Preface / 5
The social-philanthropic work of the Archdiocese of Tomis reflected in projects and programs to support the neighbor in need / 7
Prof. Univ. Dr. Archbishop Teodosie Petrescu, Faculty of Theology, "Ovidius" University of Constanța
Institutional Social Assistance. Efficiency of Social Services / 25
Petre Dinica, Director D.G.A.S.P.C. Constant
Social assistance and Christian - Orthodox philanthropy - comparative study - / 38
Prof. Dr. Milea Mihail
Charity. Social - philanthropic involvement in parish life / 50
Pr.prof.univ.dr.Moise Bogdan; Lecturer univ.dr. Stanescu Nina, Faculty of Theology, "Ovidius" University of Constanța
Current imperatives regarding the social culture of students / 62
Buzenco Valeria, PhD student, Doctoral School "Education Sciences", State Pedagogical University "I. Creanga ”from Chisinau, Borozan Maia, university professor, doctor habilitat in pedagogy, State University of Tiraspol (based in Chisinau)
Dimensions of the formation of the culture of tolerance of teachers for anticipating conflicts in the educational environment / 71
Assoc Țurcan - Balțat Lilia, Tiraspol State University, Republic of Moldova
Psychological dimensions of post-stroke / 79 rehabilitation
Aurelia Glavan, neurologist, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor Emergency Medicine Institute, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Resilience and coping mechanisms in cancer patients and the primary support group / 94
Lecturer univ.dr. Florentina Olimpia Avram, Raluca Ionela Maxim, M.A. Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, OVIDIUS University of Constanța
The virtue of almsgiving in divine revelation and its perception in contemporary society / 106
Lecturer Popa Claudia-Simona, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, "Ovidius" University of Constanța
Divine philanthropy, that is, God's care for man, reflected in the canonical work of the Orthodox Church / 115
Assist. univ. dr. Maxim Marian Vlad, „Ovidius” University of Constanța
The pathology of a decadent society / 132
Lecturer univ.dr. Nina Stanescu, Faculty of Theology „Ovidius” University of Constanța
In the Romanian Patriarchate, the year 2020 was proclaimed the Homage Year of the Pastoral Care of Parents and Children, but also the Commemorative Year of the Romanian Orthodox Philanthropists.
The volume "Philanthropy - The Art of Good" is especially a tribute volume, which includes studies conducted to promote love of God and neighbor, social and philanthropic acts at the community level. The volume also involves studies that address educational, psychosocial, personal and noological communities.
The proclamation of 2020 as "Commemorative Year of Romanian Orthodox Philanthropists" aims to promote the social-philanthropic activity of the Romanian Orthodox Church whose philanthropic-Christian theme, the Holy Gospel and the Holy Tradition, emphasizing the connection between spiritual and human, between Liturgy and Philanthropy.
In contemporary society, the family institution, the Church, is hard hit by this coronavirus pandemic. More than ever, we must stand in solidarity, show compassion to our fellow men affected by this relentless scourge that has struck mankind. In these difficult moments for humanity, respecting the sanitary conditions imposed by the situation, the Romanian Orthodox Church has intensified its social-philanthropic activity. National Institute of Infectious Diseases „Prof. Dr. Matei Bals ”presented public thanks to the Romanian Patriarchate for the“ material support and spiritual support ”offered:“ In this difficult period, such proofs of compassion and care for those around are very important and help a lot, both medical staff and health care, especially the direct beneficiaries, the patients ”.
We can certainly say that this year of mercy could have as its exhortation: "Be merciful as your Father is merciful" (cf. Lk 6:36).
As we observe, this exhortation requires us to know the mercy of the Father, to preach it, and to offer it to our neighbor, thus becoming a means of God's mercy both in the family, in the Church, and in society.
Prof. Univ. Dr. Teodosie Petrescu, † Archbishop of Tomis