Patriarch Daniel Urges Childless Families to Adopt Children or Help Poor Families Whose Only Wealth is Many Children

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu -  11/9/2020 The Patriarch of Romania offered Tuesday a set of recommendations to the faithful who want but cannot have children. First of all, His Beatitude urged them to pray, like the parents of the Virgin Mary. Then, if they do not receive this gift, to adopt children or help large families. ‘Today, ...

Ten Patriarch Daniel Thoughts on Young People

Basilica News  Agency - Iulian Dumitraşcu - 18/8/2020 Patriarch Daniel calls young people the “gift of God” for family, Church, society. The Patriarch of Romania often urges them to place Christ at the center of their personal lives. On the occasion of International Youth Day, we present 10 thoughts of Patriarch Daniel for young people. Young people are ...

Romania’s Monasteries, Recommended by Prince Charles

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu  - 11/8/2020 Prince Charles, a promoter of Romania in the world, mentioned Romania’s monasteries among the places to visit in the country in the latest material produced by Wild Carpathia. The message is delivered in a five-minute film meant to support the local tourist industry – “A Special Message from HRH the ...

Most of the Orthodox in the West are Romanian – Romania Ranks 3rd in the World in Terms of Orthodox Population

Basilica News Agency - Ștefana Totorcea -31/7/2020 Romania ranks 3rd in the world in terms of canonical Orthodox population, according to a review made by Matthew Namee from the Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas. Another conclusion of his analysis is that most of the Christian Orthodox in the West are Romanian. The first three countries in ...

‘The Role of WCC Indispensable than Ever in the Midst of Global Pandemic’ Says Fr Prof Ioan Sauca – the New Interim Gen Secretary

Liju Cherian - Chief Editor – OCP News Service - 13/7/2020 Geneva-‎Switzerland- Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca, was appointed Interim General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC)  from April 1, 2020.  WCC, an ecumenical fellowship of Churches founded in 1948, brings together 350 member churches from all over the world.  Excerpts from an exclusive email ...

“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 ...

Wonderworking Icon from Romania’s Sihăstria Monastery Carried in Procession Against Coronavirus and Drought

Basilica News Agency- Iulian Dumitraşcu -25/4/2020 On Bright Tuesday, the third day of Holy Pascha, the wonderworking Axion Estin (It is Truly Meet) Icon of the Mother of God from Romania’s famous Sihăstria Monastery was carried in procession, with the monks entreating God for relief from the coronavirus pandemic and drought.  The procession took place after the ...

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 ...

March declared Month “For life, for parents, for children” in Romania and Republic of Moldova

 Iulian Dumitraşcu   - Basilica News Agency - 31/1/2020 Hundreds of pro-life events will be held throughout Romania and the Republic of Moldova this March, culminating in the March for Life to be held on March 28. March has been declared a month “For life, for parents, for children,” according to Romania for Life organization. Events will be held ...

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 ...

His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel venerates St Spyridon’s relic from Corfu island

Basilica News Agency - 16/10/2019 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel on Saturday venerated the reliquary containing a relic of Saint Spyridon the Wonderworker brought from Corfu island to Romania for the feast of Saint Paraskeva. The relic was brought by a delegation of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Corfu, headed by His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios. The relic stationed in ...

‘God Helps Us To Transform The Cross Of Suffering Into Victory’- Patriarch Daniel

Basilica News Agency - 18/9/19 ‘If we think of God when we are in trouble, suffering, illness and ask for His help, then He helps us to transform the cross of suffering into victory through hope,’ underscored the Patriarch of Romania on Sunday. Bearing one’s cross The Patriarch explained in the sermon delivered at the Church of the ...

Romanian Patriarch Daniel celebrates His 68th birthday

Basilica Orthodox News Agency - 23/7/19 Many Years!!! His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, celebrates on Monday, 22 July 2019, his 68th birthday. He was born on 22 July 1951, to parents Alexe and Stela Ciobotea, in Dobreşti village, Bara commune, county of Timiş. He was baptised Dan-Ilie. Education and professional experience 1958 – 1962 – he attends the primary ...

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 ...

Patriarch Daniel Congratulates Basilica Media Centre For Transmitting Holy Trinity’s Love To The World

Basilica News Agency - 19/6/19 The Patriarch of Romania on Whit Monday pointed out the important missionary activity of the Basilica Media Centre during a meeting with the Patriarchate’s journalists held at the Patriarchal Palace. ‘We congratulate you for this holy, missionary work to transmit the love of the Most Holy Trinity to the world and to ...

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 ...

SVOTS begins academic collaboration with theological school in Romania

SVOTS - 7/7/18 [SVOTS Communications / SIBIU, Romania] Saint Vladimir’s Seminary has signed a concordat of cooperation with Saint Andrei Saguna Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Sibiu, Romania in an effort to encourage future student and faculty exchanges and other collaborations between the two institutions. The agreement was signed Monday, June 25 at the Faculty in Sibiu by Archpriest Chad ...

THE FEAST OF ST. SIMEON THE GOD-RECEIVER AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (KATAMON 2018)

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 20/2/18 On Friday February 3/16, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of St. Simeon the God-receiver, who held in his holy arms our Lord Who was brought to the Temple according to the Law when He was forty days old. The feast was held at the Holy Monastery of St. Simeon where his ...

Orthodox Christian Chant – Praise to Apostle Andrew the First-called

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Orthodox Church - 4/12/17 Orthodox Christian Chant by the Romanian Male Choir "Armonia", praise to the Glorious Saint, Martyr and Apostle Andrew the First-called, the Enlighter of Romania and Patron of the Most Holy Church of Constantinople. Filmed by Trinitas TV. Source:  

Pan-Orthodox Divine Liturgy Celebrated in Romania

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Orthodox Church - 28/10/17 Romania - Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Holiness Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril, His Beatitude Orthodox Archbishop of Bucharest Romanian Patriarch Daniel, His Beatitude Orthodox Archbishop of Tirana and all Albania Anastasios and His Beatitude Orthodox Archbishop of Preshov and all Czech-Slovak Lands Rastislav. Orthodox Primates gathered in Bucharest's ...

Holy Qurobo at the Armenian Church of Bucharest

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate  - 3/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at the Armenian Church of Bucharest. It is the first time that a Syriac Orthodox Patriarch celebrates the Holy Qurobo in Romania. His Holiness was assisted by their Eminences: Mor Theophilus Georges Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli, Mor Selwanus Boutros ...