Orthodox Youth Meeting from all over the World (Bucharest, 1-4 September 2016)


Iulian Dumitrascu – Bascilica News Agency – August 2016 

From 1-4 September 2016, the Orthodox Youth Meeting from All Over the World will take place in Bucharest, with national and international participation, organised by the Archdiocese of Bucharest, with the blessing of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, in collaboration with the Romanian Patriarchate. This meeting represents a climax of the events dedicated to youth organised in 2016 within the Romanian Patriarchate in the context of the Solemn year of the religious education of the Christian Orthodox Youth.

2500 young people aged from 16 till 35 from all the eparchies of the Romanian Patriarchate, as well as representatives of some sister Orthodox Churches will participate in the event.

Fragments of the programme of the Orthodox Youth Meeting from All Over the World:

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 18.00 hours, the official opening of the event on the esplanade of the Patriarchal Cathedral, when the young participants are met by His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. The Te Deum service will be celebrated within the opening festivity, followed by the introduction of the guests and a few artistic performances;

Friday, 2 September and Saturday, 3 September, during the first part of the days, the young people will participate in two workshops on the theme Importance and Activity of the Youth in the Church. These workshops will be held in several educational units of Bucharest;

During the second part of the days the young participants will visit cultural places of Bucharest;

Friday evening, after a prayer at the Patriarchal Cathedral, a light music concert will take place in Titan Park (IOR), at 20.00 hours;

Saturday evening, 19.00 hours, a conference on the theme Jesus Christ – Joy of Life will be held at the Palace Hall of Bucharest, followed by the Lights Procession on the route: Palace Hall – Splaiul Independentei St. – Patriarchal Cathedral;

Sunday, 4 September 2016, 09.00 hours, the young participants will attend the Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel in front of the Cathedral for the Nation’s Salvation, assisted by a group of hierarchs, priests, and deacons. To end with of the Divine Liturgy, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel will address a message to all those present. In the end, the event’s relay will be handed over to the Archdiocese of Iasi, the future organiser of the Orthodox Youth Meeting.

The event is organised in partnership with the State Secretariat for Religious Affairs, General City Hall of Bucharest, City Halls of Districts 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, University of Bucharest, General School Inspectorate of Bucharest, and “Basilica” Press Centre of the Romanian Patriarchate.

Press Office of the Romanian Patriarchate