Welcome to the online home of the The Holy Imperial Russian Orthodox Church. We are an Orthodox autocephaly currently not affiliated with the Patriarchate of Moscow or the Russian Orthodox Church in America.
As of 2013, Sovereign Patriarch Nicholas III discontinued all operations of the Church due to an inadequate number of ministers and limited financial resources to support the growing costs of running such a ministry. Currently, the Church exists in stasis and may be revived in the future with the help of new benefactors and clerical dedication.
With rare exception, Patriarch Nicholas III now operates exclusively from the western rites of our sister Church, the Holy Nicholean Catholic Church. We invite you to explore our work there in order to learn more about the unique traditions of an esoteric Catholic/Orthodox religious institution.