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The Orthodox Church in America

The Orthodox Church in America is an autocephalous Church with territorial jurisdiction in the United States of America and in Canada. The Orthodox Church in America also exercises jurisdiction over its Diocese within the United Mexican States.

The Statute of The Orthodox Church in America conforms to Holy Scripture, Holy Tradition, the Sacred Canons of the Ecumenical and Local Councils, those of the Holy Fathers, and the canonical tradition of the Orthodox Church.

In the Statute, The Orthodox Church in America is referred to as “the Church” unless otherwise noted.


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