Orta means “right” in Romani, Sanskrit (ऋत , RTA) and also in Greek (ορθο, ORTHO). Thus, “The Orthodox Church” translates into “The Church of the Right Faith”. In Vedic belief, (ऋत RTA) is the principle of truth that drives and rules the Universe and all that is in it (1). The Vedic concept of RTA was replaced by karma, and is the most important element of the Hindu faith. On the Indian flag is written Evam Satyam Jayate - Only the Truth Conquers. And Jesus said that “the Truth will make us free” (2). But in the Orthodox Church, the Truth is the enslavement of the Roma.
The Orthodox Church, the Church of the Truth, does not respect the principle that Jesus established in the parable of Zaccheus the Witness (3): “Behold, half of my wealth, O Lord, I give to the poor, and if I have wronged anyone in some way, I will repay it fourfold”. The church has wronged the ancestors of the Roma with slavery.
The Orthodox Church did not carry out the act of justice appropriate to its official name in regard to the liberation of the Roma from slavery in the monasteries. Although the state, like a good mother, appears to have repaid the Church (4) for freeing the monastery slaves from their bondage, the Church did not compensate the newly-released Roma, children of the slaves of centuries in the Church. This is what Kogalnitchan said:
“The Romanian people renounce the inhumanity and shame of keeping slaves and declare the liberty of privately-owned Roma slaves”. Those who have, until now, suffered the guilty shame of owning slaves are forgiven by the Romanian people, and the homeland, like a good mother, will compensate anyone who claims to have suffered a loss from this Christian deed, from its treasury.”
In all of the Indian languages, including Romani, bangi means “crooked”. The orta-bangi distinction, right-crooked, applies to the Church, which is no longer Orta but Bangi, because it has not respected the law imposed by Jesus, who forbade slavery. Thus, the Roma and the Orthodox Church can no longer be ORTACI [associates] (5) on the path of faith because the Church does not acknowledge the existence of ecclesiastical slavery in the official texts of the History of the Orthodox Church of Romania. Roma should not contribute anything to the Church, Roma beggars should not be evicted from in front of Orthodox churches, and the Church should provide scholarships for all Roma children because their ancestors performed hard labour in the grounds of Orthodox Churches for hundreds of years. The brutalisation of the modern Roma is due in large part to slavery. The Orthodox Church must pay its historical debt to the Roma.
5- Ortac http://www.dex.ro/ortac
ORTÁC, ortaci, s. m. (Reg.) Comrade (on the road, in work, etc.); comrade; by extension, friend. (humorous) Beloved, darling. Associate, accomplice. - From skr. ortak.
Translated by Dr. Natalia Ivend, Indo-Romani Vidyalaya.