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Romanian parish in Damascus/Arab churches in Bucharest
« on: April 28, 2010, 01:56:00 PM »
I've just found out that there is a Romanian church in Damascus:
http://www.jurnalul.ro/stire-credinta/craciun-romano-arab-in-damasc-532034.html
There is a church given to the Arabs in Bucharest, as well, "Sf. Dumintru Posta" (St. Demetrius behind/near the Post Office"):
http://costeamircea.blogspot.com/2010/04/v-biserica-sfantul-dumitru-posta-si.html
Anyhow, the patriarchs of Antiochs used to have a metochion in Bucharest ever since the first half of the 18th century, in the church of "St. Spiridon the old" (Sf. Spiridon vechi), sadly demolished during Communism, but now rebuilt in the original shape.
http://www.crestinortodox.ro/biserici-manastiri/biserica-sfantul-spiridon-vechi-87614.html
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kwi-UZY3-as/Sjo4_kw25CI/AAAAAAAABug/53oj-KySuyE/s1600-h/SfSpiridonVechi.JPG
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Re: Romanian parish in Damascus/Arab churches in Bucharest
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010, 02:06:03 PM »
I've just found out that there is a Romanian church in Damascus:
http://www.jurnalul.ro/stire-credinta/craciun-romano-arab-in-damasc-532034.html
There is a church given to the Arabs in Bucharest, as well, "Sf. Dumintru Posta" (St. Demetrius behind/near the Post Office"):
http://costeamircea.blogspot.com/2010/04/v-biserica-sfantul-dumitru-posta-si.html
Anyhow, the patriarchs of Antiochs used to have a metochion in Bucharest ever since the first half of the 18th century, in the church of "St. Spiridon the old" (Sf. Spiridon vechi), sadly demolished during Communism, but now rebuilt in the original shape.
http://www.crestinortodox.ro/biserici-manastiri/biserica-sfantul-spiridon-vechi-87614.html
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kwi-UZY3-as/Sjo4_kw25CI/AAAAAAAABug/53oj-KySuyE/s1600-h/SfSpiridonVechi.JPG
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kwi-UZY3-as/Sjo4_kw25CI/AAAAAAAABug/53oj-KySuyE/s1600-h/SfSpiridonVechi.JPG
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Somewhere I have an article on the history of Arab studies in Romania, which goes back centuries. The Metropolitan press gave the first Arab press in Antioch, the first in the Arab world.
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Re: Romanian parish in Damascus/Arab churches in Bucharest
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2010, 02:37:36 PM »
Adevarat a inviat!
The Copts too, occasionally celebrate their rites at the church of St. Catherine's (Sf. Ecaterina), with the approval of the Romanian patriarchate (some protests notwithstanding):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGLMiDUSlLE

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Re: Romanian parish in Damascus/Arab churches in Bucharest
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2010, 03:21:28 PM »
http://altmarius.ning.com/profiles/blogs/relatiile-dintre-crestinii?xg_source=activity
ialmisry,
Since you read Romanian, here is an interesting article-historical survey- on the Arab-Romanian Christian relations.

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Re: Romanian parish in Damascus/Arab churches in Bucharest
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2010, 03:38:01 PM »
http://altmarius.ning.com/profiles/blogs/relatiile-dintre-crestinii?xg_source=activity
ialmisry,
Since you read Romanian, here is an interesting article-historical survey- on the Arab-Romanian Christian relations.

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Foarte interesant! The picture labeled "Portal de biserica" conflicts with the inscription, which identifies it as "'Izz al-Din Bath: Night and Day: From 12 to 4 for women: afterwards 4 to 12 for men."  Izz al-Din is a Sunni Muslim name.  The Lamb, of corse, says "Behold the Lamb of God" in Latin (so I am assuming Maronite?).
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Re: Romanian parish in Damascus/Arab churches in Bucharest
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2010, 05:00:41 PM »
See the attached document on the historic relationship between the Arabs of the Antiochian Patriarchate and the Romanian Principalities.

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Re: Romanian parish in Damascus/Arab churches in Bucharest
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2010, 05:16:35 PM »
Ah, way back when, when you two got along. The memories...  :laugh:

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Re: Romanian parish in Damascus/Arab churches in Bucharest
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2010, 05:21:18 PM »
Questions ,why would Romainia want Maronites in there country..Don't the have enought troubles with there own Eastern Catholics...... ;D why are the Romainian Gypsies hated thur out Europe like its mentioned in the world news...I haven't heard or read anything about serbia disliking them ....
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Re: Romanian parish in Damascus/Arab churches in Bucharest
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2010, 03:02:47 PM »
Don't know anything about Maronites but many people assume all Gypsies (misnomer as many believed they originally came from Egypt) or Roma are Romanian. Roma have been in Eastern and Western Europe for many centuries and whilst much of their language is similar to Romanian there are differences. Unfortunately Romania bears the brunt of peoples xenophobia about Roma families and also it seems there are pockets of larger communities in Western Europe which have recently been more troublesome and made the press . Sadly in Romanian as well the Roma are not liked by many people but I believe about 2.5% to 3 % of the population are Roma according to official census. The true population may in reality be higher. I know Gypies of all denominations in Romania - Orthodox, Catholic and Prentecostal.

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Re: Romanian parish in Damascus/Arab churches in Bucharest
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2010, 03:45:24 PM »
Don't know anything about Maronites but many people assume all Gypsies (misnomer as many believed they originally came from Egypt) or Roma are Romanian. Roma have been in Eastern and Western Europe for many centuries and whilst much of their language is similar to Romanian there are differences. Unfortunately Romania bears the brunt of peoples xenophobia about Roma families and also it seems there are pockets of larger communities in Western Europe which have recently been more troublesome and made the press . Sadly in Romanian as well the Roma are not liked by many people but I believe about 2.5% to 3 % of the population are Roma according to official census. The true population may in reality be higher. I know Gypies of all denominations in Romania - Orthodox, Catholic and Prentecostal.


I thought the Albainians were number one ,in being disliked thur out Europe, but it seems Roma have the Ist place....Greeks iv talked to don't care for the Albainians they never mentioned Gypises though....Hummm
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Re: Romanian parish in Damascus/Arab churches in Bucharest
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2010, 07:14:15 PM »
Pupacios,
Romanian and Romany are totally different language: the first neo-Latin, the second a West Indian/Aryan language, akin to Gujarati etc.