Browsing: Romanian Orthodox Church

Source: Basilica.ro Published by Aurelian Iftimiu His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania welcomed at his patriarchal residence the manager of US President Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign on Friday, March 22, 2019. The meeting was also attended by Brad Parscale’s spouse, Mrs. Candice Blount, prof. Dan Dungaciu, head of the Ion I. C. Bratianu Institute for Political Science and International Relations of the Romanian Academy, and Mr. Adrian Thiess. Brad Parscale visit to Romania was occasioned by a conference on political marketing held on Thursday, March 21, at the Aula Magna of the Romanian Academy. As reported by the Romanian Patriarchate’s…

Source: Basilica.ro Published by Aurelian Iftimiu His Grace Justin Hodea became Tuesday, 27 December 2016, the new diocesan Bishop of Maramureş and Sătmar. The enthronement ceremony was held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Baia Mare. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel delegated His Grace Varlaam of Ploieşti, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch, to this event. Hundreds of believers, clerics, academicians, local and central officials participated Tuesday in the Divine Liturgy and the enthronement ceremony of His Grace Justin as Bishop of Maramureş and Sătmar. His Eminence Andrei, Metropolitan of Cluj, Maramureş and Sălaj, presided over the Divine Liturgy, at which eighteen…

Source: Romania Insider The Romanian Orthodox Church Patriarch, his Beatitude Daniel, received the Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the Bucharest Polytechnic University, in a private ceremony that took place at the Patriarchy’s Museum, on Thursday, April 14. This award comes as the Orthodox Church is losing support among the higher-educated young urban people, who have been criticizing the church’s leaders for their efforts to build grand worship places, such as the People’s Salvation Cathedral, rather than helping those in need. The University awarded this title to Patriarch Daniel as a recognition of his support to Romanian education and for the role the Church…

Source: The Republic By ALISON MUTLER [Associated Press] BUCHAREST, Romania — The Romanian Orthodox Church said Thursday it is considering a Romanian monk persecuted by the communists and known as the “saint of Transylvania” for sainthood. The Metropolitan of Transylvania church authority said Thursday it had begun the lengthy process of canonization for Arsenie Boca, a Romanian Orthodox monk and priest whose grave in western Romania attracts tens of thousands of pilgrims every year. The Romanian Orthodox church is autonomous and makes its own canonizations. Boca, who became a monk in 1940, fell afoul of communist authorities because of his…

Source: Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas The 79th Congress of our Archdiocese took place at Ss. Constantine and Helen Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois, on July 3 to July 6, 2014. The Congress sessions were structured in the same way that was already used before and was appreciated and very efficient in the pastoral work of our Archdiocese. The first part was organized around working groups constituted on the basis of the committees and auxiliary organizations of the Archdiocese; the second part consisted of the plenary working sessions of the Congress. The Eparchial Council met on Thursday morning, July 3,…

Source: The Daily Mail Online By PAUL DONNELLEY Patriarch Daniel, the leader of Romania’s Orthodox church, was opening the church’s Trinitas Radio and Television studios in Bucharest Spokesman said that Daniel, 62, has used the ‘sanctification rod’ before Patriarch said he has a sense of humour and was not offended It is not the usual way to go about performing a blessing and using a paint roller dipped in holy oil to sanctify a TV studio has left a Romanian priest the object of ridicule. His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, the leader of Romania’s Orthodox church, used the unorthodox method to bless the…

Source: International Business Times By Palash Ghosh The Eastern European nation of Romania, one of the poorest states in the European Union, takes its religious faith very seriously. An overwhelmingly Eastern Orthodox nation (which claims at least 86 percent of the population as adherents), Romania has undertaken an aggressive campaign to build an extraordinary number of churches across the country, regardless of expense. According to a BBC report, about 10 new churches are built every month in the country – or one every three days — with a huge cathedral currently under construction in the center of the capital city of Bucharest.…

Source: Romania Insider As priests are among the most respected people in rural communities in Romania, Romania’s Agriculture Ministry plans to use their status in the communities to promote measures from the ministry. An agreement will be signed on Monday ( May 13 ) evening between the Agriculture Minister Daniel Constantin and the head of the Orthodox Church, the Patriarch Daniel. Priests will thus promote financing measures for agriculture among their parishioners, but never during the religious mass. Priests will tell people in the rural areas about the advantages of associations, about family farms and measures such as bringing back…

Source: Romania Insider Disputes over the funding of Romania’s Orthodox Church and religious organizations in general has piqued the interest of Britain’s National Secular Society. The idea of a ‘church tax’ in Romania, proposed by Romanian Green Party MP Remus Cernea, has provoked angry responses from a number of public figures, including former MEP and football boss George Becali. The church tax proposed would be similar to the system used in Germany whereby citizens have the option to donate part of the tax they pay to religious and/or non-religious organizations. The reformed system would save EUR 70 million a year,…

Source: Romania-Insider.com Over 20 NGOs have asked the Romanian Parliament to put an end to financing religious groups to the tune of EUR 540 million every year. The funds – around 0.4 percent of the country’s GDP – should be directed to education, research and health. The 23 NGOs which signed the letter to Parliament reminded of the debt on the drug market, of 0.3 percent of the GDP. “In a secular state like Romania it is not normal to have hundreds of millions of euros taken away from state, local and central authorities and from the country’s real needs,…

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