Proposals made by Romanian hierarchs to mark 30th anniversary of fall of communism

The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church gathered at the patriarchal residence for a working session on Monday, Sept. 30, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel.

The Romanian hierarchs resolved to organize several events to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the communist regime in Romania, and to remember the sacrifice of Christians who died in December 1989 and during the communist regime for the freedom and dignity of the Romanian people.

Full text of the communique:

On September 30, 2019, the working session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church took place in the Synod Hall of the Patriarchal Residence, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel.

During the meeting, the Holy Synod resolved:

  • To supplement the framework program for next year declared as Solemn Year of the pastoral care of parents and children and Commemorative Year of Romanian Orthodox Philanthropists. The framework’s supplementation refers to theological, educational, cultural and media topical guidelines that will help to better highlight the 2020 solemn and commemorative themes in the activities carried out by the religious units of the Romanian Patriarchate.
  • To organize events and actions marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of communism in Romania, to remember the sacrifice of Christians who sacrificed their lives in December 1989 and during the communist regime for the freedom and dignity of the Romanian people.
  • To highlight the responsible way in which the Romanian Orthodox Church has used the freedom gained after the fall of the communist regime to profess in words and deeds the Gospel of the merciful love of Christ, through its entire missionary, educational, social-philanthropic and administrative work.

Photography courtesy of Basilica.ro / Mircea Florescu

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