Priest Florea Mureșan, at Suciu de Sus Parish in Maramureș

In 1952, Florea Mureșan, a prominent Orthodox priest in Cluj, began his ordeal. He had distinguished himself through his zeal for authentic altar service, his dedication to the souls under his care, and his cultural concerns. These qualities inevitably brought him into conflict with the communist authorities, who detained him administratively at the Canal between 1952 and 1953. Father Florea Mureșan was deeply affected by his prison experience. He made a promise in his prayers that if he survived, he would erect an altar to the Lord in praise and thanksgiving. After his release in 1953, Father Mureșan was refused […]

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