10/03/14: Pan-Orthodox synaxis in Istanbul, 6-9 March 2014
From the 6th to the 9th of March 2014, the primates of 13 Orthodox autocephalous Churches, accompanied by their delegations, met in Istanbul, Turkey, the old city of Constantinople. The four day synaxis was summoned by His All Holiness Bartholomew, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and concluded on Sunday, 9 March, with the con-celebration of the Divine Liturgy. The most important outcome of the meeting is the fixing of a date, as well as of a preparation methodology, for a Pan-Orthodox Council, which is to take place in the old church of St. Irene in Istanbul, around Pentecost Sunday of the year 2016.
09/03/2014: STRENGTH COMES OUT OF UNITY. CROCEU statement in view of the European elections on 22-25 May 2014
The members of the Committee of the Representatives of Orthodox Churches to the European Union (CROCEU) met in Brussels and agreed to publish this Statement in view of the upcoming elections of May 2014, in the twenty eight member states of the European Union, in order to renew the 751 members of the European Parliament for the next five years.
14/02/2014: The spring session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church
On Thursday, 13 February 2014, at the Patriarchal Residence in Bucharest, the spring session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church was convened, under the presidency of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. Preceded by the celebration of the pontifical Divine Liturgy, the meeting gathered all metropolitans, archbishops, bishops and assistant bishops of the Romanian Patriarchate. The Holy Synod is the body with the highest authority in all fields of activity of the Church, and is convened twice yearly for regular sessions, as well as for extraordinary sessions whenever needed.
14/12/2013: Teaching Religious Education in the Public Schools of the EU Member States
Over 700 teachers of Religious Education gathered together on Friday, 13 December 2013, at the Patriarchal Palace in Bucharest for their annual meeting. On this occasion a brochure on Teaching Religious Education in the Public Schools of the EU Member States, prepared by the Representation of the Romanian Orthodox Church to the European Institutions was launched.