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‘Only humbleness opens the portals of divine compassion’, – Patriarch Daniel

February 8, 2017 News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 8/2/17 In his Sunday homily, the Patriarch of Romania focused on the role humbleness and humble prayer have in acquiring salvation. He said that humbleness makes man sincere and grateful since in a humble state man observes God, the One Who helps him perform good. A humble man, the Patriarch […]

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

February 6, 2017 News
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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 […]

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Patriarch Daniel: The Three Holy Hierarchs are models of spiritual pastors

February 2, 2017 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 2/2/17 The Three Holy Hierarchs are models of spiritual pastors who combine faith with culture, piety with the missionary work of the Church, the Patriarch of Romania said Sunday. Patriarch Daniel delivered a homily focusing on the main virtues of the Three Holy Hierarchs celebrated Jan. 30 by the […]

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FR. MIHAI NEGREA – PROTECTOR OF ORPHANS, DEPARTS TO THE LORD

January 29, 2017 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 29/1/17 +Memory Eternal+ “What a painful beginning to 2017! Mourning weighs heavily upon me and the whole village of Podu Coşnei… Unfortunately, Fr. Mihai Negrea, the abbot of Podu Coşnei Monastery in the village of Poiana Stampei, left us last night… It’s a great loss for our village… May God grant your soul to […]

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Divine Liturgy and Funeral Service for HE Archbishop Justinian Chira

November 10, 2016 News

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – November 2016 An impressive assembly of hierarchs, hundreds of priests and thousands of believers came Thursday, 3 November 2016, at the Cathedral in Baia Mare, to bid farewell to Archbishop Justinian Chira. A hierarchal Divine Liturgy preceded the Funeral Service. His Eminence Teofan, Metropolitan of Moldova and Bukovina, read […]

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THE FEAST OF THE ELEVATION OF THE CROSS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE 2016

October 4, 2016 Featured News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – October 2016 A. In the afternoon during Vespers On Tuesday, the 14th/27th of September 2016, the Patriarchate celebrated the Elevation of the Holy Cross in commemoration of the fact that, on the completion of the opening of the Church of the Resurrection in 336 AD, St Helen and Archbishop Makarios of […]

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KINDLY SUPPORT THE GREAT & HOLY MONASTERY OF VATOPAIDI

September 23, 2016 Featured News
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Holy & Great Monastery of Vatopaidi – The Monastic Republic of Mount Athos Dear All Kindly support the Holy & Great Monastery of Vatopaidi. The Monastery has endless demands upon its resources as well as countless souls pleading for spiritual and material support at a time of great difficulty in Greece and neighboring countries. It cannot […]

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Jesus Christ – Joy of Life

September 7, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – September 2016 Thousands of Young People at #ITO2016: Jesus Christ – Joy of Life Also Read: The meeting of the orthodox youth from all over the world -conclusions Friday night, 2 September 2016, thousands of young people from all over the world participated in the conference on the theme […]

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Romanian Heroes Of The World War I Commemorated At The Patriarchal Cathedral

September 4, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – September 2016 The faithful present Sunday, 28 August 2016, at the Patriarchal Cathedral prayed together with His Grace Timotei Prahoveanul, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Bucharest, for the Romanian heroes who fell in the battlefields of the World War I for national freedom and dignity. On 27 August […]

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THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE SAVIOUR AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2016)

August 23, 2016 Featured News

Jerusalem Patriarchate – August 2016 On Friday the 6th/19th of August 2015, the Patriarchate celebrated the Transfiguration of the Saviour in commemoration of the event recounted by the Evangelists (Matthew 17, 1-8), namely that the Lord took with him Peter, James and John and led them up Mount Tabor where He was transfigured, His face […]

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Day of the National Anthem: Patriarch of Romania Urges to Keep and Promote the National Symbols

August 8, 2016 Featured News
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Gheorghe Anghel – Basilica News Agency  – August 2016 The day of 29 July is of great importance for the Romanian people, as it is dedicated to the national anthem of Romania entitled Wake up, Romanian! His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel has often underlined the duty of the faithful to honour the national symbols and values of the […]

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Pilgrimage to mark 25th anniversary of Mother Alexandra’s Repose

