A candle does not lose anything by lighting another

Mother Teresa de Callcutta

Parohia Română Unită cu Roma,
Greco-Catolică Cordoș Baciu

About us

Our parish proposes to meet the needs of the persons with spiritual and material difficulties who want to be members of our Parish by finding peace, soul calm, and “Supreme Truth” who is Jesus Christ, “The Way, The Truth, The Life!”
Our Parish is very found to the “love of neighbour” (regardless their confession, nationality or social origin), based on facts and the hope of strengthening in the eternal life.

“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?
If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it?
So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead. ” (James 2, 14-17)

Our parish, by the life it develops, is committed to practice the Christ’s Gospel, the Holy Mystery, the study of the Holy Bible, the practice of the Virtues, the submission to the Church Magister.


Both the Parish of CORDOS and the Parish of BACIU were founded before 1948.
The Greek-catholic Parish of CLUJ-CORDOŞ, was founded in 1946 and disposed of a chapel built in brick in 1924, and renovated in 1946, located on 50 Calea Baciului street in Cluj-Napoca. At present, it is an Orthodox church.
The last priest of the Parish of CORDOŞ was the venerable dean Gheorghe Sima who confessed his faith with the price of his life for this Parish, in the communist prisons.

In the register of 1947 of the Eparchy of Cluj-Gherla, three canonical visiations were registered:
– May 2, 1932
– July 13, 1941
– May 16, 1943.

From the same Register we find out that this Parish held several Religious Associations: AGRU with 51 registered members, “Marian Reunion” (Reuniunea Mariană) with 36 members, and the Association of the United Romanian Youth with 48 members, counting a total of 1529 people

The Greek-Catholic Parish of BACIU was founded at the beginning of the 19th century and had an old wood church, however the parishioners, by the God’s help built a new brick Church which was sanctified by Iuliu Hossu on October 13, 1946. (At present Orthodox Church)

In 1948, the whole Greek Catholic Church, including this Parish was banned by the communist regime by decree 358.

In 2007 the Parish of CORDOŞ and in 2008 the Parish of BACIU were re-opened by the celebration of the Holy Liturgy by the Greek-catholic priests, RESSURECTION which occurred after almost 60 years.

On July 29, 2007 Pr. Ioan PAŞCA was assigned as parish administrator

Christ’s Church and Bride, “The Annunciation” Parish of CLUJ-CORDOŞ has continued its way confessed by its ancestors: “OUR FAITH IS OUR LIFE” (Cardinal Iuliu HOSSU )


The Greek Catholic Church is a Byzantine rite church with was formed by the unification of several Metropolitans or dioceses with the Rome Church.

The Greek Catholic Church din România a luat naştere în anul 1700, d.C., după ce o parte din Biserica Ortodoxă a revenit la Biserica Romei prin Episcopul Atanasie Anghel, dezbinată în anul 1054.

The name of “Greek-Catholic” was used to make the distinction between the united (Greek-Catholic) and not united Byzantines, known as “Greek-oriental”, etc.

Greek-Catholic are also the Melchites (Syrians) and Italian Albanese (Sicilians, native Corsicans).
“CATHOLIKI ECLESIA” was written for the first time by St. Ignacio of Antioquia, a Holy Father of the 2nd century D.C.


Both “The Greek Catholic Church” and “The Orthodox Church” were and are called “sister churches”. The reasons are simple:
– Celebrate the same Holy Liturgy
– Have the same prayers
– Comply the same rite (Byzantine)
– Confer the same Holy Misteries
– Only the language differ, such as “Duh = Spirit,” “Slavă = Mărire”, “Doamne miluieşte = Doamne îndură-te spre noi”.


The Greek Catholic Church of Romania is also called “Romanian Church United with Rome” being in communion with the Church of Rome, the largest in the world (1 billion and 300 million believers) built on Peter’s Rock by Jesus Christ, by the words:
” And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, 13 and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. 14 Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
Let’s remind that St. Peter (“the Apostles’ Coryphaeus”) and St. Paul (“the Apostle of the Peoples”) died in Rome in 67 d.C.


The Greek-Catholic Church played a key role in the culture and civilization of the Romanian people, especially Bishop Inochentie Micu Klein, “Şcoala Ardeleană” (Romanian Transylvanian Society) (Petru Maior, Gheorghe Şincai, Samuil Micu, Ion Budai Deleanu) and other schools founded in Romanian.

In 1754, the Greek-Catholic bishop Petru Pavel Aron opened at Blaj the first ever elementary school with tuition in Romanian.
The church Bob, of Cluj-Napoca, is the first Romanian church built by the Greek-Catholic bishop Ioan Bob, between 1801-1803
Nicolae IORGA, one of the most renowned historians of our country characterized in his work “Villages and Priests from Transylvania”the Union of our Church with Rome as follows:
“Due to Atanasie humiliation we are now salved! Without the union in faith with Rome, the big schools abroad would have not been accessible to very studious Romanian apprentices, especially that great school in the heart of our people which was Rome itself!”

