Romania Celebrates the 70th Birthday of Patriarch Daniel

OCP News Service - 22//7/21 Bucharest-Romania: Patriarch Daniel of Romania celebrated his 70th birthday on the 22nd July 2021. He was born on the 22 of July 1951, to Alexe and Stela Ciobotea in the county of Timiş, Romania. On his birthday Patriarch Daniel thanked and remembered his predecessors, especially the late Patriarch Teoctist of Romania ...

Patriarch Daniel ‘A good word enlightens communication’

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 2/7/21 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania has sent a message marking World Social Media Day 2021 highlighting responsible communication in the context of the challenges of today’s world. A good word enlightens communication: full text In the context of the pandemic, social networks proved to be a very useful missionary ...

Romanian parish established in Ljubljana: Caring for Romanians everywhere is a moral duty, Patriarch Daniel says

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 29/6/21 Patriarch Daniel on Wednesday announced the establishment of a new parish for Romanians in the diaspora. The parish will be in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and will be pastored by Father Pavel Goreanu, a former parish priest in Turin. “It is a right and a moral duty of us to ...

Patriarch Daniel urges parents, professors and priests to support students intensely at the end of a difficult school year

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 22/6/21 The Patriarch of Romania sent a message before the national examination and baccalaureate. Patriarch Daniel first addressed the young people to whom he stressed the importance of these exams for their development. He also urged parents, professors and priests in the parishes to support them more intensely at the ...

380 years after Saint Parascheva’s relics were brought to Iasi, Patriarch Daniel says the Saint is “a great gift for the Romanian people”

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 12/6/21 In a video message marking the 380th anniversary of the translation of Saint Parascheva’s relics to Iasi (June 13, 1641), His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel said that Saint Parascheva is a very popular Saint in Romania, bringing Orthodox people together “in prayer and common witness.” “The all-gracious” Saint Parascheva is a ...

Patriarch Daniel points to St George as “icon of faith, courage and manhood”: He teaches us to love the Church not only in good times

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 26/4/21 April 23, 2021, marked the patronal feast of the historical chapel at the patriarchal residence in Bucharest. At the end of the Divine Liturgy celebrated by Archimandrite Paisie Teodorescu, patriarchal vicar, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel presented the life and sufferings of Saint George, whom he called “an icon of strong ...

Patriarch Daniel lauds March for Life: It encourages birth, helping families and young pregnant girls

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 29/3/21 “Especially on this day of the Annunciation, we appreciate and ask for God’s blessing for all families and especially for families that give birth to children,” said the Patriarch of Romania, who lauded the pro-life manifestations in his sermon delivered on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at the chapel of ...

Twelve Quotes by Patriarch Daniel about the Remembrance of the Dead

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 22/3/21 The remembrance of the dead has given the culture and consciousness of continuity and communion over time. The remembrance of those asleep in the Lord is an act of Orthodox faith, as it is based on the belief that the human soul is immortal. Prayers of remembrance for those reposed in ...

Patriarch Daniel has 31 Years of Episcopal Ministry and 1 Main Priority: Spiritual Life

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 5/3/21 “The priorities are multiple, but, first of all, we must think about the spiritual life,” is the thought with which Patriarch Daniel came to the leadership of the Romanian Orthodox Church, a moment he already fulfilled 17 years of episcopal ministry. We mark today 31 years since Fr Daniel Ciobotea ...

Dr. John G. Panagiotou Reviews the book “Patriarch Daniel and the Resurgence of the Romanian Orthodox Church”

OCP News Service - 01/03/21 Global: A review of the book "Patriarch Daniel and the Resurgence of the Romanian Orthodox Church" by Dr. John G. Panagiotou was published on the official portal of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira & Great Britain (Ecumenical Patriarchate). Read the review in PDF format Purchase a copy of the book from Amazon ...

