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May 9, 2021

Patriarch Daniel wants National Salvation Cathedral advisory council set up

Patriarch Daniel has in view a consultative council being set up, able to make ‘corrections’ to the original project of the ‘National Salvation’ Cathedral, and supervise the works, Patriarchy spokesman, Father Constantin Stoica, said Thursday. The council would be made up of architects, cultural figures and media representatives. Father Stoica also said a number of 10 companies are working on the project, of which five are based in Bucharest and five elsewhere in the country. “The companies ranked 2nd and 3rd in the contest will receive EUR 40,000, and EUR 30,000 respectively,” the Patriarchy spokesman said.

The future cathedral will be 120 metres long, 70 metres wide and 120 metres high. It will include 15 offices, and accommodate up to five thousand people for religious services.

According to Mediafax, the cathedral will have eight spires, a figure symbolizing perfection, and two domes. The entrance spire ‘St. Andrew Spire’, will house the steeple, and in the back, the cupola above the nave, will be, along with the cross, the tallest element, reaching up to roughly 120 metres. At 100-metre altitude, there will be a visiting area to offer a view of the city. At 70-meter altitude, the cathedral will have a special spot for paintings of the 100 Romanian saints. The project may suffer some modifications, yet not any significant ones.

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