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Fr George Calciu's incorrupt relics!


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#1 Kusanagi

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:46 PM

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The Relic of Fr. George Calciu the Confessor Found Incorrupt
 
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At Petru-Voda Monastery in Romania, according to the specific rubric observed by our Church, the Service of Exhumation took place for Fr. George Calciu Dumitreasa, for the completion of seven years since his repose (+ November 21, 2006). His relic was found incorrupt, thus affirming the sanctity of his life.

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He lived through the peak of the brutality of communism, when Christians were imprisoned and tortured in the most inhumane way. He went through torture that the common human mind cannot comprehend. He was hideously tortured, kept in the dark and cold, mocked, terrorized, and saw his comrades die one by one.

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He showed incredible courage, a courage bordering on foolishness, a foolishness for Christ. He understood that this was a battle between God and Satan, and he was fighting for something he considered essential: the Church, the Faith, human dignity and freedom.

 



#2 Brad D.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:35 PM

Can someone please explain the practice of exhuming his body?  Why is this done?



#3 Kusanagi

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 12:07 AM

One of the reasons would be for practical reasons, due to limited space in the cemetary, the body is exhumed after usually 7 years and the bones washed with rose water and put in the ossuary. Monasteries like Mt Athos or Sinai do this practice. So the grave space will be used for the next burial. I do not think all monasteries do this as some have to abide to civil law. For eg. I do not see this being allowed in western countries as it is seen as unhygienic. But each monastery has its own practice.



#4 Brad D.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 03:40 PM

Ah, I see...very interesting.  Thanks for the note!



#5 Antonios

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:41 PM

Glory to God!






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