It Was Necessary to Show by Deeds How Important Philanthropy Is, Patriarch Daniel says

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 25/2/21 The Romanian Orthodox Church marked the commemorative year of the Romanian philanthropists (2020) through concrete activities, said Patriarch Daniel in his opening remarks at the National Church Assembly’s meeting at the Patriarchate Palace on Wednesday. “We did not start with the history of philanthropists, but with the deeds of philanthropy, because ...

Patriarch Daniel tells new Church Painting Committee to draft iconography guide, church heritage restoration norms

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 05/02/21 During this year’s first meeting of the Romanian Patriarchate’s Church Painting Committee, the Patriarch of Romania urged the new members to draft an iconographic guide and a set of norms for the restoration of the ecclesiastical heritage used in worship. “The Church Painting Committee is now called, during this ...

Bucharest Covid-19 hospital fire: Patriarch Daniel shares “paternal message of condolence and consolation” to families of victims

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 30/1/21 Patriarch Daniel expressed sorrow and condolences to the families of the persons who died in a blaze at a hospital in Bucharest being used to treat COVID-19 patients. At least four people have been killed in a blaze at a hospital in Bucharest being used to treat COVID-19 patients, just ...

It is unnatural and unworthy when we do not thank God for the gift of life and health: Patriarch Daniel

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu -22/1/21 “It is unnatural and unworthy when we do not thank God for the gift of life and health and the benefits received from Him and when we do not thank the benefactors who helped us in life in various difficult times,” Patriarch Daniel said during his sermon last ...

New Book “Patriarch Daniel & the Resurgence of the Romanian Orthodox Church” Launched Worldwide

OCP News Service - 19/01/2021 Buy from Amazon Global: A new book titled titled "Patriarch Daniel and The Resurgence of the Romanian Orthodox Church" from the house of OCP Publications is now available for purchase. Written by George Alexander (Secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE, Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) and edited by Deacon Logan H. Polk (Chief Overseer of ...

When culture is inspired by worship, it opens up to eternity: Patriarch Daniel on National Culture Day

Basilica News Agency -  Aurelian Iftimiu -19/01/21 In his message on Romania’s National Culture Day, Patriarch Daniel referred to the connection between worship and culture but also stressed the liturgical and cultural value of cemeteries. “When religious worship bore fruit in culture, it opened up to universality; and when the culture was inspired by worship, it opened ...

Patriarch Daniel wishes the faithful good health and much help from God in New Year 2021 video message

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu  -1/1/2020 In a video message for the New Year 2021, Patriarch Daniel wished the faithful good health and much help from God. On the occasion of the New Year 2021, we address to all paternal blessings, wishes for good health and salvation, peace and joy, happiness and much help from God in ...

Patriarch Daniel’s message to world Christian leaders: We are called to comfort the afflicted

Basilica News Agency - Sorin Ioniţe - 23/12/2020 According to the Romanian Orthodox tradition, on the occasion of the great church holidays, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, addresses an Irenic (peace) message to the Primates of Autocephalous and Autonomous Orthodox Churches. A similar message was sent to the leaders of other international Christian denominations and organizations. Read the ...

Patriarch Daniel’s Christmas Encyclical 2020

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 15/12/2020 The pastoral letter of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania on the feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ 2020: † DANIEL By God’s Grace, Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Muntenia and Dobrudja, Locum tenens of the throne of Caesarea of Cappadocia and Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church To the most venerable monastic order, ...

Patriarch Daniel says spiritual guidance is a holy work of balance, which avoids extremes

Basilica News Agency -  Aurelian Iftimiu -13/12/2020 Patriarch Daniel invested six new spiritual fathers during a blessing service held at the Chapel of St George at the patriarchal residence on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. “This holy work is a work of balance. A good spiritual father avoids extremes; he avoids relativism or laxity and exaggerated rigour,” said ...

Patriarch Daniel casts ballot in 2020 Romania legislative election

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 7/12/020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel cast his ballot Sunday to elect a new bicameral parliament for the next four years. The Patriarch voted at his local polling station at Ienachita Vacarescu School in Bucharest. After voting, the Patriarch offered prayer cards to those present at the polling station. Source: