Rumänien: Patriarch Daniel re-consecrates 517-year old Dealu Monastery

Marking its 517th anniversary, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel re-consecrated the church of Dealu Monastery on 10. June 2018 referring to it as ‘an important landmark of Romanian national identity and unity’. The Patriarch of Romania said that this monastic settlement is ‘the holy place keeping as in a reliquary the honourable head of Ruler Prince Michael the Brave, who made the first union of the Romanian Principalities, Wallachia, Transylvania, and Moldova, in 1600.’ Although this union ‘was a...

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Rumänien: 95% of the Romanians believe in God, survey reveals

About 95% of the Romanian citizens believe in God, but only 21% go to church every week, says a survey on the religious belief in Romania, conducted by Friedrich Ebert Romania Foundation, cited by Agerpres. According to the same study, 27% of the Romanians say the referendum to re-define the family concept is necessary. The results show that there is a “significant difference” in Romania between the affirmation of faith and the actual religious activity. “Thus, although there is an active...

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Rumänien: Holy Friday becomes national holiday

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 a...

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Rumänien: Ökumenische Konferenz zu Heiligenverehrung

In Sibiu fand vom 11. bis 14. Mai 2018 die erste internationale Konferenz des neu gegründeten ökumenischen Instituts Ex fide lux zum Thema „Heilige und Heiligenverehrung in Ost und West“ statt. Mit über 80 orthodoxen, katholischen und evangelischen Teilnehmern stieß das Thema der Tagung auf reges Interesse. Die Konferenz in Sibiu erlaubte einen ökumenischen Blick auf Verbindendes und Trennendes zwischen den Kirchen in dieser Frage. Organisiert wurde die Tagung von Ex fide lux –...

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Rumänien: Two new Saints officially declared by Patriarch Daniel

Metropolitan Joseph Naniescu and the lay-ascetic George Lazăr were proclaimed Saints of the Church by Patriarch Daniel in a ceremony at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Iași. After celebrating the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Annunciation, His Eminence Archbishop Ioachim of Roman and Bacău read out the synodal tomos on the glorification of Metropolitan Joseph of Moldavia by which he was proclaimed a Saint under the name of Holy Hierarch Joseph the Merciful. Next, Bishop Ignatie of Huși read out...

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Rumänien: Neue Synaxis orthodoxer Kirchenführer in Bukarest geplant

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...

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Rumänien: Holy Synod elects new bishops, reiterates position on civil partnerships

The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held Thursday, 24 May 2018, its working session at the Synodal Hall of the Patriarchal Residence, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. Given the insistent request of the clergy and lay believers of the Metropolis of Bessarabia, the Holy Synod elected by secret vote His Grace Antonie of Orhei, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Chișinău, as Bishop of Bălți.The Holy Synod proceeded to the election by secret vote of the V...

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Rumänien: Patriarch receives delegation of the Conference of European Churches

Thursday, March 15 2018, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel received in audience the President of the Conference of European Churches, Bishop Christopher Hill, the CEC Vice-president, His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, and the CEC General Secretary, Rev. Heikki Huttunen. A short assessment of the collaboration between the Romanian Orthodox Church and the Conference of European Churches was made during the meeting.  

The Patriarch of Romania stressed the active involvement of the...

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Rumänien: Two new saints to be glorified on feast of Annunciation

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...

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