Romanian Orthodox Church

March for Life 2017: Help the Mother and the Child! They Depend on You!

March 28, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 28/3/17 The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, during its working session of 9 February 2017, blessed the initiative of the Students for life Association to organise the seventh national edition of the March for Life. The event will take place on the Feast of the Annunciation, 25 […]

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Position of the Romanian Orthodox Church regarding the “civil partnership”

March 2, 2017 News
Position of the Romanian Orthodox Church regarding civil partnership

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – March 2017 The Romanian Patriarchate observes with much concern the proceedings related to the potential formalisation of the so-called “civil partnership”, namely the draft law that is currently on the agenda of the Chamber of Deputies. We consider that to institutionalise an alternative type of family is contrary to […]

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Patriarch Daniel of Romania urges support for the traditional family

February 23, 2017 News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 23/2/17 Family as the foundation of human society is ever at the centre of the Church’s pastoral and social mission. Patriarch Daniel of Romania has supported consistently and vocally those traditional families struggling to cope with the multiple challenges and crises of modern society. The family is in a […]

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Holy Synod the Romanian Orthodox Church takes decisions regarding Church life and the society

February 11, 2017 News
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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 […]

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National Church Assembly – Patriarch Daniel: We thank the clergy and faithful who love the Church and struggle for her unity

February 11, 2017 News

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 11/2/17 The National Church Assembly (NCA) of the Romanian Orthodox Church held Wednesday its annual meeting at the Patriarchal Palace in Bucharest. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel chaired the meeting. The Patriarch opened Feb. 8 the NCA working session and appreciated the financial efforts made by the Romanian Patriarchate to […]

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Former Romanian Patriarch Teoctist’s 102nd Birthday Anniversary (1915-2017)

February 8, 2017 News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency –  8/2/17 Tuesday, 7 February 2017, we remember the fifth Patriarch of Romania Teoctist on his 102nd Birthday Anniversary. Patriarch Teoctist pastored the Romanian Orthodox Church for 21 years and succeeded in maintaining a living Orthodox faith and tradition in extremely difficult times for Romania. Patriarch Teoctist was born on […]

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Te Deum Service and Wreath-Laying Ceremony in Honour of the Founders of the Union of 1859

January 28, 2017 News

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – January 2017 The events dedicated to the 158th anniversary of the Union of the Romanian Principalities (1859) began Tuesday morning with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. Next, His Grace Varlaam of Ploiești, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch, officiated Jan. 24 a Te […]

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Patriarch Daniel: We are called to rise prayers of thanksgiving for the gift of life

January 19, 2017 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 19/1/17 Our Saviour Jesus Christ does not call blessed those who are unthankful, but those who are grateful and thank God for the bounties they receive from Him, the Patriarch of Romania said Sunday. The Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church delivered a homily after the Divine Liturgy, celebrated […]

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Communique: Any clarification regarding faith must be made in ecclesial communion, not in disunion

December 23, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 22/12/2016 Please find below the position of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church about recent evolutions in Romania regarding reception of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church (Crete, 2016): Decisions of the Holy Synod regarding Church life During the working session of the Holy […]

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First Food Bank established in Romania with the support of the Romanian Orthodox Church

December 15, 2016 News
First Local Food Bank in Romania

Aurelian Iftimiu -Basilica News Agency -15/12/16 The Local Food Bank Project in Bucharest’s Sector 6 was launched Wednesday, 7 December 2016, at Golescu-Grant Centre for Recreation and Personal Development. The General Directorate of Social Assistance and Child Protection (DAGSP) in Sector 6 implements the project, in partnership with Sector 6 branch of Diaconia Association. The event […]

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Parliamentary Elections 2016: Patriarch of Romania votes in Bucharest

December 15, 2016 News
Patriarch of Romania votes in Bucharest, parilamentary elections 2016

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basicila News Agency – 15/12/16 Romanians voted Sunday, 11 December 2016, the parliamentarians that would represent them in the next four years. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, voted Sunday evening in Bucharest, at polling station no. 648. After casting his vote, His Beatitude offered small icons to those present. […]

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Romanian Patriarch sends message of compassion and solidarity after Cairo bombing

December 15, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – December 2016 His Holiness Tawadros II, Pope and Patriarch of Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt Your Holiness, The news of the tragic terrorist attack on the morning of 11 December 2016 committed at the “Holy Apostles Peter and Paul” church of the Coptic community in Cairo, in which 25 […]

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Saint Andrew the Apostle – Protector of Romania and of the National Cathedral

December 4, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 4/12/16 The Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called and Protector of Romania was celebrated Wednesday, 30 November 2016. In Romania, Saint Andrew enjoys a special honour, being considered the Apostle of Romanians or the Enlightener of Romanian people. That is why he is the protector saint of many monasteries and […]

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Romanian Academy hosts solemn session to celebrate the Great Union Day

December 4, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 4/12/16 The Romanian Academy hosted Monday, 28 November 2016, a solemn session to celebrate the Great Union Day and remember the country’s participation in WWI, Radio Trinitas reports. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, members of the Romanian Academy, high-ranking officials of Romania, diplomats as well as people of […]

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Patriarch of Romania: The Holy Angels reflect God’s glory and proclaim it to humans

November 13, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – November 2016 All angels are full of light; all heavenly bodiless powers are full of light; but this light comes from God’s glory, the Patriarch of Romania said to the faithful present in the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest, on the Synaxis of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, celebrated […]

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The Hierarchs of the Holy Synod prayed for the victims of the Colectiv club fire

November 5, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica New Agency – November 2016 His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, prayed Saturday, 29 October 2016, together with several hierarchs, members of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, for the victims of the Colectiv club fire. The memorial service was officiated by His Grace Varlaam of Ploieşti, Assistant Bishop to […]

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Conclusions of the Holy Synod regarding the proceedings and the decisions of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church (Crete, 16-26 June 2016)

November 3, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 3/11/16 After the discussions carried during the working session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, chaired Saturday, 29 October 2016, by His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, the Synodal Fathers formulated and expressed the following conclusions related to the proceedings and the decisions of the Holy and Great […]

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Archbishop Justinian passed away to the Lord

November 3, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 3/11/16 +MEMORY ETRNAL+ His Eminence Hon Archbishop Justinian, Bishop of Maramureş and Sătmar, passed away to the Lord at the age of 95 Saturday, 30 October 2016, after suffering a heart attack. Archbishop Justinian was born on 28 May 1921 in Plopiş Village, Maramureş County, in a family of […]

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New decisions of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church regarding Romanians living in America

October 30, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 30/10/16 The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held its first autumn session Friday, 28 October 2016, in the Synodal Hall of the Patriarchal Residence in Bucharest, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. The Holy Synod made the following important decisions for the church life of […]

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15,000 believers present at Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pious Saint Paraskeva of Iași

October 22, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 21/101/16 Thousands of faithful from all across Romania participated Friday, 14 October 2016, in the Divine Liturgy, officiated in Iași on the Feast of Pious Saint Paraskeva the New. Representatives of state and local authorities also took part in the event. Other several thousands of believers stood in a […]

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Patriarchal blessing for the monastic community of Plumbuita

October 16, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – October 2016 His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, visited Sunday, 9 October 2016, Plumbuita Monastery in Bucharest. The same day, the outdoor altar of the monastic settlement was blessed. The faithful present at the Divine Liturgy officiated at Plumbuita Monastery by His Grace Timotei of Prahova, Assistant Bishop to […]

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