Patriarch Daniel on New Year: Focus on spiritual side of life – St. Basil was a spiritual and practical man

Basilica News Agency - 3/1/2020 The Patriarch of Romania stressed that it is more important to grow spiritually than biologically and materially at the start of the New Year. In his first homily of 2020, Patriarch Daniel offered his reflections on Christ’s childhood and referred to the life of Saint Basil, one of Christianity’s greatest universal teachers. ‘Jesus ...

Patriarch Daniel about Romanian Revolution Young Heroes: Their Sacrifice is the Foundation of Our Freedom

Basilica News Agency - 23/12/2019 During the solemn session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held on Monday at the Patriarchal Palace in Bucharest to mark the 30th anniversary of the Romanian Revolution, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel said that the sacrifice of those who fell in December 1989 is the foundation of our ...

Patriarch Daniel shares practical ways to prepare for Christmas

Basilica News Agency - 26/11/2019 In a society that tends to distort the spiritual significance of the holidays by encouraging consumerism, Patriarch Daniel explained on Thursday how to better prepare for the feast of the Nativity of the Lord. “By more prayer, by reading the Holy Scriptures, by a more frequent Confession and Communion, and with acts ...

Wealth and poverty are an occasion to draw closer to God and our peers – Patriarch Daniel

Basilica News Agency - 20/11/2019 Patriarch Daniel on Sunday offered his reflections on wealth and poverty as means through which we can proceed on the path to salvation. ‘Wealth and poverty are not a purpose in themselves. They are an opportunity for us to draw near or away from God and others.’ “Neither wealth nor poverty can bring ...

Patriarch Daniel: Our Church appreciates the presence and contribution of Armenians in Romania

Basilica News Agency - 13/11/2019 During the opening ceremony of a photo exhibition on the history and the heritage of the Armenian Church in Romania held Saturday at the Patriarchal Palace in Bucharest, Patriarch Daniel expressed the appreciation of the Romanian Orthodox Church for the presence and the contribution of Armenians in Romania in various fields ...

Patriarch Daniel urges faithful to become steadfast missionaries: Tell how much good God has done for you

Basilica News Agency - 24/10/2019 Everyone should become a steadfast missionary and announce the divine help received in the community where they live and carry out their activity, Patriarch Daniel urged during his Sunday homily at the Patriarchal Cathedral. The Patriarch of Romania gave the example of the Gerasene demoniac who, after being healed by Christ, was ...

Patriarch of Romania Urges Parents To Spend More Time With Their Children

Basilica Orthodox News Agency - June 2019 Patriarch Daniel in his Children’s Day message urged parents to spend more time with their children and help them cultivate faith, hope, love and the freedom to do good to others. The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church dedicated the first Sunday following the International Children’s Day (June 1) ...

OCP Delegate Anca Constenco Honored with the Union Centennial Medal by Patriarch Daniel of Romania

OCP News Service - 10/01/2019 Bucharest-Romania: Anca Constenco Sirbu - Delegate of Bucharest and All Romania of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian  Society) was honored with the Great Union Centennial Medal by His Beatitude Daniel (Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Muntenia and Dobrogea, Locum tenens of the throne of Caesarea Cappadociae and Patriarch of the Romanian ...

Demise of King Michael I of Romania

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Anca Sirbu (Delegate of Bucharest & all Romania) - OCP News Service - 7/12/17 +Memory Eternal+ Bucharest - Romania: His Highness King Michael I of Romania entered eternal rest on December 5th Tuesday, 2017 (age 96) at his residence in Aubonne, Switzerland. A faithful of the Romanian Orthodox Church, King Michael I is well known for taking a ...

Patriarch Daniel urges to pray for Church discipline and unity

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 30/7/17 The Statute and Regulations Committee of the Romanian Orthodox Church held its working session on 27-28 July 2017 at the patriarchal residence in Bucharest. The Patriarch of Romania chaired the meeting, during which were studied the statutory and regulatory provisions regarding the discipline of clergymen of all degrees: deacons, ...

