If you go through other preconceptions, you will notice that the authors justify their literary approach through an experience, inspiration, search. In my case, the volume appears as a response to the request of some parishioners who asked me why I do not gather all the editorials published in Dimitrios magazine, given that the articles from the past years of the parish bimonthly are not found anywhere. So I put together the first 100 texts, published between 2012 and 2016 and I present them before you with the invitation to go through them together with our recent history. They do not describe or interpret exclusively evangelical or liturgical motives, but embrace the experiences, efforts, failures and achievements of the community of the Church "Saint Dumitru-Posta", University Chapel. This explains the dynamics of the texts and even the style. The changes within us are found in the words we perpetuate in writing. I did not fundamentally accept the texts compared to the way they first appeared; the footnotes and the chiseling of the sentences, here and there, remained the only interventions. I preferred the primacy of chronology and the naturalness of growth over time, the abandonment of systematization and the avoidance of changes suggested by the passing of the years.
You will be able to see, as I did when I went through them in full, a transition of concerns strictly related to the gospel text to everyday subjects and people. You will travel with my soul to the genesis of texts springing from ideas circulated around us, puns, anonymous glances, undisclosed thoughts.
Thanks to all those who inspired me, criticized me, helped in shaping the fragments of thought. I called them PArticles of the soul because they twin items from Dimitrios and particles from my heart; the word particles came out, a symbiosis between two terms, a union between old and new, between the monumentality of the place and the original that challenges us daily. Thank you to the members of the editorial team who, during the four years, 2012-2016, contributed to the editing of Dimitrios magazine, implicitly of my texts! Thanks to the patron saints of the place where I serve, the Holy Great Martyr Dimitrie, the Fountain of Myrrh (October 26), the Holy Holy Martyr Haralambie, the Savior of the plague (February 10), the Holy Great Martyr and Healer Pantelimon, the Great Doctor without silver (27) , The Holy Holy Martyr Antipas of Pergamum, the Healer of the Dental Sick (April 11), the Holy Pious Nicanor, the Protector of Children (August 7) and the Holy Apostle Judas Thaddeus, the Defender of the Unbelievable (June 19)!
Glory to God for all!
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