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17366His Eminence Epifanie of Buzău and Vrancea Pas sed Away

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    Jan 9, 2013
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      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
      buried too.

      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