The Romanian Orthodox Mission "Saint Polycarp of Smyrna" was established on 13th of September 2010 when deacon Ovidiu Pacurar was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by The Right Reverend IRINEU.
Canonically, the Saint Polycarp of Smyrna Mission is under the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate who, in turn, is under the jurisdiction of the Orthodox Church in America.
Administratively, the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America is governed by the Church Congress and the Episcopate Council, both presided by the Hierarch and constituted from representatives of the parishes and of the Auxiliary Organizations.
The Episcopate, its Missions and the parishes conduct their affairs in conformity with the Constitution and By-Laws, as amended and adopted by the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate National Church Congress on July 2,1994.
Legally, the Episcopate functions as a non-profit, religious organization chartered in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan.
Spiritually, the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate is headed by a Hierarch, elected for life by a special electoral Congress of the Episcopate, and canonically examined and consecrated by the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America. Canonically, the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate is under the jurisdiction of the Orthodox Church in America.
Church, Orthodoxy, Christian, Romanian, Naples, Florida
Saint Polycarp, Biserica Sfantul Policarp, Biserica Ortodoxa Romana Sfantul Policarp, Christ, Jesus, Iisus Hristos, Fiul lui Dumnezeu, Son of God
Romanian community in Naples