Romanian Orthodox Church

The Patriarch of Romania at 24 years of hierarchal service

March 5, 2014 Featured News

March 2014 On Monday, 4 March 2014, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church celebrates 24 years since he was ordained hierarch. His Beatitude was ordained Bishop on 4 March 1990, on the Orthodoxy Sunday, in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Timişoara by His Eminence Nestor, Metropolitan of Oltenia, His Eminence Nicolae, Metropolitan of […]

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The Church National Assembly Estimated and Approved the Activity of the Church in 2013 and the Projects for 2014

February 15, 2014 Featured News

14/2/14 On 12 February 2014, the annual working session of the Church National Assembly – the central deliberative body of the Romanian Orthodox Church for the administrative, social, cultural, economical and patrimonial issues – was held at the Patriarchate Palace, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. The members of the Church National Assembly (the hierarchs of the Holy Synod and […]

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Not Any Prayer Is Accepted By God, But Only The Prayer Said In Lowliness

February 10, 2014 Featured News

On 9 February 2014, the Orthodox Church is on the 33rd Sunday after the Pentecost, also named of the Tax Collector and of the Pharisee. The evangelical pericope of Saint Evangelist Luke, 18:10-14, about the Tax collector and the Pharisee was read in all churches. The Orthodox Church began the period of the Triode This Sunday marked the beginning of the Triode for the […]

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Christ’s desire is to change the people’s life through His kindness, not through punishments and reproving

February 1, 2014 Featured News

Church of Romania On 26 January 2014, the Sunday after Pentecost, the Gospel fragment relating our Saviour’s encounter with Zacchaeus, the tax collector was read in all churches. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church delivered a sermon in the chapel of the Patriarchal Residence dedicated to Saint Gregory the Enlightener in which […]

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155 Years Since the Union of the Principalities Celebrated at the Romanian Patriarchate

January 28, 2014 Featured News

On 24 January 2014, we celebrate 155 years since the Union of the Romanian Principalities, an act implemented at the Metropolitan Hill (Patriarchate Hill), in a building of the Church situated near the then Metropolitan Cathedral (Patriarchal Cathedral at present).  Te Deum Service  On this occasion, the ruler Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Metropolitans Nifon of Wallachia […]

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Feast of the Nativity of the Lord at the Romanian Patriarchate

December 30, 2013 Featured News

December 2013 Every year, on 25 December, the Orthodox Church celebrates the Nativity of the Lord. On the day of this glorious feast the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Patriarchal Cathedral by His Beatitude Daniel, Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Muntenia and Dobrudgea, Locum Tenens of the Throne of Caesarea of Cappadocchia and Patriarch […]

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2014 – Solemn Eucharistic Year (of the Holy Confession and Holy Communion) and Commemorative Year of the Brancovean Martyr Saints

December 22, 2013 Featured News

December 2013 Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church proclaimed the year 2014 as Solemn Eucharistic Year (of the Holy Confession and Holy Communion) and Commemorative Year of the Brancovean Martyr Saints and decided the following: They approved the initiatives of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel concerning the proclamation of the year 2014 as “Solemn Eucharistic […]

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The National Day at the Patriarchate

December 11, 2013 Featured News

December 2013 On the National Day of Romania, 1st of December 2013, at the Patriarchal Cathedral a Te Deum service was celebrated. The service was celebrated by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, surrounded by a group of priests and deacons in the presence of many believers. On this occasion, the Primate […]

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Material wealth that is not used to enrich us spiritually with merciful love becomes a hindrance to salvation

December 4, 2013 News

In the sermon delivered on 17 November 2013,in the chapel of “St. Gregory the Illuminator” at the Patriarchal Residence, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, explained the significance of the Gospel text of the 16thSunday after Pentecost,from St. Luke the Evangelist, chapter 12, verses 16-21, in which the Parable of the rich […]

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Material wealth that is not used to enrich us spiritually with merciful love becomes a hindrance to salvation

November 22, 2013 News

22/11/13 In the sermon delivered on 17 November 2013,in the chapel of “St. Gregory the Illuminator” at the Patriarchal Residence, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, explained the significance of the Gospel text of the 16thSunday after Pentecost,from St. Luke the Evangelist, chapter 12, verses 16-21, in which the Parable of the […]

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The Holy Synod proclaimed the year 2015 as “Solemn year of the parish and monastery mission today” in the Romanian Patriarchate.

