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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Rumänien: Holy Synod meets for first working session in 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...

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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...

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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...

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Rumänien: Church's contribution to social work in 2017

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...

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