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The '''ROCOR-PSCA (Provisional Supreme Church Authority) ''' is a body composed of parishes of from the [[ROCOR ]] who refused to enter into communion with the [[Church of Russia|Moscow Patriarchate ]] in May of 2007. Like the ROCOR before the union, they have maintained communion with the [[Holy Synod in Resistance ]] under Metropolitan Cyprian of Fili and their sister Churcheschurches. The current head of the jurisdiction is Metropolitan [[Agafangel (Pashkovsky) of Odessa]].
By mid-2006, a number of ROCOR parishes had made clear that they wanted no part of administrative union with the Moscow Patriarchate, retaining the status quo as it had been for most of ROCOR's existence. When it became clear that the union had de facto occurred, various Bishops were consulted for what should be done in such a case.
In practice, Agafangel found himself alone, supported by a handful of clergy and the majority of his parishes in Ukraine, which had refused to join the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), and thus would have no part of union.
On May 20, 2007, the members of the [[ROCOR]] Synodsynod, meeting in Moscow, suspended Bishop Agafangel for inciting schism, disobeying lawful authority, and refusing transfer to the Buenos Aires cathedracathedral.
At an emergency meeting of the [[ROCOR]] Synod synod on June 28 and 29, 2007, issued a "final letter of warning" to Bishop Bp. Agafangel, calling on him to cease all schismatic activity. The Synod synod also approved the suspension of Abbot Andronik (Kotliaroff), head of the Russian Ecclesiastic Mission in Jerusalem, and other clerics that supported Agafangel. However on December 7, 2007, with the aid of bishops from the [[Holy Synod in Resistance]], with whom ROCOR was in communion until their impending union with Moscow was accepted fact, Agafangel carried out the [[consecration of a bishop|consecration ]] of Abbot Andronik (Kotrliaroff) as Bishop of Richmond Hill and New York andHieromonk Sofroniy (Musienko) as Bishop of Saint Petersburg and Northern Russia. These ordinations marked the final breach of the new organizationwith the ROCOR synod, calling itself the Provisional Supreme Church Authority, with the ROCOR synod.
On September 4, 2008, the PSCA received into its communion two Bishops bishops from the [[Russian Catacomb Movement (Sekachev faction)|Seraphimo-Gennadian (Sekachev) branch of the Russian Catacomb Church]]. There was considerable debate over the status of the two Bishops bishops received. On November 19, 2008, the Provisional Supreme Church Authority, called what it termed the Fifth All-Diaspora Council, (in reference to the Four All-Diaspora Council of the [[ROCOR]], ) which overwhelmingly supported reconcilliation reconciliation with the Moscow Patriarchate. Among other decisions, the council elevated Bishop Bp. Agafangel to the rank of [[Metropolitanmetropolitan]].
The current structure of the ROCOR-PSCA is as follows:
*Bishop Joseph of Washington
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