The Romanian Orthodox Church (Biserica Ortodoxă Română in Romanian) is an autocephalous Eastern Orthodox church. It is in full communion with other Eastern Orthodox churches, and is ranked seventh in order of precedence. The Primate of the church has the title of Patriarch. Its jurisdiction covers the territory of Romania, with dioceses for Romanians living in nearby Moldova, Serbia and Hungary, as well as diaspora communities in Central and Western Europe, North America and Oceania.
It is the only Eastern Orthodox church using a Romance language. The majority of people in Romania (16,367,267, or 85.9% of the population, according to the 2011 census data) belong to it, as well as some 720,000 Moldovans. The Romanian Orthodox Church is the second-largest in size behind the Russian Orthodox Church.
Adherents of the Romanian Orthodox Church sometimes refer to it as Dreapta credinţă ("right/correct belief" or "true faith"; compare to Greek ὀρθὴ δόξα, "straight/correct belief").
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... to the Principality of Moldavia, by Gavril Bănulescu-Bodoni, a popular promoter of Moldavian/Romanian language and culture, who served also as its first Metropolitan ... Romania's demand to secede from the Russian Orthodox Church and subordinate to the Romanian one ... advent of Greater Romania in 1918, there were three church bodies the autocephalous Romanian Orthodox Church (on the territory of Smaller Romania—prior to 1918—formed in 1872 ...
... The Orthodox Church of Romania, today the largest self-governing Church after Russia, was declared autocephalous in 1885 and became a patriarchate in 1925 ...
... Orthodox cathedral in Timişoara, Romania Orthodox cathedral in Târgu Mureş, Romania Metropolitan Cathedral in Iaşi, the largest Orthodox church in Romania Orthodox cathedral in Galaţi, Romania Orthodox ...
... The Old Calendar Romanian Orthodox Church (Romanian Biserica Ortodoxă de Stil Vechi din România) is an Orthodox Church that uses the old-style Julian ... This church was split in 1925 by Metropolitan Glicherie, formerly a member of the Romanian Orthodox Church ... The church is in full ecclesiastical communion with similar churches, such as the Orthodox Church of Greece (Holy Synod in Resistance) and the Old Calendar Bulgarian ...
... The use of Romanian in church service was first introduced in Wallachia under Matthew Basarab (1632–1654), and in Moldavia under Vasile Lupu (1634–1652) ... During Vasile Lupu's reign a pan-Orthodox synod adopted the "Orthodox Confession of Faith" in Iaşi in 1642 in order to reject any Calvinist influence over ... The first complete Romanian "Book of Prayer" was published in 1679 by Metropolitan Dosoftei of Moldavia (1670–1686) ...
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