His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church has celebrated on Wednesday his 64th birthday. On the occasion, he participated in a Te Deum service held at the Saint Mary Monastery in Techirghiol, Constanta County, in front of a congregation and several high clergymen.
The Te Deum service was celebrated as thanksgiving to God for the recent achievements within the existence of the Romanian Orthodox Church as well as that of the Romanian people and the life of Patriarch Daniel.
The Patriarch has already spent a couple of days in Techirghiol, where he is assessing the painting and renovation works at the Saint Mary monastery church and receiving medical treatment at the monastery’s clinic.
Patriarch Daniel said he had received treatment “from time to time” during his stay in Techirghiol, and stated that at the age of 64, he feels like a 46-year-old.
“From time to time, but not too much, as we don’t have the time (…) We have found retreat here, due to the works taking place in Bucharest, at our residence, but also to see the works unfold, the painting of the church. We hope that it will be completed by the end of October and we will come back here”, the Patriarch said.
Asked whether he had rested in Techirghiol, Partiarch Daniel said: “A little bit; we pick ourselves up as we go; we rest through a different type of work”. He said that the clinic of the Techirghiol monastery was “very good” and that he recommends it to everyone.
According to the Romanian Patriarchate, the official day for celebrating Patriarch Daniel is September 30. On that day, in 2007, he became the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, Agerpres informs