Bishop Macarie with the Orthodox young people at the “Pedaling for Life” bicycle march in Göteborg, Sweden

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His Grace Bishop Macarie Drăgoi of the Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Northern Europe participated on May 6, 2018, at the Pedaling for Life bicycle march, organized by the Youth Center “St. Stephen the Great” (CSTM). The charity action took place after the celebration of the Holy Liturgy in the church of the Romanian Orthodox Parish in Göteborg. Earlier, the young prayed in front of the icon of the Holy Mother of God the Inexhaustible Chalice for guidance.

The aim of the bicycle march is that, for each pedestrian kilometer, a certain amount of money will be donated to the orphan children of Copsa Mica – Romania, which the Diocese supports in several philanthropic projects. At the same time, the acquisition of bicycles for orphan children from Copsa Mica has began.

His Grace Bishop Macarie has been among the young cyclists blessing the charity. The Romanian hierarch said:

“It is written in the Gospel: “He who does not gather with Me scatters “(Luke 11: 23) and that ” apart from me you can do nothing” (15:5). And the Apostle Paul teaches that “whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). So everything that happens must have meaning, make sense, all that we do is to the glory of God, and the lifting of our neighbor, even when we pedal … for the Lord and for the brother to do it, because we must be faithful in both the small and the great ones. will be done willingly, with the freshness and enthusiasm of youth, but it will also be done with the conscience and thought of our younger brothers, the poorer and the most deprived, who have no chance to enjoy ourselves, who can not buy a bicycle for themselves. Let us therefore make the gift of this day also become a gift for our younger and poorer brothers!” said the Romanian Orthodox hierarch of Northern Europe.



Those who want to help these poor children can deposit their offer in the following bank accounts:


Account in Swedish crowns

Bank Swedbank Sjuhärad

Bankgiro: no. 846-6740, Clearingnr: 8032-5,

Account Number: 04042155-4

IBAN: SE95 8000 0803 2500 4042 1554

Swift code: SWEDSESS

Owner: Rumänska Orthodox Kyrkan i Borås

Specify: “Donation for Poor Children in Romania”


Account in Norwegian Crowns

Nordea Bank, Account Number: 6039.06.86156

IBAN: NO5760390643910

Swift Code: NDEA NO KK

Owner: Den Rumenske Ortodokse Menighet i Oslo

Specify: “Donation for Poor Children in Romania”


Account in Euro:

Romanian Commercial Bank

IBAN: RO83RNCB0231157121670002

Owner: Romanian Orthodox Parish Valea Viilor


Specify: “Donation for Poor Children in Romania”


Account in lei:

Romanian Commercial Bank

Owner: Romanian Orthodox Parish Valea Viilor

IBAN: RO13RNCB0231157121670001


Specify: “Donation for Poor Children in Romania”



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