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  POMOG - Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia is that part of the Russian Church which is outside the boundaries of the Russian State, governed at the present time by a Chief Hierarch and a Synod of Bishops chosen by the Sobor of Bishops of the Russian Diaspora.
Churches began to be closed, clergy were persecuted and murdered, and this turned later into systematic battle against the Church with the aim of exterminating it.
Russian emigrants, dispersed through the whole world, finding themselves often in difficult circumstances, await that radiant day when the Homeland will be liberated from the power of the godless ones who tear to pieces the soul and body of their brethren, and when they will be able to unite with the latter.
pomog.org /rocor.htm   (5941 words)

  
  Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, ROCA, or ROCOR) is a jurisdiction of Eastern Orthodoxy formed in response against the policy of Bolsheviks with respect to religion in the Soviet Union soon after the Russian Revolution.
On September 13, 1922, Russian Orthodox hierarchs in Serbia met in the town of Sremski Karlovci and established a Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad, the foundation of ROCOR.
In November of 1922, Russian Orthodox in North America held a synod and elected Metropolitan Platon as the primate of an autonomous Russian exarchate in the Americas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Russian_Orthodox_Church_Outside_Russia   (649 words)

  
 Russian Orthodox Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thereupon the Russian Church became the successor of Constantinople, and the doctrine of Moscow as the Third Rome signifies its position as the spiritual center of The One, Holy, and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ.
In 1914 in Russia there were 55 173 Russian Orthodox churches and 29 593 chapels, 112 629 priests and deacons, 550 monasteries and 475 nunneries with a total of 95 259 monks and nuns.
The Church was also caught in the crossfire of the Russian Civil War that began later the same year, and many leaders of the Church made the mistake of throwing their support behind what would ultimately turn out to be the losing side (the White movement).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Russian_Orthodox_Church   (2625 words)

  
 POMOG - Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia is that part of the Russian Church which is outside the boundaries of the Russian State, governed at the present time by a Chief Hierarch and a Synod of Bishops chosen by the Sobor of Bishops of the Russian Diaspora.
Churches began to be closed, clergy were persecuted and murdered, and this turned later into systematic battle against the Church with the aim of exterminating it.
Russian emigrants, dispersed through the whole world, finding themselves often in difficult circumstances, await that radiant day when the Homeland will be liberated from the power of the godless ones who tear to pieces the soul and body of their brethren, and when they will be able to unite with the latter.
www.pomog.org /rocor.htm   (5941 words)

  
 Church of Russia - OrthodoxWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Church of Russia, also referred to as the Moscow Patriarchate, is one of the autocephalous Orthodox churches, ranking fifth after Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem.
The patriarchs of the ancient churches recognized the Russian patriarch as the fifth in honor, defining the canonical boundaries of the Church of Russia as being that of the Russian Empire.
When in 1921-1922 the Soviet government demanded that church valuables be given in aid to the population starving because of the failure of crops in 1921, a conflict erupted between the Church and the new authorities who decided to use this situation to demolish the Church to the end.
orthodoxwiki.org /Church_of_Russia   (2560 words)

  
 Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Paris-Constantinople: Pilgrims of the Russian Church Abroad (photo-report)--December 2, 2005
Vevey, Switzerland: Appeal of the Conference of the Diocese of Geneva and Western Europe of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia—November 16, 2005
Copyright © 2002 Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
www.russianorthodoxchurch.ws /english   (1203 words)

  
 Parish By-laws - Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
It constitutes a part of the Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and it shall be subject to the canonical rule of its Diocesan Bishop and the immediate supervision of the pastor appointed by the latter.
It shall be the aim of the parish to unite the believers around the parish church on the basis of the teachings, the canons, the traditions and the rules of the Russian Orthodox Church for the satisfaction of the religious need and moral benefit of its members.
www.orthodox.net /roca/parish-bylaws.html   (3665 words)

  
 The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Russia embraced the Orthodox Faith and the Russian Orthodox Church was established.
From its beginning the Church was inseparably linked with the history and culture of Russia and in troubled times served as a patriotic rallying point for the Russian people.
The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and its faithful render no allegiance to the Moscow Patriarchate, but most are positively inclined to further the process of dialog with the Church in Russia.
www.stjohndc.org /russian/Who/e_WHOROCOR.HTM   (487 words)

  
 The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Church truth is to be found in him and those who have separated should return to him.
The Patriarchal Synod of Moscow, composed of bishops invited by Metropolitan Sergius, confirmed the latter as Locum Tenens of the Patriarchal Throne.
The clergy in Russia, especially the hierarchy, are hostages for the emigration.
www.stmaryofegypt.org /info/rocor.htm   (5924 words)

