Basilica publishing house of the Romanian Patriarchate has published, with the blessing of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, the book entitled “Saint Andrew the Apostle – Protector of Romania, Beginner of the Baptism of the Romanian People.
This book represents the 2nd edition of the book of the same title, published in the autumn of 2011, at “Cuvântul vieții” publishing house of the Archdiocese of Bucharest, on the occasion of the bringing of the Holy Head of Saint Andrew the Apostle.
Even if not too long a time passed ever since, one can see that the spiritual intensity of the event has a special impact in the life of the Church and society. This is why, the re-publishing of the book, with some necessary adding, at Basilica publishing house of the Romanian Patriarchate, turns out to be welcomed for at least three reasons:
The spiritual academic content of the book is also important from a cultural educational point of view so that it should be included in several libraries, for the young generation to know about the beginning of the Romanian Christianity.
At the same time, the book is a sign of gratitude towards the Romanian State authorities who contributed to the consecration by law of the day of 30 November as “free legal feast”.
And, last but not least, this book published on the eve of the celebration in 2012 AD of the saint patron of the future Basilica of Saint Andrew the Apostle – Cathedral for the Nation’s Salvation is a blessing and a proof of gratitude towards all the founders, benefactors and builders of the new place of worship that is being raised just in front of our eyes, in the heart of the capital city of our country.
The book can be purchased at the Church Bookshop (6 Miron Cristea St., access through 11 June St.), “Ortodoxia” Bookshop (45 Calea Victoriei St., near Krețulescu church), online [email protected], or at the shops of the churches and monasteries of the Archdiocese of Bucharest.