Bucharest Archdiocese Gives $1,000+ to the Family of Newly-Reposed Priest

Basilica Romanian Orthodox News Agency - 17/8/19 The Archdiocese of Bucharest decided, at the initiative of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, to provide financial support to Fr. Marius’ grieving family. The Archdiocese is providing $1,184 (5,000 lei) to Fr. Marius’ wife and children. Fr. Marius Gabriel Bărăscu of Parava, Bacău County, 160 miles northeast of Bucharest, tragically died in ...

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 ...

The sinner and the sick must be forgiven and healed without humiliating them, Patriarch Daniel says

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 23/9/19 Praising the discretion and wisdom of the Saviour who healed the paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel pointed out that the one who sinned and is sick must be raised up and helped to be a new man among people without humiliating him. The sick ...

29 Years since the Episcopal consecration of HB Romanian Patriarch Daniel

Basilica News Agency- 6/3/19 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel celebrates on 4 March 2019 his 29th anniversary of episcopal consecration. HB Romanian Patriarch Daniel was born on 22 July 1951, to parents Alexe and Stela Ciobotea, in Dobreşti village, Bara commune, county of Timiş. He was baptized Dan-Ilie. EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1958 – 1962 – he attends the primary school ...

RELICS OF ST. SERAPHIM GIVEN TO RUSSIAN CHURCH IN BUCHAREST

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Orthochristian.com - 7/11/17 The reliquary with a particle of the relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov brought to Romania last week by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill was transferred to the Russian Orthodox community at St. Nicholas-Tabacu Church in Bucharest on Thursday. Fr. Eugene Rogoti received the relics on behalf of the community at the patriarchal residence yesterday, ...

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 ...

THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES AND CHILDREN RECEIVE AID FROM RUSSIAN AND ROMANIAN CHURCHES IN PAST YEAR

Grand opening of the humanitarian aid center in Saransk, headed by Metropolitan Zenovy of Saransk and Mordovia. Photo: diaconia.ru

Pravoslavie.ru - 6/6/17 In celebration of today’s holiday of the Day of Protection of Children, the Russian and Romanian Orthodox Churches have reported on help rendered by their humanitarian centers over the past year. The Russian Orthodox Church has opened 55 new humanitarian aid centers since June 1, 2016, reports the Department for Charity and Social Services. ...

Canonization Ceremony of the Putna Saints – Let us entreat the Putna Saints to illumine our soul so that we be able to walk on the path to salvation, Patriarch says

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency  - 17/5/17 Sunday, 14 May 2017, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel celebrated at Putna Monastery the official ceremony of canonization of the four Putna Saints: Metropolitan Jacob of Putna, and the Venerable Fathers Silas, Paisios and Nathan. The ceremony was held after the Divine Liturgy celebrated by the Patriarch of Romania in the presence ...

Patriarch Daniel addresses the monastics of Sihăstria Putnei: ‘Convey the beauties of Orthodoxy through your prayers, your services, and by welcoming pilgrims’

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Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 17/5/17 The Patriarch of Romania visited Saturday evening the Sihăstria Putnei Monastery (Hermitage of Putna). Accompanied by several hierarchs of the Romanian Church, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel was welcomed by the abbot of the monastery, the V. Rev. Archimandrite Nectarie Clinci, in the presence of the monastics and many faithful. A Te ...

Patriarch Daniel on the Feast of Annunciation: The Mother of God is a loving and prayerful Protectress of the entire world

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 28/3/17  The beginning of the incarnation of the Son of God is the beginning of the deification of man, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel said during his homily delivered on the Feast of the Annunciation. On 25 March 2017, the Patriarch of Romania attended the Divine Liturgy celebrated at St Gregory the Enlightener ...

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 ...

Holy Synod the Romanian Orthodox Church takes decisions regarding Church life and the society

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 11/2/17 The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held its working session Thursday, 9 February 2017, in the Synodal Hall of the Patriarchal Residence. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel chaired the meeting. The Holy Synod took the following decisions: The Holy Synod decided to give blessing for and to support the ...

‘Only humbleness opens the portals of divine compassion’, – Patriarch Daniel

Patriarch Daniel - Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 8/2/17 In his Sunday homily, the Patriarch of Romania focused on the role humbleness and humble prayer have in acquiring salvation. He said that humbleness makes man sincere and grateful since in a humble state man observes God, the One Who helps him perform good. A humble man, the Patriarch said, is ...

Patriarch Daniel: Only God can help man when he encounters serious situations

Aurelian Iftimiu  - Basilica News Agency - 2/2/17 The Patriarch of Romania addressed the faithful on Sunday reflecting on the spiritual portrait of the Canaanite woman described by the Gospel reading from Matthew 15:21-28. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel delivered a homily after the Divine Liturgy celebrated Jan. 29 at St Gregory the Enlightener Chapel of the ...

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 ...

Children become bright torches of spiritual life through Christian education, Patriarch Daniel says

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 8/12/16 The eighth edition of the cultural and artistic performance Saint Nicholas among children took place Monday, 5 December 2016, at the Patriarchal Palace in Bucharest, in the presence of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. The performance was held in two sections and had three mini-carols concerts and three mini-plays. Referring to the ...

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 ...

New decisions of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church regarding Romanians living in America

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 30/10/16 The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held its first autumn session Friday, 28 October 2016, in the Synodal Hall of the Patriarchal Residence in Bucharest, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. The Holy Synod made the following important decisions for the church life of Orthodox ...

Schedule of events dedicated to the Commemorative Year of Hieromartyr Saint Anthimos the Ivirite and of the Church Typographers (September 26 – October 1)

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency- September 2016 On the 300th anniversary of the martyrical death of St Anthimos the Ivirite, Metropolitan of Wallachia, founder of places of worship, a cultural personality, and typographer, the Romanian Patriarchate and the Archdiocese of Bucharest, with the blessing of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, organize from September 26 to October 1, ...

The Romanian Orthodox Church contributes to the restoration of schools

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Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - September 2016 Considering there are many schools in Romania in urgent need for help in order to be restored and equipped, so as to properly carry out class hours, the Romanian Orthodox Church engages in solving this difficult situation. Thus, at the proposal of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, the Standing Church ...

Patriarch of Romania consecrated the Church of the “Birth of the Mother of God” of Otopeni

Iulian Dumitrascu - Basilica News Agency - September 2016 Saturday, 10 September 2016, the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church consecrated the church of the Birth of the Mother of God of Otopeni. His Grace Timotei Prahoveanul, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Bucharest concelebrated together with the Patriarch of Romania. After the consecration service, His Beatitude gave ...