1989 – Death of Traian Dorz, a Romanian poet who served as leader of the Orthodox revival movement known as The Lord’s Army. He had suffered imprisonment, harrassment, and restriction by a hostile government and hostile church authorities.
The Army of the Lord (Romanian: Oastea Domnului), also known as The Lord’s Army, is an evangelical „renewal movement within the Romanian Orthodox Church”. The founder of the Army of the Lord, Father Iosif Trifa, as well as consequent leaders, Ioan Marini and Traian Dorz, felt that „people needed to come to the gospel and that the Orthodox Church in Romania needed to return to her true mission: to serve God and to represent God in the midst of our nation.” Tom Keppeler writes that „What Wesley was to the Anglican Church, Trifa was to the Romanian Orthodox Church. As Wesley’s preaching and ministry drew crowds from the working classes, so…
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