Orthodox Churches

The Romanian Orthodox Church contributes to the restoration of schools

Considering there are many schools in Romania in urgent need for help in order to be restored and equipped, so as to properly carry out class hours, the Romanian Orthodox Church engages in solving this difficult situation.

Thus, at the proposal of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, the Standing Church National Council, during its session held Thursday, 15 September 2016, recommended to all dioceses of the Romanian Patriarchate to contribute concretely, through deaneries, parishes and monasteries, and in cooperation with local city halls and school inspectorates, by providing building materials, volunteer work and financial aid in order to renovate and equip the schools that cannot currently function properly.

9 Years since the election of His Beatitude Daniel as Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church

Monday, 12 September 2016, His Beatitude Daniel celebrated nine years since his election as Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church. On 12 September 2007, His Beatitude was elected by the Church Electoral College, as Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Muntenia and Dobrudgea, and Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, and enthroned on 30 September 2007.

Thousands of young people and faithful prayed together with Patriarch Daniel at the National Cathedral

Thousands of young people and faithful prayed together with Patriarch Daniel at the National Cathedral
Thousands of young people and faithful prayed together with Patriarch Daniel at the National Cathedral
Thousands of young people and faithful prayed together with Patriarch Daniel at the National Cathedral
Thousands of young people and faithful prayed together with Patriarch Daniel at the National Cathedral

Sunday, 4 September 2016, thousands of Orthodox young people from all over the world present at #ITO2016, as well as faithful from Bucharest and from the country attended the first Divine Liturgy celebrated by the Patriarch of Romania at the National Cathedral.

On the 11th Sunday after Pentecost, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church celebrated the first Divine Liturgy at the National Cathedral. The religious service was celebrated on a scene specially arranged in front of the National Cathedral.

Appeal by the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad on Aiding Refugees in Holy Dormition Lavra

Reverend Fathers, brothers and sisters,
all the faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad,

It has been already three years since Ukraine is engrossed in terrible internecine strife. Civil people are dying, migrating, and becoming internally displaced. Many residents of the Donetsk region are being forced to seek refuge in the Holy Dormition Lavra in Svyatogorsk.

The Svyatogorsk Monastery has always been the spiritual heart of Eastern Ukraine, and nowadays, it is also a mercy center for all Donbass. As soon as the fighting broke out, the Svyatogorsk Lavra, with the blessing of the Father Superior of the monastery, Metropolitan Arseny, started taking in civilians whose lives were in danger. The Pilgrims’ guesthouse was given over for housing refugees. In the midst of the warfare, up to 1,000 refugees have lived in the Lavra, the majority of which were also fed in the monastery for free.

Ancient church with pre-Mongolian frescoes to be restored in North Ossetia

Specialists from St. Petersburg will restore an ancient church in the village of Nuzal in North Ossetia which is a monument of federal importance, reports the website of the Vladikavkaz Diocese.

They have conducted a visual inspection of the monument and architectural-archaeological surveys, and made a selection of mortar and masonry to study the materials’ conditions, reports the Vladikavkaz Diocese’s press service.

Mass Baptism of 118 Souls in Rwanda

Mass Baptism of 118 Souls in Rwanda
Mass Baptism of 118 Souls in Rwanda
Mass Baptism of 118 Souls in Rwanda
Mass Baptism of 118 Souls in Rwanda

All you who have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ, Allelua”…

“Mwebwe mwese ababatijwe muri Kristo, mwambaye Kristo, Aleluya”.

Through the blessing of His Beatitude Theodoros II, the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa; and through the prayers of Orthodox faithfuls worldwide, on 11th September 2016, 118 people have been baptized in Rwanda.