Rumänien: How churches were lifted to safety in communist Bucharest

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...

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Rumänien: Meeting on the 10th anniversary of Patriarch Daniel’s enthronement

'We thank God and the people God works through', Patriarch Daniel said during the festive meeting held 28 September at the Romanian Saints Hall of the patriarchal residence in Bucharest. On 30 September 2017, His Beatitude Daniel celebrates his 10th anniversary of the enthronement as Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church. The first event to mark this anniversary was the festive meeting...

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Rumänien: Ecumenical Patriarch - ‘We are proud of the Romanian Church’

"We follow from the Phanar, from the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Great and varied activity of the Holy Church of Romania", His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew said in an exclusive Trinitas TV interview, adding that "we are proud of our once a daughter, and now the sister Church of Romania, to which I convey a special greeting from Budapest, on this historical day". At the end of last...

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Rumänien: Patriarch Daniel feiert Amtsjubiläum

Im Rückblick auf zehn Jahre im Patriarchenamt hat Patriarch Daniel von Rumänien die Einrichtung und den Erfolg orthodoxer Medien als eine der größten Errungenschaften bezeichnet. Bei seiner Inthronisation 2007 hatte er sich für eine Stärkung der spirituellen Mission der Kirche in der breiteren Öffentlichkeit ausgesprochen, dazu wurden drei nationale orthodoxe Mediennetzwerke gegründet. Mit Radio...

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Rumänien: Three Saints added to the calendar of the Romanian Orthodox Church

On October 5, the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held its working session at the Synodal Hall of the Patriarchal Residence in Bucharest. During the session chaired by His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, the Holy Synod rendered the following decisions.
  • The Holy Synod glorified Metropolitan Joseph Naniescu, with the name of Saint Joseph the Merciful, Metropolitan of Moldavia, with his...

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Rumänien: Romanian Patriarchate urges protection of children’s life and health

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 in the prevention of diseases and epidemics that can threaten the life of very large...

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Rumänien: Rumänien erwartet Papstbesuch

Das Oberhaupt der Rumänischen Orthodoxen Kirche (RumOK), Patriarch Daniel, hat seine Einladung an Papst Franziskus widerholt, Rumänien zu einem von ihm gewählten Zeitpunkt zu besuchen. Anlass der Einladung war ein Treffen mit dem Präfekten der vatikanischen Ostkirchenkongregation, Kardinal Leonardo Sandri, der Ende September Rumänien besuchte. Patriarch Daniel dankte Sandri für die guten...

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Rumänien: Holy Synod elects new Bishop of Huşi

During the working session of the Holy Synod, chaired on 5 October by His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, the members of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church elected by a majority vote the new Bishop of Huşi. Last weekend, the Metropolitan Synod (Episcopal Assembly) of Moldavia and Bukovina proposed two candidates for the Diocese of Huşi:
  • His Grace Ignatie of Mureş, Assistant Bishop to...

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Rumänien: Holy Synod makes decisions regarding Church life and society

The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held its working session on July 4-5, 2017, at the Synodal Hall of the patriarchal residence. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, chaired the meetings. The following decisions were taken by the members of the Holy Synod:

• The year 2019 was declared Solemn Year of the Romanian Village (of priests, teachers and skilled mayors), and...

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