Identitatea națională și patriotismul

  • Iulia Chende


National identity is closely related to Romanian patriotism, in the sense of love and devotion to the homeland and the people. This makes any defense for the territory to be an expression of loyalty to the homeland, national unity being synonymous with the defense of national identity. Romanian national feeling was and is channeled to stimulate the creative forces of the nation, of his qualities. Thus, the Romanian nation participated with the overall progress of human dignity, the specific path, along with other nations. Members of the Romanian nation had and have a strong national sentiment that expresses the vision and national consciousness. National identity is based among other on defining elements as religion and membership in the local Christian community. The Orthodox Church has had a key role in maintaining national unity in different historical periods, particularly those under threat of foreign domination. The best examples for this are the witnesses of truth in difficult periods of time. Aspazia Oțel Petrescu can be considered a true model of Orthodoxy of faith through her own life. Regardless of her experiences in the extreme situations of Communist prisons, she has not lost her faith and she did not deny it. Throughout her life it can be considered a true model of Christian patriotism for Christians today.

How to Cite
CHENDE, Iulia. Identitatea națională și patriotismul. Studia Theologica Orthodoxa Doctoralia Napocensia, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 127-136, nov. 2019. ISSN 2668-683X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 sep. 2020.