BOR CXXVI (2008), no. 3-6

BOR CXXVI (2008), no. 3-6

CONTENTS

LEADING ARTICLE

The Union of the Romanian Principalities – Blessed and Cultivated by the Church (DANIEL, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church)

PASTORAL LETTERS

Pastoral Letter of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church on the occasion of Orthodoxy Sunday

“Resuscitated Christ, Everlastingly Present Within His Church”. Pastoral Letter of His Beatitude Father Patriarch Daniel to the anniversary of our Lord’s Resurrection – 2008

LIFE OF CHURCH

A. Summary of the working meetings of the Church Central Organisms, for the year 2008

The proceedings of the Church National Council, for the year 2008. Summary of the working meetings of the 3rd of March 2008

The proceedings of the Session of the Church National Assembly, for the year 2008. Summary of the working meeting of the 4th of March 2008

The proceedings of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, for the year 2008. Summary of the working meetings of the 5th, 6th and 7th of March 2008

B. Church Events

The week of prayer for unity of the Christians (the 18th-the 25th of January 2008) (Prof. Gheorghe Vasilescu)

Proclamation of the canonization of the Saints Martyrs of Năsăud (the 10th and the 11th of May 2008) (Prof. Gheorghe Vasilescu)

Proclamation of the canonization of the Saints of Neamţ (the 5th of June 2008) (Prof. Gheorghe Vasilescu)

Election and enthroning of His Grace Dr. Visarion Bălţat in the Episcopal See of Tulcea Diocese, recently constituted (Prof. Gheorghe Vasilescu)

Election and enthroning of His Eminence Dr. Teofan Savu, former Metropolite of Oltenia, in the Archbishopric See of Iaşi, and as the Metropolite of Moldova and Bucovina) (Prof. Gheorghe Vasilescu)

Ordination and enthroning of His Grace Timotei Lauran in the vacant Romanian Orthodox Episcopal See of Spain and Portugal (Prof. Gheorghe Vasilescu)

Enthroning of His Grace Siluan Şpan in the Episcopal See of the Romanian Orthodoxe Diocese of Italy, recently constituted (Prof. Gheorghe Vasilescu)

Enthroning of His Grace Dr. Sebastian Paşcanul in the Episcopal See of Slatina, recently constituted (Prof. Gheorghe Vasilescu)

Ordination and enthroning of His Grace Dr. Mihail Filimon in the vacant Romanian Orthodox Episcopal See of Australia and New Zeeland, recently constituted (Prof. Gheorghe Vasilescu)

Enthroning of His Grace Petroniu Florea in the Episcopal See of Sălaj Diocese, recently constituted (Prof. Gheorghe Vasilescu)

Consecration of the building – site, and laying of the foundation stone of the church “Sfânta Vineri -Hereasca ” of Bucharest (Prof. Gheorghe Vasilescu)

Evening meeting dedicated to the activity of “Omenta” Foundation, at the Romanian Athenaeum (Deacon Ciprian Bâra)

The religious cults of Romania have met at the Romanian Patriarchate (Stefan Mărculeţ)

The first pilgrimage on the occasion of Palm Sunday, after sixty years (Augustin Păunoiu)

The “Ziarul Lumina” – on the occasion of its 100th issue

Message of fellowship with the Orthodox Church of Serbia (The Editorial Board of “The Romanian Orthodox Church Review”)

The heroes of our race – icon of love and self-sacrifice for the benefit of the others (Deacon Ciprian Bâra)

The permanent Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church has joined together at the Monastery of Neamţ – Friday, the 6th of June 2008 (The Publicity Department of the Romanian Patriarchate)

BASILICA – mass media department placed under the Holy Trinity’s protection (Deacon Ciprian Bâra)

All Saints’ day celebrated at Antim Monastery (the 22nd of June 2008) (The Editorial Board of “The Romanian Orthodox Church Review”)

The anniversary of the Biblical Institute was celebrated at the Monastery of the Romanian Saints

His Beatitude Hristodoulos, Archbishop of Athens and the whole Greece, has departed into eternity (28th of January 2000) (Archimandrite Timotei Aioanei, cultural Exarch of the Archiepiscopacy of Bucharest)

His Beatitude Jerome II has been elected the new Archshepherd of the Orthodox Church of Greece (Archimandrite Timotei Aioanei, cultural Exarch of the Archiepiscopacy of Bucharest)

His Grace loan Mihălţan, the late Bishop of Oradea, Sălaj and Bihor, has departed beside Lord (17th of March 2008) (The Editorial Board of “The Romanian Orthodox Church Review”)

The 14th reunion of the Joint Commission for dialogue between the Orthodox Churches and the World Lutheran Federation (Paphos, Cyprus, the 30th of May – the 7th of June 2008)

(F. Prof. Dr. Viorel Ioniţă)

The 3rd reunion of the Permanent Commission for Faith and Constitution, within the framework of the Ecumenical Council of Churches (Cairo, Egypt, the 16th-the 22nd of June 2008) (F Prof. Dr. Viorel Ioniţă)

Work-book of His Beatitude Father Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (Councilor Deacon Remus Marian – Secretary’s Office of the Patriarchal Cabinet)………………..

DOCUMENTARY ARTICLES

2008 – Jubilee year of the Holy Scriptures and liturgy:

The orthodox liturgy – historical landmarks (Archimandrite Dr. Vasile Miron, Lecturer)

Christological titles in the Gospel According to St. John. Exegetical study in St. John 1, 35-51 (R.F. Nicusor Sandu, Candidate for the Degree of Doctor)

Orthodox and Catholic canonical law and their impact upon society (R.F. loan Mărăcineanu, Candidate for the Degree of Doctor)

BOOK REVIEWS

Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, Hunger and Thirst for God (Meaning and Profit of the Fast), Bucharest, Basilica Publishing House, 2008, 246 p

Archimandrite Timotei Aioanei, Monks in the Monastery of Neamţ, in the 20th century. Biographies, Iasi, Trinitas Publishing House, 2008, 420 p. (F. Veniamin Goreanu)

Maria Popa, Historical Monuments ofVaslui County. Churches and Monasteries of Husi Diocese, Iasi, Kalos Publishing House, 2008, 198 p. (Prof. Virgiliu Teodorescu)

Ştefan Szemkovics – Maria Dogaru, The Romanian Seal Treasure (i). Seals Issued by the Princely Chancellery of Wallachia (1390-1856); The Romanian Seal Treasure (ii). Seals Issued by the Princely Chancellery of Moldavia (1387-1856), Bucharest, “Ars Docendi” Publishing House, 2006, 202 p and 122p (Prof. Virgiliu Teodorescu)

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