A Word from Romania on our Happiness

Father Piciorus Dorin Octavian, who writes the Blog Teologia Pentru Azi (see the Blogroll), posted the following article (in English, thank you). It is about our happiness.

When you have a good heart you begin to see God in yourself. Our happiness is our conscience, is a good intention towards God. For a good conscience you need to reconcile with God and with your heart. The celebration of God’s Nativity is a moment of meeting with our selfs and reconciliation with our past. My happiness is exactly this unity between God’s forgiveness and the beatitude of mercy. This happiness is experienced by the Orthodox Christians in our celebration, in this fullness of grace.

Father Piciorus Dorin Octavian.

Those words are specialy for our Father Stephen from Orthodox America.

I look forward to growing relations with Father Piciorus and the wonderful ties with Orthodox throughout the world. Fr. Piciorus would be interested to know that I have baptized three Romanian babies in the last month. There is a growing Romanian community in our area. Perhaps he should come visit!

About Fr. Stephen Freeman

Fr. Stephen is a retired Archpriest of the Orthodox Church in America, Pastor Emeritus of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He is also author of Everywhere Present: Christianity in a One-Storey Universe, and Face to Face: Knowing God Beyond Our Shame, as well as the Glory to God podcast series on Ancient Faith Radio.





2 responses to “A Word from Romania on our Happiness”

  1. Lucas Avatar

    Fr, bless.

    I saw that Fr. Dorin posted this follow-up and thought to share the link here.


    pray for me, a sinner.

  2. rdreusebios1 Avatar

    Fathers tephen and Dorin,
    Frs. Bless.
    Thank you for posting this for us in English. The internet seems to hold such promise for connecting us in a more global community. How many os us would otherwise be fortunate enough to have Fr. Dorin’s reflection? Very few I would guess. The whole blogging phenomenon shows great potential.
    Please, both of you, keep doing what you are doing, I am blessed and edified, please pray for me, a sinner as I hold you in my prayers, feeble as they are.
    His Unworthy Servant,
    The Rdr. Eusebios

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