Romanian Patriarchate urges people to donate blood and COVID-19 convalescent plasma

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 21/11/2020 With the blessing of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, in 2012 the Archdiocese of Bucharest started a blood donation campaign called “A drop of blood for the life of his neighbour”. Starting with 2014, with the approval of the Holy Synod, this campaign was extended nationwide throughout the Romanian Patriarchate under ...

Patriarch Daniel sends condolences to Serbian Holy Synod after repose of Patriarch Irinej

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 21/11/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel expressed his ‘deep sorrow’ to the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church after the repose of Patriarch Irinej on Friday. Calling the Serbian Patriarch ‘a venerable and well-known personality of contemporary Orthodoxy,’ Patriarch Daniel prays for the rest of his soul among the righteous ‘in ...

Patriarch Daniel welcomes new French Ambassador to Romania

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 18/11/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel welcomed the new French Ambassador to Romania Laurence Auer at his patriarchal residence on Monday, November 16, 2020. The Patriarch of Romania wished success to Mrs Laurence Auer at the beginning of her diplomatic mission in our country and appreciated Her Excellency’s rich diplomatic, cultural and ...

Patriarch Daniel’s Message For Academic Year 2020/21: “Students Need More Support from Family, School and Church”

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 26/9/2020 In a message for the start of the new academic year 2020/2021, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel highlighted that given the health crisis caused by the new coronavirus, “young students need more support from the Family, School and Church to form themselves intellectually and professionally, but also spiritually and culturally.” The ...

Patriarch Daniel: Kindergarten And Family Form The Child Together When His Being Is Very Flexible

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 20/09/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel inaugurated the Kindergarten of the Romanian Patriarchate in Bucharest during a blessing service on Tuesday. In his speech, the Romanian Patriarch stressed that the kindergarten, together with the family, plays an essential role in the development of children, in a time that is popularly called ...

Patriarch of Romania Donates Icon and 6,000 Euros to New Crisis Pregnancy Center “Holy Empress Helen”

Basilica News Agency - Ștefana Totorcea - 20/8/2020 The “Holy Empress Helen” Counseling and Information Center was inaugurated on Sunday in the presence of Father Ciprian Ioniță, Patriarchal Counselor, who officiated the blessing service and offered a gift on behalf of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel: the icon of the Holy Emperors Constantine and Helen. The new centre will provide ...

Patriarch Daniel Urges Responsibility, Hope, and Solidarity in Romanian Migrants’ Sunday Message

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu -18/8/2020  His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel has sent a message for the Sunday of the Romanian Migrants, which will be marked this year on August 16. The Sunday of the Romanian Migrants is celebrated in the Romanian Patriarchate on the first Sunday after the Dormition of the Theotokos. Responsibility, hope and solidarity in times ...

Christ’s Transfiguration Shows Us the Deified Human Nature in the Kingdom of Heaven – Patriarch Daniel says

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu- 11/8/2020 Through the Transfiguration of our Saviour Jesus Christ we are shown the deified, illumined human nature, as it will be made manifest in the Kingdom of Heaven, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel said Thursday, August 6, during the Divine Liturgy.  ‘This glory of Christ will be shared with all those who obeyed Christ, ...

New Decisions of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church : Communique

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 22/7/2020 The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held its working session at the Patriarch Teoctist Aula Magna of the Palace of the Patriarchate, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. On July 11, 2020, the Metropolitan Synod of the Metropolis of Moldavia and ...

Romanian Patriarchate Adds Its Voice: Keep Hagia Sophia A Museum

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu- 9/7/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel told the Ecumenical Patriarch that the Romanian Patriarchate supports the preservation of the current status of the Hagia Sophia Basilica in Constantinople (Istanbul). The status of this symbol for Christianity is being re-discussed in Turkey. The Ecumenical Patriarchate has asked the Turkish authorities to keep the current museum status for ...

Patriarch Daniel Expresses Gratitude to Christian Women for Being ‘Models of Faith and Courage in Times of Trial’

Basilica News Agency - 1/5/2020 In his annual message occasioned by the Sunday of the Myrrhbearers, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel expressed his gratitude to Christian women for being ‘models of faith and courage in times of trial.’ The message that will be read throughout the Romanian Patriarchate this Sunday reminds of the presence of the myrrh-bearing women ...

