Lidia Stăniloae, 83, daughter of the renowned Romanian Theologian Rev. Dumitru Stăniloae, reposed in the Lord on Friday morning, 17 February 2017. The funeral service will take place Wednesday at noon, at Cernica Monastery.
Lidia Stăniloae was born in Sibiu on 8 October 1933. She was the daughter of the late Father Dumitru Stăniloae and his wife Maria. Lidia Stăniloae studied atomic physics in Bucharest. She got married and had a son, Dumitru Horia Ionescu.
The daughter of the great Romanian theologian began her literary career in 1970 when she published two volumes of poetry. She translated into Romanian The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke, and poems by Hilde Domin.
She immigrated to Germany in 1984, working at Freiburg University.
In 1991, she published her novel The Paradise of the innocents and in 2000, the volume The Light of Deed from the Light of the Word was published.
In 2013, a year declared by the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church as Commemorative Year of Father Dumitru Stăniloae, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel awarded Mrs Lidia Stăniloae the Dumitru Stăniloae Diploma and Medal.
In 2014, His Beatitude awarded Mrs Lidia Stăniloae the Cross of Maria Brâncoveanu Order of the Romanian Patriarchate.
May her memory be eternal!