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His Beatitude The '''Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia''' (also called the Most Reverend [[Metropolitan]] ''Russian Orthodox Church Abroad'', '[[Ireney (Bekish) of New York]]'ROCA'' was born on [[October 2]], 1892''ROCOR'', in Mezhirech in Lublin province''the Karlovsty Synod'', which today or ''the Synod'') is in southeast Poland. After graduating from seminary, he a semi-[[marriageautonomy|marriedautonomous]] and was employed as a [[readerjurisdiction]], until 1916 when he entered of the [[clergyMoscow Patriarchate]]. After ROCOR currently has over 400 [[ordinationparish]] es as well as a [[deaconmonastery|monasteries]]for men and women in 40 countries throughout the world, he was ordained a served by nearly 600 [[priest]] by [[Bishop]] Seraphim of Belsk on [[August 1]], 1916s. On [[March 20]]In North America, 1952, Frit has approximately 133 parishes in the US and 22 in Canada. John arrived with his family There are five ROCOR communities in the United States Kingdom and was assigned as the priest of Holy Trinity Church 21 in McAdoo, Pennsylvania. On [[March 31Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|Australia and New Zealand]], 1953, his wife Xenia died . There are also roughly 100 communities which owe allegiance to ROCOR in Russia and was buried in the Holy Trinity cemetery in MacAdooother nations of the former Soviet Union.
After being elected Bishop of TokyoIn 1920, then a [[diocese]] in the Metropolia, Fr. John Soviet government had revealed that it was quite hostile to the [[tonsureChurch of Russia|Russian Orthodox Church]]d a . Saint [[monk]] on [[May 28Tikhon of Moscow|Tikhon]], 1953Patriarch of Moscow, and given the name of Ireney. Transferred back to the United States on issued an ''[[June 14Ukaz No. 362|ukaz]], 1960, Abp. Ireney was appointed Archbishop '' (decree) that all Russian Orthodox Christians abroad currently under the authority and protection of Boston his Patriarchate organize and govern themselves independently of the Diocese of New EnglandMother Church, until such time that the Patriarchate would again be free. He was also made a special assistant to Metr. Leonty who was aging and ailing. With Metr. Leonty's death on On [[May 14September 13]], 19651922, Abp. Ireney was elected [[Locum Tenens]] by Russian Orthodox hierarchs in Serbia gave their blessing to the Great Council establishment, in Serbia, of a Synod of Bishops pending of the Russian Church Abroad, the election foundation of a new MetropolitanROCOR.
Under his leadership Both the central administration continued to mature Moscow Patriarchate and negotiations actively began with the [[Patriarch]] Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia published on their respective websites the final full text of Moscow to resolve the ill feelings that had developed since Act of Canonical Unity with all relevant supporting documents on November 1, 2006. The Act having been approved by both the Bolshevik RevolutionMoscow Patriarchate and ROCOR, and which resolved into it was formally signed in Moscow on May 17, 2007, followed by a concelebration of the granting of [[autocephaly]] to Divine Liturgy, bringing the Metropolia as ROCOR into the [[Orthodox Church in America]]Moscow Patriarchate.
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