10 December 2013

Recalling an Anglican celebration in Bucharest

A photograph of the Anglican Church, Bucharest, on the website of the Centre for Romanian Studies

Patrick Comerford

The Centre for Romanian Studies has published my essay on ‘The Centenary of the Anglican Church, Bucharest: 1913-2013.’

Today’s posting is my account of the recent centenary of the Church of the Resurrection in Bucharest, with some of my photographs.

I visited the Church of the Resurrection in Bucharest many times over the last two decades, and have preached there too.

Two months ago, on 20 October 2013, the church in Bucharest’s Gradina Icoanei celebrated the centenary of the first cornerstone of the church being laid in 1913.

The celebrations included a special Eucharist at which Bishop John Flack, a former Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome, presided.

The Anglican church in Bucharest is part of the Diocese of Europe and is part of the Archdeaconry of Central Europe, based in Vienna. This attractive, red-bricked church in the centre of the Romanian capital has a rich and interesting history that stretches back beyond the laying of the foundation stone in 1913.

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