Patriarch of Romania Consecrates St. Spyridon Metropolitan Cathedral in Bucharest

Basilica News Agency – 19/6/19

His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania on Whit Monday, June 17, consecrated St Spyridon’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Bucharest following extensive restoration works.

Following the consecration service, the Patriarch offered distinctions to those who supported the restoration works.

The consecration and the festal Divine Liturgy were attended by the personnel of the Patriarchate’s Basilica Media Centre, since the feast of the Holy Trinity is considered a patronal feast of the media centre.

St Spyridon ‘the New’ Church functions as Cathedral for the Metropolis of Muntenia and Dobrudja and as a patriarchal chapel.

Built between 1852-1858 and first consecrated in 1860, the Church has maintained its original architecture for 149 years.

A particle of the relics of St Spyridon is enshrined in the church.

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