Baby dies after baptism in Suceava. Archdiocese: “There is no word or deed to wipe away tears”

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 03/02/21 “There is no word or deed to wipe away the tears and now soothe the broken hearts of parents and relatives, but we are with them at this particularly difficult time,” the Archdiocese of Suceava said Monday. An internal investigation has been launched into the case of the 6-week-old ...

INTERVIEW WITH MARINA MADEJ – A FORMER CATHOLIC FROM POLAND WHO CONVERTED TO ORTHODOXY THROUGH BAPTISM

Mystagogy - April 2016 In this interview with Marina Madej, a former Catholic from Poland who converted to Orthodoxy through Holy Baptism, we find one of many unfortunate examples of not allowing a convert who desires Holy Baptism to be baptized, forcing upon them oikonomia unnecessarily to the point that it drives them to a distant land ...

Resurrection of faith in Tonga Islands

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Orthodox Missionary Fraternity - June 2015 All Hail! (Matt. 28: 1) It was the first word of the Risen Christ to the Myrrh-bearing women: a joyous message addressed to the troubled and afflicted by sin humanity—a message that is then delivered by the Apostles to the faithful of all time. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in ...

Forty two Congolese baptized into Orthodox Church

January 2015 On  24 December 2014, His Grace Panteleimon Bishop of Congo-Brazzaville and Gabon, performed the baptisms of forty-five newly enlightened Congolese of all ages, coming from the three Parish Communities in Pointe-Noire, in the outdoor baptistery in the Holy Cathedral Church of St Dimitrios which is under construction in the city. Addressing the newly baptised brothers ...

OVER 30 REFUGEES BAPTIZED AT SVYATOGORSK LAVRA

24/8/14 Bogorodichnoye (Bohorodichne) village of the Donetsk region. On August 16, 2014, at the Church of the Icon of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow” of Bogorodichnoye village in the Sloviansk district, the Sacrament of Baptism was performed, reports the Holy Dormition Svyatogorsk Lavra’s website. Over 30 refugees, residents of the southeastern Ukraine, currently staying ...

The Nativity of Jesus Christ, our Lord, is the Mysterious Work of the Most Holy Trinity

On 23 December 2012, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, delivered a sermon in the chapel of Saint Gregory the Enlightener of the Patriarchal Residence in which he explained the significance of the evangelical parable of the Sunday before the Nativity of the Lord of Saint Evangelist Matthew 1:1-24, referring to the ...

The Priests from Bucharest and Ilfov Region on a Conference at the Patriarchal Palace

7/11/2011 On 7 November 2011, His Beatitude Daniel, Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Muntenia and Dobrudgea, Locum tenens of the Throne of Caesarea of Cappadochia and Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church chaired the autumn semestral pastoral missionary conference of the priests of Bucharest and Ilfov region, in “Patriarch Teoctist” Aula Magna of the Patriarchal Palace”. ...

2011 – Homage year of the Holy Baptism and of the Holy Matrimony

Your Beatitude president, Holy Synod, Distinguished participants, Following the initiative of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church decided, during the working session of 6 July 2010, that the year 2011 should be proclaimed “Homage Year of the Holy Baptism and of the Holy Matrimony”. During the same meeting, the ...

The National Creation Contest Entitled Child in the Family

5/4/2011 Romanian Orthodox Church Contest Children aged from 10 – 16 of the 29 eparchies of the Romanian Patriarchate are invited to express the way in which their own baptism is reflected in their life, within the National Creation Contest entitled “Child in the Family”. The competition is organised by the Youth Catechisation Department within the Theological ...

2011 – Homage year of the Holy Baptism and of the Holy Wedding in the Romanian Patriarchate

The Press Office of the Romanian Patriarchate informs us: Following the initiative of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church approved in the working session of 6 July 2010 that the year 2011 be declared Homage Year of the Holy Baptism and of the Holy Wedding in the Romanian Patriarchate. In 2011, ...