Patriarchate’s Spokesperson Bănescu comments on EU recommendations regarding Christmas ceremonies: They can’t impose anything

Basilica News Agency -   Aurelian Iftimiu - 4/12/2020 Vasile Bănescu, the spokesman of the Romanian Patriarchate, commented on the recommendations of the European Commission Christmas services should be replaced with online ceremonies. “The European Commission does not decide and cannot impose anything in the essential sphere of religion; it can only issue recommendations (!) related to encouraging and ...

Romanian Patriarchate urges people to donate blood and COVID-19 convalescent plasma

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 21/11/2020 With the blessing of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, in 2012 the Archdiocese of Bucharest started a blood donation campaign called “A drop of blood for the life of his neighbour”. Starting with 2014, with the approval of the Holy Synod, this campaign was extended nationwide throughout the Romanian Patriarchate under ...

Basilica Media Center – 13 years of Journalism for the Church Celebrated in the Field, Among the Faithful

Basilica News Agency - 28/10/2020 The Basilica Media Center of the Romanian Patriarchate celebrates its 13th anniversary on October 27, on the feast of St Demetrius the New. This celebration always finds Church journalists at work. During the religious service, from the Patriarchate Hill, or from behind the computer screens, they report their whispered, yet firm “breaking ...

To to preserve religious freedom, sanitary measures must be taken with the utmost discernment: Romanian Patriarchate’s Spokesperson

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu -  9/10/2020 The spokesman of the Romanian Patriarchate Vasile Bănescu reacted to the decision by which the National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) announced that organizing events on religious holidays is allowed only with the participation of those who live or reside in that specific locality. The measure was motivated by the ...

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: Kindergarten And Family Form The Child Together When His Being Is Very Flexible

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 20/09/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel inaugurated the Kindergarten of the Romanian Patriarchate in Bucharest during a blessing service on Tuesday. In his speech, the Romanian Patriarch stressed that the kindergarten, together with the family, plays an essential role in the development of children, in a time that is popularly called ...

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 ...

Romanian Patriarchate Adds Its Voice: Keep Hagia Sophia A Museum

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu- 9/7/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel told the Ecumenical Patriarch that the Romanian Patriarchate supports the preservation of the current status of the Hagia Sophia Basilica in Constantinople (Istanbul). The status of this symbol for Christianity is being re-discussed in Turkey. The Ecumenical Patriarchate has asked the Turkish authorities to keep the current museum status for ...

Romanian Orthodox Church Offers 4470 Tablets to Help Distance Education: Communique

Basilica News Agency -  Aurelian Iftimiu- 7/6/2020 After providing more than 4.3 million euros during the coronavirus pandemic, the efforts of the Church and its organizations have focused on supporting children in distance education. Romanian Orthodox Church permanently supports the education of children and young people: full text In the context of the current pandemic, the Romanian Patriarchate offers ...

Romanian Patriarchate Offers 470,000-Euros Worth of Aid Between April 20 and 27, 2020

Basilica News Agency - 1/5/2020 The Romanian Patriarchate has announced that the amount of aid offered by the Church to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic exceeded 470,000 Euros (2,278,396 Lei) in the week of April 20-27. That brings the total aid offered by dioceses since the beginning of the health crisis to 3,080,015 Euros (14,876,474 ...

National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Matei Balș” thanks Romanian Patriarchate for its Material and Spiritual Support

Basilica News Agency - 29/3/2020 Romania’s National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Prof. Dr. Matei Balș” thanked all those who have shown their willingness to support the institute with donations in money, food, sanitary materials, and protective equipment amid Covid-19 outbreak. ‘Thanks to the Romanian Patriarchate for the material and spiritual support,’ the Matei Balș Institute of Infectious ...

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 ...

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 ...

THE PRIME MINISTER OF ROMANIA VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 1/5/18 On Thursday afternoon, April 13/26, 2018, the Prime Minister of Romania Mrs. Viorica Dăncilă visited the Patriarchate, escorted by the Staff of the Embassy of Romania in Tel-Aviv and by the clergy representatives of the Romanian Patriarchate in Jerusalem. The Prime Minister and her escorts were received warmly by H.H.B. our Father ...

RUSSIAN AND ROMANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCHES OF MOLDOVA AIM TO STRENGTHEN COOPERATION

His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir of Chișinău and All Moldova. Photo: en.mitropolia.md

Orthochristian.com - 27/12/17 The Russian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Moldova has appealed to the Romanian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Bessarabia for more intensive cooperation in the name of a single faith. The call came from His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir of Chișinău and All Moldova in the context of the 25th anniversary of the resumption of the activity of the ...

RELICS OF ST. SERAPHIM GIVEN TO RUSSIAN CHURCH IN BUCHAREST

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Orthochristian.com - 7/11/17 The reliquary with a particle of the relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov brought to Romania last week by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill was transferred to the Russian Orthodox community at St. Nicholas-Tabacu Church in Bucharest on Thursday. Fr. Eugene Rogoti received the relics on behalf of the community at the patriarchal residence yesterday, ...

Patriarch Kirill & Patriarch Daniel discuss Ukraine, Uniates, Christian Persecution

Church of Serbia - 31/10/17 Talks between Primates of Russian and Romanian Orthodox Churches October 26, 2017 – His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania held talks at the Patriarchal Palace in Bucharest. Before the talks began, Patriarch Daniel showed Patriarch Kirill the interior of the Patriarchal Palace. Participating ...

RELICS OF ST. SERAPHIM OF SAROV ARRIVE IN ROMANIA

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Orthochristian.com - 28/10/17 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania headed the transferal of the reliquary containing a portion of the relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov to the spiritual center of the Romanian Patriarchate yesterday, reports patriarchia.ru. After meeting at the Bucharest airport, the primates arrived at Patriarchal Hill ...

Orthodox Patriarch of Romania welcomes Patriarch of Moscow

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Orthodox Church - 27/10/17 Four Primates of Autocephalous Orthodox Churches concelebrate the Divine Liturgy on the feast of St Demetrius the New His Beatitude Orthodox Archbishop of Bucharest, Romanian Patriarch Daniel has welcomed His Holiness Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril at the Bucharest's Airport. Patriarch Kirill addresses Romanian people: ‘Your piety is a witness that Romanian ...

Romanian Patriarchate urges protection of children’s life and health

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Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - August 2017 The discovery of the vaccine as a method of prevention and medical treatment was a very important step made by modern medicine. Thus, very serious illnesses have been eradicated, millions of lives have been saved and the people’s quality of life has improved significantly. Vaccines are of particular importance ...