University of Minnesota

Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America, Records

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Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America.
Dates: 1906-1975
Abstract: Records (1906-1975) of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America, which is under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church of North America, contain minutes; reports; programs of congresses; press releases; and sample documents. Also circular letters.
Quantity: 1.2 linear ft.
Language: In Romanian and English.
Collection ID: IHRC2284

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America was officially established in 1929, although the first Romanian Orthodox parish in the United States was organized in 1904. The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America is the ecclesiastical center for about 50,000 Romanian Orthodox Christians in this country, with central offices located in Jackson, Michigan. Official relations with church authorities in Romania were severed in 1951, and from 1952, Bishop Valerian D. Trifa headed the church, which is now under jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church of America.


RELATED COLLECTIONS

Administration of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America, Jackson, Michigan - holdings of the official organ, The Solia, published by the Episcopate, are available online.

Romanian American Heritage Center, Jackson, Michigan.


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Records, Romanian American Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Church records and registers.
Romanian Americans--Religion.

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