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Purpose of the website

Author: Administrator
October 14, 2008

The purpose of this website is to inform those concerned about the possible unity of the American ROEA (Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America) with Romania’s ROAA (Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of the Americas), and this under the Romanian Patriarchate. The American ROEA, headed by Archbishop Nathaniel of Detroit, is under the canonical coverage of the Orthodox Church in America but retains its own administrative independence, while the Romanian ROAA, headed by Archbishop Nicolae in Chicago, is under the canonical coverage and under the administrative authority of the Orthodox Church in Romania with a limited autonomy accorded at the discretion of the Romanian Patriarchate.

As well as providing news and documentation on the topic, this website also elicits readers to share their knowledge and opinions so that all concerned may be more informed about the decisions that will be taken regarding this possible unity.  Providing more input on this topic can only help clarify the points under discussion and provide for a more comprehensive and complete decision.  After all, this decision will determine the fate of our Church here in North America.  In addition, this decision may influence other decisions regarding the future organizational structure of Orthodoxy not only in North America but also in other non-Orthodox lands around the world.

In this context, healthy debate based on complete facts is a prerequisite to an informed decision. is the website of "Romanian Orthodox for Enquiry in America" and is not affiliated with the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (ROEA) or with the Orthodox Church in America (OCA).


O Lord and Master of my life,
leave me not with the spirit of laziness,
of despair, of domination, or idle words.

Rather, give me, your servant, the spirit of integrity,
of humility, of patience, and of love.

Thus, Lord, grant me the wisdom to see my own faults,
and not condemn my brother;

for You are blessed, now and forever. Amen.


Our Father, who are in heaven,
hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day
our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.