Daniel, Patriarch of Romania celebrates five years of patriarchal service.
- Daniel, Patriarch of Romania celebrates five years of patriarchal service.
On 30 September 2007, by the will and blessing of God, His Beatitude
Daniel was enthroned in the Patriarchal Cathedral as the 6th Patriarch
of the Romanian Orthodox Church.
The thought confessed at the time of enthronement was that: “God called
us to this very hard service”, because “it is useful for the Church to
serve together with the Holy Synod and all the clergy of the country”.
His Beatitude came from Iasi to Bucharest wishing to serve the Romanian
Orthodox Church in time and no time, animated by the divine commandment
mentioned by Saint Matthew the Evangelist: “Let your light shine before
others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in
heaven.” (Matthew 5:16).
Endowed by God with many gifts, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel
established and put in good order the priorities of the church life,
recreated in quite an inspired way the administrative system as an
efficient instrument for their concrete implementation, set up new
institutions able to contribute to the necessary renewals in the
Romanian ecclesiastic space, chose capable devoted people with whose
help a remarkable part of the major projects designed to increase the
service of the Church in the society have been already implemented or
sketched, by the grace of God, with wisdom and organisational tenacity,
as well as with great efforts.