Orthodox Church of Juclandia
|Orthodox Church of Juclandia|
Biserica Ortodoxă Juclandeză
|Founder||Bartholomeos I, Bartholomeos II, Ciprian I|
|Primate||HB Patriarch Bartholomeos II, Patriarch of all Juclandia|
The Juclandian Orthodox Church (Romanian: Biserica Ortodoxă Juclandeză) is an autocephalous Eastern Orthodox church, which is also the state Church of Juclandia. The Primate of the church has the title of Patriarch. Its jurisdiction covers the territory of Juclandia.
Besides the Romanian Orthodox Church, the Juclandian Orthodox Church is the only Orthodox Church using a Romance language. The majority of the people in Juclandia belong to it, it being the only religious denomination in Juclandia. The church is not in communion with any other Orthodox Church, and therefore is not considered canonical by any other Orthodox Church.
Some adherents of the Juclandian Orthodox Church sometimes refer to it as Dreapta credinţă ("right/correct belief" or "true faith").
Relations with the State
Leaders of the Church
|Patriarch of all Juclandia|
Patriarch Bartholomeos II of Juclandia
|First Patriarch:||Bartholomeos I|
The statute of the Church provides that the leadership does not consist of one person, the Patriarch being merely a primus inter pares among the members of the Synod. The Holy Synod of the Juclandian Orthodox Church consists of all the bishops of the Church, regardless of their rank.
The current membership of the Holy Synod consists of:
- His Beatitude Bartholomeos II of Juclandia, Patriarch of All Juclandia and Metropolitan of Jucăreni
- His Eminence Theodosius, Metropolitan of Floral
- His Eminence Bartholomeos I, Metropolitan of Nisipești
|№||Portrait||Name||Took office||Left office||Notes|
|1||HB Bartholomeos I||Spring 2008||August 2008||The first Patriarch of Juclandia, founded the church along with HM Ciprian, King of the Juclandians (honorary title, did not hold any political power nor did it have any relationship to the state) and HE Bartholomeos II (then called Cățelușu I), Metropolitan of Floral). Held the title Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of SSDR.|
|–||HM Ciprian I||August 2008||August 2008||Locum tenens of the throne of the Church as King of the Juclandians, was never ordinated as priest. Held the title Locum tenens of the throne of the Orthodox Church of SSDR.|
|2||HB Bartholomeos II||August 2008||present||Elected Patriarch after 23 August 2008, the first to hold the title Patriarch of All Juclandia.|