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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Bucharest, the capital of the republic, held up as a national example, generally experienced heavier restrictions, as any ceremonies held there occurred under the very eyes of the political leaders. Skip to main content. Explkcat has pub- lished extensively on ritual and is the author of A death in the Tiwi Islands: We define ritual multiplication as a burgeoning of rituals, increase in the number of rituals, as well as proliferation of a ritual action, that is, repetitive performance of a specific ritual.

The shock of dealing with these new factors was even more difficult to endure than communism when people could rely on the state for a number of things.

Two aspects are observable in these practices. From time to time they interrupted themselves and stood up. Not everyone had been able to queue for several hours to get a chance to touch the relics, so those who had not were trying to get as close to the relics as possible. Volume 1 Bucharest Gendarmerie was standing by, maintaining the order. The dense queue waiting to reach his exhibited relics measured 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.

Military personnel in gala uniform joined the clergy, adding glamour to the festivity. According to the New Testament everything that comes into direct contact with the saints or their relicsbut also into indirect contact e.

He was probably waiting for her return that very moment. The defective justice system, as repeatedly pointed out by the European Union, made people realize that justice could not be done and that they did not have anybody to turn to.


The Faculty of Theology in Bucharest, for instance, was reintegrated with the University of Bucharest. Selected writings 4 The Hague The old woman had come all the way from the eastern part of the city to see the saint; she would not miss it for the world, especially after he had been so kind to her in the past.

In the public space of the city, a multitude of crosses were erected, ranging from highly visible cruciform monuments dedi- cated to fallen heroes of the revolution to more discreet roadside crosses at places where fatal traffic accidents or sudden deaths had occurred. This conglomeration of practices is being transformed in current urban folk religion.

They had baptisms and religious marriages performed in their houses.

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Minor rituals when performed repeatedly are also supposed to be efficacious. Nowadays, when life is liturgherul treating them well, they have to put their hope elsewhere. Dating back to the 18th cen- tury, the church burned down completely during the great fire of The feasts of the two saints take place around the same time only two days apart and at nearby locations explcat one kilometer separates them. Mere- dith McGuire emphasizes the practical coherence of lived religion, that is, it is premised more on religious practices than beliefs: A particular case of ritual multiplication is photographs substituted for the presence of the persons depicted.

As far as we could see there were no refusals. We saw a woman take off her wedding ring and pressing it against the icon. The solemn proclamation of these decisions was intentionally delayed for five years until Octoberwhen 70 years of autocephaly was celebrated. 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.

Inquiring from a few persons about the use of this oil, we found out that not only were healing properties attributed to it, but ,iturghierul it could also be used simply for pro- tection. Current practices might to some extent have their antecedents in the communist era and before. Cumplit lucru este sa pacatuiesti dar cu mult mai cumplit, sa te lauzi cu pacatele.


The presence of relics gives them hope, and they are often seen as a last resort. Further along people were lighting candles for the dead and the living.

After an initial spell of inertia it accelerated, especially from onwards. Inside the church was crowded with people, making it almost impossible to advance. Un- desirable or opposition members of the clergy were forced into early retirement or arrested on various charges. It was designed to include five divisions: In the process they explocat not lose their powers, as the part stands for the whole. Ever more religious rituals are performed. Loudspeakers were transmitting the religious office celebrated inside loturghierul church.

What is particularly striking is the popular- ity of rituals, 1 newly emerged and revived ones that aim to assist people in achieving concrete goals. In this way his bones could be distributed with greater ease all over Greece, but also worldwide, in order to bring comfort to believers in need. We give them all in style type as word, txt, kindle, pdf, zip, rar and also ppt.

Although relics of this contemporary saint of Greek origin have only re- cently been brought into Romania, 51 and his name was added to the national Orthodox calendar as late as inthe cult is spreading rapidly.

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The same was done with the flowers and the basil distributed on the occasion, which had previously been passed over the relics. The number of believers praying on that day, at the same time, seems to reinforce the efficacy of the ritual.

The distinctive feature of a path is the linkage between the practices ezplicat the goal; this linkage is constituted when people ascribe efficacy to practices relative to the goal.