The Old Calendarist
community had earmarked a private field for that use to build a cemetery and church but there was a sudden death in the community, and the family -- wishing to respect their father's wishes -- buried him in the earmarked but unapproved site.
The other 3 percent of the population was composed of Old Calendarist
Orthodox, Muslims, Jehovah's Witnesses, Roman Catholics, Protestants, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Scientologists, Jews, Baha'is, Hare Krishnas, and followers of polytheistic Hellenic religions.
During his stay, however, John Paul II will almost certainly face protests from the zealous "Old Calendarist
" Orthodox, who follow the ancient Julian calendar.
There were approximately 500,000 to 800,000 Old Calendarist
Orthodox who used the Julian calendar and adhered to traditional Greek Orthodox practice throughout the country.
had been taken "not out of anti-ecumenical convictions, but under the pressure from the (ultra-conservative breakaway) Old Calendarist
Consequently, the Romanians that decided to keep the Old Calendar have been named "stylists" or even "calendarists
" by their fellow compatriots who adhered to the calendar change.