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Correction - Christminster daughter house of Mount Royal
The Antiochian Archdiocese received the most stable and successful group of Western Rite parishes, the [[Society of Clerks Secular of St. Basil]], in 1961. Upon reception, they became the Western Rite Vicariate, and their leader, Alexander Turner, becoming an Orthodox priest and the Vicar-General of the Vicariate until 1971. At his repose, Fr Paul W.S. Schneirla became Vicar-General.
Besides the parishes that were in the former Society, other parishes have been received into the Western Rite Vicariate of the Antiochian Archdiocese, especially because ofthe of the theological and practical devolution of the Episcopal Church U.S.A. Added to this, several Western Rite missions have been founded, some growing into full parish status.
The Church of Russia received a New York Old Catholic community in 1962 as Mount Royal Monastery, which later moved to from Woodstock, New York, to St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York CIty under Archbishop John (Wendland) of the Russian Exarchate of North America. LaterIn 1975, this community was received by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, under Archbishop Nikon (Rklitzsky)and was again relocated. In 1993, after the retirement of the monastery Abbot of Mount Royal, the prior of Mount Royal was renamed blessed to found Christ the Saviour Monastery ("Christminster" colloquially) and moved to Providence, in Rhode Island, under Bishop [[Hilarion (Kapral) of Sydney|Hilarion of Manhattan]] (since transferred). It is in the process As of moving 2007 Christminster relocated to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Its present abbot is Dom [[James (Deschene)|James Deschene]].
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