The Romanian Orthodox Church (Romanian: Biserica Ortodoxă Română), or Patriarchate of Romania, is an autocephalous Eastern Orthodox church in full communion with other Eastern Orthodox Christian churches, and one of the nine patriarchates in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Since 1925, the church's Primate bears the title of Patriarch.
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Some Romanian Orthodox regard their church to be the first national, first attested, and first apostolic church in Europe and view the Apostle Andrewas the church's founder. Most historians, however, hold that Christianity was brought to Romania by the occupying Romans. The Roman province had traces of all imperial religions, including Mithraism, but Christianity, a religio illicita, existed among some of the Romans. The Roman Empire soon found it was too costly to maintain a permanent garrison north of the lower Danube. As a whole, from 106 AD a permanent military and administrative Roman presence was registered only until 276 AD. (In comparison, Britain was militarily occupied by Romans for more than six centuries—and English is certainly not a Romance language, while the Church of England had no Archbishop before the times of Pope St. Gregory the Great.) Clearly, Dacians must have been favored linguistically and religiously by some unique ethnological features, so that after only...
The Church of Romania is organized as a patriarchate. The highest hierarchical and canonical authority of the church is the Holy Synod.
Metropolitan See of Muntenia and Dobrogea 1. Archdiocese of Bucharest 2. Archdiocese of Tomis 3. Archdiocese of Târgovişte 4. Diocese of Buzău 5. Diocese of Argeş and Muscel 6. Diocese of Dunărea de Jos 7. Diocese of Slobozia and Călăraşi 8. Diocese of Alexandria and Teleorman 9. Diocese of Giurgiu Metropolitan See of Moldova and Bucovina 1. Archdiocese of Iaşi 2. Archdiocese of Suceava and Rădăuţi 3. Diocese of Roman 4. Diocese of Huşi Metropolitan See of Transylvania (Ardeal) 1. Archdiocese of Sibiu 2. Diocese of Covasna and Harghita Metropolitan See of Cluj, Alba, Crişana and Maramureş 1. Archdiocese of Vad, Feleac, and Cluj 2. Archdiocese of Alba Iulia 3. Diocese of Oradea (including Bihor and Sălaj) 4. Diocese of Maramureş and Sătmar Metropolitan See of Oltenia 1. Archdiocese of Craiova 2. Diocese of Râmnic 3. Diocese of Severin and Strehaia Metropolitan See of Banat 1. Archdiocese of Timişoara 2. Diocese of Arad, Ienopole, and Hălmagiu 3. Diocese of Caransebeş 4. Romanian Orth...
Wikipedia:Romanian Orthodox Church(as of Jan. 22, 2005) provided the initial form, but article has been significantly revised and expanded in the interim.
- Patr. Daniel
- 1885 by Constantinople
- Apostle Andrew
Romanian Orthodox Church, the largest autocephalous, or ecclesiastically independent, Eastern Orthodox church in the Balkans today. It is the church to which the majority of Romanians belong, and in the late 20th century it had a membership of more than 16 million. Christianity first reached Dacia (roughly coextensive with modern Romania) under ...
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His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of the Romanian Orthodox Church met with the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The meeting took place around 13:00 p.m. at the Patriar. Romanian Patriarchate marks 162nd anniversary of Romanian Principalities’ Union.
The President of Romania, Mr Emil Costantinescu, and the nation's civil authorities also received the Pope with equal honour and joy; they considered his visit an honour paid to their country and to the entire Romanian people, as well as to the Orthodox Church, the Latin- and Byzantine-rite Catholic Churches and all the other Churches in the ...