Russian Orthodox Church in the USA

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The Russian Orthodox Church in the USA is the distinct name of the group of parishes 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.

The parishes of the Exarchate that 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