The Lord's Army
Romanian OASTEA DOMNULUI
Romanian Orthodox lay spiritual movement
founded in 1923 by
Fr. Joseph Trifa. It has had a rocky relationship
with the Church hierarchy for much of its history,
and like its Greek and
has been accused of pietism.
During the Communist period and after, evangelical Protestants
made several attempts to infiltrate the organisation.
However, it now seems to be on good terms with
the episcopate, which is fortunate, since the Army's
works of charity and endurance under Communist oppression
are legendary in Romania, and it would be a terrible
thing all round if the group ever ceased to be Orthodox.
Norman Hugh Redington
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