinces of the Romanian territory.

 

Keywords: Patriarch Teoctist, homilies, Patriarchal Pastoral Letters, themes, parenesis.

 

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Prof.PhD.
Faculty of Orthodox Theology,
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
History has presented us on many occasions along the years examples of heroes whose purpose in life was to defend the truth. They were always ready to give their last breath to the confession of their creed, they were always willing to sacrifice thus becoming models for those around them. It is the case of father Nicolae Steinhardt, a Jew converted to Christianism as an adult. For him the concepts of Christian and patriot go hand in hand united into a complete and unique type of love.

 

Keywords: Christian, patriot, faith, confession, truth

 

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Rev. Assistant PhD.
Faculty of Orthodox Theology,
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
The challenges related to the contemporary catechesis are the most diverse. Hedonism, which is manifested as a constant of modern society, cannot be avoided in the construction of a coherent catechetical discourse, connected to the realities of the world. Acquiring pleasures at any cost, ignoring the pain as an inevitable source of spiritual ascent, man’s more or less justified quests, the excessive psychologisation of the catechetical discourse are some of the themes that this study approaches, attempting the composition of a catechetical patristically rooted philosophy. Archimandrite Sophrony or Saint Gregory Palamas are considered important landmarks in the construction of this catechetical philosophy, their teaching constituting a basis for any attempt to conform the contemporary catechetical discourse with the patristic theology. For that matter, any attempt to break from the patristic philon represents an incapacity to offer healing answers to the modern man who centers most of his life on a more or less welldefined pleasure.

 

Keywords: Gregory Palamas, hesychasm, philosophy, reality, Triads, knowledge, sin, peace, Sophrony

 

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Associate Prof.PhD.
Faculty of Orthodox Theology,
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
This paper presents the effects of violence and the costs that a society has to pay to eliminate them. Initially, violence “an imported theme” introduced by foreign researchers and politicians became a research subject for the Romanian sociologists as well. Subsequently, based on the results obtained we may establish the types of necessary services to ameliorate the effects of this phenomenon. The number of cases brought into discussion at first was significant, which determined us to conclude that violence is an ample phenomenon which requires high costs for setting up appropriate services.

 

Keywords: domestic violence, victims, shelters, discrimination, chid in difficult

 

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Lect.PhD.
Faculty of Orthodox Theology,
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
The serpent is a religious symbol with numerous and varied meanings. This article is broadly approaching the symbolism of the serpent in two distant geographical and religious areas (East and West), referring especially at different meanings of the serpent in few selected sources. According to the Bible and Judeo Christian tradition, the serpent is the symbol of the principle of evil. In Hinduism and Buddhism are present both negative and positive meanings of the serpent. In the context of globalization, the circulation of this symbol from East to West can generate misunderstandings.

 

Keywords: serpent, Bible, Hinduism, Buddhism, nāga, globalization

 

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Rev. Assoc. Prof. PhD.
Faculty of Orthodox Theology,
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
The prophet Moses represents for Christians a religious leader, his life been rewritten in New Testament from Luke’s writing and St. Paul epistles. From Stephen’s archdeacon apology it’s a life’s Moses known periodization, detailed later and better by Hebrews Epistle. 2 Corinthians epistle reveal antithetically the face of the seer from Sinai with the glory of Christians which are called to see the reality of heaven kingdom. His face became an inspirational source from Christian arts. The mortuary chamber of Sucevita monastery, in the 40 pictures scenes reveal the life cycle of Moses, give a moralizing and Christian sense, using Holy Bible’s information and apocryphal writings. Inside the church, which is surrounded by a fortified site, we find many biblical and extra-biblical scenes painted in the miniature style of the books, employing the 16th and 17th century decoration style of biblical manuscripts. The religious leader of Israel helped by God, become the prototype of Christian theocrat from XVIth century. In this manner, the picture becomes didactical source through viewing, biblical and liturgical catechesis, but also testimony of deceased founder’s good name.

 

Keywords: Moses, Prophet, people, Luke’s writing, Sucevita monastery

 

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Associate Prof.PhD.
Faculty of Orthodox Theology,
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, ROMANIA

 

Abstract:
2017 marks 20 years since the graduation of the first generation of students from the Cultural Patrimony, set up in the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iaşi. Beside the Conservation – Restoration of Icon - Polychrome Wood, other sections were founded: Conservation – Restoration of Document-Book and Church Painting. They now function in the Sacred Art Department, which appeared later in other Romanian universities, as a polarization of the initiation brought about for over two decades in Iasi by His Eminence Daniel, Metropolitan of Moldavia and Bucovina (now Patriarch Daniel of Romania) who, in 1997, set up the Ressurectio Centre, that provided jobs for young graduates. In the article below, we briefly recall some information and insert some images about The Sacred Art Department of the Faculty of Theology of “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi, further supported with fatherly dedication by His Eminence Teofan, Metropolitan of Moldavia and Bucovina, also founder of remarkable educational and cultural achievements. Regarding the specificity of the activities carried out in the Sacred Art Department, those wishing to know more closely in this way are invited to descend framed them.

 

Keywords: orthodox tradition, heritage safeguard, iconographic achievements, two decades, Sacred Art Department

 

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