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[[Image:Ligonier MeetingRomanian_hieromonk.jpg|100px|SCOBA hierarchs at the Ligonier MeetingA Romanian hieromonk]]</div>The '''[[Ligonier MeetingChurch of Romania]]''' was a meeting is one of twenty-eight Orthodox Christian the [[bishopautocephaly|hierarchsautocephalous]] Orthodox churches. The majority of Romanians in North AmericaRomania by a very wide margin (about 20 million, specifically those affiliated with [[SCOBA]]or 86.7% of the population, held [[November 30]] according to [[December 2]], 1994, at the [[Antiochian Village]] in Ligonier, Pennsylvania2002 census data) belong to it. The bishops met together (many for the first time), held multiple sessions and presentations, and issued two statementsIn terms of population, specifically on evangelism and on the notion Church of American Orthodox Christians being a "Romania is second in size only to the [[diasporaChurch of Russia]]."
It was not strictly a council or [[synod]] In the Romanian language it is most often known as '''Ortodoxie'per se'', but it had many of the characteristics of a synod, particularly the conciliarity or is also sometimes known as '''Dreapta credin&#355;&#259;'''("right/correct belief"&mdash;compare to Greek 'sobornost'&omicron;&rho;&theta;&omicron;&delta;&omicron;&xi;&iota;&alpha;' which results in the meeting of the Church's bishops together in collegiality, referring to itself as an "episcopal assembly.straight/correct belief" The conference was presided over by His Eminence Archbishop [[Iakovos (Coucouzis) of America]]. Orthodox believers are also known as '''ortodoc&#351;i''', then primate of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]] and [[SCOBA]] chairman'''dreptcredincio&#351;i''' or '''dreptm&#259;ritori cre&#351;tini'''.
The current primate is His Beatitude [[Teoctist (Arapasu) of Romania|Teoctist (Arapa&#351;u)]], Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Ungro-Vlachia, and Patriarch of All Romania, ''Locum Tenens'' of Caesarea in Cappadocia.
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