Cardinal Iuliu HOSSU concluded:
“Without the religious union from 1700, neither the great meeting from Blaj on May 3-5 1848 where the people clamoured “We want to be united to our Country”, nor the union of December 1, 1918 would have happened. “


When we say Greek-Catholic Church:

– Bishop Inochentie Micu Klein, fighter for the rights of all Romanians in Transylvania
– Coryphaei of the Transylvanian School (Şcoala Ardeleană – Petru Maior, Gheorghe Şincai, Samuil Micu, Ion Budai Deleanu)
– The schools of Blaj (“the small Rome” – M. Eminescu) with famous bishops
– Iuliu Maniu (the politician), Iuliu Haţieganu (famous medical doctor)
– Cardinal Iuliu Hossu, who read on December 1, 1918 the Declaration of Union of Transylvania with Romania

before 1948 our Romanian Church United with Rome, Greek-Catholic, was major in Transylvania (2 million believers, 2500 Churches, 1700 priests), and did not conspired in any manner with the communist state, paying a painful price for it (sacrifice, martyrdom).

(Cardinal Iuliu Hossu)


Our parish purchased in 2008 a land surface, by the aid of some donors, where we built a wood church, by the help of our generous parishioners.
At present we develop our religious activity by the celebration of the Holy Liturgy and the Holy Misteries.

The projects that our Parish finished are:

Termination of the wood church – 2008

Arrangement of a playground for children -2010

Connection to electrical power – 2009

Introduction of water – 2010

Introduction of gas – 2011


For the future we intend to build a larger “Stone Church” for the benefit of the parishioners – “salvation of souls” and “Lord’s Greater Praise”


We intend to purchase the neighbouring garden in order to build the Church and a parish complex, that is why any financial support is welcome!


The quality and the presence of the religious services are the main components of the concept of “love of wisdom”, also called philosophy and “love of beauty”, also called philokalia, which are the grounds of our church.

Beside the concept indicated above, it is necessary to mention a warm spirit to the suffering or abandoned persons in the everyday life.

By our experience and continuous preparation of our parishioners we want to continue being your best friend.

The Living Wisdom which is Jesus Christ calls each of us:
“Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew.11, 28)
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Amin (Jews13,8)




“Marian Meeting” – Baciu-Cordos Parish


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First Communion and Anniversary in Baciu-Cordos Parish


 A feast of joy for the Baciu-Cordos parish was on Sunday, May 14, 2017, when, in the middle of them, the Bishop of Cluj-Gherla, PS Florentin Crihalmeanu, the faithful celebrated their parish priest, John Pasca, 10 years after priestly ordination. At the same time, eight children were admitted to the heart of the parish community, who, for the first time, attended the Holy Mass in the open sun in the spring sun in the courtyard of the church on a green hill, guided by the priestess lady. The Holy Liturgy was celebrated at the improvised altar table by PS Florentin assisted by a group of priests, Cristian Sabău, Dean of Cluj I, pr. advisor Romulus Silaghi, pr. advisor Marius Cerghizan, Cluj priests and invited priests, Andrei Borzaşi from Oradea and pr. Gelu Ardelean, protopop of Turda. The liturgical responses were given to the students of the Eparchial Theological Seminary in Cluj-Napoca. A large participation was from the Mariane Reunion, very active in this parish; the mayor of the village, the local authorities, the parishioners, were also present.

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Pastoral visit


On Sunday, May 15, 2011, PS Florentin made a pastoral visit instead. Baciu, Cluj County, at the “Holy Trinity” church, where the parishes of Baciu and Cordos are being run by Pr. Ioan Pasca. On the occasion of his first visit to the wooden church (sanctified in 2008), PS Florentin celebrated the Divine Liturgy, during which he administered the Mystery of the Holy Mother to young Harald and the First Holy Communion to the five children prepared by the Sr. CMD’s Cross: Ovidiu, Ioana, Anda-Elena, Monica, Olimpia. At the Holy Altar mass conceived Pr. Cristian Sabău, Protopop of Cluj I, pr. Vasile Nistor from the Fortress of Fata, Floresti, pr. Alexandru Hruban from Asoc. Caritas – Cluj and pr. Florin Isac, ceremony. The faithful from the two parishes participated, at the celebration being invited. Ioan Pop, mayor of Baciu, vice-mayor, local councilors.

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* În Prima Vineri din Lună – vizitarea bolnavilor pentru Spovadă și Impărtășanie



10:00 – St. Rosary

10:30 – Divine Liturgy

12:00 – Meeting Marian (First Sunday of the month)

18:00 – Vespers


9:00 – Divine Liturgy

16:00-19:00 Sick visit – POLARIS Hospital


9:00 Divine Liturgy


18:00 Prayer – Hospital POLARIS *


Visit to the sick for confession and sharing.


Daily, before or after the Divine Liturgy.


9:00 Mass Divine Liturgy – (In the Great Depth)

On holidays

10:30 – Divine Liturgy



Christmas Feast 2017


The first moments in our church


First Communion in Cordos Baciu Parish


The Marian Meetings

Warders at Cordos Baciu Parish



Lord Bless them and reward hundred times those who “love the livery of Your house”, founders and benefactors!

The account of our parish:
Parohia Greco-Catolică CJ CORDOS
Client F20070
CUI :22017038

RON: RO 62 BTRLRONCRT 0332532001

EURO: RO 12  BTRLEURCRT 0332532001




Jupiter 21, Baciu, Cluj
+4 0740 221 983

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