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1935-1946: Reintegration: Updated two links to
However, on the OCA website in the section regarding the [[All-American Sobor#Sixth All-American Sobor|6th All-American Sobor]] of 1937 in New York, the claim is made that the ROCOR actually was made part of the Metropolia, confirming a 1935 agreement made in Serbia between the Metropolia's primate and the ROCOR synod:
:Moreover, Metropolitan THEOPHILUS had traveled to Serbia where, under the leadership of the Serbian Patriarch, an agreement was signed by the leading hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) along with other exiled Russian hierarchs throughout the world forging a peaceful coexistence. Under this agreement, the American Church was to retain her administrative autonomy while maintaining close relations with the ROCOR Synod and being accountable to it only in matters of faith. The parallel jurisdictions of the Metropolia and ROCOR were thus eliminated and the four ROCOR hierarchs in North America along with their clergy and parishes were integrated into the Metropolia. The vote of the Sixth Sobor on this loose affiliation with the ROCOR was as follows: 105 for, 9 against, 122 abstentions. The large number of abstentions reveals that there was much apprehension on this issue at the council. However, in approving the matter, the council delegates showed respect and obedience to Metropolitan THEOPHILUS' primatial leadership.[]
The website then goes on to describe this "integration" as merely a "loose affiliation," which seems to contradict the notion that the two bodies were truly integrated, eliminating "parallel jurisdictions" and making the Metropolia accountable to the ROCOR in matters of faith. On another portion of the website, regarding the [[All-American Sobor#Seventh All-American Sobor|7th All-American Sobor]] in 1946, the relationship then being severed with the ROCOR is described as having been a "temporary arrangement"[].
The nature of the association between the Metropolia and the ROCOR is characterized quite differently by ROCOR writers:
*FitzGerald, Thomas E. ''The Orthodox Church''. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1998.
*Lebedeff, Fr. Alexander. [ Orthodox Jurisdictions in America]
*Liberovsky, Alexis. [ all-american-sobor Synopsis of the 4th All-American Sobor] (1924)*Liberovsky, Alexis. [ sobor Synopsis of the 5th All-American Sobor] (1934)*Liberovsky, Alexis. [ sobor Synopsis of the 6th All-American Sobor] (1937)*Liberovsky, Alexis. [ sobor Synopsis of the 7th All-American Sobor] (1946)*Liberovsky, Alexis. [ council Synopsis of the 5th All-American Council] (1977)*Matusiak, Fr. John. [ Q&A: OCA and ROCOR]*Matusiak, Fr. John. [http:/questions/www.oca.orgnamerica/QA.asp?ID=50&SID=3 russian-orthodox-church-in-america Q&A: Russian Orthodox Church in America]
*Maximovitch, St. John. [ History of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad] (from ''The Orthodox Word'', 1971)
*Moss, Vladimir. [ ''The Orthodox Church in the Twentieth Century'']
*[[Andrew Phillips|Phillips, Fr. Andrew]]. [ The Last Days of Rue Daru?], 2005
*Rodzianko, M. [ ''The Truth About the Russian Church Abroad''], 1954 (tr. 1975)
*Stokoe, Mark and Kishkovsky, Fr. Leonid. [ history-archives/orthodox-christians-na ''Orthodox Christians in North America 1794 - 1994'']
*Surrency, Archim. Serafim. ''The Quest for Orthodox Church Unity in America'', 1973
*Woerl, Michael. [ Book Review: A History of the Orthodox Church in America (1917-1934)]
*[ ROCOR hierarch served Divine Liturgy in an OCA parish] first since the time of the Cleveland Sobor of 1946.
*[ Q&A: OCA and ROCOR]*[http:questions/namerica/ russian-orthodox-church-in-america Q&A: Russian Orthodox Church in America]*[ holy-synod/statements/fr-kishkovsky/rocor-mp-reconciliation ROCOR/MP Reconciliation], Fr. Leonid Kishkovsky*[ OCA and ROCOR concelebrated the Divine Liturgy for the first time in nearly 70 years].

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