Saints Peter and Paul are Teachers of Faith, Repentance and Church Mission in the World, Patriarch Daniel says

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 4/7/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel Monday presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest for the feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul.  During his homily, the Patriarch of Romania highlighted the main characteristics of the two Apostles, noting that they were different as regards their intellectual ...

Patriarch Daniel calls Christian Family an Icon of God’s Love in the World, Praises Family role During Pandemic

Basilica News Agency  - Aurelian Iftimiu - 30/5/2020 In a message for the Sunday of Parents and Children (June 7), Patriarch Daniel emphasizes the fundamental role that the family played during the coronavirus pandemic. His Beatitude called the family “a natural environment for raising and educating children for life.” “During this period, the time spent by parents ...

The Blind Man Becomes an Enlightener of Many – Patriarch Daniel Says

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 25/5/2020 Patriarch Daniel focused his sermon on Sunday, May 24, on the way God can work through an invalid person, the blind man who became an enlightener of many, a teacher for us, and a confessor of Christ. ‘Sickness is not always a consequence of sin, but it can also be an ...

“The State of Pandemic Calls us to Transform Suffering into Hope and Isolation into a Desire for More Communion Among People.” Patriarch Daniel (Video Message))

Basilica News Agency - Iulian Dumitraşcu - 12/5/2020 Patriarch Daniel has addressed the faithful in a video message stressing that “the state of pandemic calls us to transform suffering into hope and isolation into a desire for more communion among people.” Please read the full text of the message below. The spiritual message in times of pandemic: full text The ...

As Orthodox believers are deprived of the Eucharist, Patriarch Daniel indicates other ways of partaking of Christ

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu- 17/4/2020 As Romanian Orthodox believers are deprived of receiving Holy Communion in churches following the coronavirus outbreak, Patriarch Daniel said there are several ways to receive Christ in our souls spiritually. ‘Now only those who call priests home can receive the Eucharist,’ Patriarch Daniel said during his homily in an empty patriarchal ...

Patriarch Daniel Spreads Message of Hope on Palm Sunday: Christ will Help us Overcome the Pandemic

Basilica News Agency - 13/4/2020 Patriarch Daniel delivered a message of hope to a society living under the fear of the coronavirus pandemic, as he commemorated the glorious Entry into Jerusalem of Jesus Christ at the Divine Liturgy in the historical chapel of his patriarchal residence on April 12. The Patriarch of Romania noted that many people ...

Romanian Patriarch Donates 2000+ Euro for Acquisition of Corona-virus Protective Equipment

Basilica News Agency - 2/4/2020 Patriarch Daniel on Monday gave over 2,000 Euro from his salary to buy protection equipment for the volunteers involved in the Patriarchate’s social campaign ‘Help with joy’ geared to helping isolated patients all over Romania. The money will provide volunteers with the necessary equipment to support vulnerable people in their area. An online platform was ...

Patriarch Daniel on Sunday of Orthodoxy : The Profession of True Faith Opens Heavens

Basilica News Agency - 10/3/2020 ‘The profession of the true faith opens the Heavens. Without confessing Christ’s divinity, no one can enter the Kingdom of Heaven, no one can see the Kingdom of Heaven,’ His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel stressed during his sermon on the Sunday of Orthodoxy. The Patriarch of Romania explained that true faith ‘is laid ...

Patriarch Daniel sends Pastoral Message to Strengthen Faith and Eucharistic Communion

Basilica News Agency - 2/3/2020 The Press office of the Romanian Patriarchate published a communiqué on February 27, 2020, in the context of excessive media coverage of the epidemic caused by Coronavirus (Covid – 19) and following requests from some state institutions that the Church should take measures to prevent the spread of the virus and to ...

Patriarch Daniel: Man as a rational, relational being grows spiritually through gratitude

Basilica News Agency - 22/1/2020 ‘Man as a rational and a relational being, having a spiritual connection with God and peers, grows spiritually through gratitude,’ stressed His Beatitude, Patriarch Daniel, during his sermon on Sunday. On the 29th Sunday after Pentecost, the Patriarch of Romania presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral of Sts Constantine and ...

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 ...