Lipovan Orthodox Old-Rite Church

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The '''Lipovan Orthodox Old-Rite Church''' or '''Lipovan Orthodox Old-Ritualist Church''' is a non-canonical, traditionalist Eastern Orthodox Church, born of a schism within the [[Church of Russia|Russian Orthodox Church]] in the 17th century ([[Old Believers]]) based in Romania (Lipovans). The head of the Church carries the title of ''Metropolitan of Belo-Krinitsa and All Old Orthodox Christians'', and is resident in Braila (current titular :  Leonty).
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The '''Lipovan Orthodox Old-Rite Church''' (or '''Orthodox Old-ritualist Church''', '''Orthodox Old-Rite Church''') is the Romanian based jurisdiction of the [[Belokrinitskaya Hierarchy]] ([[Eastern Orthodox Church]]).
  
The Church is in communion with the [[Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church]].
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The head of the Church carries the title of ''Metropolitan of Belo-Krinitsa and All Old Orthodox Christians''. His see is officially (not in fact) in [[Bila Krynytsya]] (Bukowina), his residence in [[Brăila]], [[Romania]] (current titular: Metropolitan Leonty since 24 October 1996).
  
==History==
 
  
Lipovans are Russian Old Believers who fled Russia in order to escape the persecution of their faith. The first part of their name derives from an early church leader, (English form) Philip.
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== History ==
  
==Organization==
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[[Lipovan]]s are Russian [[Old Believers]] who fled Russia in the late 17th early 18th centuries in order to escape the persecution of their faith. The first part of their name derives from an early church leader, (English form) Philip.
  
Three eparchies in Romania :
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== Organization ==
  
* Eparchy of Braila and Tulcea
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Four [[Eparchy|eparchies]] in Romania:
* Eparchy of Slava
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* Eparchy of Bukovina and Moldova
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One eparchy out of Romania (see in Oregon) for communities of USA, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and Georgia.
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* Eparchy of [[Brăila]] and [[Tulcea]]
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* Eparchy of Slava
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* Eparchy of [[Bukovina]] and [[Moldavia]]
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* Eparchy of North America, Western Europe, Australia, and Georgia of the former Soviet Union
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.crlr.ro/index_en.php The Russian-Lipovans Community in Romania]
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* [http://www.crlr.ro/lipoveni_religie.php General Presentation]
* [http://www.psse.ro The Diocese of Slava]
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* [http://www.psse.ro Eparchy of Slava]
* [[w:Lipovan_Orthodox_Old-Rite_Church|''Lipovan Orthodox Old-Rite Church'' at Wikipedia]]
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* [[w:Lipovans|''Lipovans'' at Wikipedia]]
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The Lipovan Orthodox Old-Rite Church (or Orthodox Old-ritualist Church, Orthodox Old-Rite Church) is the Romanian based jurisdiction of the Belokrinitskaya Hierarchy (Eastern Orthodox Church).

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


History

Lipovans are Russian Old Believers who fled Russia in the late 17th early 18th centuries in order to escape the persecution of their faith. The first part of their name derives from an early church leader, (English form) Philip.

Organization

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

External links


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