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 ...

Men of God and Charity – Patriarch Daniel and Catholicos-Moopan Marthoma Paulose II

George Alexander - OCP Articles - (OCP News Service) - 8/9/2020 ‘Two continents, two ancient Christian Orthodox communities, two Christian leaders, two Men of God and Charity’. The approach of philanthropy by the primates of the Romanian and Indian Churches need not require a scientific analysis due to the plain and simple essence they practice in alms-giving. ...

Patriarch Daniel Donates 2,000 € for Sara Nukina: “She Helped Many People, Now It is Our Turn to Help Her”

Basilica News Agency - Ștefana Totorcea - 5/9/2020 Patriarch Daniel of the Romanian Orthodox Church donated 2,000 Euros for Sara Nukina, a teenager suffering from a brain tumour. The girl is well-known to the audience of  Radio Trinitas, the radio station of the Romanian Patriarchate, for her generous moral support of the elderly and the ill with ...

Ten Patriarch Daniel Thoughts on Young People

Basilica News  Agency - Iulian Dumitraşcu - 18/8/2020 Patriarch Daniel calls young people the “gift of God” for family, Church, society. The Patriarch of Romania often urges them to place Christ at the center of their personal lives. On the occasion of International Youth Day, we present 10 thoughts of Patriarch Daniel for young people. Young people are ...

Patriarch Daniel’s 69th Birthday and the Diligence of ‘the Hands of God’s Merciful Love’

Basilica News Agency  - Aurelian Iftimiu - 24/7/2020 ‘Let us become the hands of God’s merciful love,’ is the advice that characterizes the 69 years of life, but especially the almost 13 years of patriarchal ministry of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. Under the stewardship of His Beatitude, the Romanian Orthodox Church has become the greatest philanthropist as ...

Saints Peter and Paul are Teachers of Faith, Repentance and Church Mission in the World, Patriarch Daniel says

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 4/7/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel Monday presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest for the feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul.  During his homily, the Patriarch of Romania highlighted the main characteristics of the two Apostles, noting that they were different as regards their intellectual ...

Patriarch Daniel calls Christian Family an Icon of God’s Love in the World, Praises Family role During Pandemic

Basilica News Agency  - Aurelian Iftimiu - 30/5/2020 In a message for the Sunday of Parents and Children (June 7), Patriarch Daniel emphasizes the fundamental role that the family played during the coronavirus pandemic. His Beatitude called the family “a natural environment for raising and educating children for life.” “During this period, the time spent by parents ...

The Blind Man Becomes an Enlightener of Many – Patriarch Daniel Says

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 25/5/2020 Patriarch Daniel focused his sermon on Sunday, May 24, on the way God can work through an invalid person, the blind man who became an enlightener of many, a teacher for us, and a confessor of Christ. ‘Sickness is not always a consequence of sin, but it can also be an ...

“The State of Pandemic Calls us to Transform Suffering into Hope and Isolation into a Desire for More Communion Among People.” Patriarch Daniel (Video Message))

Basilica News Agency - Iulian Dumitraşcu - 12/5/2020 Patriarch Daniel has addressed the faithful in a video message stressing that “the state of pandemic calls us to transform suffering into hope and isolation into a desire for more communion among people.” Please read the full text of the message below. The spiritual message in times of pandemic: full text The ...

As Orthodox believers are deprived of the Eucharist, Patriarch Daniel indicates other ways of partaking of Christ

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu- 17/4/2020 As Romanian Orthodox believers are deprived of receiving Holy Communion in churches following the coronavirus outbreak, Patriarch Daniel said there are several ways to receive Christ in our souls spiritually. ‘Now only those who call priests home can receive the Eucharist,’ Patriarch Daniel said during his homily in an empty patriarchal ...

Patriarch Daniel Spreads Message of Hope on Palm Sunday: Christ will Help us Overcome the Pandemic

Basilica News Agency - 13/4/2020 Patriarch Daniel delivered a message of hope to a society living under the fear of the coronavirus pandemic, as he commemorated the glorious Entry into Jerusalem of Jesus Christ at the Divine Liturgy in the historical chapel of his patriarchal residence on April 12. The Patriarch of Romania noted that many people ...