The '''Russian Orthodox Church in Exile''' (ROCE/ROCIE) is a [[jurisdiction]] formed in 2001 in protest against and breaking from the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]], primarily over the latter's ongoing rapprochement process with the [[Church of Russia|Moscow Patriarchate]]. The ROCE still sometimes uses the ROCOR/ROCA name and regards itself as the true
successor of ROCOR.
The two jurisdictions are sometimes distinguished as '''ROCOR (V)''' and '''ROCOR (L)''', the initial in parentheses referring to the [[primate]] of each group.
The ROCE was led by Metropolitan [[Vitaly (Ustinov) of New York]], who passed away on [[ September 25]], 2006. In 2001 Metropolitan Vitaly issued a declaration recinding his retirement a year earlier, and moved to Canada from where he governed the ROCE until his repose. Currently the ROCE awaits the election of a new first hierarch.
According to its website, the
ROCE currently has 8 [[parish]]es, missions and home [[chapel]]s, along with one convent, in the United States; 8 parishes, missions and chapels, along with 2 [[monasticism|monastic]] [[skete]]s, in Canada; 2 parishes and one convent in South America; 8 parishes in Europe; and a "[[deanery]]" of [[clergy]] and monastics in Russia . The ROCE also has a handful of clergy and laymen throughout the world which hold allegiance to it but may not have any parish associated with them.
*[http://www.russianorthodoxchurchinexile.com/ Official site, Russian]
russianorthodoxchurchinexile.com/engindex.html Official site, English]
*[http://www.rocie.org/ ROCIE News, English]
stvladimirs. ca / St. Vladimir's Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Edmonton, English]
[[Category:Old Calendarist Jurisdictions]]