Sunday, February 18, 2007

An introduction to our church

The Church of the Resurrection is located in the centre of Bucharest. For over 100 years there have been Anglican priests resident in Romania and for over 80 years there has been an Anglican church, with its resident chaplain, in Bucharest. Even during the years of Communist domination, for most of the time Anglican services continued to be held every Sunday morning.

Since 1989, the Anglican presence in Romania has gone from strength to strength. Our services follow the Anglican tradition but are open to worshippers of all denominations and nationalities. The church itself is in a traditional Victorian style, but with a very warm and welcoming atmosphere.

We attract many visitors, both Romanian and international. If you will be visiting Bucharest, even if only for a few days, you will be very welcome at any of our services. We hope to see you soon!

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

In January we took part in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. For 8 days we attended services in different churches around Bucharest. On the Friday evening it was our turn to host the service and it was a wonderful experience to see our church totally full (more than full actually) with over a hundred people of differing faithes and nationalities. Our Chaplain, Martin, hosted the service and representatives of the Romanian Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Greek Catholic, German Lutheran, and Hungarian Reformed churches all took part in the liturgy.

The photographs show the clergy at various stages of the service. Particularly moving was the Sharing of the Peace.