Apostle Andrew – the Holy and All-Praised First-Called

Church of Serbia - 14/12/17 Commemorated on November 30/December 13 The Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called was the first of the Apostles to follow Christ, and he later brought his own brother, the holy Apostle Peter, to Christ (John 1:35-42). The future apostle was from Bethsaida, and from his youth he turned with all his soul to ...

‘Let us not live selfishly! Let us open ourselves to God’s love and help our neighbours’, Patriarch urges

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Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - June 2017 The purpose of human earthly life is the preparation for heavenly life, Patriarch Daniel said Sunday in his homily delivered during the Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Romanian Saints Hall of the Patriarchal Residence. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel reflected on the Bible readings, explaining that the Kingdom of Heaven ...

Saint Andrew the Apostle – Protector of Romania and of the National Cathedral

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 churches, ...

Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle – Protector of Romania at the Romanian Patriarch

On 30 November, the Orthodox Church celebrates Saint Andrew the Apostle, the First-called, Protector of Romania. The Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, together with His Grace Timotei Prahoveanul, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Bucharest, assisted by a group of priests and deacons. Faith ...

A Tragic Incident at the Church of St Andrew – Lattakia

Notes on Arab Orthodoxy - December 2015 From the Archdiocese of Lattakia's Facebook page in Arabic, posted on November 28, 2015 here.  "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God." (Mark 10:14) In a tragic incident that took place yesterday evening, a young man threw a ...

Three New Missionary Spaces Blessed By The Patriarch Of Romania

On 16 December 2014, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, blessed three missionary spaces. Members of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, patriarchal and eparchial counsellors, as well as employees of the three new missionary spaces were present. The three missionary spaces, the Orthodox Bookshop of church books and objects, a new seat ...

Patron Saint-day of the Royal family Karadjordjevich

Serbia - December 2014 His Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine celebrated the Patron Saint-day (slava) of the Royal family of Saint Andrew the First-Called at the Royal Court in Belgrade. His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irenaeus celebrated the Holy Liturgy in the Court’s chapel dedicated to Saint Andrew the First-Called together with His Grace Bishop ...

Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Protector of Romania, at the Romanian Patriarchate

On 30 November, the Orthodox Church celebrates Saint Andrew the Apostle, the first called, Protector of Romania. His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All East and His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral of Bucharest. The group of hierarchs consisted of His Eminence Sava, Metropolitan of Hauran, ...

Thanksgiving Prayer for the Works at the Cathedral for the Nation’s Salvation

September 2014 After seeing the present stage of the construction of the Cathedral for the Nation’s Salvation, Mr Victor Ponta, Prime Minister of the Romanian Government, and Mr Gabriel Oprea, vice-prime minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Mr Robert Cazanciuc, Minister for Justice, attended a thanksgiving prayer for the works executed so far to the new ...

The Relics of Saints Constantine and Helen from the Patriarchate, in Galaţi

December 2013 With the blessing of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, the relics of Saints Constantine and Helen from the Patriarchal Cathedral were brought today, 27 November 2013, in a pilgrimage to the Archdiocese of Lower Danube. They are carried to Galaţi by His Eminence Calinic, Archbishop of Argeş and Muscel, the delegate of His ...

The Great Canon at the Patriarchal Cathedral

On 18 March 2013, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church celebrated the service of the canon of Saint Andrew of Crete in the Patriarchal Cathedral. The canon service began at 16.00 hours, in the Cathedral, with hundreds of faithful attending. Because we are during the Lent period, the Primate of our Church ...

The Patriarch of Romania Awarded the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle Protector of Romania to the President of the National Authority for Administration and Regulations in Communications (ANCOM in Romanian)

On 20 December 2012, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, awarded the order of Saint Andrew the Apostle Protector of Romania to Mr. Catalin Marinescu, President of the National Authority for Administration and Regulations in Communications, in Europa Christiana hall of the Patriarchate Palace, in the presence of the members of the Church National Council. On ...

Conference “Social Protection in Rural Areas – Possibilities and Challenges“

22/12/12 Philanthropy, The Charitable Foundation of the Serbian Orthodox Church organized a conference “Social Protection in Rural Areas – Possibilities and Challenges” on 13 December 2012, the day of Saint Andrew the First called Apostle. The Conference was organized in the St. Sava Hall in Nis, with the blessing of His Grace Bishop Jovan of Nis. ...

Second Annual St. Andrew’s Human Rights and Religious Freedom Reception

Aphoridte - 18/12/12 PRESS RELEASE Second Annual St. Andrew’s Human Rights and Religious Freedom Reception Washington, DC – On November 29th, 2012, Congressman John Sarbanes convened the second annual St. Andrew’s Human Rights and Religious Freedom Reception on Capitol Hill. The Reception, which was held in the Rayburn House Office Building, was hosted by Senator Ben Cardin and ...

Church Painting of Chiajna Parish Consecrated by the Patriarch of Romania

On 6 December 2012, feast of Saint Hierarch Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra Lychia, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, consecrated the painting of the church of “Saint Nicholas” – Chiajna, deanery of Ilfov South. After the consecration of the painting, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel celebrated the Divine Liturgy assisted by a group ...

Festive time at the Patriarchate Palace

The day of 30 November, celebration of Saint Andrew the Apostle, was declared free day. The event was marked today in “Europa Christiana” Hall of the Patriarchate Palace in the presence of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, of the Assistant Bishops to the Patriarch Ciprian Câmpineanul and Varlaam Ploieşteanul, of the members of the Church National ...

Canon of Saint Andrew the Cretan at the Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral

2/3/2012 The Fourth Day of the Canon of Saint Andrew the Cretan at the Patriarchal Cathedral On the fourth day of the Holy Easter Lent the last part of the Canon of Saint Andrew the Cretan was celebrated at the Patriarchal Cathedral by His Grace Varsanufie Prahoveanul, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Bucharest, in the presence ...

Historic monastery in Cyprus near collapse

22/2/2012 A historic monastery where an apostle of Jesus Christ is said to have performed miracles is close to caving in and needs immediate repairs, the leader of Cyprus’ Orthodox Christian Church said Monday. Archbishop Chrysostomos II urged Greek Cypriot pilgrims not to travel to the Apostolos Andreas — or Saint Andrew — monastery in the island’s ...

Saint Andrew the Apostle Worshipped at Galat

Romanian Church On 30 November 2011, the Archdiocese of Lower Danube is worshipping its protector, Saint Andrew the Apostle, the first called and protector of the Romanian nation. On this occasion, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Archiepiscopal Cathedral of Galati, assisted by a group of ...

Relics of Saint Andrew the Apostle at the chapel of the Cathedral for the Nation’s Salvation

29/11/2011 THE PRESS OFFICE OF THE ROMANIAN PATRIARCHATE, informs us: Because the protector of the new Cathedral for the Nation’s Salvation is Saint Andrew the Apostle, on 29 November 2011, 16.00 hours, a particle of the holy relics of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Protector of Romania, kept in the historical Chapel of the Patriarchal Residence, will be ...

Feast at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Sibiu

28/10/2011 According to the site mitropolia-ardealului.ro, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, together with His Eminence Cchrisostom, Metropolitan of Patras, who leads the delegation of Greece that brought the Holy Head of Saint Andrew the Apostle, and hierarchs of the Holy ...