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After my death our beloved Church abroad will break three ways ... first the Greeks will leave us as they were never a part of us ... then those who live for this world and its glory will go to Moscow ... what will remain will be those souls faithful to Christ and His Church. ~St. Philaret of NY






ROCiE Fragments

Not always remembered is that RTOC is the first ROCiE fragment
The Russian True Orthodox Church was formed by the break of Bps Lazarus and Benjamin from the ROCiE. Claiming documented proof of Metropolitan Vitaly's blessing, the two Bishops created three more Bishops. A group of clergy and parishioners from Bp. Varnava's Western European diocese joined this body. Their website lists six dioceses and about twenty-eight parishes. However, even the American diocese contains parishes who have refused to list themselves on their website, usually due to fear of infighting from other True Orthodox groups.  
Not sure, this might be another website: http://catacomb.org.ua



ROCIE-A http://mansonville.org  website currently not working 12/12/15
A group called the "Russian Orthodox Church" (Rossiiskaya Pravoslavnaya Tserkov'), commonly referred to as RosPTs, RossPTs, or ROCIE (A), headed by Metropolitan Anthony (Orlov) "of Moscow and All Russia, Los Angeles and All Abroad", which formed in 2007 after the election of Metropolitan Anthony to the rank of First-Hierarch, and in response to a lack of cooperation amongst the Bishops over when a Sobor would be held. The group includes Bp Victor (Pivovarov) Slavyansk and Southern Russia. ROCIE (A)(A). The membership figures of ROCIE under Metropolitan Anthony (Orlov) are unknown.



A group splintering Metropolitan Anthony Orlov's establishment of dioceses in Russia, which also uses the name "Russian Orthodox Church" (RosPTs- "RusOC" in English), commonly referred to as the ROCIE(A-D). It is headed by Metropolitan Damascene (Balabanov) of Moscow. ROCIE(A)(D) It publicly lists three dioceses and nine parishes inclusive of the diocesan centers.



The remaining faction of parishes using the name "Russian Orthodox Church in Exile", after the departure of the other Bishops, was left with only two Bishops, who convened a Sobor in 2008 and reorganized the remaining parishes under Eurasian and American districts until more could be done to build the Church. It is currently "headed" (since according to the Sobor the two Bishops hold virtually equal rank) out of Mansonville, Canada, by Vladimir of San Fransisco and Anastassy of Vladivostok. It is commonly called the ROCIE(V/A). ROCiE Its current membership is unknown.



Archbishop Anthony (Rudei).  A group headed out of Moldova by Archbishop Anthony (Rudei) which is generally regarded by all as an unjustified schism, due to the fact that he single-handedly consecrated his own Synod. There are no clear references to any number of parishes on their websites. There is an active parish under this jurisdiction headed by Bishop Seraphim (Skuratov) assisted by a deacon in Birmingham, UK. They have a website http://www.russian-orthodox-church.org.uk in Russian and English.  Another parish website:  http://orthk-stgeorgios.de/RU/klir.html



The various ROCIEs may have a handful of clergy and laymen throughout the world which hold allegiance to them but may not have any parish associated with them, and a number of communities across Russia which remain unlisted to avoid unwanted attention from the state. The various ROCIEs do not maintain communion with each other or with any other jurisdiction. 

~information from Orthodox Wiki 12/12/15  Updates appreciated.  Please email joannahigginbotham@gmail.com

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