Cateheză sau cunoaştere: premise ale teologiei Sfântului Grigorie Palama pentru o înţelegere autentică a catehezei cu valenţe isihaste

The challenge of the contemporary catechesis as it is approached by the patristic theology is extremely important: The Triads of Saint Gregory Palamas suggest a vivid theology which cannot go without the hesychast experiences, results of the ascetical life. The unity of the theological knowledge is represented, in fact, by the unity of the hesychast living on its whole. The legitimate demands of Varlaam, in a field totally alien to his skills, are a pattern for the way the modern catechesis should react with regard to the adaptability requests. The Dionysian concept of `unity` can be seen along the entire defensive Palamite work. The knowledge of God is a unitary act, which moves from multiplicity to unity, not by acquiring multiplicity, but overcoming it in a transcendental way. On a contrary way, Varlaam, the great rival of the Palamite theology, considered the results of the philosophical knowledge to be gleams of the eternal judgments existing within the divine mind. Saint Gregory Palamas is categorical in this sense: the human judgment can stray from its verticality and congruency with its simple truths. The demand of establishing any kind of catechesis on answers regarding firstly the scientific primary truth `area` and, then, the truths resulted from the confessional knowledge is a premise which cannot form the base of a real catechetical itinerary.

Cateheză şi isihasm: paradigme misionare propuse de teologia Sfântului Grigorie Palama

This study presents the theological background of the XIVth century, which led to the establishing of the important elements of Saint Gregory Palamas’ theology. The conflict between hesychasts and the humanists of that period also has importants echoes in St. Gregory’s works. The hesychast movement, which was not just a division of the Church, nor an exclusively monastic movement, but it represented the Church in its most proper attitude and was also the clear expression of Tradition, manages to remain the only manifestation of spiritual life that can be assumed by both the clergy and the laymen. The abandonment of concepts is not a distortion of the crucial role that the mind has in the hesychast approach.

Conținutul și locul predicii după doctrina canonică a Bisericii Ortodoxe

In this study it is shown the purpose and the importance of
sermon in clerics’ activity, but especially that the sermon must be
held following the canonical rules established by the Orthodox
Church. These rules contain precise references both to the sermon’s
message and to the place where it is held, rules that clerics must
obbey in respect to their mission of spreading the word of Gospel.
Only in this way, they are able to keep untouched the theological

Laicii credincioși și rolul lor în propovăduirea și învățarea dreptei credințe

The author of this theological research, Rev. Lect. Dr. Dumitru
Popovici, presents the importance of lay people in
the Church and the simphony between clergy and layty in the body
of Christ, that is the Church. The complementary role in the mission
of the Church of clergy and lay people leads to a better fulfillment
of her vocation of salvation for the people.

Activitatea de catehizare realizată de Sfântul Apostol Pavel în „Epistola către Romani”

Notre étude intitulée «L’activité catéchétique du Saint Apôtre
Paul dans l’Epître aux Romains» illustre quelques aspects de la vie
qui ont été analyser par l’Apôtre Paul.
On a identifié, sur le texte, quelques recommandations faites
par le Saint Apôtre aux Romains et, grâce à eux, à nous, les chrétiens
d’hier et d’aujourd’hui.

Valori educaționale biblice promovate în familie prin cateheză

In biblical Israel, the father was main responsible for the religious
education of his son. However, although the religious leaders
of biblical Israelite community appreciated the goodwill and the
assuming with responsibility of this duty, they didn’t show any trust
in voluntary attitude of the father; they imposed an obligation to
give his son an intellectual and religious enthusiasm as earlier, on a
good path in life. This explains the appearance of a „parental teaching