Russian Orthodox Church in the USA

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The '''Russian Orthodox Church in the USA''' is the name of the group of [[parish]]es of the Russian mission in America that recognize the canonical authority of the [[Church of Russia]].  They were previously known as the [[Russian Exarchate of North America]] before [[autocephaly]] was granted to the [[Metropolia]] in 1970.
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All of the parishes of the [[Exarchate]] were given a choice to join the [[OCA]] at that time. The parishes that remained were the following:
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#St. Nicholas Church, Brookside, Alabama
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#St. Demetrius Monastery, Bellflower, California
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# Christ the Savior Church, Berkeley, California
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# St. Nicholas Cathedral, San Francisco, California
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# Church of All Saints Glorified in the Russian Land, San Francisco, California
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# Our Lady of Kazan Church, San Diego, California
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# Resurrection Church, Chicago, Illinois
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# Dormition Church Benld, Illinois
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# Holy Trinity Church, Baltimore, Maryland
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# St. Elias Church, Battle Creek, Michigan
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# St. Innocent Church, Detroit, Michigan
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# St. Michael the Archangel Church, Detroit, Michigan
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# Church of St. Andrew the First-Called Apostle, East Lansing, Michigan
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# Holy Trinity Church, Saginaw, Michigan
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# St. John Chrysostom Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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# House Chapel of St. Seraphim of Sarov, Westown, New York
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# St. Demetrius Church, Jackson, Michigan
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# St. Nicholas Church, Bayonne, New Jersey
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# Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Elizabeth, New Jersey
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# Three Hierarchs Church, Garfield, New Jersey
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# Holy Cross Church, Hackettstown, New Jersey
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# Sts. Peter and Paul Church; Passaic, New Jersey
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# St. John the Baptist Church, Singac , New Jersey
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# St. Olga Church, Somerset, New Jersey
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# St. Mark Chapel, New York
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# Church of St. George the Great Martyr, New York
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# Church of All Saints Glorified in the Russian Land, on the estate of Pine Bush, New York
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# St. John the Baptist Chapel, Bronx, New York
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# Church of All Saints Glotified in the Russian Land, Amsterdam (Wolf Run), Ohio
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# St. Stephen Church, Lorairi, Ohio
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# Nativity of Christ Church, Youngstown, Ohio
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# St. Nicholas Church, Chester, Pennsylvania
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# St. Nicholas Church, Edinboro, Pageville, Pennsylvania
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# St. Nicholas Church, Reading, Pennsylvania
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# Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Mount Union, Pennsylvania
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# St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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# St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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# St. Michael the Archangel Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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# Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Scranton, Pennsylvania
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# Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Burgaw, North Carolina
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# St. Gregory the Theologian Church, Tampa, Florida
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# Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Manchester, New Hampshire
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# Church of St. George the Great Martyr, Buffalo, New York
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# All Exarchate parishes and clergy in Canada
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# St. Nicholas Cathedral, New York
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The parishes that that chose to remain under the canonical protection of the Moscow Patriarchate after the grant of autocephaly came to be known as the ''Russian Orthodox Church in the USA'' under the oversight of an [[auxiliary bishop]].
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==Bishops==
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* His Grace the Right Reverend Mercurius, Bishop of Zaraisk,  -  Vicar of His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA
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==External links==
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*[http://www.russianchurchusa.org/ Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Web Site] ([http://www.russianchurchusa.org/?ln=en english])
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*[http://www.3saints.com/patr_parishes.html Patriarchal Parish in North America]
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[[Category:Jurisdictions]]
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