Decisions of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church
6-7 June 2016

The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church met in working session, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, from 6 to 7 June 2016, at the Synodal Hall in the Patriarchal Residence.

We mention some of the decisions taken by the hierarchs of the Holy Synod:

  • Canonization of Metropolitan Jacob Putneanul of Moldavia (1750-1760), with feast day on May 15, and of Venerable Fathers Silas, Paisios and Nathan from Sihăstria Putnei (Hermitage of Putna) Monastery, with feast day on May 16;
  • To identify new ways to support family, youth and poor parish communities;
  • To intensify the religious education of the Orthodox youth in the dioceses, both through school, and through activities carried out by the Church;
  • Approval of the translation into English, French, German, Italian and Spanish of the Services of Baptism and Marriage (Crowning), especially for the missionary use of the Romanian Orthodox Communities from outside Romania;
  • Establishment of a Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Bucharest, in the composition of the Ukrainian Orthodox Vicariate of the Romanian Patriarchate;
  • Approval of the members of the delegation of the Romanian Patriarchate, who will participate in the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church (Crete, Greece, 16-27 June 2016), and of the amendments of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church to the documents on the agenda of the Council in Crete, for a joint witness of unity of faith and co-responsibility for the life and mission of the Church at Pan-Orthodox level.

The Holy Synod urges the clergy, the monastics and lay faithful to intensify prayer so that the participants in the works of the Holy and Great Council in Crete will express the faith of the One, Holy, Universal and Apostolic Church and will promote liturgical communion and fraternal cooperation for the benefit of Orthodox ministry in today’s world.

Press Office of the Romanian Patriarchate

The Delegation of the Romanian Orthodox Church to the Holy and Great Council

During its working session on Tuesday, 7 June 2016, the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church approved her delegation, which will participate in the works of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church. We present below the members of the delegation of the Romanian Orthodox Church:

His Beatitude DANIEL, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church;

  1. His Eminence Teofan, Archbishop of Iaşi, and Metropolitan of Moldavia and Bucovina;
  2. His Eminence Laurenţiu, Archbishop of Sibiului, and Metropolitan of Transylvania;
  3. His Eminence Andrei, Archbishop of Vad, Feleac and Cluj, and Metropolitan of Cluj, Maramureş and Sălaj;
  4. His Eminence Irineu, Archbishop of Craiova, and Metropolitan of Oltenia;
  5. His Eminence Ioan, Archbishop of Timişoara, and Metropolitan of Banat;
  6. His Eminence Iosif, Romanian Orthodox Archbishop of Western Europe, and Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan of Western and Southern Europe;
  7. His Eminence Serafim, Romanian Orthodox Archbishop of Germany, Austria and Luxembourg, and Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan of Germany, Central and Northern Europe;
  8. His Eminence Hon Metropolitan Nifon, Archbishop of Târgovişte;
  9. His Eminence Irineu, Archbishop of Alba Iulia;
  10. His Eminence Varsanufie, Archbishop of Râmnic;
  11. His Eminence Ioachim, Archbishop of Roman and Bacău;
  12. His Eminence Casian, Archbishop of Lower Danube;
  13. His Eminence Timotei, Archbishop of Arad;
  14. His Eminence Nicolae, Romanian Orthodox Archbishop in the Americas;
  15. His Grace Sofronie, Romanian Orthodox Bishop of Oradea;
  16. His Grace Nicodim, Bishop of Severin and Strehaia;
  17. His Grace Visarion, Bishop of Tulcea;
  18. His Grace Petroniu, Bishop of Sălaj;
  19. His Grace Siluan, Romanian Orthodox Bishop of Hungary;
  20. His Grace Siluan, Romanian Orthodox Bishop of Italy;
  21. His Grace Timotei, Romanian Orthodox Bishop of Spain and Portugal;
  22. His Grace Macarie, Romanian Orthodox Bishop of Northern Europe;
  23. His Grace Varlaam of Ploieşti, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch, Secretary of the Holy Synod
  24. His Grace Emilian of Lovişte, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Râmnic.