The Patriarch of Romania at Hurezi Monastery

October 2014

His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania began a canonical visit to the Archdiocese of Ramnic. On this occasion, at 12.00 hours, His Beatitude has also brought in procession the relics of Saint Prince Martyr Constantine Brancoveanu to be venerated by the clergy and faithful of this part of Oltenia.

After meeting His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, a Polichronium service was celebrated.

To end with, the Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church delivered a speech saying that Hurezi Monastery is the most outstanding one founded by the martyr prince Constantine Brancoveanu.

“The relics of Saint Constantine Brancoveanu arrived at his most appreciated, biggest and beautiful foundation. This place of worship is a model of combination of faith, culture and art lasting under the name of Brancovean style: a synthesis between the beauty of the church Eastern art and the moderate monumentality of the architecture and art of Western Europe.

Thus, Saint Constantine Brancoveanu is, somehow, at his most appreciated foundation in the middle of an oasis of calm and quiet which he never found in Bucharest or at Targoviste where he used to go rather often”, His Beatitude said.

Then, His Eminence Varsanufie, Archbishop of Ramnic thanked His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel for having brought the shrine of the relics of Saint Prince Constantine Brancoveanu to Hurezi Monastery.

“Thank you, Your Beatitude, for having blessed the holy relics of the Saint Martyr Constantine Brancoveanu to come here, to Hurezi Monastery. Thank you for having given me the chance to open personally the grave and lay the holy relics in this beautiful shrine and most of all thank you for being present in the Eparchy of Ramnic with us”, His Eminence said.

The events unfolded at Hurezi Monastery were occasioned by the blessing of the big church by His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel together with a group of hierarchs which would take place tomorrow.