Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A.
continuedPatriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A.
|In 1970, following the creation of the autonomous Orthodox Church in America, which included most of the factions of the Russian Orthodox Church then operating in the United States, a few parishes declined to enter the new church. They wished to remain directly under the Patriarch in Moscow and reorganized as the Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A.|
Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]