WARNING

NOT EVERYTHING THAT

CALLS ITSELF ORTHODOX IS

TRULY ORTHODOX


The above warning was given to me when I first met Orthodoxy in 1986. Today [2009] it is even more perilous, even more difficult to find the Royal Path. For one thing there is a far greater abundance of misinformation. And many materials are missing, and other materials are being rapidly rewritten. For another thing there are fewer than ever guides remaining on the Royal Path, especially who speak English. Hopefully this website will be a place where Newcomers to the Faith can keep at least one foot on solid ground, while they are "exploring."


blog owner: Joanna Higginbotham

joannahigginbotham@gmail.com

jurisdiction: ROCA under Vladyka Agafangel

who did not submit to the RocorMP union in 2007

DISCLAIMER



12 July 2012

ROCOR vs. ROCA

What is the difference between ROCOR and ROCA?

No difference.  The Russian Church Abroad has also historically been known as:
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Russian Orthodox Church Abroad
Russian Orthodox Church in Exile

All 3 acronyms originally referred to the "Karlovsky synod" which was the part of the Russian Church that went into exile when the Bolsheviks took over the Russian Church inside Russia.  This was the case up until about the year 2000.

Today there are a number of schisms all calling themselves ROCOR.  Also, the ROCOR-MP calls itself ROCOR.  Fr. Seraphim predicted this would happen.  To be sure of any group calling itself ROCOR, you have to find out who is the bishop.

ROCOR under Metropolitan Agafangel (Pashkovsky) is the only valid continuation of the ROCOR.
ROCOR Parishes under Metropolitan Agafangel are listed here:
http://rocadirectoryusa.blogspot.com