St Vladimir’s Seminary Receives Grant to Teach ‘Lost Art’

(from left) Alumnus Sam Kim, Seminarian Dimitrios Nikiforos, Fr. Alexander Rentel, and Seminarian Dn. Daniel Greeson, at the Council of Crete 2016

SVOTS - 15/11/17 Many Orthodox Christians are familiar with decrees, proclamations, canons, and doctrines promulgated by the major Ecumenical Councils of the Church and other local synods. But they rarely wonder: "Who drafted the texts I'm reading? What method did the drafter use?” To answer those questions Archpriest Alexander Rentel, assistant professor of Canon Law at St. ...

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 ...

Call to prayer, dialogue and social co-responsibility

Call to prayer, dialogue and social co-responsibility

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 6/2/17 These days, Romanian society is going through turmoil because of a conflict between major institutions of the State and, as such, because of a polarisation of the population. Although neutral politically, the Church is not socially indifferent; she understands the directions and major desires of the people: social justice, reducing ...

The Romanian Patriarchate is solidary with the Italian people, afflicted after the earthquake of August 24, 2016

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - August 2016 As a sign of deep compassion with the afflicted by the earthquake which occurred in Perugia (central Italy) that claimed many lives and caused great damages, the Romanian Patriarchate addresses a message of Christian solidarity with the Italian people, on behalf of the clergy and the faithful of the ...

A Symbolic Attack on the Christian Identity of Europe

Romanian Orthodox Patriarchate - July 2016 The Romanian Patriarchate has learned with sorrow about the Catholic priest who was killed during the Divine Liturgy, by a terrorist group, on 26 July 2016, and about the persons assisting the service officiated by him who were injured. We express our compassion for the victims of the attack and our ...

Call on the Authorities for the Return of the Two Romanian Children in London to their Natural Family

Romanian Patriarchate - July 2016 The Romanian Patriarchate has learned with concern about the critical situation of Florin Barbu and Claudia Racolta, a Romanian family settled in London, the custody of whose children, Diana (8) and Andy (5), has been given by court decision to a British gay couple. The Church constantly supports the traditional family as ...

Official texts, livestreaming of Holy and Great Council available on Internet

Kolymvari, Crete, Greece - 23/6/16 Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Release CRETE—The official texts of the opening speeches and adresses for the Holy and Great Council are available at https://www.holycouncil.org/documents in their original languages. Translations will be posted as they become available. More than 320 journalists, representing 138 media outlets and 25 countries, have received credentials for the Council. Daily ...

Day One of the Holy and Great Council – Briefing

Great and Holy Council - 21/6/16 Also Read- GREAT AND HOLY COUNCIL: SUMMARY OF DAY ONE PRESS BRIEFING: http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/94486.htm Just as in the first Pentecost, the hierarchs of the Orthodox Church are beginning their hard and necessary work today of walking together in common purpose. The Holy and Great Council gathers in Crete June 19-26, 2016. For more information, ...

Protocol of Cooperation between the Romanian Patriarchate and the Ministry of Health

September 2015 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel and Minister Nicolae Banicioiu signed on Thursday, 03 September 2015, in the Patriarch Teoctist Hall of the Patriarchal Residence, a Protocol of cooperation between the Romanian Patriarchate and the Ministry of Health, concerning the Programme entitled “Good Health for Villages”. The protocol was concluded in order to organise certain medical humanitarian ...

Intensification of the social mission and defence of the church unity

Church of Romania On 3 and 4 June 2015, the working session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church was held at the Patriarchal Residence under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. Here are some of the decisions adopted: - Enrolling of Saint Pious Paisie Aghioritul in the calendar of the Romanian Orthodox ...

The 28th International Meeting for Peace to be held in Tirana – Albania – September 2015

The Press Office of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania  February-March 2015 In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the end of the last war in the Balkans, the Community of Sant' Egidio, in cooperation with the Episcopal Conference of Albania, the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania and the Albanian Government will promote "The 28th International Meeting ...

The Holy Synod Elected The Titular Hierarch For The Vacancy Of Bishop Of The Diocese Of Covasna And Harghita

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On 5 and 6 February 2015, the working session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church is taking place at the Patriarchal Residence, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. On the first day, after opening the session, the meeting of the Holy Synod for the election of the new Bishop of the ...

New Decisions of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church

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On 5 and 6 February 2015, the working session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church was held at the Patriarchal Residence, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. We mention some of the decisions taken: -Approval of the new Regulations of the disciplinary canonical authorities and of the instances of judgement of ...

The President Of Romania On A Visit To The Romanian Patriarchate

On 30 January 2015, His Excellency Mr Klaus Werner Johannis, President of Romania paid a visit to the Romanian Patriarchate at the invitation of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. The President of Romania attended the Divine Liturgy celebrated in the Patriarchal Cathedral on the feast of the Three Saints Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and ...

Ambassador Of Jordan On An Introductory Visit To The Romanian Patriarchate

On 28 January 2015, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church received at the Patriarchal Residence the introductory visit of His Excellency Mr Saker Makkawi, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Bucharest. The Ambassador thanked for reception and appreciated the important role of the religious cults in the promotion of the inter-religious ...

Compassion With The Mourning Families And Solidarity With The French People

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January 2015 The Romanian Patriarchate condemns the terrorist attack in Paris, of 7 January 2015, which caused the death of twelve persons and injury of eleven other persons. The Romanian Orthodox Church rejects the use of religion as pretext for extremist, violent, and homicidal political actions, because a murder committed in the name of God is ...

His Excellency Fuad Kokaly – New Ambassador Of Palestine To Bucharest On An Introductory Visit To The Patriarch Of Romania

On 5 January 2015, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church received, on an introductory visit, His Excellency Mr Fuad Kokaly, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Palestine in Bucharest, accompanied by His Grace Qais Sadiq, Bishop of Erzurum (Patriarchate of Antioch). Mr Ambassador Fuad Kokaly thanked for reception and presented various aspects of the ...

The Assembly of the Orthodox Youth Association of Albania was held

December 2014 - The Albanian Orthodox Church About 380 young people, ages 18-30 years old, gathered on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at the Cultural Center of the "Resurrection of Christ" Cathedral, in Tirana. The representatives of youth groups from different cities of the country came together for the further development and strengthening of the Orthodox ...

Schedule of Press Conferences November 29-30 at the Ecumenical Patriarchate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 28, 2014 CONTACT: Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Press Officer Phone: +905314388990 E-mail: JChryssavg@aol.com Rev. Nephon Tsimalis, English Office E-mail: patriarchate.english@gmail.com SCHEDULED PRESS CONFERENCES November 28, 2014, at 20:00, by His Eminence Elder Metropolitan John of Pergamon and His Eminence Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa November 29, 2014, at 20:00, co-chaired by Fr. Federico Lombardi, Director of the Holy See Press Office, ...

The Fellowship of Orthodox Intellectuals’ Assembly Held in Tirana

The Fellowship of Orthodox Intellectuals’ Assembly Was Held - October 2014 ORTHODOX AUTOCEPHALOUS CHURCH OF ALBANIA The Assembly of the Fellowship of Albanian Orthodox Intellectuals, comprised of over 400 higher education graduates and active members of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, coming from different cities throughout the country, gathered on Saturday, October 11, in the Cultural ...

Conference with the Orthodox Clergy Wives of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania

October 2014 Eighty wives of priests and deacons, of the Archdiocese and three metropolis of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, attended the three-day conference, divided into two groups, on the 1st to 3rd and 3rd to 5th October in the Myrrh Bearing Women Skete - New Monastery of St. Vlash, Durrës. The theme of the ...