Măreția spiritului românesc exprimată prin dragostea de neam și ortodoxie

  • Florin Mihai Iliescu

Abstract

As the birth and growth of a child teaches a parent to respect his neighbor’s child, so the love of nation and country teaches us to respect other denominations of confession. A form of patriotism is the preservation of the ancestral belief that we have received from the ancestors, even if sometimes we are tempted for material advantage to renounce it. Like any form of the unique love of God, the love of nation and country is a way of uniting the great human race. The participation of the Romanian in the religious life was not only a mechanical function, but a spiritual mission, accepted by an act of faith and an act of continuous will. Orthodox Romanians, in the spirit of Christian love and wisdom, have a duty to live in communion with those of the Risen, but at the same time to have a dialogue with the West to avoid isolation. Those who do otherwise risk losing their own.

Published
2019-11-01
How to Cite
ILIESCU, Florin Mihai. Măreția spiritului românesc exprimată prin dragostea de neam și ortodoxie. Studia Theologica Orthodoxa Doctoralia Napocensia, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 209-217, nov. 2019. ISSN 2602-0009. Available at: <http://journals.orth.ro/index.php/stodn/article/view/277>. Date accessed: 12 nov. 2019.