Daniel (Ciobotea) of Romania
He followed the Primary School in his home village (1958 - 1962) and the Gymnasium in Lăpuşnic village (1962 - 1966), Timiş County. In 1966 he begins the High School courses in Buziaş, which he then continues in Lugoj, at the "Coriolan Brediceanu" High School (1967 - 1970).
During the period 1974 - 1976 he follows the Doctorate courses at the Universitary Theological Institute in Bucharest, Systematic Section, under the suppervision of Priest Proffesor Doctor Dumitru Stăniloae; he continues his studies over the seas: two years at the Protestant Theology Faculty of the University of Human Studies in Strasbourg and another two years at the Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg im Breisgau, Catholic Theology Faculty.
On the 15th of June, 1979 he sustains his Doctorate Thesis at the Protestant Theology Faculty in Strasbourg, intitled: "Réflexion et vie chrétiennes aujourd'hui. Essai sur le rapport entre la théologie et la spiritualité, VII ^ 424 p." (Christian refflection and life today. Essay on the report between theology and spirituality, VII ^ 424 pgs.) The Thesis has been prepared under the suppervision of two well-known french proffesors: Gerard Ziegwald and André Benoit and it has received the maximum qualificative. Thus he becomes Doctor of the Strasbourg University.
A more developed forme of this Thesis was prepared under the guidance of his mentor, Father Dumitru Stăniloae and it was sustained on the 31st of October 1980 at the Universitary Theological Institute in Bucharest under the title: "Teologie şi spiritualitate creştină. Raportul dintre ele şi situaţia actuală" (Theology and Christian spirituality. The report between them and the current situation).
Offices and Honors
1988 - Patriarchal Counselor, Director of the Sector of Contemporan Theology and Ecumenical Dialogue;
since 1992 - Theology proffesor at the Orthodox Teology Faculty "Dumitru Stăniloae" of the "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University in Iaşi;
Representant of the National Synodal Commission for Religious Education Bucharest;
President of the Theology and Liturgics Commission of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church
Honor Member of the National Commission for Historical Monuments Bucharest;
Member of the Presidium of Superior and Central Committee of the European Church Conference (since 1990);