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Church life in the Province of Scythia Minor

Author(s): Constantin Valentin Bugiulescu
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, History of Church(es), Social history, Ancient World, Eastern Orthodoxy
Published by: Ideas Forum International Academic and Scientific Association
Keywords: Church; Province; Scythia Minor; missionaries; bishops;

Summary/Abstract: Saint Andrew, the Apostle of the Gets-Dacians (Scythes). As Romanians, we draw our Christian faith from St Andrews’s activity, who preached on the territory between the Danube and the Black Sea, later on called Dobrudgea, known from the antique sources as “Scythia Minor”.In the 3rd century, the number of these “lay” missionaries increased due to certain Christian prisoners whom the Goths - established on the territory north of the Danube - used to bring here from Asia Minor, where Christianity was known as far back as the “apostolic century”. Some of them were ordained as bishops, chorepiscopi, priests and deacons.

  • Issue Year: 1/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 62-72
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Romanian