Tuesday, August 12, 2003

From blog correspondent Dave McLaughlin
Obituary: Fr Constantin Galeriu
Romanian Orthodox priest.

He was also a ''duhovnic,'' or spiritual father, a title the church gives to older priests who are spiritually mature.

Romanian is a Latin-based language, a sister to Italian, and sounds it, but this is really a Russian word, духовник, as is the Romanian word for yes.

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