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Lipovan Orthodox Old-Rite Church

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The '''Lipovan Orthodox Oldritualist Old-Rite Church''' (or '''Lipovan Orthodox Old-Ritualist ritualist Church''' is a non-canonical, traditionalist Eastern '''Orthodox Old-Rite Church, born ''') is the Romanian based jurisdiction of a schism within the [[Church of Russia|Russian Orthodox ChurchBelokrinitskaya Hierarchy]] in the 17th century ([[Old BelieversEastern Orthodox Church]]) 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).
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 communion with the [[Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church]]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.== History ==
==Organization==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.
Three eparchies in Romania :
== Organization == Four [[Eparchy|eparchies]] in Romania: * Eparchy of Braila Brăila and Tulcea
* Eparchy of Slava
* Eparchy of Bukovina and MoldovaMoldavia* Eparchy of North America, Western Europe, Australia, and Georgia of the former Soviet Union
One eparchy out of Romania (see in Oregon) for communities of USA, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and Georgia.==Source==
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipovan_Orthodox_Old-Rite_Church Wikipedia - Lipovan Orthodox Old-Rite Church] ==More informationExternal links==
* [http://www.crlr.ro/lipoveni_religie.php General Presentation]
* [http://www.psse.ro Eparchy of Slava]
* [[wikipedia:Lipovan_Orthodox_Old-Rite_Church]]
* [[wikipedia:Lipovans]]
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[[Category:Jurisdictions]]
[[Category:Old Believer Jurisdictions]]
 
[[fr:Église orthodoxe vieille-ritualiste lipovène]]
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