Eastern orthodox dating

01-Mar-2017 09:16

The ROC, as well as the primate thereof, officially ranks fifth in the Orthodox order of precedence, immediately below the four ancient Patriarchates of the Greek Orthodox Church, those of Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem.

It also exercises ecclesiastical jurisdiction over the autonomous Church of Japan and the Orthodox Christians resident in the People's Republic of China.The Kievan church was a junior metropolitanate of the Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Ecumenical patriarch appointed the metropolitan, who usually was a Greek, who governed the Church of Rus'.The Metropolitan's residence was originally located in Kiev itself, the capital of the medieval Rus' state.They were opposed by the influential Joseph of Volotsk, who defended ecclesiastical ownership of land and property.