Lipovan Orthodox Old-Rite Church

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Old Believers in Romania (2002 census)

The Lipovan Orthodox Old-Rite Church (or Orthodox Old-ritualist Church, Orthodox Old-Rite Church) is the Romanian-based jurisdiction of the Belokrinitskaya Hierarchy.

The head of the Church carries the title of Archbishop of Belo-Krinitsa and Metropolitan of All Old Orthodox Christians. His see is officially (not in fact) in Bila Krynytsya (Bukovina), his residence in Brăila, Romania (current titular: Metropolitan Leontius (Izot) since 24 October 1996).

History[edit]

Lipovans are Russian Old Believers who fled Russia in the late 17th early 18th centuries in order to escape the persecution of their faith.

Eparchies[edit]

Four eparchies in Romania:

  • Eparchy of Brăila and Tulcea
  • Eparchy of Slava
  • Eparchy of Bukovina and Moldavia
  • Eparchy of North America, Western Europe, Australia, and Georgia of the former Soviet Union

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]