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Father Arsenie Boca

Arsenie Boca (29 September 1910 – 28 November 1989) was a Romanian Orthodox monk, theologian and artist. He was persecuted by the Communists and named among the 100 greatest Romanians.

He was born in Vața de Sus, Hunedoara County, Romania, died at Sinaia Monastery and was buried at Prislop Monastery in Silvașu de Sus village.

Studies and formation[edit]

He was born on 29 September 1910, in Vața de Sus, in what was then Austria-Hungary, and his parents gave him the first name Zian. He studied at the ”Avram Iancu” National High School, graduating it in 1929. The same year he starts to study at the Theological Academy in Sibiu, which he graduated in 1933. He received a scholarship from the archbishop of Transylvania to study at the Institute of Bellearte in Bucharest. Meanwhile, he attended the medical classes of professor Francisc Rainer and the Christian Mystics class of professor Nichifor Crainic.

Remarking on his artistic talent, professor Costin Petrescu entrusted him to paint the scene that represents Mihai Viteazul from the Romanian Athenaeum. Sent by his bishop, he traveled to Mount Athos for documentation and spiritual experience.

He was made a deacon on 29 September 1935 by metropolitan Nicolae Bălan. In 1939 he spends three months in the Romanian Skete Prodromos on Mount Athos. On his return, he joins the Brâncoveanu Monastery at Sâmbăta de Sus, Braşov County, where he takes his vows and is tonsured into monachism in 1940. He was ordained priest and became the abbot of the Brâncoveanu Monastery in 1942. As abbot he embellished and renovated the buildings of the monastery, but also enriched its spiritual and cultural life, helping the theologian Dumitru Stăniloae, from Sibiu, with the translation into Romanian of the first volumes of the Philokalia, a collection of early Church fathers and monastics in the hesychast tradition.

After the installation of the communist regime in Romania, Boca was persecuted by the authorities and the Securitate, the regime's secret police. He was arrested several times for allegedly helping the anti-communist resistance, displaced from Brâncoveau Monastery to Prislop Monastery and then Sinaia Monastery, banned from monasticism and Church activity and constantly under the surveillance and harassment of the Securitate. Father Arsenie has not yet been canonized as a saint, but pilgrims from all over Romania come to see his grave located in Hunedoara, Romania.

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Romania Libera

Romania Libera
Tue, 26 May 2015 12:52:30 -0700

Mişcarea care strânge anual sute de mii de pelerini la mormântul lui Arsenie Boca este spontană şi un fenomen de supraviețuire într-o societate care își pierde reperele. Mobilizarea pelerinilor – de la oameni cu venituri modeste la colonei și ...

Libertatea

Libertatea
Wed, 27 May 2015 08:47:59 -0700

susține că este o persoană credincioasă și susține că, deși nu a mers niciodată la mormântul lui, i s-a arătat în vis chiar părintele Arsenie Boca. ”Mulți colegi de-ai mei au fost acolo și s-au întors schimbați. Și eu mă tot gândeam să mă duc, mă ...

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stirileprotv.ro
Mon, 04 May 2015 09:50:57 -0700

Aproximativ 95.000 de credinciosi au fost si in weekend in pelerinaj la mormantul parintelui Arsenie Boca aflat la manastirea Prislop, unde a fost staret. Parintele, supranumit Sfantul Ardealului, a fost considerat unul dintre cei mai mari duhovnici ai ...

Gândul

Gândul
Fri, 08 May 2015 10:25:15 -0700

Peste 10.000 de pelerini au participat, vineri, la hramul Mănăstirii Prislop, unde cozile la mormântul părintelui Arsenie Boca din cimitirul mănăstirii au depăşit un kilometru, printre cei prezenţi numărându-se şi Gigi Becali care a spus că va finanţa ...

Realitatea

Realitatea
Mon, 18 May 2015 04:08:10 -0700

Părintele Arsenie Boca, devenit una dintre marile personalităţi ale ortodoxiei, s-a născut în satul hunedorean Vaţa de Sus. Pe numele său Zian Vălean, cel care avea să devină călugăr şi preot a fost fiul unui cizmar şi al unei tinere casnice, un copil ...

Ziare.com

Ziare.com
Sun, 10 May 2015 20:26:46 -0700

Arsenie Boca, unul dintre duhovnicii de referinta ai secolului XX in tara noastra, a devenit un adevarat fenomen social in ultima vreme. Nu e zi sa nu aflam o noua "stire" despre profetiile sale sau icoana din Vaslui care lacrimeaza. Iar cine are cont ...

Fanatik

Fanatik
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:04:19 -0700

Cunoscut ca unul dintre cei mai importanţi vizionari şi oameni ai bisericii româneşti, părintele Arsenie Boca a făcut numeroase profeţii despre vremurile pe care le trăim sau care vor veni. Se spune că părintele de la Prislop a anunţat împovărarea de ...

Realitatea

Realitatea
Fri, 15 May 2015 04:01:06 -0700

Bolnava de Parkinson, femeia nu s-a mai putut deplasa, asa ca fiul ei a intrat in lacasul de cult, de unde a cumparat icoana lui Arsenie Boca. "Am facut foarte multe sacrificii pentru mama mea. Este foarte bolnava, am mers la manastiri si biserici ...
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