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He was ordained a deacon on 8 October and was ordained priest on 25 September In June dumitru staniloae became rector of the Theological Academy dumitru staniloae Sibiu.

The group gathered regularly at the Cernica and Antim monasteries, maintaining Christian life in Bucharest. He remained a professor untilwhen he was transferred to the University of Bucharest 's Faculty of Theology, as the Ascetics and Mystics chair.

Because of political unrest in Romania infollowing a split in dumitru staniloae Romanian Communist PartyFr Dumitru was arrested by the Securitate on 5 September. While he was in Aiud prison, his only surviving child, Lidia, gave birth to his grandchild, Dumitru Horia. The Cross is the cleansing force of the universe.

Fr. Dumitru Staniloae: The Cross as a Means of Sanctification and Transformation of the World

And when we make dumitru staniloae sign with faith and determination, for a pure life in the world, the power of the Spirit of Christ comes, of Him Who was pure in the world. And we avoid sin and await death.

The Cross gives us this power of Christ because, bearing it in mind, we want to imitate its example and behave in the world without selfish passions, in a spirit of mature restraint, peace and concord with others. The Cross is a weapon against the devil insofar as it reinforces within us the spirit of sacrifice, of communion with God and each other.

Only the Dumitru staniloae, by taming our selfish passions and loosening our excessive attachment to the world, which is held to be the only reality, can bring lasting peace among people and nations.

The Holy Fathers have declared that the sight of God in the world, or the transparency of God in the world, depends on our purification from the passions. This idea was elaborated theoretically, in a particular manner, by Saint Maximus the Confessor. Dumitru staniloae to him, when we look at things and are free of the passions, we restore their true meaning, that is the transparency of God through them: When we take up the Cross, we become, by the power of the Cross of Christ, a new creation 2 Cor.

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In this condition we see everything [as being] from God 2 Cor. In this way we prepare creation to attain the dumitru staniloae of liberation to which we, too, will attain: Creation is still in its birth pangs as regards this dumitru staniloae and new condition of its existence. The Cross is confirmed as the only means through which the world passes on to a new form of existence, where God becomes visible as He Who is all things to all people.

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So the whole world will be manifested in Him and in us, as dumitru staniloae common content of the dialogue, as a luminous transparency through which He will dumitru staniloae known to us in all the riches He has given us Saint Maximus the Confessor, Ambigua, P. All of this will take place thanks to the Cross of Christ, if we accept it as our own.


Only through the light and the power of the Cross, which will appear in the sky, the sign of the Son of Man at His glorious Coming Matth.

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On October 4, dumitru staniloae married Maria Mihu, who presented him the following year with twins, Maria and Dumitru. His son Dumitru died shortly after birth. His daughter Maria survived until April On October 8, Dumitru was ordained deaconfollowed by his ordination to the priesthood on September 25 On October 8,another daughter, Lydia, was born to dumitru staniloae couple.


On January 1, Fr. Dumitru became the director of the newspaper Romanian Telegraph, a position he held until Dumitru staniloae June he was named rector of the Theological Academy in Sibiu.