Patriarch Daniel: Pascha is Christ Himself, Prefigured in the Passover Lamb: Partaking of Him is the Provision for Eternal Life

Basilica News Agency -  Aurelian Iftimiu - 1/5/21 The Passover of the new Law materializes in the Person of the Saviour Himself, who passes us on to eternal life, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel said on Holy and Great Thursday. He also explained how the Last Supper reveals the mystery of Christ’s Cross and Resurrection: through it, ...

Patriarch Daniel’s Easter Message: “Man’s final destination is not the grave but the Kingdom of Heaven”

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 1/5/21 In a video message for Holy Pascha 2021, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel points to the final destination of man, namely the Kingdom of Heaven. His Beatitude also conveys best regards to Romanians everywhere, urging them to keep the Orthodox faith and the values of Romanian spirituality. Message by His Beatitude Patriarch ...

Patriarch Daniel bestows awards to Voroneţ Monastery’s nuns for missionary activities

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 18/4/21 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel welcomed the abbess of Voroneţ Monastery at his patriarchal residence on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Abbess Gabriela Platon came to Bucharest, accompanied by other sisters, to visit the exhibition dedicated to Voroneţ Monastery at the Romanian Academy’s Library. On this occasion, the Patriarch of Romania bestowed ...

Patriarch Daniel urges more communication and communion among Orthodox Students Association branches

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 8/4/21 After praying together at the Patriarchal Cathedral on Sunday, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel welcomed the representatives of the branches of the Romanian Orthodox Christian Students Association (ASCOR) at the Patriarchal Residence. Being informed about the agenda set by ASCOR members at their national meeting on Saturday, the Patriarch of Romania ...

Romanian Church Holy Synod Meets for First Time in 2021 : Urges Responsibility During Celebration of Holy Mysteries

Basilica News Service - Aurelian Iftimiu - 26/2/21 The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held its working session at the Patriarchal Palace under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel on Thursday, February 25, 2021. The Holy Synod elected by secret ballot the Very Reverend Archimandrite Nichifor Horia as Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Iasi. ...

His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel meets with President Klaus Iohannis

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 20/2/21 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of the Romanian Orthodox Church met with the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The meeting took place around 13:00 p.m. at the Patriarchal Residence. No public details were provided about the talks. “It was a normal visit at the beginning of the year, ...

Romanian Patriarchate blesses and supports communion of Romanians everywhere: Patriarch Daniel

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 28/01/21 In a message occasioned by the 162nd anniversary of the Union of the Romanian Principalities, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel stressed that “the Romanian Patriarchate blesses and supports the communion of Romanians everywhere.” The message has three main topics including the declaration of 2021 as a Solemn Year of the pastoral ...

Patriarch Daniel awards Patriarchate’s diploma, medal to 27 COVID hospital units in Bucharest Archdiocese

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 10/1/2021 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel ended the Commemorative Year of the Romanian Orthodox Philanthropists by signing, on the last day of the year, diplomas of merit for 27 public and private medical units in Bucharest and Ilfov and Prahova counties, which treat COVID-19 patients. The gesture of the Patriarch of ...

Patriarch Daniel proclaims 2021 Solemn Year of pastoral care of Romanians abroad, Commemorative Year of the reposed in the Lord

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 7/1/2021 During a ceremony held at the Patriarchal Cathedral on January 1, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel proclaimed 2021 as a Solemn Year of the pastoral care of the Romanians outside Romania and a Commemorative Year of the reposed in the Lord. The Romanian diaspora is the fifth largest in the world, ...

Patriarch Daniel explains connection between Flight into Egypt and birth of monasticism: Christ turns exile into a blessing

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu- 29/12/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel attended the Divine Liturgy at the historical chapel of his patriarchal residence on the Sunday after the Nativity of the Lord. His Beatitude explained the gospel passage’s spiritual meanings about the Flight of the Child Jesus into Egypt in his homily. Egypt, a country of idolatry and slavery, ...

Patriarch Daniel’s name day: Religious freedom is the freedom to seek eternal life

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu -23/12/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel celebrated his name day last Thursday, on the feast day of the Holy Prophet Daniel, holding a festive moment at the Europa Christiana Hall of the Patriarchate’s Palace. His Beatitude spoke about the service of the Church as a loving response to God’s unique calling. The Patriarch ...

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 ...