The superiors of the monasteries within the Archdiocese of Bucharest gathered Thursday, September 20, in Bucharest for a Synaxis chaired by His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel.
The assembly was held at the Conventus Hall of the Patriarchal Palace and was attended by His Grace Timotei of Prahova, the assistant bishop to the Archdiocese of Bucharest.
The session was opened by the Patriarch of Romania who spoke about the contribution of the Romanian Orthodox Church to the achievement of the 1918 Great Union.
‘The Church’s contribution was very important through the cultivation of national consciousness over the centuries and the direct involvement of the clergy in all this work of achieving the Great Union, as one can see in the list of the 1228 delegates at Alba Iulia.’
‘These delegates included many Orthodox deans and priests,’ the Patriarch said.
At the Synaxis, the patriarchal vicar Archimandrite Paisie Teodorescu spoke about Romania’s first Patriarch Miron Cristea and his contribution to the 1918 Great Union.
Earlier the same day, the monastics attended the Divine Liturgy celebrated by Bishop Timotei of Prahova at the Ss Constantine and Helen Patriarchal Cathedral.
Photography courtesy of Raluca Ene / Basilica.ro