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"Never, never, never let anyone tell you that, in order to be Orthodox, you must be Eastern. The West was fully Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable liturgy is far older than any of her heresies." -St. John Maximovitch


You have found the official ROCOR Western Rite Website. 

This is the online source for information about the Western-Rite of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.  News, events, and liturgical resources are posted on this site.  We invite you to peruse this site and take advantage of the information provided and if you have questions, we would love to hear from you!  

The Orthodox Church is the Church that was established in A.D. 33, on the Day of Pentecost.  It has existed down to the present day as a repository for the Faith that was once and for all time delivered through the apostles.  Holy Orthodoxy is found in nearly every populated geographical location in the world.

Special Announcements!

  • With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the ROCOR Western Rite Conference is scheduled for September 28th - October 1st of 2015.  Please keep this conference, and the ROCOR Western Rite, in your prayers.

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