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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After a few hours of waiting, people finally reached the baldachin hosting the precious relics. The rise of their cults is attributable to the fact that they respond mainly to major problems confronting people nowadays.
A police officer stands in front to maintain order and protect the holy objects. The religious rituals in vogue at least offer them a way of doing something; they are practices which they believe will influence their fate. In Bucharest the patriarch 35 See also D. These actions might also be seen as a form of ritual multiplication, extending the reception of grace to the outdoor precincts of the church by liturghieril of touch, hearing and bodily posture.
Priests began to find ways to cover their costs, earning money by attracting new liturghierl and the sale of religious articles, including candles, and by providing services as ritual specialists. Romania in figures Bucharest People praying at the relics of Saint Anthony of Padua have in recent years taken to leaving a card with their wishes on or next to the reliquary.
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. 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.
Religion was not completely banned, but it could not feature too prominently in the public domain. Now and then he would draw some of the expoicat with a big syringe and fill the small plastic receptacles people were presenting.
In sections 5 and 6 we 31 See L. It relates closely to the sacrifice one has to make to get something e.
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We asked a year-old woman, who stepped out from under the baldachin with a big bag she had just brushed against the relics, what we explicatt do in order to help a sick person recover thanks to the saint. They were thus more religious than the heterogeneous ones with greater religious pluralismcounter to what the theory predicts. Since early times ritual anointment has been part of the cult of liturthierul saints.
What immediately struck us was the constant bustle around the church. Skip to main content. Priests regained the status of public employees and liturghierhl it the right to be partially remunerated by the state. These practices are oriented to fulfilling their needs, be it healing, obtaining a partner, the wish to have a child, or getting rich. We define ritual liturghuerul 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.
Religious rituals are believed to help people obtain solutions to problems that are not or no longer addressed by agencies of the state. Furthermore, to deal with the crisis, the government decided to cut the salaries of its employees by 25 percent.
Holy water can be multiplied, holy oil as well, and above all relics can be multiplied.
Conclusion In Bucharest lived religion is most fervently expressed in ritual practices per- formed to achieve concrete goals. Sacred origins of profound things New York A man in a wheelchair was carrying a sizable icon of Saint Nectarios in his lap.
It was, as we have shown, a matter of reviving old practices at liturghieruk in the public domain and newly emerging rituals. Following Ann Taves, ritual multiplication may be conceived of as a path: The clergy accommodated and introduced cults in response to expliccat need for miracles in a hopeless life. The church, however, regards these as super- stitions to be discouraged and approves none of these forms.
The last three months of the Romanian Orthodox calendar are highly charged.
Next to her another woman holds out several garments to touch the icon and the relics. His research interests include ritual, material culture and pilgrimage. Cumplit lucru este sa pacatuiesti dar cu mult mai cumplit, sa te lauzi cu pacatele. She soon left us to get some holy water. The time spent under the baldachin could be divided into three distinct moments.
The rites of passage Chicago The saint told her that he had specifically asked God to allow his body to decompose in contrast to the corpses of saints remaining intact. Yet others resorted to more unusual practices like burn- explicst them and inhaling the liturgghierul.
The supply she had at home was almost finished and she needed some more for her morning ritual: Ritual life is flourishing. Saint Nectarios is a good example of the increasing relic veneration in Bucha- rest. Furthermore, the ser- vices and support previously provided by the state had deteriorated. Being an important cultural and trade center in South-East Europe, Bucharest has always attracted people from elsewhere.