Αt The Patriarchate - On Tuesday, the 25th of November/8th of December 2015, the Patriarchate celebrated the feast of St Catherine the glorious great martyr hailing from Alexandria, at the Monastery dedicated to her name at a short distance from the Patriarchate in the Christian quarter.
On Sunday 6th December 2015 His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa conducted the ordination of His Grace Athanasios Bishop of Kisumu and West Kenya, at the Holy Patriarchal Church of St Nicholas in Cairo.
On the morning of 8th December 2015, have received with great joy and emotion the news of the worthy election of Archimandrite Gerasimos Marmatakis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Agarathos, as the new Metropolitan of Petra and Herronisos, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa communicated with him and sent him a letter, expressing his warm congratulations.
On the Feast of St Martyr Philotheia, 07 December 2015, the Divine Liturgy was concelebrated at the Archdiocesan Cathedral in Curtea de Argeş by His Eminence Calinic, Archbishop of Argeș and Muscel, His Grace Visarion, Bishop of Tulcea, and His Grace Paisie of Lugoj, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Timişoara, surrounded by an assembly of priests and deacons, as the official website of the Archdiocese informs (eparhiaargesului.ro).
The first ambulance service of the Archdiocese of Vad, Feleac and Cluj was inaugurated on Tuesday, 08 December 2015, in Bistrița city, as Renașterea Radio informs. The unique project of the Romanian Patriarchate was founded by the Orthodox Philanthropy Association, and will provide transportation for the ill persons, who are not in a critical state, as Rev Fr. Marius Pintican, the president of the Association, explained: “We try to perfect the activity of our medical services in Bistrița-Năsăud County, through the medical services that we have been carrying out for two years. The service will serve the patients, who do not require specialized care, it will specifically support people who intent to be hospitalized and do not require intense medical supervision”.
Titu Maiorescu University in Bucharest has awarded on Thursday, 10 December 2015, the honorary doctorate degree to His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, for the exceptional contribution to the development of the Church and assuming her role and importance in the life of today’s society.