Romanian Patriarchate

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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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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Call to prayer, dialogue and social co-responsibility

February 6, 2017 News
Call to prayer, dialogue and social co-responsibility

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 6/2/17 These days, Romanian society is going through turmoil because of a conflict between major institutions of the State and, as such, because of a polarisation of the population. Although neutral politically, the Church is not socially indifferent; she understands the directions and major desires of the people: social justice, […]

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ROMANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH CALLS FOR PRAYER, DIALOGUE AMIDST MASSIVE GOVERNMENT PROTESTS

February 3, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 3/2/17 Over the past three days, Romania has seen its biggest protest in twenty-five years, with 300,000 crowding the streets all over the nation in Bucharest, Cluj, Timisoara, Sibiu, Iasi, Constanta, and other cities. The protests, sometimes violent, began when the Romanian government adopted new legislation that makes some corruption offenses more difficult to […]

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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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Ambassador of Russian Federation pays presentation visit at the Romanian Patriarchate

November 27, 2016 News
Ambasadorul Federatiei Ruse Valery Kuzmin în vizită de prezentare la Patriarhul Daniel

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 27/11/16 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel received Wednesday, 23 November 2016, the visit of His Excellency Valery Kuzmin, Ambassador of Russian Federation to Romania, at the Patriarchal Residence in Bucharest. Ambassador Kuzmin thanked for the reception and presented briefly the church situation in Russia, stressing out the good ties between […]

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Catholicos Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia: Saint Anthimos of Iberia demonstrated that ministry to God prevails over all

October 8, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency- October 2016 His Beatitude Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, conveyed a message on the occasion of the manifestations organised by the Romanian Patriarchate on the 300th anniversary of the martyrdom of St Anthimos the Ivirite, Metropolitan of Wallachia. The message was read out by His Eminence John, Metropolitan of […]

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The Patriarch of Antioch pays an official visit to Romania from September 23 to October 1, 2016

September 24, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – September 2016 From September 23 to October 1, 2016, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All East, will pay an official visit to Romania. His Beatitude will participate in the events dedicated to the 300th anniversary since the martyrical death of Hieromartyr Anthimos the Ivirite, and the […]

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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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The meeting of the orthodox youth from all over the world -conclusions

September 7, 2016 Featured News
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Gheorghe Anghel – Basilica News Agency – September 2016 Also Read: Lights Procession in Bucharest The joy of communion and the dynamics of christian mission Evening prayer on the Joy Hill. The Young Participants at #ITO2016 Prayed Together with the Patriarch of Romania Document presented by Rev. dr. Florin Marica, patriarchal counsellor, during the opening session […]

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ITO2016 Opening ceremony. Patriarch Daniel: The entire society must support the aspirations for good and beauty of young people

September 4, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – September 2016 Also Read: Faith in Jesus Christ – Source of Joy Deacon Sorin Mihalache: Happiness is not defined by having, but rather by sharing Liana Stanciu: God is everywhere. You have discovered Him. It is now time to reveal Him to others Thursday evening, 1 September 2016, the […]

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“Good Health for Villages” Campaign is One Year Old: More than 5000 Patients as Beneficiaries

August 31, 2016 Featured News
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Gheorghe Anghel – Basilica News Agency – August 2016 “Good Health for Villages” Campaign celebrates one year since launching. Coordinated by Rev Archimandrite Ciprian Gradinaru, more than 80 doctors and nurses and 100 volunteers visited localities administratively belonging to the Archdiocese of Bucharest in order to help the fellow beings who needed their help. More than […]

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Patriarch of Romania: “Firm faith in Jesus Christ overcomes the hard trials”

August 28, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – August 2016 The Saviour urges us to pray more, not only in hard times, but also to thank God for all our benefits, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel said in the sermon delivered in the historical chapel of the Patriarchal Residence. The Gospel text read on 21 August 2016, on […]

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The Romanian Patriarchate is solidary with the Italian people, afflicted after the earthquake of August 24, 2016

August 28, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – August 2016 As a sign of deep compassion with the afflicted by the earthquake which occurred in Perugia (central Italy) that claimed many lives and caused great damages, the Romanian Patriarchate addresses a message of Christian solidarity with the Italian people, on behalf of the clergy and the faithful of […]

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Orthodox Youth Meeting from all over the World (Bucharest, 1-4 September 2016)

August 28, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Bascilica News Agency – August 2016  From 1-4 September 2016, the Orthodox Youth Meeting from All Over the World will take place in Bucharest, with national and international participation, organised by the Archdiocese of Bucharest, with the blessing of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, in collaboration with the Romanian Patriarchate. […]

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ITO2016: Official Website of the Orthodox Youth Meeting from all over the World Launched

August 28, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu- Basilica News Agency – August 2016 Visit webiste here: The official internet page of the Orthodox Youth Meeting from All Over the World (ito2016) has been recently launched. The Meeting will take place in Bucharest, from 1-4 September 2016. The website gives details on this event, whereabouts the accommodation places, programme, as well […]

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Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos on the Delegation of the Romanian Patriarchate at the Council of Crete: Well Prepared and Firm on Stand

August 23, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – August 2016 The website cuvantul-ortodox.ro has recently published the translation of a letter signed by His Eminence Hierotheos Vlachos, Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and Agios Vlasios, on the position and performance of the delegation of the Romanian Orthodox Church at the Holy and Great Council of Crete. We render below […]

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Pious Ioan Iacob from Neamţ Celebrated for the First Time in the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

August 17, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – August 2016 Wednesday, 10 August 2016 (28 July according to the old calendar), Saint Ioan Iacob from Neamţ was celebrated for the first time in the Patriarchate of Jerusalem since the official proclamation of his canonisation (31 January 2016). On the occasion of the celebration of the pious Romanian coming […]

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A CATHEDRAL FOR THE CAPITAL CITY: Precise and Important Data

July 27, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Romanian Basicilia News Agency – July 2016 Because the Kings of Romania Carol I and Ferdinand I initiated and supported the project of building a new Cathedral in Bucharest, on the National Day of Royalty, 10 May 2016, we present publicly precise and important data regarding the People’s Salvation Cathedral, which is currently […]

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A Symbolic Attack on the Christian Identity of Europe

July 27, 2016 Featured News
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Romanian Orthodox Patriarchate – July 2016 The Romanian Patriarchate has learned with sorrow about the Catholic priest who was killed during the Divine Liturgy, by a terrorist group, on 26 July 2016, and about the persons assisting the service officiated by him who were injured. We express our compassion for the victims of the attack […]

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Call on the Authorities for the Return of the Two Romanian Children in London to their Natural Family

July 5, 2016 Featured News
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Romanian Patriarchate – July 2016 The Romanian Patriarchate has learned with concern about the critical situation of Florin Barbu and Claudia Racolta, a Romanian family settled in London, the custody of whose children, Diana (8) and Andy (5), has been given by court decision to a British gay couple. The Church constantly supports the traditional […]

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