Also called CARPATHO-RUSSIANS, RUSNAKS, RUTHENIANS, etc.
The Carpatho-Rusyns are an East Slavic ethnic group who traditionally
lived in or near the Carpathians, surrounded in most places by
West Slavic or non-Slavic neighbours. Their exact ethnic
seems to be complicated even by the standards of Eastern Europe.
The various names listed above apparently have different connotations,
-- "Ruthenian", for example, seems to be the preference of
Eatern Rite Catholics -- and moreover some
Carpatho-Rusyns evidently consider themselves Ukrainians
rather than members of a separate nationality, while others
(I think most)
vehemently assert their uniqueness.
Norman Hugh Redington
Orthodox traditions, liturgics, etc.
- American Diaspora:
- CARPATHO-RUSYN ORTHODOXY: In Europe,
there is not a Carpatho-Rusyn Orthodox Church as such;
Carpatho-Rusyn are members of the
and other local churches (or else are Uniates). In
America, Carpatho-Rusyn form the traditional backbone
of the OCA, but there are also independent Carpatho-Rusyn
jurisdictions, including one under the Ecumenical Patriarch.
This is the diocese under Constantinople.
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