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 ...

Patriarch Daniel Expresses Gratitude to Christian Women for Being ‘Models of Faith and Courage in Times of Trial’

Basilica News Agency - 1/5/2020 In his annual message occasioned by the Sunday of the Myrrhbearers, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel expressed his gratitude to Christian women for being ‘models of faith and courage in times of trial.’ The message that will be read throughout the Romanian Patriarchate this Sunday reminds of the presence of the myrrh-bearing women ...

Romanian Orthodox Church Marks 135th Anniversary of Autocephaly

Basilica News Agency -  Aurelian Iftimiu-30/4/2020 On Saturday, the Romanian Orthodox Church marked its 135th anniversary of autocephaly. After Romania gained its state independence in 1877 and was declared a Kingdom in 1881, the prestige of the Romanian Orthodox Church increased, making necessary the formal recognition of its autocephaly, long denied by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. On November 23, ...

Covid-19 – Romanian Orthodox Church Initiates Dozens of Support Measures for Hospitals and People (March 16-31)

Basilica News Agency - 7/4/2020 During the state of emergency, the Romanian Orthodox Church has intensified its presence both online and in society respecting all the required sanitary precautions. Even before the state of emergency being declared in Romania, just as the authorities raised the level of alert regarding the coronavirus epidemic, the Church had started preparations ...

Romanian Patriarchate Calls for Faith, Temperance, and Solidarity in Face of Corona-virus

Basilica News Agency - 21/3/2020 Given Romania’s state of emergency due to the new coronavirus epidemic, the Romanian Patriarchate calls for responsibility, temperance, and solidarity. The Romanian Patriarchate urges all priests of the Romanian Orthodox Church to implement with realism, lucidity, and confidence the measures imposed by the state authorities, which temporarily affect the Church’s liturgical life. These ...

The State of Emergency is a Special State of Prevention of the Spread of the Epidemic, Not a State of Panic and Discouragement

Basilica News Agency - 18/3/2020 The Romanian Orthodox Church is gradually and responsibly adapting, depending on the evolution of the situation caused by the epidemic, as all the important institutions in the country do, respecting and promoting in the public space the recommendations of the state authorities. The Church is not only an institution of public utility ...

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 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 Urges Not To Forget Those Who Suffered Under Communist Regime

Basilica News Agency - 13/11/2019 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel sent a message to the Symposium organized by the Institute for Political Sciences and International Relations of the Romanian Academy to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Romanian Revolution of 1989 urging the participants not to forget those who suffered under the communist regime. The ...

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 ...

THE VISIT OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AT THE PATRIARCHATE OF ROMANIA

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 30/11/8 From Thursday, November 13/29, 2018, to Saturday, November 18/ December 1, 2018, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos will be on a visit to Romania as a guest of His Beatitude the Patriarch of Romania Daniel, in order to officiate the co-celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the ...

95% of Romanians believe in God, though only 21% attend church weekly

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Orthochristian.com - 27/4/18 A new survey shows that nearly every Romanian professes belief in God, though there is a significant disparity between those who profess faith and those who actively live a religious life. The study conducted by the Freidrich Ebert Romania Foundation shows that 95% of Romanians believe in God, but only 21% attend church weekly, reports ...

HOLY FRIDAY BECOMES NATIONAL HOLIDAY IN ROMANIA

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Orthochristian.com - 15/3/18 Holy Friday has become an official public non-working holiday in Romania, the Romanian Orthodox Church’s Basilica News Agency reports. With Romanian President Klaus Iohannis’ signature on the completion of Paragraph 1 of Article 139 of the Labor Code, Romania joined 16 other EU countries on Monday where Holy Friday is already a public holiday. The bill was initiated ...

RUSSIAN AND ROMANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCHES OF MOLDOVA AIM TO STRENGTHEN COOPERATION

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Orthochristian.com - 27/12/17 The Russian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Moldova has appealed to the Romanian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Bessarabia for more intensive cooperation in the name of a single faith. The call came from His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir of Chișinău and All Moldova in the context of the 25th anniversary of the resumption of the activity of the ...

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 ...

Russian Church has 180 million faithful; 36,000 churches; 1,000 monasteries; 56 seminaries—pat. Kirill

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OrthoChristian.com - 1/11/17 On an official visit to the Romanian Orthodox Church last week, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia spoke of the rebirth of Orthodoxy in both Russia and Romania, following the fall of communism in both countries. According to the primate, the number of faithful included in the flock of the Russian ...

RELICS OF ST. SERAPHIM OF SAROV ARRIVE IN ROMANIA

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Orthochristian.com - 28/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania headed the transferal of the reliquary containing a portion of the relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov to the spiritual center of the Romanian Patriarchate yesterday, reports patriarchia.ru. After meeting at the Bucharest airport, the primates arrived at Patriarchal Hill ...

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, ...

In pictures: Patriarch Daniel prayerfully celebrates 66th birthday

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 25/7/17 His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, celebrated Saturday his 66th birthday. On this occasion, His Grace Varlaam of Ploiesti, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch, officiated a Te Deum (Doxology) service as a sign of thanksgiving to God for the bounties poured out upon His Beatitude over time. The July 22 service was attended ...

FRANCE CURRENTLY HOME TO 500-700,000 ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS AND GROWING

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Pravoslavie.ru - 25/7/17 The Handbook of the Orthodox Church has been published in France, providing comprehensive information and practical information about Orthodox life in France. It presents a detailed map showing the location of all Orthodox parishes, monasteries, and dioceses in France by region, and provides information about Orthodox bishops (members of the Association of Orthodox Bishops), priests, ...

Romanian Orthodox Holy Synod makes decisions regarding Church life and society, canonizes Venerable Paphnutius the Iconographer

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Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - July 2017 The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held its working session on July 4-5, 2017, at the Synodal Hall of the patriarchal residence. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, chaired the meetings. The following decisions were taken by the members of the Holy Synod: • The year 2019 was ...