Dialog despre Pr. Ferenc Visky – 2

Ferenc Visky & Richard Wurmbrand
Feri baci in vizita la Richard Wurmbrand

  1. Pastorul Ferenc Visky este una dintre cele mai grăitoare dovezi ale martiriului creștin din închisorile comuniste româneşti. V-aş ruga, în măsura în care este posibil, să faceţi o prezentare mai largă cu privire la personalitatea sa, tocmai ca urmare a faptului că, asemenea lui Richard Wurmbrand sau a pastorului penticostal Constantin Caraman, este un punct de reper al martiriului creştin în general din România comunistă care necesită o atenţie aparte.

Nu știu dacă neapărat putem utiliza conceptul de „martiriu” pentru suferințele îndurate de Pr Visky în pușcăriile comuniste. Cred că este mai corect să rezervăm acest termen pentru cei care au plătit cu viața pentru credința lor, ceea ce, din fericire, n-a fost cazul cu pastorul Visky. În același timp, termenul grecesc martyria poate fi tradus atât prin „martiriu”, cât și prin „mărturie”. De aceea, suferința pentru Cristos a celor care n-au fost uciși pentru credința lor este numită uneori „martiriu alb”. Pentru acuratețe, cred că este important să operăm cu aceste distincții. Continue reading “Dialog despre Pr. Ferenc Visky – 2”

Literatura religioasa de colportaj in perioada comunista

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Coperta uneia dintre primele brosuri de colportaj
(o colectie de versete pentru hrana spirituala zilnica)

Aceia dintre evanghelicii romani care s-au nascut inainte de 1960, cunosc, din experienta, penuria de Biblii si de literatura religioasa din acele decenii ale perioadei comuniste. Lucrurile aveau insa a se schimba radical, in contextul unor inundatii catastrofale care au avut loc in Romania in 1970.  Continue reading “Literatura religioasa de colportaj in perioada comunista”

July 1998 – Richard Wurmbrand Singing Ave Maria

Fr Damascene, Fr Gerasim, and Mother Nina visit Pastor Wurmbrand in the nursing home, in July 1998
Fr Damascene, Fr Gerasim, and Mother Nina visit Pastor Wurmbrand
in the nursing home, in July 1998 (source HERE)

I have found today on Federica Matthew-Green blog the following historical recording with Richard Wurmbrand singing the Hebrew version of Ave Maria that he composed.

You could listen to this recording at the link below.

Richard Wurmbrand – Ave Maria

In this recording, Federica, who is a very lucid person, and does not buy into the nationalistic passions that dominate so many Romanian Orthodox believers, tries to dispel the false rumour that Wurmbrand might have secretly been converted to Orthodoxy before his death. This is clearly very unlikely for all of us who knew him. This is just not imaginable with the kind of person Richard was. Continue reading “July 1998 – Richard Wurmbrand Singing Ave Maria”

Gheorghe Samoila – Isaac Feinstein (1904-1941). Un evreu roman, martir al lui Hristos

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Puteti descarca AICI aceasta carte in format digital.

Felicitari prietenului meu, George Samoila, pentru munca depusa pentru scoaterea la lumina a biografiei acestui neglijat lider crestin interbelic, care a avut o influenta importanta in formarea lui Richard Wurmbrand.

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Michael Bourdeaux – The Role of Religion in the Fall of Communism – 4

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10. These events led directly to the fall of the Berlin Wall – and you know the rest of the story. I want to pause just for a moment to point out that the continuing power of the Christian faith was playing its part in other communist countries, too. For example, in Hungary the example of the imprisoned Cardinal Mindszenty was just as inspirational as Cardinal Wyszynski. In Germany Lutheran pastors provided a safe haven in several churches, especially Leipzig, where discussions on freedom – and not just religious freedom – could take place in an environment where the Stasi (secret police) did not dare – in later years – to interfere. Romania – well, that could be a whole lecture to itself – indeed, I plan to give just such a lecture tomorrow. There were heroes and martyrs in the Romanian Orthodox Church. Perhaps the best known was Fr Gheorghe Calciu-Dumitreasa. Continue reading “Michael Bourdeaux – The Role of Religion in the Fall of Communism – 4”

Richard Wurmbrand – Isaac Feinstein and My Rebirth

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Isac Feinstein and my rebirth

The man who was to play a very special role in all this was
Isac Feinstein, one of the most glorious triumphs the grace of
Jesus has won among the Jewish people.

At the time of his conversion he was a minor business executive.
One evening, in a Christian gathering, he heard the message of
Jesus. Immediately he believed. When he came home, he ran up
to the bedroom of his parents, who had already retired for the
night, woke them up and exclaimed : “I have found the Messiah !” Continue reading “Richard Wurmbrand – Isaac Feinstein and My Rebirth”

Povestea dramatizata a vietii lui Richard Wurmbrand

In rolul lui Richard Wurmbrand, actorul Marcel Iures.

http://blip.tv/resurse-pipera/marturii-richard-wurmbrand-5269946