Metropolis of Moldavia and Bukovina
The Metropolis of Moldavia and Bukovina, in Iaşi
Iași is the second most populous city and a municipality in Romania. Located in the historical Moldavia region, Iași has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Romanian social, cultural, academic and artistic life...

, Romania
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, is one of the main bishop
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rics of the Romanian Orthodox Church
Romanian Orthodox Church
The Romanian Orthodox Church is an autocephalous Eastern Orthodox church. It is in full communion with other Eastern Orthodox churches, and is ranked seventh in order of precedence. The Primate of the church has the title of Patriarch...



Recognised, in 1401, by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
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, the Metropolis of Moldavia
Moldavia is a geographic and historical region and former principality in Eastern Europe, corresponding to the territory between the Eastern Carpathians and the Dniester river...

  united, in 1872, with the Metropolis of Ungro-Wallachia to form the Romanian Orthodox Church.

See also

  • Iaşi Metropolitan Cathedral
    Metropolitan Cathedral, Iasi
    The Metropolitan Cathedral, Iaşi , located at 16 Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfânt Boulevard, Iaşi, Romania, is the seat of the Romanian Orthodox Archbishop of Iaşi and Metropolitan of Moldavia and Bukovina, and the largest Orthodox church in Romania. It is dedicated to Saint Paraschiva, to the Presentation...

  • History of Christianity in Romania
    History of Christianity in Romania
    The history of Christianity in Romania began within the Roman province of Lower Moesia where many Christians suffered martyrdom at the end of the 3rd century. Nevertheless, Christian communities have been attested in several locations on the territory of modern Romania by over a hundred...

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