In pictures: Patriarch Daniel prayerfully celebrates 66th birthday

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 25/7/17 His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, celebrated Saturday his 66th birthday. On this occasion, His Grace Varlaam of Ploiesti, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch, officiated a Te Deum (Doxology) service as a sign of thanksgiving to God for the bounties poured out upon His Beatitude over time. The July 22 service was attended ...

Bishop Calinic officiates final Memorial Service for Metropolitan Jacob, Venerable Fathers Silas, Paisios and Nathan

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Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 15/5/17 In accordance with the Orthodox tradition, His Grace Calinic of Botoşani, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Iaşi, officiated Saturday evening the final Memorial Service for Metropolitan Jacob of Putna, as well as for the Venerable Fathers Silas, Paisios and Nathan before the proclamation of their canonisation to take ...

All nations are called to listen to the good news of Christ’s triumph over death, Patriarch Daniel says at Agape Vespers

Iulian Dumitrascu - Basilica News Agency - 17/4/17 The Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church officiated Sunday, 16 April 2017, the Vespers of Love, during which the gospel passage from John 20:19-25 was read in 12 languages. Also present were Their Graces Qais Sadiq, Bishop of Erzurum (Patriarchate of Antioch), Ieronim of Sinaia, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch, ...

Patriarch Daniel on Sunday of Orthodoxy: Through icons, we profess true faith

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 9/3/17 Orthodoxy is not only true but also beautiful, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel said Sunday addressing the faithful present at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. The Patriarch of Romania said that the Sunday of Orthodoxy commemorated on March 5 is not only the Sunday of true faith but also the Sunday we commemorate ...

New Bishop of Maramureş and Sătmar, His Grace Justin enthroned in Baia Mare

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 3/1/17 His Grace Justin Hodea became Tuesday, 27 December 2016, the new diocesan Bishop of Maramureş and Sătmar. The enthronement ceremony was held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Baia Mare. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel delegated His Grace Varlaam of Ploieşti, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch, to this event. Hundreds of ...

Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania reaffirms sacrality of marriage between man and woman

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 15/12/16  The sixth Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Australia, New Zealand and Oceania held its working session Thursday, 8 December 2016. The session took place at the office of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in Sydney. According to the Rules of Operation of Episcopal Assemblies in the Orthodox Diaspora, the ...

Thousands of believers present at Bistriţa Monastery on the Feast of Pious Saint Gregory the Decapolite

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 27/11/16 Thousands of believers participated Sunday, 20 November 2016, in the Divine Liturgy celebrated at Bistrița Monastery, Vâlcea County, on the Feast of Pious Saint Gregory the Decapolite, Radio Trinitas reports. His Eminence Irineu, Metropolitan of Oltenia, presided over the Divine Liturgy. The following Romanian hierarchs concelebrated: His Eminence Teodosie, Archbishop of ...

Saint John Chrysostom commemorated at the Chapel of the National Cathedral

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 20/11/16 His Grace Varlaam of Ploiești, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch and Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod, celebrated the Divine Liturgy on the feast of Saint John Chrysostom, Sunday, 13 November 2016. Saint John is the protector saint of the Chapel of the National Cathedral. At the end of the ...

Bishop Ieronim of Sinaia blesses the painting of St Nectarios Palliative Care Centre’s Chapel

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 15/11/16 His Grace Ieronim of Sinaia, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch, blessed Wednesday, 9 November 2016, the painting of St Nectarios Palliative Care Centre’s Chapel in Bucharest, Radio Trinitas informs. In his homily, His Grace Bishop Ieronim stressed out how important it is to serve our neighbour within the existing care ...

Patriarch of Romania: The Holy Angels reflect God’s glory and proclaim it to humans

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - November 2016 All angels are full of light; all heavenly bodiless powers are full of light; but this light comes from God’s glory, the Patriarch of Romania said to the faithful present in the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest, on the Synaxis of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, celebrated Tuesday, ...

