the Romanian-orthodox church is with approximately 20 million members to Moscow the second largest Patriarchat. You belong about 87 per cent to the Romanian population. The holy Synode belong 42 bishops. Since the revolution 1989 and the fall of Nicolae Ceauşescu the church experiences again an upswing. Meanwhile there are 15 theological faculties and 359 monasteries.
Since 1949 was represented the 300,000 Romanians living abroad European by a Metropoliten in Paris. Since 1993 she is called officially Romanian orthodox Metropolie for Germany and Central Europe. The seat of the Romanian-orthodox Metropolie for Germany and Central Europe - with the Metropoliten Dr. Seraphim Joanta, is since 2001 in Nuremberg. It supporting bishop has his seat in Munich.
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the first Metropolien so mentioned in Romania became at the beginning 15. Century in an educated manner:
- Ungarowalachei (bad 1359)
- Moldau (Suceava 1401)
- Filter defiency guarantee (14. - 15. Jhr. Bellows wheel - late Alba Iulia mentioned, Erzdiözese Vad, Feleacu, Geoagiu and Hunedoara)
The Romanian-orthodox church became common with the Greek-eastern church in the year 1781 by the tolerance edict of emperor Joseph II. recognized. She attained her Selbstständigkeit - which became Autokephalie - in the year 1885 and 1925 avowedly as the Patriarchat. It is subordinate to S.S. Teoctist I. in Bucharest, which is since 1986 the fifth Patriarch in the office.
- Miron Cristea (1925 - 1939)
- Nicodim Munteanu (1939 - 1948)
- Justinian Marina (1948 - 1977)
- Justin Moisescu (1977 - 1986)
- Teoctist Arăpaşu (1986 - today)
Eparchien of the Romanian-orthodox church
the Romanian-orthodox church covers the following Eparchien in Romania and abroad:
Romania: Bucureşti (Bucharest), Suceava, Maramureş, Cluj Napoca, Iaşi, novel, Huşi, Harghita, Oradea, Alba Iulia, Arad, Timişoara, Caranasebeş, Sibiu, Constanţa, Râmnicu Valcea, Curtea de Argeş, Targovişte, Galaţi, Buzau, Slobozia, Slatina, Craiova, Alexandria, Giurgiu
foreign country: Chişinau (Moldavia), Gyula (Hungary), Vršac (Serbia), Pančevo (Serbia), Paris (France), Munich (Germany), Detroit (the USA)