  
 Holy Archangels Orthodox Church (ROCOR): What is the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia?
In the first, which took place in February (according to the Russian calendar) the last Tsar, Nikolai II (now recognized as the Tsar-Martyr, with his wife and daughters also among the Royal Martyrs), was deposed, and a "Provisional Government" assumed authority in the Russian Empire.
The death of St. Tikhon, and the inability of the Church, blocked by the God-opposing Bolshevik state authorities, to meet to elect a new Patriarch, led to the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, in conformity with the order that St. Tikhon had issued.
ROCOR is, and has always considered herself to be, one part of the divided Russian Orthodox Church, and an inheritor and conservator of the teachings and practices of the Russian Orthodox Church.
members.cox.net /holy_archangels/Rocor.html   (599 words)

  
 Appeal of the All-Diaspora Pastoral Conference Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
We love the Church and cherish the spiritual freedom God has granted her as a part of the great Russian Church which is outside of Russia.
The truth of the ecclesiastical path of the Russian Church Abroad and the Catacomb Church has been acknowledged--this is attested to by the fact that in Russia members of the opposition to Metropolitan Sergius’ path have been glorified.
We were encouraged by his words, which express his recognition of the Russian Church Abroad as being a part of the Russian Church, and his words of mutual repentance for all those words and actions which did not promote reconciliation of the two parts of the Russian Church.
www.saintnicholascathedral.org /Pages/eng_appeal_of_the_all.htm   (1523 words)

  
 History of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad
Notwithstanding the departure from the Church Abroad — and, one may say, from the Russian Church altogether — of Metropolitans Evlogy and Platon with their followers, the Russian Orthdox Church Outside of Russia remains the free part of the Russian Church.
At the time of the Russo-Japanese War, the enlightener of Japan, the Russian Archbishop Nicholas [now glorified by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia — ed.], who remained in Japan, blessed the Orthodox Japanese soldiers who went to war to fight for their own homeland.
The cessation of the separate existence of the Church Outside of Russia is needful and would be profitable only to the Soviet regime [and its successors in "free" Russia — ed.].
www.orthodoxinfo.com /ecumenism/roca_history.aspx   (5961 words)

  
 Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia to join Moscow Patriarchate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The practice of inter-confessional relationships was subjected to intense examination in the "Basic Principles of the Russian Orthodox Church's Attitude to the Non-Orthodox" adopted at the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church (2000).
Orthodox Christians insist on their right to freely confess their faith in the Orthodox Church as the One Holy Universal and Apostolic Church without conceding the so-called "branch theory" and definitively reject any attempts to dilute Orthodox ecclesiology.
The ROCOR was a Synod of Russian bishops who, as a result of the revolution, found themselves in exile as the White armies were defeated by the Bolsheviks and driven to the borders.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1427574/posts   (5941 words)

  
 Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia - OrthodoxWiki
The Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (also called the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, ROCA, ROCOR, the Karlovsty Synod, or the Synod) is a jurisdiction of the Orthodox Church formed in response against the policy of Bolsheviks with respect to religion in the Soviet Union soon after the Russian Revolution.
On September 13, 1922, Russian Orthodox hierarchs in Serbia gave their blessing to the establishment, in Serbia, of a Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad, the foundation of ROCOR.
ROCOR formerly maintained communion with a few Old Calendarist jurisdictions, including the Holy Synod in Resistance (True Orthodox Church of Greece, so-called "Cyprianites"), the Old Calendar Orthodox Church of Romania (Synod of Metropolitan Vlasie), and the Old Calendar Orthodox Church of Bulgaria (Bishop Photii).
orthodoxwiki.org /Russian_Orthodox_Church_Outside_Russia   (2104 words)

  
 The Epistles of Metropolitan Vitaly First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
On the basis of this and this alone I consented to retire and and agreed to be considered the Metropolitan in retirement of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad.
The silent answer of believers in Russia to this was that they started to pray in their homes, and in each such apartment they made a house church with an iconostas and icons and even made their own incense using the resin from pine trees and drops of rose oil.
And to the true Church of Christ it was promised by her Saviour Himself that she would be invincible and indestructible to the very last day of the existence of the earth and of the whole human race.
www.monasterypress.com /Metlet.html   (4894 words)

