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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Children were lifted up in order to reach the icon. The dense queue waiting to reach his exhibited relics liturghierkl up to meters; it started at the entrance gates, stretched downhill and continued all the way up to the baldachin specially installed outside, right next to the church, where the relics of the saint were displayed.

Furthermore, he is playing an important role in marketing the Ortho- dox Church. To do so it had to be smeared on the skin, especially on the sick or sore part of the body, or on the forehead. After over 40 years of communism and restrictions in the big cities, especially in Bucharest, people seem to revert to folk beliefs and practices of countrywide origin when reshaping their lived religion.

The written requests are supposed to be brought every Tuesday for nine weeks in a row. What is litirghierul striking is the popular- ity of rituals, 1 newly emerged and revived ones that aim to assist people in achieving concrete goals. In the tenth week the suppli- cants should demonstrate their gratitude by bringing alms milostenie to the church.


Gendarmerie was standing by, maintaining the order. Espe- cially since a number of them have created a kind of brand in their ritual practices that are said to help solve particular problems, mostly concerning health or of a financial or emotional nature.



Romania in figures Bucharest And the Orthodox Church, having the majority of the population on its side, would be an important ally during elections. In orthodox liturgical practice, acatist refers to a hymn of gratitude dedicated to God, the mother of God or various saints.

In Bucharest this certainly applies to actual religious ritual practices, whether officially sanctioned by the Orthodox Church or not. According to legend, twenty years liturgherul his death, a woman who was de- ploring the disintegration explicay his bodily remains liturguierul an apparition of Saint Nec- tarios.

Handed over to the priest, these notes are read out aloud in church on certain days one, seven, 40 or moreaccompanied by a specific prayer. Young child lifted up by her mother in order to touch the holy relics. The church, however, regards these as super- stitions to be discouraged and approves none of these forms.

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Inside the church was crowded with people, making it almost impossible to advance. Refusing to deny his belief in God, he was tortured and finally beheaded in the early 4th century. In this article we discuss the phenomenon of ritual multiplication, using the ritual practices we observed in the Romanian lliturghierul as our main example.

The pilgrims came from all over the country. To get what they wanted they relied on informal networks and bribes had become a normal part of everyday life. Remember me on this computer. The saint and great martyr Mina is especially known as the protector of people who have suffered material loss and is invoked in cases of financial loss e. Tension was in the air. Insecurity seems to have been at the root of the religious revival, although some argued that it was a matter of supply rather than demand.


His remains were brought to Alexandria, where a church was built over them. They were touching it with their bare hands, but liturghieurl with objects they had brought with them: 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.

The 33 candles, symbolizing the age of Jesus at the time of his crucifixion, had to be expilcat up in the shape of a cross: 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.

Now and then he would draw some of the oil with a big syringe and fill the small plastic receptacles people were presenting. Their renewed association afforded them both visibility and legitimacy. They shared their problems and sorrows, but they also spiritual fathers live. His life and his work, ] Bucharest ; translated from the Greek edition.