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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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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:37:30 -0700

Au asteptat ore in sir la rand doar ca sa ajunga sa se inchine la mormantul parintelui Arsenie Boca, numit si Sfantul Ardealului, despre care pelerinii spun ca a era un mare facator de minuni. Credinciosii au ascultat in tacere slujba oficiata de un ...
 
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:18:19 -0700

Înălţarea Sfintei Cruci se cinsteşte duminică, 14 septembrie, cu post pentru că aduce aminte de patimile şi moartea Mântuitorului pe Golgota. Predica părintelui Arsenie Boca, rostită acum 65 de ani, a rămas de referinţă pentru toată suflarea creştin ...
 
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Sun, 07 Sep 2014 05:15:58 -0700

Ca o mărturie a miracolelor înfăptuite de părintele Arsenie Boca, grota acestuia de pe creasta munţilor Făgăraş a rămas şi până astăzi un loc de pelerinaj. Săpată în stânca muntelui, deasupra unei prăpastii adânci de peste o sută de metri, altarul ...

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:29:06 -0700

Chilia Parintelui Arsenie Boca a ramas ca o marturie nestinsa a vietuirii sale isihaste in Muntii Sambetei, spre mangaierea tuturor celor care ii calca pragul. Chilia parintelui se afla in muntii Fagaras, pe Valea Sambetei, aproape de Cabana Sambata ...
 
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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:11:10 -0700

Va fi anchetat în acelaşi lot cu Arsenie Boca, care va ajunge şi el la Penitenciarul Oradea pe 17 decembrie 1955. Arsenie Boca va fi părăsit temniţa de pe Criş pe 7 aprilie 1956. “La Penitenciarul Oradea, celula cred că avea 4X3, cu ferestre mici. Avea ...

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 02:47:04 -0700

Părintele a făcut parte din grupul în care s-a regăsit și părintele Arsenie Boca. De aproape 50 de ani el slujește la Biserica Sfântul Silvestru din Bucureşti. Conferința Academiei Civice va avea loc în sala mare a Primăriei, marți (9 septembrie), de ...
 
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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:52:30 -0700

Este considerat de multi credinciosi drept „ultimul sfant al romanilor“. Duhovnicul Arsenie Boca si-a dus viata printre fapte considerate miracole de cei care le-au vazut si vorbe cu talc, balansandu-se intre renumele profetic si durerile simtite in ...
 
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:15:00 -0700

Ziua Crucii, în 14 septembrie, este şi ziua Mănăstirii Prislop. La hramul mănăstirii unde a fost înmormântat părintele Arsenie Boca sunt aşteptaţi, duminică, peste 10.000 de oameni. La slujbele care au loc cu ocazia evenimentului vor participa patru ...
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