The counsellors for education and the directors of the theological
seminaries met the Patriarch of Romania
On 26th April 2013, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian
Orthodox Church met in Europa Christiana hall of the Patriarchate Palace
the directors of theological and high schools seminaries, and the
counsellors for education and youth activity, as well as the specialised
inspectors of the Romanian Patriarchate.
During the meeting His Beatitude spoke to those present about the
importance of the religious education in the life of the Church and society.
“We wish to thank all those who contributed and continue to contribute
with much diligence, devotion and sacrifice to the intensification of
the missionary work of the Church through theological education and
religious education. Certainly, there are many things to be done, but
first of all let us see the light through those with missionary
conscience within the theological education. It should be pointed out
that the Romanian Orthodox Church is one of the Orthodox Churches of the
world with the greatest number of theological schools, faculties and
seminaries. This fact shows the continuation of the fact that we
strengthen the activity and presence of the Church in society through
the theological education. The service at the altar is completed with
the service at the chair and here we engage lots of young people who
answer the call of Christ”, His Beatitude said, according to Trinitas
The expert counsellor of the Romanian Patriarchate spoke about the
importance of the meeting, also drawing the conclusions of the discussions.
“One of the basic conclusions of this meeting was the fact that we must
analyse lucidly and sincerely our theological education and find the
solutions needed to try to strengthen both its academic and spiritual
aspect. We have also identified a series of issues in dialogue and I
admit it was a fruitful one. All the seminaries directors took the floor
and presented during the meeting the solutions they thought fit for
solving them. We think the follow up of our meeting is necessary in
order to reach the renewal and restructure of the theological
education”, declared Rev. Constantin Patuleanu, Counsellor of the
Theological Educational Department of the Romanian Patriarchate, as
Trinitas Radio informs.
These days, the counsellors for education and activity with the youth,
the inspectors in the field, as well as the directors of theological
seminaries and high schools of the Romanian Patriarchate participate in
the regional workshop entitled “Inclusive Education for All”, organised
within FORTE project – lasting formation for social partnership. The
works are held at “Dumitru Staniloae” Formation Centre.
To end with, all those present received several publications on behalf
of the Patriarch of Romania.