Russian Orthodox Church

/*Russian Orthodox Church

(Patriarchate of Moscow)*/

Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra in the early 20th century.

Founder

Apostle Andrew, Vladimir the Great

Independence

1448

Recognition

as a separate patriarchate in 1589 by Constantinople

Primate

Patriarch Kirill

Headquarters

Moscow, Russia

Territory

Russian Federation

Possessions

·Russia

Language

Church Slavonic

Adherents

100,000,000+ in Russia [1]

(Estimates of active members range from 21,000,000 to 28,000,000.)[2]

90,000,000+ world wide[3]

Website

Church of Russia

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC); or The Moscow Patriarchate (Russian: Русская Православная Церковь (Russkaya Pravoslavnaya Tserkov), or Московский Патриархат (Moskovskiy Patriarkhat) (the latter designation being another official name[4]) since 1943, Поместная Российская Православная Церковь (Pomestnaya Rossiyskaya Pravoslavnaya Tserkov) before the reinstitution in 1943), also known as the Orthodox Christian Church of Russia, is a body of Christians who constitute an autocephalous Eastern Orthodox Church under the jurisdiction of the Patriarch of Moscow, in communion with the other Eastern Orthodox Churches.

From: Wikipedia



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