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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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RomaniaTV.net

RomaniaTV.net
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 06:05:19 -0700

Arsenie Boca (1910 - 1989), considerat una dintre marile personalităţi ale ortodoxiei româneşti , a devenit operă de artă pe braţul unui Bărbat din Mediaş. Ca el mai sunt şi alţii care preferă tatuajele cu temă religioasă. "Cele mai cerute tatuaje ...

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stirileprotv.ro
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 22:49:12 -0700

Pelerinajul la mormantul lui Arsenie Boca s-a terminat cu o spaima teribila pentru un grup de credinciosi. Se intorceau de la manastirea Prislop cu microbuzul si se indreptau spre Brasov, cand vehiculul s-a stricat si a oprit pe dreapta.

Adevărul

Adevărul
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 02:07:11 -0700

Arsenie Boca, duhovnicul considerat una dintre marile personalităţi ale ortodoxiei din ultimul secol, a devenit şi model pentru saloanele de tatuaj. Tot mai mulţi tineri aleg să îşi imprime imaginea părintelui pe piele. Fenomenul stârneşte controverse.

Adevărul

Adevărul
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 21:11:10 -0700

Ştiu până astăzi că m-a bătut odată pentru ca să nu mai pierd timpul – ceea ce i-am făgăduit cu lacrimi şi n-am uitat până acum, şi de multe ori mi-a folosit în viaţă”, scria Arsenie Boca, într-o declaraţie autobiografică, semnată în 17 iulie 1945, în ...

Adevărul

Adevărul
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 21:28:40 -0700

Arsenie Boca a fost în atenţia Siguranţiei şi mai apoi a organelor de Securitate timp de trei decenii, potrivit documentelor din Arhivele CNSAS. Popularitatea şi suspiciunile că acesta ar fi fost un duşman al regimului comunist şi un susţinător al ...

Fanatik

Fanatik
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 02:00:00 -0700

Despre numeroasele minuni citite din cărţile sfinte, petrecute de-a lungul veacurilor şi până-n zilele noastre a povestit cu emoţie şi evlavie, doamna Dora, un om religios, care s-a gândit să-i ceară ajutorul părintelui Arsenie Boca rugându-se în ...

RomaniaTV.net

RomaniaTV.net
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 08:07:28 -0700

Mitropolitul Ardealului, ÎPS Laurențiu Streza, a anunțat că sâmbătă, de Adormirea Maicii Domnului, se va inaugura un parc în cinstea părintelui Arsenie Boca, la Mănăstirea de la Sâmbăta de Sus (județul Brașov), unde acesta a slujit, relatează Agerpres.

Ora de Sibiu

Ora de Sibiu
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:30:57 -0700

Cum era firesc, mai marii bisericii ortodoxe nu sunt de acord cu faptul că părintele Arsenie Boca apare pe pielea tinerilor, pe tricouri sau pe husele pentru telefonul mobil. Ultimul miracol care îl are în prim plan pe părintele Arsenie Boca a avut loc ...
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