Statistics reveal that the majority of Belarusians belong to Orthodoxy, followed by Catholicism; there is also a considerable number of Protestants as well as members of other religious groups. The Belarusian state equally recognizes both Orthodox and Catholic main religious holidays. In there were 1, Orthodox parishes registered in the country, Pro test ant parishes, and Roman Catholic ones.
At the same time one should admit that the new epoch of independence has brought changes in the politics of faith. Bela rusian authorities closely cooperate with the Orthodox Church, and refer to the Orthodox faith as genuine Belarusian tradition. From the perspective of nation-building a problem remained with the Catholic clergymen of Polish origin who did not separate the concepts Catholicism and Polishness.
At the same time the official policy of Vatican was aimed at an independent development of Belarus. Radio Vatican has been broadcasting in Belarusian language since the s. The policy of the Catholic Church con ducted in the s resulted in accepting the Belarusian language as a working language in Belarusian Catholicism.
Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church: Table of Contents
Books and magazines are published in Belarusian, and basic religious texts are translated into Belarusian, as well as prayers and songs. The Catholic clergy most often use the Belarusian language. The Orthodox clergy use the Church Slavonic language in religious services, but they use Russian in all the other communications. Ideas of the Uniate Church experienced a revival. The political scene saw such pro-Uniate politicians, as, for example, the leader of the Belarusian Popular Front Zia non Pazniak. There were only thirteen Uniate parishes registered in Belarus in ; they all had few members and were often adjoined to the Catholic Church.
On the one hand, this was conducive to loss of contacts with the birthplace and its traditions, including religion. On the other hand, it contributed to confusion of traditions, to erasing and replacing them with common Soviet social rituals and practices. Research proves that in the western part of the country, where the majority of Catholics reside, the religious aspect is stronger expressed and more often used as a guideline in social life. The counteraction to pro-Polish Catholicism comes from the local clergy and from believers.
This milieu actively shapes the idea of Belarusian patriotism of Catholics and works toward the revival of national culture. The Celebration of This Sacrament V.
- Sao lamoureuse tranquille (French Edition).
- The Orthodox Church.
- Vouloir être heureux (ED ORGANISATION) (French Edition)?
- Korean War Letters from a Lieutenant and His Bride?
- Megan: Breadcrumbs For The Nasties Book One.
- Catholicity in the Basis of Union of the Uniting Church.
Who Can Confer This Sacrament? Marriage in God's Plan II. Matrimonial Consent IV. The Effects of the Sacrament of Matrimony V. The Beatitudes II. Freedom and Responsibility II. The Sources of Morality II. Passions II.
The Judgement of Conscience II. The Human Virtues II. Mercy and Sin II. Authority II.
Respect for the Human Person II. Justification II. Grace III.
Table of contents for The theology of the body
Merit IV. The Sabbath Day II.
- Treatise I: On the Unity of the Church.
- Systematic Theology by Louis Berkhof.
- A Heritage of Judging :The Bombay High Court through one hundred and fifty years;
The Family and the Kingdom V. Respect for Human Life II. Economic Activity and Social Justice V. Justice and Solidarity among Nations VI. Living in the Truth II. Offenses against Truth IV. Respect for the Truth V. Purification of the Heart II. Poverty of Heart IV. Blessing and Adoration II. Prayer of Petition III.
Part IV. Arguments and Paradoxes of Weak Belarusian Identity
Prayer of Intercession IV. Prayer of Thanksgiving V. Vocal Prayer II. Christians in Boston proclaimed a first century redemptive message. The Book of Acts happened in this 21st century city! Two thousand years ago, five simultaneous developments in Christianity changed the world.
Christianity takes off when its five innovations are operational. The Book of Acts gives us a timeless redemptive message and a redemptive method. Let me comment on a few. Space problems. Educational requirements and bureaucratic limits of formal church systems were removed. Competition and Cults predators. Praise God, there has been an absence of both! That may be the benefit of being unnoticed!
Rather, dynamic unity not an organized unity—obviously!