Praxis și teosis în monahismul românesc

11 Septembrie 2012

The author of the theological research “Praxis and theosis in
the Romanian monasticism”, Stavr. Iosefina Giosanu, the abbess of
the biggest monastery of nuns in Romania and in the entire Orthodox
world, analyses the two theological notions „praxis” (practice)
and theosis (deification) in the monastic life of the Romanian
Orthodox Church. The author reaches the conclusion of the
immense importance the monasticism had for the foundation of the
Orthodox faith and the great cultural, social and missionary work
of the monks in the Romanian society. Their mission involves hospitality,
prayer and education of the people, the monastery being
truly the school of the Romanian nation. In addition the author
does a short presentation of Varatic Monastery and speaks of the
prophetical dimension of the monastic life.