  
 PRESS RELEASE FROM THE COUNCIL OF BISHOPS OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OUTSIDE OF RUSSIA
EPISTLE TO THE FLOCK FROM THE COUNCIL OF BISHOPS OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OUTSIDE OF RUSSIA
It is our firm conviction that the Church Abroad, in light of the tasks which stood before her in regard to the nourishment of such a scattered and disparate flock, must preserve her freedom and administrative independence.
OUTSIDE OF The Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia was held at the Synodal House in New York City on 13-17 December of this year, in the presence of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God, the Protectress of the Russian Diaspora, and chaired by His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus.
orthodoxfrat.de /news20041A.htm   (4666 words)

  
 Among Putin's Quests: To Acquire the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia | TPMCafe
To unite Russia is not as important as to balance Russia, so that the many different peoples living there may flourish and establish themselves in legitimate economies over the long haul.  Freedom of religion even while there is an official religion is not impossible to attain.
However, in Russia today, you have a population not only falling in numbers, but which is blighted in memory of its own faith tradition as a Russian Orthodox Christian nation, and therefore subject to widespread sectarian evangelism, secularism and superstition.
Russia has such promise as a nation of spiritual leadership (not the government itself, it must be understood, but the entire land and its people and its soul).
houseoflabor.tpmcafe.com /node/29505   (5766 words)

  
 Emigre Russian Church Seeks Reconciliation With Moscow Parent Church in 2007 - NEWS - MOSNEWS.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, which split from its Moscow-based parent after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, have voted to fully reconcile with the Russian church next May, a spokesman said.
The emigre church split from the Moscow patriarchate three years after the Bolshevik Revolution and cut all ties in 1927, after Patriarch Sergiy declared the Russian Church’s loyalty to the Soviet Union’s communist government.
In an interview with the Russia Today television the two men at the centre of British accusations over the murder of former Russian security agent Aleksandr Litvinenko have denied the claims they were suspects in the case.
mosnews.com /news/2006/12/14/church.shtml   (745 words)

  
 Saint Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church
A Parish of the The Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
It is believed by Orthodox Christians that their Church has preserved the tradition and continuity of the ancient Church in its fullness compared to other Christian denominations which have departed from the common tradition of the Church of the first 10 centuries.
The word orthodox ("right belief and right glory") has traditionally been used, in the Greek-speaking Christian world, to designate communities, or individuals, who preserved the true faith (as defined by those councils), as opposed to those who were declared heretical.
www.angelfire.com /fl/OrthodoxChurch   (449 words)

  
 Pravda.RU Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia: long road to reunification with Moscow Patriarchate
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An extended pastoral conference of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia devoted to ways of achieving rapprochement with the Moscow Patriarchate is to wind up on Friday in Nyack (state of New York).
Russia believes it is necessary to work out a new strategy that will enable the international community, in particular the United Nations, to actively join the process of settling the Iraqi problem, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Yury Fedotov declared.
newsfromrussia.com /main/2003/12/12/51775.html   (1908 words)

  
 RIA Novosti - Society - Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia to join Moscow Patriarchate
MOSCOW, June 21 (RIA Novosti, Olga Lipich) - The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) is set to join the Moscow Patriarchate as a self-governed branch, similar to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
The document also states that ROCOR bishops are members of the Local and Bishop Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, and can participate in the Holy Synod sessions.
ROCOR will also receive its holy oil from the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church.
en.rian.ru /society/20050621/40555919.html   (365 words)

  
 The Orthodox Pastoral School - Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
The Pastoral School of the Chicago and Detroit Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia is an Orthodox theological school that provides a forty-eight (48) unit program of study leading to a diploma in Orthodox Studies.
To prepare clergy for service to the Church through emphasis on practical application of knowledge to ministry, and to contemporary problems and issues facing the Church.
The Diocesan Council of the Diocese of Chicago and Detroit of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
www.orthodoxtheologicalschool.org   (352 words)

  
 Russian Orthodox Church in Korea (abroad)
I believe that the most important and unique mission of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) in Korea is to spread the spirituality of the early Church Fathers and the Holy Tradition of Orthodoxy.
Dear brothers and sisters, please pray for us and help us to build a monumental ROCOR church in Donghae city, on the east coast of Korea, which is very near to Hassanskiy raion, Ussuriisk, and Harbin.
After driving 2 km from the church to enter the big road, I stopped to fasten my seat belt and said to myself, "How good it would be if I had a thousand dollars!" Actually, I needed that amount of money at that time.
www.korthodox.org /eng/KOM.html   (2033 words)

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