Voronet Monastery Received the Visit of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania
On 20 August 2011, after he had visited Humor Monastery, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel visited Voronet Monastery, county of Suceava, during the visit paid to Bucovina, accompanied by His Eminence Teofan, Metropolitan of Moldova and Bucovina, and by His Grace Ioachim Bacauanul, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Roman and Bacau.
According to Lucian Ducan, correspondent of Trinitas Radio station, thanksgiving monasteries were said in Voronet church monastery, and then His Eminence Archbishop Pimen made a short presentation of the monastic life of the settlement.
Then, the Patriarch of Romania delivered a speech in which he underlined the symbolic value of the Orthodox Christianity in Romania. His Beatitude also referred to the beauty of the painting of this monastery as a symbol of the Voronet blue: “Here we have an urge to cosmic Liturgy and the beauty of the Voronet blue really calls the green from nature and the translucent green illuminated by the sun in the heavenly Liturgy. Voronet shows us best through its blue, the heaven come down on the earth embracing all the world created by God, the nature, and this why the Roman Christian man feels God close to him”, also said His Beatitude.
His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel on a Visit to Humor Monastery
On 20 August 2011, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, visited Humor Monastery, county of Suceava. His Beatitude’s visit to Bucovina began yesterday evening. On this occasion, Sunday, 21 August 2011, His Beatitude will consecrate the church of the “Birth of the Mother of God”, in the city of Gura Humorului, county of Suceava.
His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, accompanied by His Eminence Teofan, Metropolitan of Moldova and Bucovina and by His Grace Ioachim Bacauanul, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Roman and Bacau were met in the morning by His Eminence Pimen, Archbishop of Suceava and Radauti and by the community of Humor Monastery, as Lucian Ducan, correspondent of Trinitas Radio Station informs us.
Thanksgiving prayers were said in the church monastery, and then His Eminence Pimen thanked His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel for his presence in Bucovina these days and presented the stage of the renovation works at Humor Monastery: “As you can see, the smoked parts are being cleaned and the plaster renewed, with much effort of the monastery. First of all we thought to protect these works of art, these holy icons, and build a wooden church in the precincts of the monastery to celebrate the religious services there in winter time in order to avoid condensation. The renovation works of the church inside the precincts of the monastery were done only with the efforts of the Archdiocese and of the holy monastery”, said His Eminence Pimen. There followed the speech of His Beatitude Daniel who appreciated the efforts the community of Humor monastery made to renovate the painting. His Beatitude has also made a comparison between the renovation of the painting and the man’s spiritual cleaning: “There is a connection between the renovation of the church painting and the man’s spiritual renewal through the tears of repentance, the good beginning in life and the light gathered in the soul during the prayer, the reading of the Holy Scriptures, of the saints’ writings, of the saints’ lives as well as through the good deeds done. This holy work of painting is not only an ornament, but first of all a confession of faith, an urge to prayer and to holy life. The saints in the icons are our teachers, but mostly those who pray for us”, said His Beatitude.
To end with, the other buildings in the precincts of Humor Monastery were also visited.