Dumitru Stăniloae Library

The building that is mirroring the Metropolitan Chancery was chosen in 1995 to accommodate the readers of the Ecumenical Section of the Metropolitan Library. Founded on the initiative and through the efforts of His Eminence Metropolitan Daniel, the new establishment was consecrated on 1 July 1995 by His Beatitude Teoctist, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church and was given the name of the greatest Romanian theologian of the 20th century, Father Dumitru Stăniloae. Below the portrait of the spiritual patron, in the main lobby of the library, one may read on a marble plaque the motivation for naming the library after the Romanian translator of the Philocalia, “who taught us to cultivate the heavenly seeds of Orthodoxy in Her ecumenical breadth”.