Patriarch Daniel urges more communication and communion among Orthodox Students Association branches

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 8/4/21 After praying together at the Patriarchal Cathedral on Sunday, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel welcomed the representatives of the branches of the Romanian Orthodox Christian Students Association (ASCOR) at the Patriarchal Residence. Being informed about the agenda set by ASCOR members at their national meeting on Saturday, the Patriarch of Romania ...

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 ...

Patriarch Porfirije Meets with the Leaders of the Democratic Front

Church of Serbia - 15/3/21 His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received Mr. Andrija Mandic and Mr. Milan Knezevic, leaders of the Democratic Front coalition in the Republic of Montenegro at the Patriarchal Residence in Belgrade. Welcoming the guests, His Holiness Patriarch pointed out that the Church highly appreciates their personal sacrifice, as well as the sacrifice made ...

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: Repentance is a change, not a simple regret

Romanian Orthodox Basilica News Agency - 15/1/19 ‘Repentance is an effort for inner change, not a simple regret,’ His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel said in his Sunday homily at St Gregory the Enlightener Chapel of his Patriarchal Residence. His Beatitude noted that repentance does not simply imply saying ‘I’m sorry’ and moving on, ‘it is an effort to ...

Official Inauguration of the New Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Residence – Atchaneh

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 23/6/18 In the presence of His Excellency General Michel Aoun, President of the Lebanese Republic, on the occasion of the inauguration of the new Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, their Holinesses Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches: Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria ...

Twelfth Meeting of the Heads of Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East – Atchaneh

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 21/6/18 On June 21st 2018, Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East: His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, and His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Great House ...

Their Holinesses Pope Tawadros II and Catholicos Aram I at Atchaneh for Heads of OOC Meeting

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 21/6/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, received at the new Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, their Holinesses Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate, Catholicos Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, before the beginning of ...

Syriac Orthodox Church Delegation from India Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 29/11/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received a delegation from Elamkulam Church in India, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. The delegation was headed by their Eminences: Mor Dioscoros Kuriakose, Metropolitan of the Simahasana Churches in the North of Kerala and Abbot of Malecuriz Dayro, and Mor Antheemos Mathews, Metropolitan of ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II receives Metropolitans from Malankara Church

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 5/9/17 Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - Indian Orthodox Malankara Church & Syriac Orthodox Church in India   His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received their Eminences Metropolitans Mor Athanasius Thomas and Mor Nicholovos Zakaria, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh on September 4, 2017. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matthew, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs, ...

‘Let us not live selfishly! Let us open ourselves to God’s love and help our neighbours’, Patriarch urges

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Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - June 2017 The purpose of human earthly life is the preparation for heavenly life, Patriarch Daniel said Sunday in his homily delivered during the Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Romanian Saints Hall of the Patriarchal Residence. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel reflected on the Bible readings, explaining that the Kingdom of Heaven ...

Syriac Orthodox Delegation from India Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 23/6/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met with a delegation from India at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. Their Eminences Mor Themotheos Thomas, Metropolitan of Kottayam, and Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Kochi and Secretary of the Regional Synod of India, headed a delegation from Kerala and met His Holiness to ...

Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan’s from India Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 14/2/17 Arrival of a delegation of 17 Diocesan Metropolitans from our Syriac Orthodox Church in India headed by His Eminence Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Cochin and Secretary of the Regional Holy Synod of India, as per the direction of His Beatitude Mor Baselius Thomas I, the Catholicos of our church, to ...

Holy Synod the Romanian Orthodox Church takes decisions regarding Church life and the society

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 11/2/17 The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held its working session Thursday, 9 February 2017, in the Synodal Hall of the Patriarchal Residence. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel chaired the meeting. The Holy Synod took the following decisions: The Holy Synod decided to give blessing for and to support the ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Meets a Delegation from Multaqa Al-Adyan (the Encounter of Religions)

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 9/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Grace Al-Sayyed Ali Fadlallah, Head of the Encounter of the Religions (Multaqa Al-Adyan) accompanied by a delegation from the Encounter, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh. His Holiness stressed the importance of young people from all religions to have common activities together as ...

‘Only humbleness opens the portals of divine compassion’, – Patriarch Daniel

Patriarch Daniel - Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 8/2/17 In his Sunday homily, the Patriarch of Romania focused on the role humbleness and humble prayer have in acquiring salvation. He said that humbleness makes man sincere and grateful since in a humble state man observes God, the One Who helps him perform good. A humble man, the Patriarch said, is ...

Patriarch Daniel: Only God can help man when he encounters serious situations

Aurelian Iftimiu  - Basilica News Agency - 2/2/17 The Patriarch of Romania addressed the faithful on Sunday reflecting on the spiritual portrait of the Canaanite woman described by the Gospel reading from Matthew 15:21-28. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel delivered a homily after the Divine Liturgy celebrated Jan. 29 at St Gregory the Enlightener Chapel of the ...

Patriarch Daniel: We are called to rise prayers of thanksgiving for the gift of life

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 19/1/17 Our Saviour Jesus Christ does not call blessed those who are unthankful, but those who are grateful and thank God for the bounties they receive from Him, the Patriarch of Romania said Sunday. The Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church delivered a homily after the Divine Liturgy, celebrated January 15 ...

Romanian Orthodox Holy Synod elects new Bishop of Maramureş and Sătmar

Holy Synod elects His Grace Justin as new Bishop of Maramureş and Sătmar

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency- 22/12/16 The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church met Friday, 16 December 2016, for an extraordinary session at the Patriarchal Residence, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. During this meeting, the new Bishop for the vacant seat of Maramureş and Sătmar was elected, following the death of His Eminence ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Meets Chief Librarian of USEK

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 8/12/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Rev. Fr. Joseph Moukarzel, Chief Librarian at the University of the Holy Spirit in Kaslik (USEK) at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Lebanon. The meeting was attended by Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, and Deacon Elie Zouky. Rev. Fr. ...