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 ...

SVOTS Seminary President Meets Romanian Patriarch

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SVOTS - June 2015 Seminary President Archpriest Chad Hatfield is traveling throughout Romania June 9–21, meeting with key figures instrumental in renewing collaborative efforts between the Romanian Orthodox Church and St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Cooperation between the two began in 2013, when the Seminary and the Faculty of Orthodox Theology at the University of Bucharest signed a ...

Bucharest Employs Church Expansion to Advance ‘Greater Romania’ Project

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Sputniknews - 5/6/17 The Romanian Orthodox Church’s expansion on the Balkans appears to be a part of Bucharest’s plans to make the dreams of Greater Romania come true. It appears that ever since Romania became a member of the EU and NATO, the country sought to fulfil its long-time ambition of creating the Greater Romania — a nation-state which would incorporate all ...

Patriarch Daniel about Orthodox confessors during communism: ‘The light of their sacrificial faith has overcome the darkness of the atheist regime’

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 15/5/17  Message by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, at the Hope in Faith Conference, organised by Ploiești Penitentiary in collaboration with the Romanian Patriarchate at the Holy Cross social, pastoral Centre in Caraiman, Bușteni, Prahova County, Wednesday, 10 May 2017: The Hope in faith Conference, organised by the ...

European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu visits the Romanian Patriarchate

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Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 11/5/17 The European Commissioner Corina Crețu visited Monday, 8 May 2017, the Patriarchal Ensemble in Bucharest where she had a meeting with His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church. Corina Crețu visited the Palace of the Patriarchate that has been consolidated and restored with EU funds. The Palace of the ...

Re-consecration of the Annunciation – Bellu Church – Patriarch Daniel: The Church is the space of our healing

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Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 11/5/17 His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, assisted Sunday at the Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Grace Bishop Timotei of Prahova at the Annunciation-Bellu Church in Bucharest. Before the Divine Liturgy, Bishop Timotei performed the office of re-consecration of the church, following the recent restoration and consolidation works. In ...

Living faith confessed by women is a source of light and joy

Basilica News Agency - April - May 2017 His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, has addressed a message of blessing and gratitude to all Christian women on the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women – 30 April 2017. Please find the text bellow: Christ is risen! On the third Sunday after Pascha, the Orthodox Church commemorates ...

The Romanian Orthodox Church has spent €100 million on charity over last 5 years

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 7/4/17 Over 710 social institutions carry out their activities in the dioceses of the Romanian Patriarchate and over 610 social programmes are currently undertaken by the Romanian Orthodox Church. The Romanian Patriarchate has invested over 100 million Euros in charitable work in the last five years. According to a recent report, ...

97% OF MOLODVANS IDENTIFY AS ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS

Pravoslavie.ru - 3/4/17 According to the 2014 Republic of Moldova census, 96.8% of its citizens identify as Orthodox Christians. This represents a 1.3% increase over the 2004 census, reports Orthodox Moldova. The census data was just released at a press conference on March 31, three years after it was collected. The next largest religious group in Moldova is ...