Language and Religion in the Romanian Religious Communities in Serbia Cover Image

Limbă şi religie în comunităţile confesionale româneşti din Serbia
Language and Religion in the Romanian Religious Communities in Serbia

Author(s): Aleksandra Đurić Milovanović, Mircea Măran
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Editura Universităţii Vasile Goldiş
Keywords: limbă liturgică, Banatul sârbesc, ortodocşi, neo-protestanţi liturgical language, the Serbian Banat, Orthodox, neo-Protestants langue liturgique, Banat Serbe, Orthodoxes, les Neo-protestantes.

Summary/Abstract: This paper presents some aspects regarding the liturgical language used by religious Romanian communities from the Serbian Banat, including the Romanian Orthodox Church, the Unitarian Church and the neo-Protestant communities that have existed within this ethnic group. Following the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, the Romanian Orthodox parishes found within the Yugoslav state remained under the ROC, the Romanian language remaining until today the language of both the liturgy and the church administration. The same situation is present in the Romanian Church United with Rome (the Greek Catholic Church), the Romanian language also being used by neo-Protestant churches. As for matters concerning the neo-Protestants (the Nazarenes, Baptists, Pentecostals and Adventists), in places with mixed Romanian-Serbian population, the religious services are conducted as needed in both languages - Romanian and Serbian, that is in the mother tongue of the faithful.

  • Issue Year: XI/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Romanian