Thursday, July 24, 2014

Martyered Bishops, Martyred Faith in Transylvania Romania

The communists have won in Romania. There are twice as many funerals as baptisms in the Romanian Greek-Catholic churches. This is due to a low birth rate but also leaving the Greek Catholic churches for Orthodoxy, the Roman-rite, and various Protestant denominations as well as the 'church of the mall and sports' like in the West. Do the martyred bishops and other saints weep from heaven? 


  1. Your good husband gave (loaned?) a book to me a few years ago titled

    "The Romanian Byzantine-Rite Catholic Church - Thirty Years of Persecution in Romania (1948-1978)". A subtitle is The Romania Martyr Bishops of the Byzantine-Rite Church.

    The author is Pierre Gherman. I read the 64 page book and highly recommend it. It may be hard to find one though. Thanks for your post.

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  3. Presvitera, why is it that people leave the Romanian Greek-Catholic Church to join the Romanian Greek-Orthodox Church? Is it because Orthodox are in the majority? Is there any advantage of being an Orthodox in Romania?

  4. Don't lose heart, dearest Aunt! When you come back can you help me with my blog? I love your layout (and I can't figure out how to make sayings appear on the sidebar). Really miss the girls a lot this summer.-Avi

  5. I saw this on the Byzantine Forum & thought of you. God bless!

    From the St. John Chrysostom Academy --

    The Clergy Wife: Her Vocation and Ministry: Topical reading and discussions about the vocation of the wives of clergy in light of Holy Tradition and the model of the Christian woman in the Most Holy Theotokos. The course will be offered Tuesdays beginning September 9th and ending on December 9th from 8:00-9:00 PM ET (5:00-6:00 PM PT). Instructor will be Presbytera Irene Galadza, a clergy wife for over forty-four years.

    Saint John Chrysostom Academy offers no cost continuing education for clergy by providing graduate level courses in a live-online format. Participants need only a fairly new computer, a high speed internet connection, a webcam and headset with microphone. The Adobe Connect App also allows participation from smart phones and tablets.

    More details, including a week-by-week syllabus for each course offering, course required texts, and technical requirements to participate can be found at You can also register and view the archives from the Summer 2014 course on Biblical Apologetics. See the website for more information.


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