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Very Rev. Fr. Zareh Paronyan Enters His Eternal Rest

April 17, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – April 2017 +Memory Eternal+ With deep regret, we were informed by the Armenian Diocese of Romania that on the morning of April 13, Very Rev. Fr. Zareh Paronyan, entered his eternal rest. Father Zareh was 76 years old. Father Zareh’s death is a great loss for the Armenian Apostolic […]

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Easter Message 2017 by Patriarch Daniel of Romania

April 12, 2017 Featured
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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, […]

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Patriarch Daniel: Humble love towards others and helping our neighbours represent the path to salvation

April 7, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – April 2017 This Sunday’s Gospel presents us the humility, which should be desired by the Lord’s disciples in order to acquire salvation. The main teaching of the gospel is the following: through humility one can accede from deadly sin to life giving holiness, said His Beatitude, Patriarch Daniel on […]

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Founders of the Union of Bessarabia with Romania commemorated at the Patriarchal Cathedral

March 28, 2017 News
Founders of the Union of Bessarabia with Romania commemorated at the Patriarchal Cathedral

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – March 2017 On the 99th anniversary of the proclamation of the Union of Bessarabia with the Kingdom of Romania, the founders of the Union were commemorated Saturday at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. The V. Rev. Archimandrite Veniamin Goreanu, patriarchal adviser at the Office of the Holy Synod, conducted […]

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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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