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Christian Denominations and Sects

1997

Western Michigan University

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"Doamne Milueste": The Life Of A Contemporary Orthodox Christian Monastery, David George Subu Dec 1997

"Doamne Milueste": The Life Of A Contemporary Orthodox Christian Monastery, David George Subu

Master's Theses

The Holy Dormition Monastery demonstrates the Orthodox Christian appeal to the tradition and authority of the Church Fathers, Mothers, and the ultimate source of power, the Holy Trinity, which is enacted on the several complimentary and interactive levels of monastic history, spatial and architectural arrangements, personal relationships and community structure, and liturgical or ritual activity cycles. This appeal to authority and power is achieved most notably through a complex system of ritual acts that are typically "embedded" into the many facets of the monastic life which simultaneously orients the monastic participant towards the correct, "Orthodox" relationships with those sources of ...