He holds His priesthood permanently, because He continues for ever. Staniloae, Orthodoxe Dogmatik, 3 vols. One of the Fathers of the Church, John Chrysostom, says that ‘ as the first man created had no needs of any kind, he was not obliged to use craftsmanship and techniques to satisfy his needs’ Chrysostom Nor did Orthodoxy make an essential feature of its existence out of the temporary element of one historical period or another, needing to dispose of it nowadays. This clear formulation of the Romanian Orthodox position, solidly anchored in the tradition as keeper of the revelation, proves indispensable in the process of restoring the spiritual life of contemporary Europe.

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Instead, our selfhood becomes all the more secure precisely because it does not depend on us.

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The result is a paradoxical model of unity in multiplicity. The author, whose book has been well received in Romanian Orthodox circles, undertakes a thorough analysis of the subject, generally in Orthodox theology and in the theological thought of Staniloae. Just as the artistic genius introduces a part of the spiritual world into spiritaulitate material world, so the technical genius imposes on nature expressions and requirements of the spirit.

A real culture must surpass the deism of contemporary culture, affirming at the same time both God’ s transcendence of creation and God’ s presence in creation.

Thus, through the divine nature that remains incommunicable, liturrghia expression of the Christian God in the Trinity has been completely isolated in transcendence both from the people and from the cosmos in transcendence.

The Romanian culture of Transylvania must be situated in this Christian European context and be recognised as an integral part of the history of Romanian churches in Transylvania between the 12th and 19th centuries. Given the contentious nature of the subject and the many critical, and often unjust, evaluations by Staniloae of Catholic ecclesiology, Lupu cannot avoid confrontation, but does so graciously and without falling prey to empty and partisan polemics.


It has always helped the loyal faithful in all their circumstances and in their endeavours and struggles to preserve their existence, to free themselves from alien domination. By stating that Romanian theology makes use of liturgical discourse, we are actually stating that it reflects the oikomenic dimension of the prayers of ortoeoxa Divine Liturgy ‘ For the peace of the whole world, for the good estate of the holy churches of God, and for the union of all men, let us pray to the Lord’ – Fragment from the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom and, therefore, the personal manner of mediating participation regarding the historical, geographical and cultural environment of Europe.

Chirila is a research associate of Prof.

Spiritualitate și comuniune în Liturghia Ortodoxă by Dumitru Stăniloae

Manastireanu, Danut – Comunjune of Miller on Staniloae. But the Byzantine impact and influence could only foster the development of a symbolism inherent in the expression of the Christian mystery.

My wish is to present one real contribution of the Transylvanian Romanian Christianity. For a long time, severe restrictions were imposed on the church. Editura Mitropoliei Olteniei, Editura Mitropoliei Banatului,p.

spiritualitate si comuniune in liturghia ortodoxa

It comuninue always remained the mystery of simple data but fundamental and necessary for the religious life. Log In Sign Up. He holds His priesthood permanently, because He continues for ever. Nor does this move result in the eclipse of human integrity that McFadyen recognizes as underlying much modern suspicion of the Christian doctrine of sin.

Thus, the pastoral mission among the poor and discouraged, among those confused, among young people as future creators of our history is not a responsibility reserved to the church as an institution but is open to every Christian. Dan Ilie Ciobotea Paris: Maxim the Confessor tells us that the Holy Spirit is not absent from any being and especially from those worthy of receiving reason.


spiritualitate si comuniune in liturghia ortodoxa

It is a fact that Orthodoxy is identical in its faith content and worship with the faith content and worship of primitive Christianity. Therefore, the Romanian theological discourse has a missionary dimension, as it is not only capable of spiritually guiding our society but also of restoring the European religious experience. Due to the power of the Spirit that embraces both body and soul, according to the Apostle Paul, ‘ Man’ s body is the temple of the Spirit’ 1 Cor 6: Proselytism is especially practised in non-ecumenical situations, when the churches do not mutually recognise or know each other.

Holy Cross,p. Europe; Romania; Romanian theology; Divine Liturgy; orthodox theology. We do not deny that Orthodoxy experienced a Byzantine influence. An Introduction to the Theology of Dumitru Staniloae. Particularly representative in this field is the work of Metropolite Nicolae Corneanuwhen speaking about the role of the Romanian Orthodox Church in the European integration in the context of a secularised society.

The Spirit activates natural reason in everybody; it enables the one who is willing to receive the right thoughts about nature to feel aware of the wrongs committed against nature.

Spiritualitate și comuniune în Liturghia Ortodoxă

You’re using an out-of-date version of Internet Explorer. Thus, otrodoxa priests could not exercise their critical spirit upon the evolution of society and state control of religious life.

Miller underlines the integrated way in which Staniloae in opposition to Barthtreats the relation between natural and supernatural revelation.