Apariţia Fecioarei Maria de la Seuca, în contextul interferenţelor religioase şi entice.
The Marian Apparition from Seuca/Szőkefalva in the Context of Religious and Ethnical Interferences
Author(s): Peti Lehel
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History of Church(es), Local History / Microhistory, Culture and social structure , Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Eastern Orthodoxy, Inter-Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: ISPMN Institutul pentru Studierea Problemelor Minorităţilor Naţionale
Keywords: The Marian Apparition; Seuca/Szőkefalva; Religious and Ethnical Interferences; Inter-ethnic and Denominational co-existence;
Summary/Abstract: Situated on the border of Latin and Orthodox Christianity, in a region where the infrastructural and the economical possibilities were limited, the Romanian village Seuca became an internationally known place for pilgrimage due to a blind Gypsy women's public visions about Virgin Mary in the first years of the new millennium. The author presents both the history of the ethnical and confessional co-existence in the village and the economical and social problems which affected the whole community. Then, the attitudes towards the apparition of the different denominations will be highlighted by presenting also the way the seer attempts to question the different denominational opinions. The legitimating strategies of a gypsy woman influenced very much the aspects of Virgin Mary vision from Seuca.
- Page Count: 41
- Publication Year: 2009
- Language: English, Romanian