Bucharest: Commemoration of 167th Birthday Anniversary of National Poet Mihai Eminescu

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 19/1/17 National Poet Mihai Eminescu was commemorated Sunday all over Romania, on his 167th Birthday Anniversary. An assembly of priests concelebrated the Divine Liturgy Jan. 15 at the Chapel of Bellu Cemetery in Bucharest in the remembrance of Poet Eminescu. Next, Fr Costinel Ailioaei from the Archdiocese of Bucharest led the ...

Patriarch Daniel: We are called to rise prayers of thanksgiving for the gift of life

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 19/1/17 Our Saviour Jesus Christ does not call blessed those who are unthankful, but those who are grateful and thank God for the bounties they receive from Him, the Patriarch of Romania said Sunday. The Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church delivered a homily after the Divine Liturgy, celebrated January 15 ...

Final Message of the Fifth European Catholic-Orthodox Forum

Fifth European Catholic-Orthodox Forum

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 19/1/17 Paris, France, 9–12 January 2017 “Take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16: 33) At the invitation of His Eminence Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris, the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum was held from 9th to 12thJanuary 2017 at the headquarters of the Missions Etrangères of Paris, France. The Forum was ...

Pope, Patriarch to Make Progress on Practical Agenda of Helping Christians

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Sputniknews - 19/1/17 Pope Francis and Russian Patriarch Kirill are likely to make progress when they meet in Havana, Cuba on boosting cooperation to help Christian communities in distress around the world, prominent ecumenical experts told Sputnik. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — "The planned meeting between Pope Francis with Patriarch Kirill is of enormous significance," Jerusalem’s Tantur Ecumenical Institute ...

COPY OF DA VINCI’S “LAST SUPPER” FOUND IN VOLOGDA CATHEDRAL

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Pravoslavie.ru - 19/1/17 A copy of Leonardo Da Vinci’s infamous “Last Supper,” dated to the mid-nineteenth century and painted according to Orthodox canons, has been found in Vologda’s Resurrection Cathedral, 290 miles northeast of Moscow. Certain variances from the original do catch the eye, for instance the different color of Judas robe, reports tvkultura.ru. The building served ...

100 YEARS OF OCTOBER REVOLUTION: RELICS OF NEW MARTYRS TO BE CARRIED THROUGHOUT RUSSIA

Pravoslavie.ru - 19/1/17 2017 marks two major anniversaries in Russia: one hundred years since the restoration of the patriarchate, and one hundred years since the disastrous October Revolution. The second is to be marked by the Russian Orthodox Church by celebrating all those who died for their faith in the years of Soviet atheism brought on ...