Metropolitan Teofan hopes 2021 will be “a time of more courage, more closeness to God”

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 1/1/21 In his New Year’s message, Metropolitan Teofan of Moldavia and Bukovina urged everyone to be closer to God. He urged more hope that God would not leave us and that the Mother of God would not forsake us. “Holy joy, a blessed end of the year, and the coming year ...

Metropolitan Teofan warns against religious freedom violations as only locals can venerate relics of St. Parascheva

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 9/10/2020 Metropolitan Teofan of Moldavia and Bukovina has warned against the violation of religious freedom rights as authorities decided that only people domiciled in Iași are allowed to enter the Metropolitan Cathedral and venerate the holy relics of Saint Parascheva. “Moldavia is currently living one of the saddest periods in its ...

Metropolitan Teofan at Funeral of 20-year-old Priest’s Son: Silence is More Eloquent than the Poor Words Spoken

Poster with a photo of Ilie Gabriel on the doors of St Nectarius Church during the funeral service: Doxologia

Basilica News Agency -  Aurelian Iftimiu - 18/8/2020 “In such moments, it may be better to be silent than to speak, because, in a way, silence is more eloquent than the poor words spoken,” Metropolitan Teofan of Moldavia and Bukovina said August 12 at the funeral of the 20-year old Ilie Gabriel Melniciuc, son of a ...

Saint Paisius Velichkovsky celebrated at Neamţ Monastery

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - November 2016 Neamţ Monastery celebrated Tuesday, 15 November 2016, one of its protector saints: Venerable Paisius (Velichkovsky) of Neamţ. On the feast day, at the Divine Liturgy held in the katholikon church Their Eminences Teofan, Metropolitan of Moldova and Bukovina, Ierotheos, Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and Hagios Vlasios, and Serafim, Romanian ...

Presentation of Romanian translation of Metropolitan Hilarion’s books takes place in Iași

September 2014 On 8 September 2014, the presentation of the Romanian translation of “Mystery of Faith” and “The Spiritual World of St. Isaac the Syrian”, books by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, took place at the oldest higher education institution in Romania, the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University ...