Genuine Orthodox Church of America
The Genuine Orthodox Church of America (GOCA) is an independent Old Calendarist jurisdiction based in Buena Vista, Colorado which sees itself as the only legitimate Orthodox church in America. They are in Communion with the Synod of Archbishop Makarios of Athens, who heads the true Orthodox Church of Greece Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag With its history of being a part of various jurisdictions, the Genuine Orthodox Church of America tends to be in a constant state of hostility toward its former affiliations.
The jurisdiction's bishop, Gregory (George) of Denver (born an Antiochian), who was consecrated to the episcopacy in the ROAC, claims to be "the only hierarch in the United States who has remained free of any communion or union with this heresy of Ecumenism who has valid apostolic succession," and thus claims "to be truly canonical."
- ↑ ROAC: Ukaz № 130
- ↑ Genuine Orthodox Church of America: History & Canonicity, accessed 28 July 2007