November 10, 2013 Featured News

November 2013 The working session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church was held in the Synodal Hall of the Patriarchal Residence, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel during the last week of October 2013. We mention some of the decisions adopted: Approval of the text of the Pastoral letter of […]

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His Beatitude Daniel Celebrates Six Years since His Enthronement as Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church

October 1, 2013 Featured News

1/10/13 On Monday, 30 September 2013, His Beatitude Daniel will celebrate six years since his enthronement as Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (30 September 2007). At this anniversary time, at 9.30 hours, the Patriarch of Romania will celebrate the Divine Liturgy in the Patriarchal Cathedral, assisted by hierarchs of the Holy Synod of the […]

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God’s Care and Love for Humans is Greater than any Collection of Temporary Material Goods

August 31, 2013 Featured News

31/8/13 His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church delivered a sermon in the historical chapel of Saint Great Martyr George of the Patriarchal Residence in which he explained the significance of the Evangelical Pericope of the 8th Sunday after the Pentecost in the Gospel according to Saint Evangelist Matthew, chapter 14, lines 14-32, […]

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Mother of God – Victorious Prayerful

August 9, 2013 Featured News

9/8/13 His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church delivered a sermon in the end of the paraclis service of the Mother of God, celebrated after the Vesper, in the Patriarchal Cathedral.  In the sermon delivered His Beatitude spoke about the importance of the feasts celebrated in August: “The feast of the Falling Asleep […]

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Dedication Day of the Romanian Saints’ Monastery

July 14, 2013 News

On 7 July 2013, hundreds of faithful of Bucharest attended the celebration of the dedication day of the Monastery of the Romanian Saints’ Sunday of Bucharest. The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by the Romanian Orthodox Bishop for Northern Europe, His Grace Macarie, in the church of the monastic settlement at the Southern edge of the […]

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Authority and Responsibility in the Church of Christ

July 6, 2013 Featured News

July 2013 Message addressed by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, to the participants in the Congress with the theme Authority and Ministry according to Saint Paul the Apostle, Veria, Greece, 26-29 June 2013: The Annual International Scientific Congress, which takes place within the events dedicated to Saint Paul, held in Veria with […]

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To the mourning families of the Romanians deceased in the road accident in Montenegro

July 6, 2013 News

June 2013 Grieved families,  We learned with much sadness about the unexpected death of the 18 Romanian tourists in a road accident on a highway in a mountain region, 30 km far from Podgorica city, capital of the Montenegro Republic. At this hard time of sufferance and sorrow for families, colleagues and for all those […]

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Basilica – News Agency – 5 Years of Activity

June 17, 2013 News

Sunday, 16 June 2013, Basilica News Agency of the Romanian Patriarchate celebrates five years of activity. The agency is part of the Basilica Press Centre – Department for Communications and Public Relations of the Patriarchal Administration – and it is the only member of the Press Centre of its name, Basilica. This media institution was […]

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Praying in the Spirit and Truth Means Praying in the Presence of the Holy Spirit

June 10, 2013 News

On 2 June 2013 His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church delivered a sermon in the historical chapel of Saint Great Martyr George of the Patriarchal Residence in which he explained the significance of the Evangelical pericope of the 5th Sunday after Easter, of Saint John the Evangelist, chapter 4:5-42, also named the Sunday […]

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Praying in the Spirit and Truth Means Praying in the Presence of the Holy Spirit

June 4, 2013 Featured News

On 2 June 2013 His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church delivered a sermon in the historical chapel of Saint Great Martyr George of the Patriarchal Residence in which he explained the significance of the Evangelical pericope of the 5th Sunday after Easter, of Saint John the Evangelist, chapter 4:5-42, also named the […]

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2013 – European Year of Citizens. The current crisis – an opportunity to increase in wisdom

June 4, 2013 Featured News

Address of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, on the occasion of the Annual meeting of European religious leaders with high representatives of the European institutions, Brussels, May 30, 2013: First of all, we would like to thank His Excellency, José Manuel Barroso, for the invitation to take part in the […]

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