Romanian Orthodox Church

Patriarch Daniel urges to pray for Church discipline and unity

July 30, 2017 Featured
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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: […]

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In pictures: Patriarch Daniel prayerfully celebrates 66th birthday

July 25, 2017 News
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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 […]

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

July 25, 2017 Featured
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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), […]

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

July 18, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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SVOTS Seminary President Meets Romanian Patriarch

June 13, 2017 News
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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 […]

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Bucharest Employs Church Expansion to Advance ‘Greater Romania’ Project

June 5, 2017 News
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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 […]

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

May 15, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu visits the Romanian Patriarchate

May 11, 2017 News
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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 […]

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

May 11, 2017 News
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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 […]

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

May 1, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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

April 7, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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97% OF MOLODVANS IDENTIFY AS ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS

April 3, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales, pays visit to the Romanian Patriarchate

April 2, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 2/4/17 His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, received Thursday, 30 March 2017, at the Palace of the Patriarchate, His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales, who is currently paying a visit to Romania. His Beatitude expressed his joy over Prince Charles having included the Romanian Patriarchate […]

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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
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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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