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Re: CHAT: Passover,Easter & Lunisolar calendars (was: CHAT: Passover _and_CHAT: Jewish Calendar)

Date:Monday, May 1, 2000, 19:48
On Mon, 1 May 2000, Irina Rempt wrote:

> They were certainly formed post-revolution; I know about the one in > The Hague that it was founded in the late nineteen-forties. What does > ROCA stand for?
Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. The first Patriarch of Moscow in centuries issued an Ukaze to his flock abroad when it became apparent that the Bolsheviks weren't even interested in tolerating the Church (ca. 1920). The Ukaze ordered congregations abroad to attach themselves to whatever episcopal protection they could find. Some interpreted this to mean that they should appeal to other Orthodox Hierarchs. Others interpreted it to mean that they should form temporary synods "for the duration of the crisis". As we all know, "the duration" is the longest possible length of time one can imagine. The latter group is ROCA.