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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Teologija / Theology (H002)
Author(s): Vaičiūnas, Vytautas Steponas
Title: Dievo tarnas arkivyskupas Mečislovas Reinys – apaštalas usque ad mortem
Other Title: Servant of God archbishop Mečislovas Reinys – apostle usque ad mortem
Is part of: Soter : religijos mokslo žurnalas. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas, 50 (2014)
Extent: p. 37-48
Date: 2014
Note: e-ISSN 2335-8785
Keywords: Arkivyskupas Mečislovas Reinys;Tikėjimas;Bažnyčios kankinys;Apaštalinė Dievo tarnystė;Vyskupo tarnystė;Archbishop Mečislovas Reinys;Faith;Martyr of Church;Apostolic service for God;Bishop’s service
Abstract: Straipsnis atskleidžia arkivyskupo Mečislovo Reinio iki mirties paliudytą ištikimybę apaštalinei Dievo tarnystei, aptaria pasitikėjimo Kristaus Kryžiumi vertę, išdėsto Lietuvos Bažnyčios kankinio reikšmingus biografijos faktus, atskleidžia apaštalinės ištikimybės liudijimo iki mirties reikšmę vyskupo tarnystėje
The history of the Catholic Church is drenched with blood. Almost all of the first disciples of Christ – the apostles and their successors, the early Christians – were martyrs; all of them were killed and testified until death their faithfulness to Christ. The apostles and their successors became martyrs “for Christ’s sake”. This martyrdom allowed to take part in the Work of Redemption which was accomplished through the Savior’s suffer and death. In the history of Lithuanian Church there are plenty of examples when priests, bishops and lay Catholics did not fear to testify their faithfulness to God, and even in the face of death they did not renounce their faith, their duty to one’s neighbor and country. One of the most prominent personalities of faith and apostleship – apostle usque ad mortem – is the Archbishop Mečislovas Reinys. The aim of the research is to reveal the Archbishop Mečislovas Reinys’ testified faithfulness until death to the apostolic service for God. The goals of the research: 1. To discuss the value of trust in the Cross of Christ for bishop’s apostolic faithfulness; 2. To set out significant biographical facts of Lithuanian Church martyr, the Archbishop Mečislovas Reinys; 3. To disclose the meaning of the testimony of apostolic faithfulness until death in bishop’s service. Bishop’s personal spiritual life has a beneficial effect to the fruitfulness of his pastoral activities. Bishop will be able to convey graces to his flock when he himself is absorbed in the mystery of the Holy Trinity and knows the value of the Cross of Christ. The Archbishop Mečislovas Reinys’ life facts show bishop as merciful God’s sign of goodness, living image of Christ’s love. Educated and tenacious Archbishop M. Reinys remained a transparent man of the Spirit, blessed and sent to lead God’s nation on its way to the eternity. [...]
Affiliation(s): Teologijos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:SOTER: religijos mokslo žurnalas / SOTER: Journal of Religious Science 2014, nr. 50(78)
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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