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Decisions taken by the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church

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The working session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church was held on Thursday, February 17, 2022, in the Great Hall “Patriarch Theoctist” of the Patriarchate Palace, under the presidency of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel.

During the meeting, the Holy Synod approved the canonization of Venerable Theophano (Teofana) Basarab, the first known Romanian nun, with the title: Saint Theophano Basarab, as well as her inclusion in the calendar of the Romanian Orthodox Church. , with a Remembrance Day on October 28.

The Holy Synod has decided to transfer Bishop Daniil Stoenescu from the ministry of Bishop of Dacia Felix to the post of Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Deva and Hunedoara, for health reasons, with the title of Assistant Bishop Daniil of Densuş, since he has his own residence in the territory of this diocese.

The locum tenens of the Diocese of Dacia Felix will be Patriarch Daniel of the Romanian Orthodox Church, who will be remembered at religious services held in places of worship in the Diocese of Dacia Felix as the locum tenens of the Diocese of Dacia Felix.

The Holy Synod appreciated the results of the “Meal of Joy” program, carried out by the social and philanthropic sector of the patriarchal administration in 2021. The total value of goods donated in 2021 was 3,140,866 lei (635,121 euros) .

Two hundred and twenty-two socio-philanthropic institutions of the Romanian Patriarchate have benefited from these goods and provided assistance to 19,824 people, with the number of beneficiaries constantly increasing.

The Holy Synod took note with joy of the launch of the project entitled “Eco-initiatives in the parishes of the Romanian Orthodox Church in Romania and the Republic of Moldova”, which aims to initiate environmental education and identify solutions to increase ecological responsibility in the Romanian Orthodox Church in Romania and the Republic of Moldova.

Regarding the Population and Housing Census in Romania between February 1 and July 17, 2022, the Holy Synod has approved that the Diocesan Centers in the country and abroad send the office staff the recommendation to encourage believers to fulfill this civic duty and to declare their rightful religious affiliation, in particular through self-assessment, between March 14 and May 15, 2022.

The Holy Synod particularly appreciated the socio-philanthropic activity of the dioceses, parishes, monasteries and social centers in 2021, a year marked by a pandemic.

At the beginning of the Solemn Year Consecrated to Prayer, the Holy Synod urges the faithful of the Romanian Orthodox Church, at this beginning of the Solemn Year Consecrated to Prayer (2022), to remain united around the imperative moral to help suffering people and manifest faith in the Lord Jesus Christ through prayer and acts of Christian love.

SOURCE: basilica.ro

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