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:  

OCP Delegate Anca Constenco Featured in ‘Lumina’ News Paper  

OCP News Service- 29/11/202 Bucharest-Romania: Anca Constenco Sirbu – Delegate of Bucharest and All Romania of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) and her husband Alex Costencowere featured in the Lumina News Paper of the Romanian Orthodox Patriarchate. The feature was about the successful completion of the icon mosaic project as the Techirghiol Monastery in ...

St Paisios of Neamt has founded a school of spirituality for whole Orthodoxy, Patriarch Daniel says during reliquary blessing service

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu -18/10/2020 Patriarch Daniel on Thursday blessed a processional reliquary containing a fragment of the relics of St Paisios of Neamț, saying that the Saint founded a school of spirituality useful for the whole Orthodoxy. St. Paisios of Neamț (Velichkovsky) organized and guided monastic communities at Dragomirna, Secu and Neamț monasteries in Romania. ...

Is it difficult to love your enemies? We must free ourselves from their wickedness stored in our souls, Patriarch Daniel says

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 7/10/2020 “Loving our enemies is a challenging thing,” stressed the Patriarch of Romania in his sermon delivered at the Chapel of the Patriarchal Residence on Sunday. “We often forget those who did us good: parents, friends, teachers, people who helped us in difficult situations, who promoted us in life. We ...

Patriarch Daniel’s 13th Enthronement Anniversary: Communique

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 26/9/2020 On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, the Romanian Orthodox Church marks the His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel’s 13th enthronement anniversary. On this occasion, at 9.00 a.m., the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at the Patriarchal Cathedral. At 11.00 a.m. a Te Deum service will be officiated as wholehearted thanksgiving to God for the ...

Patriarch Daniel During Church Consecration at Izbuc Monastery: Today We have Opened A New Gate to Heaven

Basilica News Agency -  Aurelian Iftimiu - 21/9/2020 The Patriarch of Romania consecrated the new church of Izbuc Monastery in Bihor County on Saturday, September 20. At the end of the service, he explained the significance of the hymns chanted and compared any church dedicated to the Holy Trinity with a gate to heaven. We are ...

Patriarch Daniel: The Cross is bright in Orthodoxy. It is not only the Symbol of Death, but also of Christ’s Resurrection

Basilica News Agency - 16/9/2020 On Monday, Patriarch Daniel attended the Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Chapel of the Romanian People’s Salvation Cathedral. In his homily, he spoke about the significance of the veneration of the Holy Cross in Orthodoxy, making a brief history of the events that led to the establishment of the feast of ...