Romanian Orthodox Church

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
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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
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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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Patriarch John X of Antioch: St Anthimos represents a loving icon, under which gather the faithful of the Churches in Romania, Georgia and Antioch

October 8, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – October 2016 On the feast of Saint Anthimos the Ivirite (Iberian), 27 September 2016, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch, presided over the Divine Liturgy officiated in an outdoor altar, next to the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, and Metropolitan John […]

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Anniversary of the Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church: Prayers for nine years of Patriarchal Ministry

October 4, 2016 Featured News

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – October 2016 His Beatitude Daniel celebrated Friday, 30 September 2016, nine years since his enthronement as Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church. On this anniversary, after the Divine Liturgy, a Te Deum service was officiated as thanksgiving brought to God for the bounties poured out upon the Romanian Orthodox […]

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Synodal Tomos on the canonization of Venerable Saints Neophyte and Meletios from Stânişoara Monastery and Daniel and Misael from Turnu Monastery

October 1, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – October 2016 Synodal Tomos of Canonization no. 1/2016, approved by the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church through its decision ref. no. 2212/25.02.2016, and made public today, 28 September 2016, in the church of Saint Anthimos – Troianu Monastery, dedicated to the Life-giving Spring: The Holy Synod of […]

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Patriarch of Romania: The Holy Cross is the mystery of the eternal love of the Most Holy Trinity for humankind

September 20, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – September 2016 The Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross is cherished by the people because it shows not only the spiritual meaning of the Cross, but also what was achieved during time by the help of the wooden cross on which Christ was crucified, the Romanian Patriarch […]

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The Romanian Orthodox Church contributes to the restoration of schools

September 20, 2016 News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – September 2016 Considering there are many schools in Romania in urgent need for help in order to be restored and equipped, so as to properly carry out class hours, the Romanian Orthodox Church engages in solving this difficult situation. Thus, at the proposal of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, the […]

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Patriarch of Romania: The Holy Cross is the sign of the never ending love Of God for humans, higher than humans’ understanding of God

September 15, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – September 2016 The Cross of Jesus Christ, our Saviour, represents the love of God shown to the humans in a world full of hate and violence, Patriarch Daniel said in the sermon delivered Sunday, 11 September 2016, in the historical chapel of the Patriarchal Residence. His Beatitude explained the […]

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9 Years since the election of His Beatitude Daniel as Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church

September 15, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – September 2016 Monday, 12 September 2016, His Beatitude Daniel celebrated nine years since his election as Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church. On 12 September 2007, His Beatitude was elected by the Church Electoral College, as Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Muntenia and Dobrudgea, and Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox […]

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