The Pastoral Profile of Father Ioan Sabău Reflected in the Documents from the Archives of Security

  • Nifon Jorza Babes-Bolyai University

Abstract

Father Ioan Sabau (1941-2009) had been a worthy priest and confessor of his faith who has built a grandiose church, such as a cathedral, in Vinerea locality, Alba county during a full communist era. The hallowing of this church had been the excuse of arresting Father Ioan, but the real reason for which he was taken into the Security attention was the "guilt" of completely achieving his priestly mission. The Father's prosecution from the CNSAS archive contains almost 850 pages, from which it can be distinguished the pastoral face of father Ioan Sabau, his qualities and his diligences. If we bear in mind that all the hard work of the informers of the security was to find reasons to compromise the father, we do understand that the value of these confessions is given by the fact that they were some of the Father's enemies.


Keywords: confessor of the orthodox faith, communist era, priestly mission, Father Ioan Sabau, CNSAS archive, Vinerea locality.

Published
2017-12-22
How to Cite
JORZA, Nifon. The Pastoral Profile of Father Ioan Sabău Reflected in the Documents from the Archives of Security. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Theologia Orthodoxa, [S.l.], v. 62, n. 2, p. 67-86, dec. 2017. ISSN 2065-9474. Available at: <http://journals.orth.ro/index.php/subbto/article/view/93>. Date accessed: 23 june 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.24193/subbto.2017.2.06.
Section
Historical Theology