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22. März 2018
Holy Friday has become an official public non-working holiday in Romania. With Romanian President Klaus Iohannis’ signature on the completion of Paragraph 1 of Article 139 of the Labor Code, Romania joined 16 other EU countries where Holy Friday is already a public holiday. The bill was initiated by Deputy Szabo Odon of the Democrat Hungarian Union and adopted by the Senate on February 21 by a vote of 86-1 with one abstention. The Chamber of Deputies approved the legislation on February 28 by...
08. März 2018
Die Weihe der neuen orthodoxen Kathedrale von Bukarest Ende November 2018 soll nicht nur erstmals nach fast drei spannungsreichen Jahren zu einer Wiederbegegnung des Ökumenischen Patriarchen Bartholomaios mit seinem Moskauer Amtsbruder Kirill führen: Zur Eröffnung der größten Kirche Südosteuropas - bisher war das der Dom des heiligen Sava in Belgrad - soll nach jüngsten Informationen auch eine "Synaxis" aller Oberhirten der Orthodoxie stattfinden. Unter Synaxis wurde ursprünglich eine liturg...
08. März 2018
The Metropolis of Moldavia and Bukovina of the Romanian Orthodox Church has announced that the glorification of Metropolitan Iosif Naniescu and Gheorghe Lazar the Ascetic will be liturgically proclaimed on the feast of the Annunciation, March 25, in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Iași, reports the Romanian Orthodox Church’s Basilica News Agency. The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church resolved to add them to the calendar of saints at its early October working session. They had earlier b...
22. Februar 2018
The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held this year's first working session on Thursday, February 15, at the Synodal Hall of the Patriarchal Residence, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. During the meeting, the members of the Holy Synod proceeded to the election of an assistant bishop to the Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Italy and an assistant bishop to the Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Spain and Portugal. The Holy Synod elected by secret vote the Very Reverend ...
22. Februar 2018
In 2017, the Romanian Orthodox Church invested approximatively 24 million Euros in charity work. 'Currently the Romanian Orthodox Church is the greatest philanthropist in terms of ist contribution to social work', said Patriarch Daniel during the meeting of the National Church Assembly (NCA) stressing that this means 'sacrifice, effort, and caring for the people'. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel thanked those who ‘have contributed to the rich activities carried out during the 2017 solemn and c...
22. Februar 2018
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will attend the consecration of the Romanian Orthodox Church's National Cathedral in Bucharest, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania announced at a meeting of the National Church Council at the patriarchal residence on February 13. Patriarch Bartholomew was invited personally by Patriarch Daniel during the Holy and Great Council that took place on the island of Crete in the summer of 2016, and later via an official letter. Weiterlesen au...
10. Januar 2018
Der rumänisch-orthodoxe Patriarch Daniel hat zum Jahreswechsel zur panorthodoxen Einheit aufgerufen. Mit Blick auf die Diskussionen um das Konzil von Kreta im Juni 2016 erinnerte der Patriarch in einem Interview des rumänischen öffentlich-rechtlichen Fernsehens TVR daran, dass jene orthodoxen Kirchen, die in Kreta teilgenommen haben, und jene, die nicht anwesend waren, "weiterhin in eucharistischer Gemeinschaft leben", wie die Stiftung "Pro Oriente" berichtete. Wörtlich sagte der Patriarch: ...
21. Dezember 2017
The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held this year's last working session on Monday, December 18, at the Synodal Hall of the Patriarchal Residence in Bucharest. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel chaired the meeting, during which the composition of the Permanent Holy Synod was established for the next year. For the year 2018, the following hierarchs were appointed as members of the Permanent Holy Synod: His Eminence Hon Metropolitan Nifon, Archbishop of Târgoviște, His Grace Bishop Ign...
23. November 2017
A bit bruised but still standing, old Orthodox churches can be found around Bucharest, having escaped the frenzied demolition of the Romanian capital in the 1980s ordered by ex-communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. At least 10 jewels of Romania’s religious heritage from the 16th to 19th centuries survived due to an engineering tour de force: they were moved and hidden away. Engineer Eugeniu Iordachescu was head of an institute at the time that was confronted with the architectural whims of Ce...