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His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan Nicholas - President of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
75 E 93rd Street
New York, New York 10128-1390
212 534 1601 (phone)
212 534 1798 (fax)
Very Reverend Elias Gorsky
Archpriest - Rector
7 Calvert Drive
Washingtonville, NY 10992
845 618-5308 home office; 845 275-0605 home (phone)
845 497-7963 (fax)
Priest Andrew Podymow
47 Poplar Street
Nanuet, NY 10954
845 507 2444 (phone)
Deacon Nicholas Ilyin
22 Foxhill Lane
Ringwood, NY 07456
201-563-5852 (phone)
Mr. Sergey V. Rylov
Starosta, Warden
914 945-3115 / 914 949-4401 (phone)
Mr. John Vanya Paschenko
Property Manager
845 548 5002 (phone)
Mrs Gloria Clark
Elder Sister
12 Leicester Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
914 432-8932. cell: 914-522-8075 (phone)
Mrs. Cassie Vursta
Elder Sister Assistant
PO Box 839
Nyack, New York 10960
845 358-0052 (phone)
Mrs. Irina Garfinkel
Irina Gorsky
Church Store Manager
914-414-0052 (phone)
Mr. Maxime Kudinoff
Hall Rental Manager
845 358-0190 (phone)


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The Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (also called the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, ROCA, ROCOR, or the Synod) is a semi-autonomous jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate originally formed in response against the policy of Bolsheviks with respect to religion in the Soviet Union soon after the Russian Revolution.


ROCOR currently has over 400 parishes as well as monasteries for men and women in 40 countries throughout the world, served by nearly 600 priests. In North America, it has approximately 133 parishes in the US and 22 in Canada. There are three ROCOR communities in the United Kingdom and 21 in Australia and New Zealand. There are also roughly 100 communities, which owe allegiance to ROCOR in Russia and the other nations of the former Soviet Union.


There are five ROCOR monasteries for men and women in North America, the most important and largest of which is Holy Trinity Monastery (Jordanville, New York), to which is attached ROCOR's seminary, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary.


In concert with the Church of Jerusalem, ROCOR also oversees the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, which acts as caretaker to three holy sites in Palestine, all of which are monasteries.


ROCOR Links:

Holy Virgin Protection Russian Orthodox Church
38 South Mill Street
Nyack, NY 10960