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Beginning in 1935, at the order of Metropolitan Miron, the Old Calendarists were under persecution. By 1940, ten Old Calendarist priests had died in prison, and all of the Old Calendar churches had been shut down. Hmk Glicherie was imprisoned, but, at the beginning of World War II, released.
By 1950, with the release of Hmk Glicherie and other priests from prison, many of the churches were rebuilt. In 1955, Metropolitan Galaktion left the [[Church of Romania]] to serve the Old Calendarists, and immediately [[ordination|ordained]] new [[priests]] and [[deacons]]. However, he was soon arrested, and placed under house arrest in Bucharest. While under house arrest, Metropolitan Galaktion consecrated three other [[bishops]], including Hmk Glicherie, who, in 1957, became the Metropolitan of the True Orthodox Church of Romania.
Metropolitan Glicherie was later [[Glorification|glorified]] by this synod as Saint [[Glicherie of Romania|Glicherie]] the Confessor). This glorification is unrecognised by the mainstream Orthodox Churches, including the Romanian Orthodox Church, who consider him to be [[schism|schismatic]].
== Intercommunion ==
Since 1980, the Synod has been in full communion with the [[True Orthodox Church of Greece]]
(so-called "Callistoites"), then with the [[Holy Synod in Resistance]] (so-called "Cyprianites"). The Synod also maintains communion with the [[Old Calendar Orthodox Church of Bulgaria]], headed by Bishop Photii. In former times, there was full communion with the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia ([[ROCOR]]), but with the announcement of the then-upcoming rapprochement with the [[Church of Russia|Moscow Patriarchate]], these cut ties with one another.
== Demographics ==