Contemporary Virtuous Romanians: Father Ilarion Felea

Contemporary Virtuous Romanians: Father Ilarion Felea

Father Ilarion Felea (March 21, 1903 – September 18, 1961) How I love Your law, O Lord; It is my meditation all day long. (Psalm 118:97) The son of a priest from Hunedoara, Father Ilarion Felea was a profound theologian and a practitioner of incessant prayer. Through a life of...

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A Romanian Church Made Entirely of Ice

A Romanian Church Made Entirely of Ice

It’s become something of a tradition. For the last several years, Romanians in the remote Fagaras mountains have built a church entirely out of ice. Modeled after an old church in Transylvania, the “Ice Church” is about 46 feet long and 23 feet wide, constructed out of ice blocks taken...

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Craciunel

Craciunel

Craciunels are braided breads with knots made to celebrate Christmas. They are given to family and friends, symbolising the spirit of giving at Christmas. When children go door-to-door caroling on Christmas Eve, they are rewarded with fresh Craciunels as well as nuts, dried fruit, and money. The carolers carry a...

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