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Heroes’ Day marked with commemoration ceremonies to honour the fallen for their sacrifice to defend the homeland: Churches remember Romania’s heroes on Ascension Day

The bells at the Romanian Christian Orthodox Churches will be tolling today at noon, as a sign of remembrance, appreciation, and gratitude to the heroes who sacrificed themselves for the nation, faith, and country.

According to a statement released by the Press Office of the Romanian Patriarchate, the holy liturgy in the Christian Orthodox churches today remember the Romanian heroes, soldiers, and fighters from all times and from all places who sacrificed themselves on the battlefields, in prisons, in defence of the homeland and the ancestral Orthodox faith, for the unification of the nation, the freedom, unity, and dignity of the Romanian people.

“Through their sacrifice, the heroes contributed to the affirmation of the dignity of the Romanian people, expressed in winning independence, defending freedom, and achieving the unity of the Romanian state. For that reason, the National Cathedral of Bucharest is dedicated to the memory of all Romanian heroes. It is named the church of the Ascension – Heroes Day and its patron saint is the Holy Apostle Andrew, the Protector of Romania.”

The commemoration of the Romanian heroes on the feast of the Ascension of Our Lord was decided by the Holy Synod of the Romanian Christian Orthodox Church in 1920 and later consecrated by two other synodic decisions of 1999 and 2001 when the day was proclaimed a national church holiday.

Under Law 379/2003 on war graves and memorials, the 40th day after Easter, the feast of the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ, was proclaimed Heroes Day as a national holiday of the Romanian people.


Video projections on the facade of the Parliament Palace on Heroes’ Day


The Together with Heroes Association, in partnership with the Ministry of National Defense, organizes on Thursday, in the context of the events dedicated to Heroes’ Day, video projections on the facade of the Parliament Palace.

According to a memorandum approved by the Permanent Bureau of the Chamber of Deputies, on June 10, between 21.20 and 22.30, the Together with Heroes Association, in partnership with the Ministry of National Defense, will organize, in the context of Heroes’ Day events, video projections on the facade of the Parliament Palace building, within the project organized by the Bucharest City Hall.

The event requires the switching off of the exterior lighting, between 8.00 pm – 12.00 am for the actual development of the projections, the switching off of the interior lighting, the closing of all the windows in the rooms that have windows on the main facade of the building.

The organizer mentions that the video projection is without sound and without public participation, so as not to create congestion in the area.

The projections will contain the organizers’ logos, the creative content consisting of video animations.


Military seamen mark Heroes’ Day


Heroes’ Day will be marked on Thursday by the Romanian Naval Forces through numerous activities organized in Constanta, Braila, Tulcea, Babadag, Bucharest and in Ciurea commune, Iasi County, to honour the Romanian heroes who died in the line of duty over time.

In Constanta, Braila and Tulcea, the military and religious ceremonies will start at 12.00 pm, and in Babadag and Ciurea, Iasi County, the ceremonies are planned for 09.00 am.

In Constanta, the ceremony will be organised at the Monument of the Heroes of the Romanian Revolution of December 1989, in the Central Cemetery, in Braila at the “Saint Constantine” Cemetery of the Heroes, in Tulcea the ceremony will take place at the Cemetery of Heroes, and in Babadag – the ceremony will take place at the Monument of Heroes in the city park, between 09.00 and 09.30 am.

According to a release sent to AGERPRES, this year, on the occasion of Heroes’ Day, military seamen will be present in Ciurea, Iasi County, to continue the series of events dedicated to the commemoration of the 1,000 martyrs killed in the largest railway catastrophe that took place in Romania, on December 31, 1916 / January 13, 1917, in which naval commander Alexandru Catuneanu died, the one who laid the foundations of Hydrography in our country and made the first navigation map for the coast of Romania on the Black Sea.


Compiled from Agerpres

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