: In the years before 1989 there existed a flowering ecumenical movement in Eastern Europe. However, as this movement mostly was initiated and later on was supported by the communist governments of the time, ecumenism became mistrusted and lost its good reputation. In the last 15 years the churches have gone their own ways, often independent from the others. But now there is change. The author of this article relates how the relationship between the Orthodox and the Protestant has developed during the last 15 years and how in recent times a new movement towards greater ecumenism has emerged in Romania.