Photo Gallery | Consecration of National Cathedral in 20 pictures

Either you attended or not the consecration of the Romanian People’s Salvation Cathedral, we’re helping you recall the important events that took place in Romania on November 25-30 by presenting you a selection of 20 exclusive Basilica.ro pictures.

November 23 – HB Patriarch Daniel welcomed HAH Patriarch Bartholomew and Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Patra at the Patriarchal Cathedral
November 23 – The Honourable Hand of Saint Andrew the First-Called was brought to Bucharest by a delegation of the Greek Orthodox Church, led by Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Patra
November 24 – His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Patriarch Daniel met with His Excellency the President of Romania Klaus Iohannis at Cotroceni Palace
November 24 – Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew participated in the solemn meeting of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, at the Patriarchal Residence in Bucharest
November 24 – The National Cathedral one day before its consecration
November 24 – Patriarch Daniel entering the Romanian People’s Salvation Cathedral to officiate the first memorial service for the national heroes, one day before the cathedral’s inauguration
November 24 – Patriarch Bartholomew visited the Basilica Media Centre of the Romanian Patriarchate
November 25 – Patriarch Daniel and Patriarch Bartholomew arriving at the National Cathedral on the day of its consecration
November 25 – Patriarch Daniel places gold box containing the consecration act and particles of holy relics in into a special cavity in the altar
November 25 – Patriarch Daniel holds the Act of consecration of the National Cathedral
November 25 – Patriarch Daniel and Patriarch Bartholomew during the first Divine Liturgy at the National Cathedral
November 25 – Tens of thousands of belivers gathered to attend the consecration service of the new cathedral
November 25 – His Eminence Archbishop Pimen of Suceava and Rădăuți blessing believers at the end of the first Divine Liturgy celebrated at the National Cathedral
November 25 – Patriarch Daniel and Patriarch Bartholomew attented the ‘United by the Centennial’ concert, organised by the Basilica Media Center at the Palace Hall
November 26 – Archimandrite Teofil Anastasoaie, representative of the Romanian Patriarchate to the Holy Land, presided over the Divine Liturgy at the National Cathedral
November 26 – A child consumes antidoron at the end of the Divine Liturgy at the National Cathedral
November 27 – The Abbot of the Romanian Skete of the Honourable Forerunner on Mount Athos presented His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel with a replica of the Prodromitissa Wonderworking icon of the Mother of God to be enshrined in the newly-consecrated National Cathedral
November 29 – HB Patriarch Daniel welcomed His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest
November 30 – His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem and Patriarch Daniel of Romania concelebrated the Divine Liturgy for the first patronal feast of the newly-consecrated National Cathedral dedicated to Saint Andrew the First Called
November 30 – Believers wear Romanian traditional costumes the National Cathedral’s first patronal feast.

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