Metropolitan Laurentiu of Transylvania led the work of preparing Holy Chrism during the Holy Week at the All Romanian Saints Monastery in Bucharest.
The preparation began on Monday morning, April 22, 2019, with Patriarch Daniel blessing the ingredients before preparation and Holy Week services got underway.
Wednesday afternoon, the cooking concluded and the mixture was allowed to rest. Later on Wednesday evening, the Holy Chrism was poured into a number of jars.
The preparation work was assisted by the Patriarchal Auxiliary Bishop Varlaam of Ploiesti and several clergy.