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The Our venerable and God-bearing father '''[[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]]Sava the New''' (also called the spelled ''Russian Orthodox Church AbroadSavvas'', ''ROCA'', ''ROCOR'', ''the Karlovsty Synod'', or ''the SynodSavas'') is a semi-the [[autonomy|autonomouspatron saint]] of the Greek Island of Kalymnos (Calymna), where he lived during the last twenty years of his life as the [[jurisdictionpriest]] and spiritual father of the [[Moscow Patriarchatenun]]s of the Convent of All Saints. ROCOR currently has over 400 He was a great [[parishascetic]]es as well as , [[monastery|monasteriesconfessor]] for men and women in 40 countries throughout the world, served by nearly 600 [[priesticonographer]]s. In North America, it has approximately 133 parishes in the US and 22 in Canada. There are five ROCOR communities in the United Kingdom and 21 in [[Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)wonder-worker|Australia and New Zealandmiracle-worker]]. There are also roughly 100 communities which owe allegiance to ROCOR He is one of the recently recognized saints in Russia and the other nations of the former Soviet UnionGreek Orthodox Church.
In 1920, the Soviet government had revealed that it was quite hostile to The feast of St. Sava the New of Kalymnos is celebrated on various dates in different traditions, including [[Church of Russia|Russian Orthodox ChurchFebruary 7]]. Saint , [[Tikhon of Moscow|TikhonApril 7]], Patriarch of Moscow, issued an ''([[Ukaz No. 362|ukazMarch 25]]'' (decree) that all Russian Orthodox Christians abroad currently under in 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 13Old Calendar]]), 1922, Russian Orthodox hierarchs in Serbia gave their blessing to [[December 5]] with St. [[Sabbas the establishment, in Serbia, of a Synod of Bishops of Sanctified|Sava the Russian Church AbroadSanctified]], and the foundation fifth Sunday of ROCOR[[Great Lent]] with St. [[Mary of Egypt]].
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.
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