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TWO NEW SAINTS CANONIZED BY ROMANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

October 8, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 8/10/17 The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox, meeting in a working session yesterday at the patriarchal residence in Bucharest under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, decided to two canonize two new saints of the Romanian Church, Basilica News Agency reports. Metropolitan Iosif Naniescu has been canonized under the name of the Holy Hierarch […]

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MORE THAN 20,000 PROCESS 130 MILES TO POCHAEV DORMITION LAVRA

August 30, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 30/8/17 Thousands of Orthodox faithful have completed one of the largest and most ancient cross processions in Ukraine in honor of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos. The participants arrived to the territory of the Pochaev Dormition Lavra on Friday, August 25, having begun in Kamenets-Podolsky in southwestern Ukraine on August 19, reports […]

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Founders of the Union of Bessarabia with Romania commemorated at the Patriarchal Cathedral

March 28, 2017 News
Founders of the Union of Bessarabia with Romania commemorated at the Patriarchal Cathedral

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – March 2017 On the 99th anniversary of the proclamation of the Union of Bessarabia with the Kingdom of Romania, the founders of the Union were commemorated Saturday at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. The V. Rev. Archimandrite Veniamin Goreanu, patriarchal adviser at the Office of the Holy Synod, conducted […]

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March for Life 2017: Help the Mother and the Child! They Depend on You!

March 28, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 28/3/17 The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, during its working session of 9 February 2017, blessed the initiative of the Students for life Association to organise the seventh national edition of the March for Life. The event will take place on the Feast of the Annunciation, 25 […]

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SCANDAL ERUPTS OVER ABSENCE OF CROSS FROM MOLDOVAN FLAG DURING PRESIDENT’S TRIP TO IRAN

February 14, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 14/2/17 A scandal has broken out in Moldova over the distortion of the national flag during President Igor Dodon’s recent trip to Iran. Specifically, several media outlets drew attention to the fact that the cross was missing from the flag. The Moldovan leader, who is also the President of the republic’s chess federation, […]

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Saint Paisius Velichkovsky celebrated at Neamţ Monastery

November 23, 2016 News

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – November 2016 Neamţ Monastery celebrated Tuesday, 15 November 2016, one of its protector saints: Venerable Paisius (Velichkovsky) of Neamţ. On the feast day, at the Divine Liturgy held in the katholikon church Their Eminences Teofan, Metropolitan of Moldova and Bukovina, Ierotheos, Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and Hagios Vlasios, and Serafim, […]

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

October 22, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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The 9th anniversary of the enthronement as Romanian Patriarch of His Beatitude Daniel

October 1, 2016 Featured News
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Gheorghe Anghel – Basilica News Agency – September 2016 His Beatitude Daniel celebrates on Friday, 30 September 2016, the 9th anniversary of the enthronement as Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (30 September 2007). BIOGRAPHY He was born on 22 July 1951, to parents Alexe and Stela Ciobotea, in Dobreşti village, Bara commune, county of Timiş. […]

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

September 15, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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Patriarch of Romania Celebrates his 64th Birthday

July 23, 2015 Featured News
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Tuesday, 22 July 2015, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church celebrates his 64th birthday. The Patriarch of Romania was born on 22 July 1951, in Dobrești village, Bara commune, Tomiș county, as the third child to the family of teacher Alexie and Stela Ciobotea. He attended the primary school in his native […]

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How Orthodox parishes live abroad

February 8, 2015 Featured News
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Vestnik Kavkaza – February 2015 About a month has passed since the tragedy in Paris when 12 members of the Charlie Hebdo magazine were killed in an attack. The reaction in Russia differed from that in the West. The cartoonists were not called heroes there, people doubted that freedom of speech was above the feelings of […]

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Gay prides strike spiritual values – the Orthodox Church of Moldova

September 11, 2014 Featured News
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September 2014 The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Moldova condemned gay prides and the “Equality law”, adopted by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova in May 2012, informs Interfax Religion. “With the infamous complicity of the Government, active promoters of homosexuality are strengthening their positions and are implementing broad media campaigns for […]

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Patriarch Daniel of Romania Celebrates 63rd Birthday

July 26, 2014 Featured News
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Church of Romania – July 2014 22 July 2014, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church celebrated his 63rd birthday. The Patriarch of Romania was born on 22 July 1951, in Dobreşti village, Bara commune, Tomiş county, as the third child to the family of teacher Alexie and Stela Ciobotea. He attended the […]

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The Holy Trinity Monastery, Saharna, Rezina raion

June 9, 2014 Featured News

MD-5431, Saharna village, Rezinaraion Republic of Moldova Phone: +373 254 78 600 Mobile: +373 67178502 web: http://www.manastirea-saharna.md/ The monastery of Saharna is one of the oldest monastic settlements of the Orthodox Church of Moldova. There are three churches in the monastery: the Holy Trinity church, the cave church of Holy Annunciation, and the church of […]

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Metropolitan of All Moldova Meets Minister of Culture

March 26, 2014 News

Moldovan Orthodox Church – March 2014 His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir had a meeting this morning with the Minister of Culture, Mrs. Monica Babuc, discussing the need of action in order to ensure the protection of church heritage. Participating at the dialogue were also the Depute Minister of Culture, Mr. Gheorghe Postica, the Exarch of Monasteries […]

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Message of Metropolitan Vladimir of Moldova at the beginning of the Great Lent

March 1, 2014 Featured News

March 2014 Beloved in Christ brothers and sisters, With the Lord’s help we have approached the Great Lent, preparing for the bright Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Now that there are only several days left before the beginning of this important period of ascetic labour, let us prepare morally […]

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Orthodox Moldova is now available in English

February 19, 2014 News
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19/2/14 Following the launching of the Russian version of the Orthodox Moldova web site, we are now glad to announce our readers that it has also become available in English at http://en.orthodox.md/ The initiators of this Christian presence in the on-line environment, priests Mihail Borta and Constantin Cojocaru, announce us that the English version of […]

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Romanita Vocal Group from the Republic of Moldova at the Romanian Patriarchate

December 25, 2013 News

On 23 December 2013, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel was carolled by “Romanita” vocal group from the Republic of Moldova. Three carollers, students of the National College of Medicine and Pharmacy of Chisinau sang Romanian traditional carols. To end with, His Beatitude spoke about the importance of the Romanian traditions: “We pray Jesus Christ, our Lord, […]

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The hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Moldova celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Nativity of the Lord Cathedral

November 12, 2013 News

10/11/13 Numerous parishioners of the Nativity of the Lord metropolitan cathedral gathered in the holy shrine to participate in the Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir. United in prayer with the hierarch, the church-goers gave glory to God, thanking the Creator for abundant mercy cast on His creation. This Divine Liturgy – just […]

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The Demons of Moldova

September 28, 2013 News

Casey Michel – 28/9/13 REZINA, Moldova—Northern Moldova is one of the poorest regions in the poorest country in Europe. Two decades after the hardly-remembered War of Transdnistria, the battered region stands on little more than dust and remittances. What it does have—in ample quantity—is religion. As in other former Soviet republics, spirituality has filled the material […]

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Russian Patriarch Kirill Visits Moldova, Breakaway Transdniester

September 11, 2013 Featured News

10/9/13 The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has visited Moldova and its breakaway region of Transdniester. He consecrated a nunnery in Transdniester’s capital, Tiraspol, on September 9 after arriving the previous day from Moldova’s capital, Chisinau, where he met with Moldovan officials. Kirill said he was conveying God’s message, which “must sound […]

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