His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel met Saturday, Sept. 15, with Her Majesty Princess Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, at the Holy Cross Monastery on Caraiman Peak.
According to the Royal Family’s website, the meeting was attended by His Royal Highness Prince Radu, His Eminence Hon Metropolitan Nifon, Archbishop of Targoviste, Patriarchal Auxiliary Bishop Varlaam of Ploiesti, and Archimandrite David Petrovici, abbot of Caraiman Monastery.
Earlier the Patriarch of Romania laid the foundation stone of a new Orthodox Church dedicated to the Holy Cross on Mount Bucegi.
The event marked the 90th anniversary of the inauguration of the Heroes’ Cross on Caraiman Peak, built at the initiative of Queen Marie and King Ferdinand I of Romania.
The future church will be dedicated to three important feasts, the Universal Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Ascension of the Lord (Heroes’ National Day), and the Transfiguration of the Lord.
Photos: Daniel Angelescu /Romania’s Royal Family