August 4, 2016 Featured News
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ELLWOOD CITY, PA [OCA] – August 2016 The 25th Anniversary of the repose of Mother Alexandra, the former Princess Ileana of Romania who founded Holy Transfiguration Monastery here, will be remembered during the community’s annual pilgrimage and patronal feast August 5-7, 2016. The monastery was established in 1967 as the fulfillment of Mother Alexandra’s dream […]

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METROPOLITAN KALLISTOS REFLECTS ON ORTHODOX COUNCIL

August 1, 2016 Featured News
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Orthodox Christian Laity – 1/8/16 Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware), Michael Heinlein Gathering Orthodox hierarchs from around the world, the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church wrapped-up on the Greek island of Crete on June 26. In the works for over a century, the event was historic to say the least. But what did it accomplish? […]

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Historical Event at Tismana Monastery: Romania’s Treasure Museum Inaugurated

July 31, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – July 2016 Tuesday, 26 July 2016, the inauguration festivity of   Romania’s Treasure Museum was held at Tismana Monastery, Gorj County. It is an exhibition space unique in Europe inaugurated within a ceremony held with the participation of His Eminence Irineu, Metropolitan of Oltenia, and of the Governor of the […]

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Patriarch Of Romania: “The Young People Are The Active And Creative Present Of The Church”

July 18, 2016 Featured News
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Gheorghe Anghel – Basilica News Agency – July 2016 More Than 2000 Young People Expected To Participate In The International Orthodox Youth Meeting In Bucharest: On 6 July 2016, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania met, at Patriarch Justinian Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Bucharest, the 190 priests of the Metropolitanate of Muntenia and Dobrudgea who […]

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WHY I DID NOT SIGN THE TEXT “RELATIONS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH WITH THE REST OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD”

July 3, 2016 Featured News
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Met. Hierotheos Vlachos – Orthodox Ethos – July 2016 Various comments have been published related to the stance I took regarding the text of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church with the title: “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World.” Some write that I didn’t sign it, others that I […]

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Metropolitan Nifon: The Holy and Great Synod is very important for the whole Orthodoxy and beyond

June 18, 2016 Featured News
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Gheorghe Anghel – Romanian Orthodox Press Center – June 2016 Metropolitan Nifon, Archbishop of Targoviste – Patriarchate of Romania, spoke toNikos Papachristou (amen.gr) about the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church. N.P.: Your Eminence, how important event is the Holy and Great Synod for the life of the Orthodox Church? Metropolitan Nifon: The Holy […]

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Patriarch of Romania during Agape Vespers: “Divine Peace is the harmony built in the human soul by the Holy Spirit”

May 8, 2016 Featured News

www.basilica.ro- May 2016 The first gift offered by our Saviour Jesus Christ to His disciples after the Resurrection was the peace. On the morning of His Resurrection, He uttered to the myrrh-bearing women: Rejoice! Fear not! Peace and Joy are two divine gifts that ought to be received with gratitude; they ought to be pursued […]

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A MESSAGE OF COMPASSION AND SOLIDARITY WITH THE BELGIAN PEOPLE

March 22, 2016 Featured News

Basilica News Agency – 22/3/16 We have learned with sorrow and worry of the terrorist attack that took place in Brussels Tuesday morning, 22 March 2016, in which at least 34 persons have been killed and 136 injured. In these difficult moments for the Belgian people, we pray for the rest of the souls of the […]

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An urge to be faithful to Christ and His Church – Co-responsibility and Co-operation

December 5, 2015 Featured News

December 2015- Church of Romania In the context of today’s society, marked by secularization, uncertainty and a lack of mobilizing ideals, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, underlines the importance of the mission of the Church, which has to harmonize the word of preaching and catechesis with charity work, by practical helping, active and consolatory […]

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The St John Chrysostom Order awarded to a great philanthropist – Fr Nicolae Tănase

November 25, 2015 Featured News

Church of Romania- 25/11/15 Rev. Fr. Nicolae Tănase, parish priest of Valea Plopului (the Valley of the Plopar), Prahova County, was awarded by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, the St John Chrysostom Order, on Tuesday, 24 November 2015. Fr Nicolae also received the rank of oikonomos-stavrophore. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel congratulated Fr Nicolae for […]

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