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The '''[[ Church of Romania]]''' is one of the [[ autocephaly|autocephalous]] Orthodox churches. The majority of Romanians in Romania by a very wide margin (about 20 million, or 86.7% of the population, according to the 2002 census data) belong to it. In terms of population, the Church of Romania is second in size only to the [[Church of Russia]]. |+|
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|−|In the Romanian language it is most often known as '''Ortodoxie''', but is also sometimes known as '''Dreapta credinţă''' ( "right/correct belief"—compare to Greek ''ορθοδοξια'', "straight/correct belief") . Orthodox believers are also known as '''ortodocşi''', '''dreptcredincioşi''' or '''dreptmăritori creştini'''. |+|
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|−|The current primate is His Beatitude [[Teoctist (Arapasu) of Romania|Teoctist (Arapaşu)]], Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Ungro-Vlachia, and Patriarch of All Romania, ''Locum Tenens'' of Caesarea in Cappadocia. |+|
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[[St. Catherine's Monastery (Sinai)]|]
is a monastery
on the Sinai peninsula, at the foot of Mount Sinai, in Egypt. It was built at the site where Moses
is believed to have seen the Burning Bush
, which is alive and on the grounds. Though it is commonly known as Saint Catherine's
, the actual name of the monastery is the Monastery of the Transfiguration
. It is sometimes also known as the Monastery of the Burning Bush
. It is the oldest Christian monastery in the world.
Originally founded by the Emperor St. Justinian the Great in 527, the monastery has weathered numerous changes in the history of the region, including the invasion of Islam, whose founder Mohammed himself guaranteed protection for the monastery. (The monastery still has possession of a written document from Mohammed to prove it.) In the 9th century, the site was associated with St. Catherine of Alexandria (whose relics were miraculously transported there) and it became a favourite site for pilgrimages.
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