Story: Diverse Christian churches

Romanian Orthodox Church, Wellington

Romanian Orthodox Church, Wellington

In 2010 there were Romanian Orthodox churches in Auckland and Wellington serving the spiritual and cultural needs of Romanian migrant communities. In 1994, when this photo was taken, about 40 Wellington families had adopted children from Romania. Father George Speranta of the Romanian Orthodox Church of St Mary in Berhampore, Wellington, is shown christening the recently adopted Ioni (left) and Nicholas, both aged four, and Eva, five.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1994/2438
Photograph by Melanie Burford

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Mark Derby, 'Diverse Christian churches - Orthodox churches', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31159/romanian-orthodox-church-wellington (accessed 19 January 2020)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2018