January 23, 2015 (Source: http://basilica.ro)
“Through the meditation on the texts of the Holy Scriptures we strengthen our own faith and open ourselves to the other confessions”. This assertion was made tonight, in the Patriarchal Cathedral, after the Vesper service, by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, at the beginning of the Week of Prayer for the Christian Unity.
“We are on the right way of presence together in order to represent the Christians’ vocation for unity and listen at the same time together to the interpretation of the texts of the Holy Scriptures which we all read and interpret from a confessional point of view for our communities. It is very well when we see that we have not only the text, but also many interpretations in common”, the Patriarch of Romania said.
The theme of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity of this year is inspired by the words of the Saviour addressed to the woman from Samaria: “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water”(John 4:10).
The Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church pointed out in this regard, the fact that today’s Samaritans and the other people tend to come one to another.