The Holy Cross and St Basil the Great Church in Bucharest began the manifestations for its dedication day, on the eve of the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, 13 September 2016.
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.
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived in Zagreb, the capital of the Republic of Croatia, today, on 9 September 2016.
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch was welcomed by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, Their Graces Bishops: Irinej of Backa and Jovan of Slavonia, and the Ambassador of the Republic of Greece to Zagreb Mrs. Eleni Gerokostopoulou at the runway of the Zagreb airport.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: New Martyrs of Jasenovac are heroes and saints of the entire Orthodoxy
Be under the shade of Serbian martyrs, that tree of blessed Serbs, Ecumenical Patriarch said and called upon Orthodox Serbs to follow the path of their forefathers, heroes and saints. Only in this way, he said, you are about to receive the wreath of glory that is borne by numerous victims of Jasenovac of the Nazi totalitarism from the Second World War many times. Patriarch Bartholomew called upon the faithful never to forget their martyrs, who cannot be a cause for revenge but for peace.
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.