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Orthodox ChurchesThe Cross of the Romanian Orthodox Church is the symbol of the Irish branch of the Church and one of a number of crosses venerated across the Orthodox Traditions.

Orthodox Churches trace their roots to the twelve male apostles who, according to Christian teaching, were chosen by Christ to continue his teaching. The Orthodox movement comprises a group of independent churches that follow particular teachings, each having the right to elect its own leaders.

The Christian Bible is the key holy book of the Orthodox Churches, who share the principal beliefs of other traditions of Christianity.

The Orthodox movement is the largest Christian community in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, while it is the second largest Christian community in the world.

Clergy are referred to as priests.