His Eminence Epifanie of Buzău and Vrancea Passed Away
The Press Office of the Romanian Patriarchate informs us:
The Romanian Patriarchate announces with sorrow the passing away of His
Eminence Epifanie, Archbishop of Buzău and Vrancea, on 7 January 2013,
in the afternoon.
The funerals will take place Thursday, 10 January 2013, from 10.00 –
13.00 hours in the Archiepiscopal Cathedral of Buzău where he will be
Till the election of the new titular of this eparchy, locum tenens of
the Archbishop of Buzău and Vrancea will be His Beatitude Patriarch
Daniel as Metropolitan of Muntenia and Dobrudgea, who will be remembered
at the religious services as Archbishop Locum Tenens of Buzău and
Vrancea, in all the churches and monasteries of this archdiocese.
May God rest him in peace and remember him forever and ever!
His Eminence Epifanie Norocel was born on 14 December 1932, at Mălini,
county of Suceava. In 1961 he graduated from the Theological Academy of
Sofia. He has also attended theological studies in Bucharest and Moscow.
From 1965 – 1971 he was professor and director of the Theological
Seminary of Neamţ Monastery, and from 1971 – 1975 he was the abbot of
Neamţ Monastery. On 9 November 1975, he was ordained Assistant Bishop to
the Archdiocese of Tomis and Lower Danube. On 4 July 1982 he was
appointed Bishop of Buzău, and on 8 November 2009 he was raised to the
rank of Archbishop of Buzău and Vrancea.
07.01.2013 | 20:52