Patriarch Daniel’s Easter Encyclical: Love has Conquered Death – 2020

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 17/4/2020 In this year’s pastoral encyclical for Holy Pascha, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel highlights the mystery of Christ’s Resurrection noting that the faith in the resurrection ‘helps us not to lose our hope in the face of life’s hardships.’ ‘Let us ask more insistently for the help of the crucified and ...

Patriarch Daniel Urges Not To Forget Those Who Suffered Under Communist Regime

Basilica News Agency - 13/11/2019 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel sent a message to the Symposium organized by the Institute for Political Sciences and International Relations of the Romanian Academy to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Romanian Revolution of 1989 urging the participants not to forget those who suffered under the communist regime. The ...

His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel venerates St Spyridon’s relic from Corfu island

Basilica News Agency - 16/10/2019 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel on Saturday venerated the reliquary containing a relic of Saint Spyridon the Wonderworker brought from Corfu island to Romania for the feast of Saint Paraskeva. The relic was brought by a delegation of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Corfu, headed by His Eminence Metropolitan Nektarios. The relic stationed in ...

Bucharest Archdiocese Gives $1,000+ to the Family of Newly-Reposed Priest

Basilica Romanian Orthodox News Agency - 17/8/19 The Archdiocese of Bucharest decided, at the initiative of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, to provide financial support to Fr. Marius’ grieving family. The Archdiocese is providing $1,184 (5,000 lei) to Fr. Marius’ wife and children. Fr. Marius Gabriel Bărăscu of Parava, Bacău County, 160 miles northeast of Bucharest, tragically died in ...

Patriarch of Romania Consecrates St. Spyridon Metropolitan Cathedral in Bucharest

Basilica News Agency - 19/6/19 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania on Whit Monday, June 17, consecrated St Spyridon’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Bucharest following extensive restoration works. Following the consecration service, the Patriarch offered distinctions to those who supported the restoration works. The consecration and the festal Divine Liturgy were attended by the personnel of the Patriarchate’s Basilica ...

The sinner and the sick must be forgiven and healed without humiliating them, Patriarch Daniel says

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 23/9/19 Praising the discretion and wisdom of the Saviour who healed the paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel pointed out that the one who sinned and is sick must be raised up and helped to be a new man among people without humiliating him. The sick ...

29 Years since the Episcopal consecration of HB Romanian Patriarch Daniel

Basilica News Agency- 6/3/19 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel celebrates on 4 March 2019 his 29th anniversary of episcopal consecration. HB Romanian Patriarch Daniel was born on 22 July 1951, to parents Alexe and Stela Ciobotea, in Dobreşti village, Bara commune, county of Timiş. He was baptized Dan-Ilie. EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1958 – 1962 – he attends the primary school ...

RELICS OF ST. SERAPHIM GIVEN TO RUSSIAN CHURCH IN BUCHAREST

Photo: Basilica News Agency

Orthochristian.com - 7/11/17 The reliquary with a particle of the relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov brought to Romania last week by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill was transferred to the Russian Orthodox community at St. Nicholas-Tabacu Church in Bucharest on Thursday. Fr. Eugene Rogoti received the relics on behalf of the community at the patriarchal residence yesterday, ...

In pictures: Patriarch Daniel prayerfully celebrates 66th birthday

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 service was attended ...

THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES AND CHILDREN RECEIVE AID FROM RUSSIAN AND ROMANIAN CHURCHES IN PAST YEAR

Grand opening of the humanitarian aid center in Saransk, headed by Metropolitan Zenovy of Saransk and Mordovia. Photo: diaconia.ru

Pravoslavie.ru - 6/6/17 In celebration of today’s holiday of the Day of Protection of Children, the Russian and Romanian Orthodox Churches have reported on help rendered by their humanitarian centers over the past year. The Russian Orthodox Church has opened 55 new humanitarian aid centers since June 1, 2016, reports the Department for Charity and Social Services. ...