Patriarch Daniel sends condolences to Serbian Holy Synod after repose of Patriarch Irinej

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 21/11/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel expressed his ‘deep sorrow’ to the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church after the repose of Patriarch Irinej on Friday. Calling the Serbian Patriarch ‘a venerable and well-known personality of contemporary Orthodoxy,’ Patriarch Daniel prays for the rest of his soul among the righteous ‘in ...

Consecration of the Romanian Orthodox Church in Tokyo

Basilica News Agency - Ștefana Totorcea - 7/11/2020 The Romanian Orthodox Church in Tokyo was consecrated on Tuesday, on the feast of the transfer of St George’s relics to his church in Lydda. The service was officiated by Romanian Metropolitan Iosif of Western Europe and Metropolitan Daniel of Tokyo and Japan. The consecration concluded the restoration works which ...

Bust of Romania’s First Patriarch Miron Cristea unveiled in Ploiești

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 6/11/2020 A bust of the first Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, Miron Cristea, was unveiled on an Alley dedicated to the Founders of the 1918 Great Union in Ploiești’s Bucov Park during a ceremony on Saturday, October 24, Q Magazine reports. The bronze bust was made by the sculptor George ...

Romanian Patriarchate Spokesperson demands respect for most of the good and faithful people of the country: Pilgrimage is the expression of responsible religious freedom

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 15/10/2020 The Romanian Patriarchate’s Spokesperson Vasile Bănescu commented on the decision to ban this year’s pilgrimage from Bucharest, on the patronal feast of the Patriarchal Cathedral. The spokesman reminded that the pilgrimage is a manifestation of religious freedom and that pilgrims and the Romanian Orthodox Church deserve more respect and ...

Patriarch of Romania Calls for Church-State Co-responsibility and Cooperation to Avoid Excessive Measures

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 13/10/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania has urged co-responsibility and cooperation between the Church and the Romanian State after the pilgrimage to Iasi for the feast of Saint Parascheva was banned for non-locals. Call for co-responsibility and cooperation to avoid excessive constraints: full text The Romanian Patriarchate expresses its full solidarity ...

For 13 Years A Patriarch, For 33 Years A Fruitful Father Of The Church

Basilica News Agency  - Aurelian Iftimiu - 2/10/2020 No title in the Church rises to the height and beauty of the surname “Father”. September 30 is annually dedicated to the Father of all fathers in the Romanian Orthodox Church: His Beatitude Daniel, a Patriarch for 13 years. Especially in the Solemn Year of the Pastoral Care of Parents ...

Holy Synod of the Romanian Church Recommends Intensification of Activities Dedicated to Families

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 2/10/2020 During its working session on Tuesday, the Holy Synod recommended to the parishes of the Romanian Orthodox Church to intensify the activities dedicated to families. It urged the believers to cultivate Christian education and philanthropic spirit in their families and society through prayer and good deeds. Press release: New decisions ...

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’s Message For Academic Year 2020/21: “Students Need More Support from Family, School and Church”

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 26/9/2020 In a message for the start of the new academic year 2020/2021, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel highlighted that given the health crisis caused by the new coronavirus, “young students need more support from the Family, School and Church to form themselves intellectually and professionally, but also spiritually and culturally.” The ...

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 ...

Patriarch of Romania Donates Icon and 6,000 Euros to New Crisis Pregnancy Center “Holy Empress Helen”

Basilica News Agency - Ștefana Totorcea - 20/8/2020 The “Holy Empress Helen” Counseling and Information Center was inaugurated on Sunday in the presence of Father Ciprian Ioniță, Patriarchal Counselor, who officiated the blessing service and offered a gift on behalf of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel: the icon of the Holy Emperors Constantine and Helen. The new centre will provide ...

Patriarch Daniel Urges Responsibility, Hope, and Solidarity in Romanian Migrants’ Sunday Message

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu -18/8/2020  His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel has sent a message for the Sunday of the Romanian Migrants, which will be marked this year on August 16. The Sunday of the Romanian Migrants is celebrated in the Romanian Patriarchate on the first Sunday after the Dormition of the Theotokos. Responsibility, hope and solidarity in times ...

New Decisions of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church : Communique

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 22/7/2020 The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held its working session at the Patriarch Teoctist Aula Magna of the Palace of the Patriarchate, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. On July 11, 2020, the Metropolitan Synod of the Metropolis of Moldavia and ...

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 ...

Patriarch Daniel Expresses Gratitude to Christian Women for Being ‘Models of Faith and Courage in Times of Trial’

Basilica News Agency - 1/5/2020 In his annual message occasioned by the Sunday of the Myrrhbearers, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel expressed his gratitude to Christian women for being ‘models of faith and courage in times of trial.’ The message that will be read throughout the Romanian Patriarchate this Sunday reminds of the presence of the myrrh-bearing women ...

Romanian Orthodox Church Marks 135th Anniversary of Autocephaly

Basilica News Agency -  Aurelian Iftimiu-30/4/2020 On Saturday, the Romanian Orthodox Church marked its 135th anniversary of autocephaly. After Romania gained its state independence in 1877 and was declared a Kingdom in 1881, the prestige of the Romanian Orthodox Church increased, making necessary the formal recognition of its autocephaly, long denied by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. On November 23, ...

Covid-19 – Romanian Orthodox Church Initiates Dozens of Support Measures for Hospitals and People (March 16-31)

Basilica News Agency - 7/4/2020 During the state of emergency, the Romanian Orthodox Church has intensified its presence both online and in society respecting all the required sanitary precautions. Even before the state of emergency being declared in Romania, just as the authorities raised the level of alert regarding the coronavirus epidemic, the Church had started preparations ...

Romanian Patriarchate Calls for Faith, Temperance, and Solidarity in Face of Corona-virus

Basilica News Agency - 21/3/2020 Given Romania’s state of emergency due to the new coronavirus epidemic, the Romanian Patriarchate calls for responsibility, temperance, and solidarity. The Romanian Patriarchate urges all priests of the Romanian Orthodox Church to implement with realism, lucidity, and confidence the measures imposed by the state authorities, which temporarily affect the Church’s liturgical life. These ...

The State of Emergency is a Special State of Prevention of the Spread of the Epidemic, Not a State of Panic and Discouragement

Basilica News Agency - 18/3/2020 The Romanian Orthodox Church is gradually and responsibly adapting, depending on the evolution of the situation caused by the epidemic, as all the important institutions in the country do, respecting and promoting in the public space the recommendations of the state authorities. The Church is not only an institution of public utility ...

Patriarch Daniel sends Pastoral Message to Strengthen Faith and Eucharistic Communion

Basilica News Agency - 2/3/2020 The Press office of the Romanian Patriarchate published a communiqué on February 27, 2020, in the context of excessive media coverage of the epidemic caused by Coronavirus (Covid – 19) and following requests from some state institutions that the Church should take measures to prevent the spread of the virus and to ...