AUTHOR: Mykola MYHAILUTSA, Tetyana KONOPATSKA
Danubius, XXXIV-Supliment, Galaţi, 2016, pp. 79-88.
The article presents the reconstruction of pastoral activity by the Orthodox priest during the years of the Second World War who was sent by the Romanian Orthodox Mission to a remote village in the south of Ukraine with the purpose of resurrecting Christian life. A number of exclusive sources belonging to the pre-occupational period, mainly of epistolary character, allow reconstituting the social history of the priest’s life and activity during the year from 1942 to 1943 of his service to God and people. We see the task of the article as an attempt to investigate the correlation of human feelings, personal feelings of the Holy Father and, correspondingly, his self-assessment of the role of the church and his own assignment. Conclusions made in the article allow perceiving the past polar, controversial, however, substantially comprehensive, humanistic and traditional Christian period.