Russian Orthodox Church in Exile

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The '''Russian Orthodox Church in Exile''' (ROCE/ROCIE) is a [[jurisdiction]] formed in 2001 in protest against and breaking from the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]], primarily over the latter's ongoing rapprochement process with the [[Church of Russia|Moscow Patriarchate]].  The ROCE still sometimes uses the ROCOR/ROCA name and regards itself as the true ROCOR.
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The '''Russian Orthodox Church in Exile''' (ROCE/ROCIE) is a [[jurisdiction]] formed in 2001 in protest against and breaking from the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]], primarily over the latter's ongoing rapprochement process with the [[Church of Russia|Moscow Patriarchate]].  The ROCE still sometimes uses the ROCOR/ROCA name and regards itself as the true successor of ROCOR.
  
 
The two jurisdictions are sometimes distinguished as '''ROCOR (V)''' and '''ROCOR (L)''', the initial in parentheses referring to the [[primate]] of each group.
 
The two jurisdictions are sometimes distinguished as '''ROCOR (V)''' and '''ROCOR (L)''', the initial in parentheses referring to the [[primate]] of each group.
  
The ROCE was led by Metropolitan [[Vitaly (Ustinov) of New York]], who had retired as the primate of the ROCOR, but passed away on [[September 25]], 2006.  Upon the formation of the ROCE Metropolitan Vitaly was declared by the ROCE to have been retired forcibly by his enemies in ROCOR and then removed to Canada, where he governs the ROCE. It is reported by critics of this jurisdiction that the aged Vitaly was kidnapped and is essentially a figurehead, being unfit for [[bishop|episcopal]] governance.  
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The ROCE was led by Metropolitan [[Vitaly (Ustinov) of New York]], who passed away on [[September 25]], 2006.  In  2001 Metropolitan Vitaly issued a declaration recinding his retirement a year earlier, and moved to Canada from where he governed the ROCE until his repose. Currently the ROCE awaits the election of a new first hierarch.
  
 
According to its website, the ROCE currently has 8 [[parish]]es, missions and home [[chapel]]s, along with one convent, in the United States; 8 parishes, missions and chapels, along with 2 [[monasticism|monastic]] [[skete]]s, in Canada; 2 parishes and one convent in South America; 8 parishes in Europe; and a "[[deanery]]" of [[clergy]] and monastics in Russia.  The ROCE also has a handful of clergy and laymen throughout the world which hold allegiance to it but may not have any parish associated with them.
 
According to its website, the ROCE currently has 8 [[parish]]es, missions and home [[chapel]]s, along with one convent, in the United States; 8 parishes, missions and chapels, along with 2 [[monasticism|monastic]] [[skete]]s, in Canada; 2 parishes and one convent in South America; 8 parishes in Europe; and a "[[deanery]]" of [[clergy]] and monastics in Russia.  The ROCE also has a handful of clergy and laymen throughout the world which hold allegiance to it but may not have any parish associated with them.
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*[http://www.russianorthodoxchurchinexile.com/ Official site, Russian]
 
*[http://www.russianorthodoxchurchinexile.com/ Official site, Russian]
 
*[http://www.russianorthodoxchurchinexile.com/engindex.html Official site, English]
 
*[http://www.russianorthodoxchurchinexile.com/engindex.html Official site, English]
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*[http://www.rocie.org/ ROCIE News, English]
 
*[http://www.stvladimirs.ca/ St. Vladimir's Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Edmonton, English]
 
*[http://www.stvladimirs.ca/ St. Vladimir's Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Edmonton, English]
  
 
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[[Category:Jurisdictions]]
 
[[Category:Old Calendarist Jurisdictions]]
 
[[Category:Old Calendarist Jurisdictions]]

Revision as of 05:33, March 25, 2007

The Russian Orthodox Church in Exile (ROCE/ROCIE) is a jurisdiction formed in 2001 in protest against and breaking from the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, primarily over the latter's ongoing rapprochement process with the Moscow Patriarchate. The ROCE still sometimes uses the ROCOR/ROCA name and regards itself as the true successor of ROCOR.

The two jurisdictions are sometimes distinguished as ROCOR (V) and ROCOR (L), the initial in parentheses referring to the primate of each group.

The ROCE was led by Metropolitan Vitaly (Ustinov) of New York, who passed away on September 25, 2006. In 2001 Metropolitan Vitaly issued a declaration recinding his retirement a year earlier, and moved to Canada from where he governed the ROCE until his repose. Currently the ROCE awaits the election of a new first hierarch.

According to its website, the ROCE currently has 8 parishes, missions and home chapels, along with one convent, in the United States; 8 parishes, missions and chapels, along with 2 monastic sketes, in Canada; 2 parishes and one convent in South America; 8 parishes in Europe; and a "deanery" of clergy and monastics in Russia. The ROCE also has a handful of clergy and laymen throughout the world which hold allegiance to it but may not have any parish associated with them.

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