Father Alexie – Priest of God

When I really approached the Church, through Ioan Alexandru, the problem of choosing a confessor arose, on the list of “candidates” that Mihai Urzica, my godfather in marriage and a respected teacher of Orthodoxy, had drawn up for me, Alexie Bârcă (there were also Father Galeriu from Silvestru, Father Iulian from Flămânda – whom I chose out of an inner impulse, beyond any immediate explanation, Father Gherontie from the Patriarchate, Father Sofian from Antim). And so, one Sunday, I climbed the hill on which stands the delicate church of Bucur, theoretically the oldest in Bucharest, founded, as a plaque tells […]

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