Academic priest Mircea Bokorario would have turned 90. Emotional message from representatives of Mitrolia

Representatives of Metropolitan Transylvania remember the academic priest Mircea Pecurario. He would have turned 90 on July 30. The father passed away on the morning of January 13th. He is considered one of the greatest historians of the Roman Orthodox Church.

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Had God not called him to him, academic father Mircea Pokorario would have turned 90 yesterday, July 30. On this occasion, an emotional text was published on the web page of the Metropolis, which we are fully reproduced.

“Christmas represents a moment of joy, festive and elegant in its mundane, spiritual and spiritual manifestations that values ​​life as a gift from the Great Giver. We are accustomed to such an event, year after year, on July 30, the birthday of Academic Father Mircea Boccorio, the historical apple, man of culture and chosen guardian To preserve our authentic Roman culture, art and spirituality.

This year, 2022, he would have turned 90, and we might have found him in Sybil’s courtyard, surrounded by family, friends and people who wanted to show their appreciation. But God, in His providence, commanded that history be written differently after January 13, 2021 when he called him to eternal rest after having laid his life at the service of his fellow men and writing.

At the time of this writing, feeling an unhidden sensation, I realize that I miss him and take possession of the authenticity of this longing, trying to bring it back home, on earth, by evoking, a tear, a remembrance towards Father Magistro, Academician, Teacher, Priest and Father. For this reason, in the evening hour, when the light penetrates the nest of darkness, with another disciple and a close friend of the Academic Father, I performed the priest’s service at the tomb of the Father Professor, in the presence of the family, with the conviction that God hears us and that we shall see our dear Master again at the appointed time.

How in love all things are possible and certainThat neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor dominion, nor things now, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature is able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus, our Lord.(Romans 8:38-39), certain that the Father will continue to work with us from heaven, and as we realize, perhaps more than ever, that the most important thing he conveyed about him, discreetly and elegantly, is that historically, Christ, who entered In time and humanity.

May his memory be immortal from generation to generation!

Who was the priest Mircea Bokorario

He was considered the greatest historian of the Roman Orthodox Church. The father was born on July 30, 1932 in Hunedoara and attended primary school in Oriti and Diffa, and then Desibal Theoretical Secondary School in Diffa.

For a year he attended the courses of the Faculty of History at the University of Cluj (1951-1952), and was forced to interrupt them as a result of an expulsion dictated for “political reasons”.

Between 1952 and 1956 he attended the University Theological Seminary in Sibiu. Then doctoral courses, specializing in History of the Romanian Orthodox Church, at the Theological Seminary in Bucharest (1956-1959).

In April 1970 he was ordained a deacon, and a year later he was ordained a priest.

He was for some time a professor at the Theological Seminary at Neamt Monastery (1959-1961), then became a professor at the University Theological Seminary in Sibiu, until his retirement in 2002, when he remained a retired professor.

Between 1992 and 2000, he held the position of Dean of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Sibiu.

In 2012 he was awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of the Municipality of Sibiu.

Father Professor Mircea Pecurario received the “Patriarchal Cross” from Patriarchs Justin (1977) and Teoctist (2002). The current Patriarch of Romania, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, awarded him the highest honor of the Romanian Orthodox Church in 2009.

On October 24, 1997, he was elected a corresponding member of the Romanian Academy, and on November 26, 2015, he was declared a full member.

I went out in Sibiu on the morning of January 13, 2021.

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