Famous Romanian Spiritual & Religious Leaders

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Saint Patrick
(Missionary)
Saint Patrick
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Birthdate: 0385 AD
Birthplace: Roman Britain
Died: March 17, 0461

Saint Patrick was a Romano-British bishop and Christian missionary in Ireland. Widely regarded as the main patron saint of Ireland, Patrick is often referred to as the Apostle of Ireland. According to early medieval tradition, Patrick is credited with popularizing Christianity in Ireland. His life and work inspired the 2000 TV historical drama film, St. Patrick: The Irish Legend.

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Pope Evaristus
(Fifth Pope of the Catholic Church and Bishop of Rome (99 - 107))
Pope Evaristus
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Birthdate: April 17, 0044
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bethlehem
Died: 0107 AD

Pope Evaristus served as the fifth pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 99 AD until his death in 107 AD. He is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, and Oriental Orthodoxy. Pope Evaristus' feast day is celebrated on 26 October.

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Joel Teitelbaum
(Spiritual Leader and Founder of the 'Satmar Dynasty')
Joel Teitelbaum
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Birthdate: January 13, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sighetu Marmației
Died: August 19, 1979

Joel Teitelbaum was a Romanian philosopher and rabbi. He is credited with founding the Satmar dynasty. An important personality in the post-war renaissance of Hasidic Judaism, Teitelbaum is best remembered for adopting a strictly conservative line and rejecting modernity. He was also a fierce opponent of Zionism.

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Priscillian
(Nobleman and The First Christian to be Executed by other Christians for Heresy)
Priscillian
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Birthdate: 0340 AD
Birthplace: Spain
Died: 0385 AD
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Solomon Schechter
(American Rabbi, Scholar and Founder of the 'United Synagogue of America')
Solomon Schechter
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Birthdate: December 7, 1847
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Focșani
Died: November 19, 1915

Solomon Schechter was a Moldavian-born American educator, academic scholar, and rabbi. He is credited with founding the United Synagogue of America where he also served as the president. He is also remembered for his association with the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where he served as the president. Solomon Schechter is also credited with shaping American Conservative Judaism.

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Patriarch Daniel of Romania
(Patriarch of the 'Romanian Orthodox Church')
Patriarch Daniel of Romania
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Birthdate: July 22, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bara, Romania

Patriarch Daniel of Romania is the head of the Romanian Orthodox Church. After having entered the monastic life in 1987, Daniel served under Cleopa Ilie in the Sihăstria Monastery. He then started teaching Theology in 1992. Patriarch Daniel of Romania is often praised for his diplomacy and intellectual skills.

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Nicetas of Remesiana
(Bishop of Remesiana)
Nicetas of Remesiana
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Birthdate: 0335 AD
Birthplace: Illyria
Died: 0414 AD

Nicetas of Remesiana is best remembered for his service as the Bishop of Remesiana, which is currently situated in Serbia. He is credited with composing numerous liturgical hymns and advocated the use of Latin sacred music during the Eucharistic worship. Nicetas of Remesiana is also remembered for his missionary activity. His feast day is observed on 22 June. 

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Teoctist Arăpașu
(Patriarch of the 'Romanian Orthodox Church' (1986 - 2007))
Teoctist Arăpașu
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Birthdate: February 7, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stăuceni, Romania
Died: July 30, 2007

Teoctist Arăpașu was a Romanian religious leader who served as the head of the Romanian Orthodox Church. In 1999, he invited Pope John Paul II to Romania, which marked the maiden visit of a Pope to an Eastern Orthodox country since 1054. 

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Teodosie Petrescu
(Archbishop of Tomis)
Teodosie Petrescu
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Birthdate: December 12, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vatra Dornei, Romania

Teodosie Petrescu is a Romanian cleric. Since 2001, he has been serving as the Archbishop of Tomis. Since 2002, he has also been serving as a professor, having received his Doctor of Theology degree in July 1999. In 2002, Teodosie Petrescu was honored with the Order of the Star of Romania.

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Patriarch Justinian of Romania
(Patriarch of the 'Romanian Orthodox Church' (1948 - 1977))
Patriarch Justinian of Romania
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Birthdate: February 22, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stănești, Romania
Died: March 26, 1977

Patriarch Justinian of Romania was a Romanian Orthodox prelate. He is best remembered for serving as the head of the Romanian Orthodox Church between 1948 and 1977. Justinian is credited with elevating the prestige of Romanian Orthodoxy, especially in the Christian world.