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The '''Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia''' (also called the '[[Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America]]'Russian Orthodox Church Abroad'', ''ROCA''founded in 2010, ''ROCOR'', ''consists of all the Karlovsty Synod'', or ''the Synod'') is a semi-[[autonomy|autonomous]] [[jurisdiction]] active Orthodox bishops of the [[Moscow Patriarchate]]. ROCOR currently has over 400 [[parish]]es as well as [[monastery|monasteries]] for men North and women in 40 countries throughout the worldCentral America, served by nearly 600 [[priest]]srepresenting multiple jurisdictions. In North AmericaIt is the successor to SCOBA, and it has approximately 133 parishes in the US and 22 in Canadais not, properly speaking, a synod. There are five ROCOR communities in the United Kingdom The Episcopal Assembly of North and 21 in [[Diocese Central America is one of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|Australia and New Zealand]]. There are also roughly 100 communities several such bodies around the world which owe allegiance to ROCOR operate in Russia and the other nations of the former Soviet Unionso-called "diaspora."
In 1920, the Soviet government had revealed that it was quite hostile to the [[Church of Russia|Russian Orthodox Church]]. Saint [[Tikhon of Moscow|Tikhon]], Patriarch of Moscow, issued an ''[[Ukaz No. 362|ukaz]]'' (decree) that all Russian Orthodox Christians abroad currently under the authority and protection of his Patriarchate organize and govern themselves independently of the Mother Church, until such time that the Patriarchate would again be free. On [[September 13]], 1922, Russian Orthodox hierarchs in Serbia gave their blessing to the establishment, in Serbia, of a Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad, the foundation of ROCOR.
Both the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia published on their respective websites the final full text of the Act of Canonical Unity with all relevant supporting documents on November 1, 2006. The Act having been approved by both the Moscow Patriarchate and ROCOR, it was formally signed in Moscow on May 17, 2007, followed by a concelebration of the Divine Liturgy, bringing the ROCOR into the Moscow Patriarchate.  '''''Recently featured:''''' [[ROCOR and OCARaphael Morgan]], [[PaschaHoly Week]], [[Diocese of Washington and New York (OCA)Georges Florovsky]], [[Book Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of KellsAlexandria]], [[Archangel GabrielPaschal Homily]], [[Alexis of Wilkes-Barre]], [[Theophany]], [[Nativity]], [[Theological School of Halki]], [[Alexander NevskyPachomius the Great]]. ''Newly View all [[:Category:Featured Articles|featured articles]] are presented on '''Saturdays'''.''<noinclude>
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