The Hierarchs of the Holy Synod prayed for the victims of the Colectiv club fire

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica New Agency - November 2016 His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, prayed Saturday, 29 October 2016, together with several hierarchs, members of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, for the victims of the Colectiv club fire. The memorial service was officiated by His Grace Varlaam of Ploieşti, Assistant Bishop to the ...

Bucharest’s Protector Saint celebrated on the Hill of Joy : The Patriarch of Romania presided over Divine Liturgy

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency -30/10/16 The Orthodox Church celebrates Thursday, 27 October 2016, the Pious Saint Demetrius the New, Protector of Bucharest. The Patriarch of Romania presided over the Divine Liturgy officiated at the outdoor altar next to the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. Together with His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel concelebrated several hierarchs: His Eminence Gabriel, Metropolitan ...

15,000 believers present at Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pious Saint Paraskeva of Iași

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 21/101/16 Thousands of faithful from all across Romania participated Friday, 14 October 2016, in the Divine Liturgy, officiated in Iași on the Feast of Pious Saint Paraskeva the New. Representatives of state and local authorities also took part in the event. Other several thousands of believers stood in a three-kilometre line ...

Patriarchal blessing for the monastic community of Plumbuita

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Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - October 2016 His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, visited Sunday, 9 October 2016, Plumbuita Monastery in Bucharest. The same day, the outdoor altar of the monastic settlement was blessed. The faithful present at the Divine Liturgy officiated at Plumbuita Monastery by His Grace Timotei of Prahova, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese ...

Synodal Tomos on the canonization of Venerable Saints Neophyte and Meletios from Stânişoara Monastery and Daniel and Misael from Turnu Monastery

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Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - October 2016 Synodal Tomos of Canonization no. 1/2016, approved by the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church through its decision ref. no. 2212/25.02.2016, and made public today, 28 September 2016, in the church of Saint Anthimos – Troianu Monastery, dedicated to the Life-giving Spring: The Holy Synod of the Romanian ...

Antioch, Romania and Georgia united in liturgical prayers : Saint Anthimos the Ivirite honoured in Bucharest

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - September 2016 Hundreds of faithful were present at the Divine Liturgy officiated Tuesday, 27 September 2016, in Bucharest, on the feast of Hieromartyr Saint Anthimos the Ivirite. His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and all East, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, and Metropolitan John of Rustavi, representative of ...

9 Years since the election of His Beatitude Daniel as Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church

Iulian Dumitrascu - Basilica News Agency - September 2016 Monday, 12 September 2016, His Beatitude Daniel celebrated nine years since his election as Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church. On 12 September 2007, His Beatitude was elected by the Church Electoral College, as Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Muntenia and Dobrudgea, and Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, ...

Thousands of young people and faithful prayed together with Patriarch Daniel at the National Cathedral

Andrei Pau - Basilica News Agency - September 2016 Sunday, 4 September 2016, thousands of Orthodox young people from all over the world present at #ITO2016, as well as faithful from Bucharest and from the country attended the first Divine Liturgy celebrated by the Patriarch of Romania at the National Cathedral. On the 11th Sunday after Pentecost, His ...

Romanian Heroes Of The World War I Commemorated At The Patriarchal Cathedral

Iulian Dumitrascu - Basilica News Agency - September 2016 The faithful present Sunday, 28 August 2016, at the Patriarchal Cathedral prayed together with His Grace Timotei Prahoveanul, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Bucharest, for the Romanian heroes who fell in the battlefields of the World War I for national freedom and dignity. On 27 August 2016, it ...

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord at the Romanian Patriarchate – Patriarch Daniel: This Feast Shows us that Man Is Not Made for Grave but for Eternal Life

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Iulian Dumitrascu - Basilica News Agency - August 2016 The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord is a feast of light, joy, a feast that shows us our ultimate future, namely that man is not made for grave, but for eternal life, not for darkness, but for the never setting light of the Kingdom of Heaven, ...

Message of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church to the Orthodox People and to all People of Good will

Church of Serbia - July 2016 To God, "the Father of mercies and all comfort," we address a hymn of thanksgiving and praise for having enabled us to gather during the week of Pentecost (18-26 June 2016) on Crete, where the Apostle Paul and his disciple Titus preached the Gospel in the early years of the ...