SVOTS Seminary President Meets Romanian Patriarch

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SVOTS - June 2015 Seminary President Archpriest Chad Hatfield is traveling throughout Romania June 9–21, meeting with key figures instrumental in renewing collaborative efforts between the Romanian Orthodox Church and St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Cooperation between the two began in 2013, when the Seminary and the Faculty of Orthodox Theology at the University of Bucharest signed a ...

Patriarch Daniel about Orthodox confessors during communism: ‘The light of their sacrificial faith has overcome the darkness of the atheist regime’

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 15/5/17  Message by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, at the Hope in Faith Conference, organised by Ploiești Penitentiary in collaboration with the Romanian Patriarchate at the Holy Cross social, pastoral Centre in Caraiman, Bușteni, Prahova County, Wednesday, 10 May 2017: The Hope in faith Conference, organised by the ...

Re-consecration of the Annunciation – Bellu Church – Patriarch Daniel: The Church is the space of our healing

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Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 11/5/17 His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, assisted Sunday at the Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Grace Bishop Timotei of Prahova at the Annunciation-Bellu Church in Bucharest. Before the Divine Liturgy, Bishop Timotei performed the office of re-consecration of the church, following the recent restoration and consolidation works. In ...

Patriarch Daniel will lead the canonization ceremony of the Putna Saints

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Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - May 2017 The solemn canonization ceremony of the Putna Saints: St Jacob, Metropolitan of Moldova, and the Venerable Fathers Silas, Paisios and Nathan will take place Sunday, 14 May 2017, at Putna Monastery. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, will lead the ceremony. The delegation of the Romanian ...

Easter Message 2017 by Patriarch Daniel of Romania

Iulian Dumitrascu - Basilica News Agency  - 12/4/17 The Feast of the Resurrection of the Lord, also known as Holy Pascha, presents us Christ’s victory over sin, hades and death. Holy Pascha is therefore the feast of eternal life, of eternal light and everlasting joy in the love of the Most Holy Trinity. That is why, during the Easter ...

12 Spiritual Quotes from Patriarch Daniel about the Holy Cross

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - March 2017 The Cross of our Saviour Jesus Christ represents God’s love revealed to humans in a world full of hatred and violence. The Holy Cross is the sign of love that conquers sin and death. Christ’s Cross becomes a principle of new life for every Christian; a principle of profound spiritual ...

The purpose of fasting is to meet Christ : Patriarch Daniel says on Beginning of Great Lent

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 2/3/17 10 Quotes from Patriarch Daniel on Fasting Many faithful prayed on Clean Monday during the Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete, officiated by Patriarch Daniel at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. The Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church addressed the faithful present at the Great Compline officiated Feb. 27 and ...

Patriarch Daniel of Romania urges support for the traditional family

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Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 23/2/17 Family as the foundation of human society is ever at the centre of the Church’s pastoral and social mission. Patriarch Daniel of Romania has supported consistently and vocally those traditional families struggling to cope with the multiple challenges and crises of modern society. The family is in a fragile and difficult ...

Patriarch Daniel: The Feast of the Meeting of the Lord is a light of Christian life

Patriarch Daniel on the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 6/2/17 The feast of the Meeting of the Lord does not refer only to the encounter of Righteous Simeon with Jesus the Saviour of the world, but it represents for us a light of Christian life, the Patriarch of Romania said Feb. 2. In his homily delivered Thursday at St Gregory ...

Patriarch Daniel, in Christmas sermon: Birth of Christ – God’s programme for life of the world

Gheorghe Anghel - Basilica News Agency - 28/12/16 The birth of Christ represents God’s programme for the life of the world, for salvation or its release from sin and death and its leading to the eternal life of the Kingdom of Heaven, said the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Daniel, in his Christmas sermon. “From ...

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, ...