Rumänien: Orthodox Church commemorates heroes, does not glorify all

Because sometimes the Romanian media refers to the glorification of the persons who suffered persecutions during the communist regime in our country or even died in the communist jails, we provide the following information: The canonization of Saints has the role to profess, to strengthen and to convey the true faith so as to guide the faithful on the path of salvation and of gaining saintliness...

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Rumänien: Mosaic icon of Virgin Mary applied on National Cathedral’s walls

The largest mosaic depicting the More Spacious than the Heavens Icon of the Mother of God was applied on the half-dome that stands above the altar of the National Cathedral in Bucharest on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The team of specialists was coordinated by iconographer Daniel Codrescu. The Panagia Platytera ton ouranon measures 16 meters high and was created by a team of artists coordinated by...

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Rumänien: Seligsprechung griechisch-katholischer Märtyrerbischöfe

Im Vorfeld des Papstbesuchs in Rumänien (31. Mai bis 2. Juni) hat der Vatikan am Dienstag bekanntgegeben, dass sieben Bischöfe der Verfolgungszeit 1948–1970 als Märtyrer selig geprochen werden. Die Dekrete betreffen Kardinal Iuliu Hossu und die griechisch-katholischen Bischöfe Valeriu Traian Frenţiu, Alexandru Rusu, Ioan Bălan, Ioan Suciu, Titu Liviu Chinezu und Vasile Aftenie. Ab 1949 wurden...

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Rumänien: Patriarchate condemns offense to religious symbols

The Romanian Patriarchate learned with deep indignation about the theatre play ‘Eu sunt. Si?’ (‘I am. So?’) performed in Cluj-Napoca during the ‘Pride Week’ of sexual minorities. The indecent content of this representation includes the mocking of Christian religious symbols, sending a deliberately blasphemous message. Such offensive attitudes towards the overwhelming majority of Romanians, the...

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Rumänien: St. Sava Day official holiday for Serbian minority

St. Sava, the Enlightener of Serbia and first Archbishop of the autocephalous Serbian Church, is the most beloved saint of the Serbian Orthodox faithful. He was declared the patron saint of schools and students by Prince Miloš Obrenović (1780-1860) and today many schools in Serbia and in the Serbian diaspora are named in his honor and his feast day is always festively celebrated. His Holiness...

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Ukraine: Orthodoxe Kirchen lehnen ukrainische Autokephalie weiterhin ab

Die Serbische Orthodoxe Kirche (SOK) hat zum wiederholten Mal das Vorgehen des Ökumenischen Patriarchats in der Ukraine verurteilt. In einem Brief an Patriarch Bartholomaios betont die SOK, dass sie nur die Ukrainische Orthodoxe Kirche (UOK) unter der Leitung von Metropolit Onufrij (Berezovskij), die dem Moskauer Patriarchat untersteht, anerkennt, während sie die neue autokephale Orthodoxe Kirche...

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Rumänien: Papst Franziskus lobt Vielfalt

Auf seiner dreitägigen Reise nach Rumänien hat Papst Franziskus immer wieder die ethnische, religiöse und kulturelle Vielfalt des Landes gerühmt und zu deren Bewahrung und Pflege aufgerufen. Zugleich warb er für Gemeinschaft und gute Beziehungen untereinander. Die Berücksichtigung der Vielfältigkeit Rumäniens äußerte sich auch in der Auswahl der Reiseziele und in den Treffen mit verschiedenen...

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Rumänien: Thousands of pro-life advocates gather at yearly rally in Bucharest

Romania’s March for Life gathered thousands of people across the country on Saturday, March 23, 2019, to defend the life of unborn children and of mothers in a pregnancy crisis. This year’s demonstration was organized in over 600 cities throughout Romania and the Republic of Moldova under the title ‘Unique from the first second’. In Bucharest, the march was organized by the local Students for...

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Rumänien: National Church Council evaluates 2018 activity of the Church

The members of the National Church Council met Tuesday, February 19, 2019, for the annual working session at the Patriarchal Residence in Bucharest. The meeting was chaired by His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. The NCC members reviewed the most important activities carried out last year by the Romanian Orthodox Church and set project proposals for 2019. The Patriarch of Romania read out the...

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