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A Russian Orthodox Church Outside Of Russia

The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, also called Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia or ROCOR, or Russian Orthodox Church Abroad (ROCA), is a semi-autonomous part of the Russian Orthodox Church. Currently, the position of First-Hierarch of the ROCOR is vacant since the death of Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral) on May 16, 2022.
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  • Precursors and early history 

  • In Karlovci 

  • World War II and post-war period 

  • Cold War period 

  • Post-Soviet period 

  • Reconciliation with the Moscow Patriarchate 

  • ROCOR(V) 

  • Reconciliation talks 

  • Signing of the Act of Canonical Communion 


  • Structure 

  • Finance 

  • Western Rite in the ROCOR