Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Memorial Served for Patriarch Justinian in Bucharest

A memorial was held this morning for Patriarch Justinian (Marina) of Bucharest at Bucharest's Radu Voda Monastery, where he was buried following his repose in 1977. Patriarch Justinian was the third patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church and its first under Communism. He did a great deal to develop and strengthen the Church of Romania, but it was also during his patriarchate that the Romanian Catholics were returned to the Church with the encouragement of the Romanian Communist government and schisms caused in the Romanian Orthodox Church in North America and Western Europe. More here.

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