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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 spents 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 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.

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:44:59 -0700

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 01:11:01 -0700

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Sat, 05 Jul 2014 22:17:46 -0700

Multa lume se duce la Prislop, la parintele Arsenie Boca, mai exact la mormantul sau, pentru a gasi alinare, pace, vindecare, intelegere sau pur si simplu pentru a se regasi. Un drum la Parintele iti poate schimba total viata. Aparent nu se intampla ...
 
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:51:25 -0700

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:41:15 -0700

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:26:15 -0700

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:00:02 -0700

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:37:30 -0700

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