18 Petre Vintilescu, Liturghierul explicat, Bucureşti, , p. 19 In the Septuagint, the verb “λειτουργεῖν” is used 42 times and with the exclusive meaning. Un antimension (du grec αντι «au lieu de» et du latin mensa «table»: littéralement «au lieu , publié par l’Église orthodoxe russe, Moscou, ↑ Voir: Preotul Petre Vintilescu, Liturghierul Explicat, Bucarest, , p. Lire en. Petre Vintilescu, Liturghierul explicat (The Liturgy Book Explained), Editura. Institutului Biblic úi de Misiune al Bisericii Ortodoxe Române, Bucureúti, , p.

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In front of the church young men and women were silently writing notes on the kerbstones, the stairs or the old capitals in the yard. Conclusion In Bucharest lived religion is most fervently expressed in ritual practices per- formed to achieve concrete goals.

Democracy, too, still had to take root. Young child lifted up by her mother in order to touch the holy relics. Help Center Find new research papers in: Young woman preparing for her candle ritual left and young woman at the end of the candle ritual, holding a cushion to keep the candles from being blown out by the strong wind.

We noticed, for instance, many people photographing the baldachin on their mobile phones. Un- desirable or opposition members of the clergy were forced into early retirement or arrested on various charges. The existential insecurity in Bucharest after led not only to a religious revival but more particularly to a flourishing of ritual practices. Insecurity and religion We have already mentioned that in communist times people became dependent on the state.


The economic crisis from onwards only intensified the process. They shared their problems and sorrows, but they also spiritual fathers live. Priests and parishes entered into competition. Ritual multiplication Romania has seen a religious revival in the past two decades.


Holding their little prayer books in one hand, they kept murmuring their prayer in low voices while the candles were burning. Irina Stahl] 57 In actual speech the meaning of the word mir, initially referring to the holy oil, seems to be extended to small objects impregnated with it.

Another bitter ex- perience for many was to learn that banks could go bankrupt. Priests began to find ways to cover their costs, earning money by attracting new believers and the sale of religious articles, including candles, and by providing services as ritual specialists.

Why does a single ritual performance not suffice?

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Religion was not completely banned, but it could not feature too prominently in the public domain. Victor Turner refers to multiplication in relation to Ndembu increase rituals, see V. His life and his work, ] Bucharest ; translated from the Greek edition. This conglomeration of practices is being transformed in current urban folk religion.

People holding the epitrachelion of the priest while he is lituryhierul out their acatists. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. To this day properties nationalized by force under communism have not all been returned to their legitimate owners. The Faculty of Theology in Bucharest, for instance, was reintegrated with the University of Bucharest. Eric Venbrux is professor of anthropology at Radboud University Nijmegen.

A man in a wheelchair was carrying a sizable icon of Saint Nectarios in his lap. The present Patriarchate makes efficient and effective use of modern mass media to reach potential adherents of Esplicat.

Beschouwingen over de goddelijke liturgie [Reflections on divine liturgy] Diksmuide In front of him a dozen people were queuing, holding the paper with their acatist in their hands, carefully folded round two ten lei banknotes. Loudspeakers were transmitting the religious office celebrated inside the church.

In other words, multiplication increases the chances of getting the message accompany- ing offerings and petitioning prayers across, and thus the possibility of divine grace or reciprocity. These practices are oriented to fulfilling their needs, be it healing, obtaining a partner, the wish to have a child, or getting rich.


La religion en mouvement Paris Various things were done with the small mir packages distributed next to the relics.

In the process they do not lose their powers, as the part stands for the whole. This ritual is performed here, as well as in other churches in Bucharest, but what makes this place special is the over proportioned venera- tion, as we were able to witness in person.

Before that parish priests had to confine themselves to people living within the boundaries of their parish. The devotees show their perseverance and endurance. Now customize the name of a clipboard to store your clips. Using a very broad definition, the Romanian Orthodox Church considers all persons present that day to be pilgrims.

Over persons were present. While the cult of local relics is escalating, new relics are brought into the country, mainly from Greece.

Today four- teen monasteries and churches in Romania and two additional churches belong- ing to Romanian communities abroad in Coslada, Madrid, Spain, and in Char- lotte, North Carolina, U. Contrary to what happened in other com- munist countries such as Russia, Albania and Bulgariathe churches were not closed down and liturgical services were still performed in Romania, notwith- standing the fact that the church operated under difficult conditions.

Miraculous icons, relics of saints, and requests in the form of written prayers are part of this new or renewed repertoire. The main Orthodox feasts were once again celebrated publicly and declared national holidays.