Romanian Patriarch Daniel celebrates Divine Liturgy on New Year’s Day | PHOTO

His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania presided over the Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great on New Year’s Day at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest.

Concelebrants for the Divine Liturgy included the Patriarch’s auxiliary bishop and secretary of the Holy Synod Varlaam of Ploiesti, and the Assistant Bishop to the Bucharest Archdiocese, Timotei of Prahova.

A Te deum service was officiated at the end of the Divine Liturgy.

Next the year 2019 was officially declared as Solemn Year of the Romanian Village (of diligent priests, teachers and mayors), and Commemorative Year of Patriarchs Nicodim Munteanu and Iustin Moisescu, and of the translators of church books in the Romanian Patriarchate.

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