The '''Russian Orthodox Church in the USA''' is the
distinct name of the group of [[parish]]es of the Russian mission in America that recognizes the canonical authority of the [[Church of Russia]] and was known as the [[Russian Exarchate of North America]] before [[autocephaly]] was granted to the [[Metropolia]] in 1970.
he parishes of the [[Exarchate]] were given a choice to join the [[OCA]] at that time.
that that chose to remained under the canonical protection of the Moscow Patriarchate after the grant of autocephaly came to be known as the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA under the oversight of an [[auxiliary bishop]].
* His Grace, the Most Reverend Mercurius, Bishop of Zarisk, ? - Present
*[http://www.russianchurchusa.org/ Russian Orthodox Church in the USA Web Site] ([http://www.russianchurchusa.org/
*[http://www.3saints.com/patr_parishes.html Patriarchal Parish in North America]