BISHOP RUTHERFORD I                 ЕПИСКОП РЕЗЕРФОРД I 

 United Roman-Ruthenian Church:
Where Ancient Traditions Unite in Harmony

Come and Join the United Roman-Ruthenian Church

Are you seeking spiritual fulfillment?

Find solace, community, Christian tradition, and a deeper connection to God at the United Roman-Ruthenian Church. Our doors are open to all who seek a meaningful religious experience.

Tired of feeling disconnected from your faith?

In today's fast-paced society, it can be challenging to find time for spirituality. A link to the timeless faith is the ultimate anchor in an ever-changing world. At the United Roman-Ruthenian Church, we preserve the customs and uphold the beliefs established by Christ so that you can reconnect with your faith and nurture your soul.

Looking for a welcoming community?

We believe that church is not just a mere organization – it's about joining together as a global community united in Christ. And it's not about buildings or meeting places – it's about being linked together by a shared mission, even if we're miles apart.. Join us at the United Roman-Ruthenian Church and become part of our warm and friendly family that extends all around the world.

Want to enrich your spiritual journey?

Experience the awe-inspiring traditions of the faith with over 2000 years of history. Immerse yourself in thought-provoking messages and find opportunities for personal growth at the United Roman-Ruthenian Church. Discover new ways to deepen your relationship with God and take your spiritual journey to new heights.

Why Choose the United Roman-Ruthenian Church?

The United Roman-Ruthenian Church is not established by people, but rather it is part of the continuous Church founded founded by Jesus Christ.

The United Roman-Ruthenian Church offers:
  • A rich heritage rooted in ancient traditions from both the East and West.
  • The experience of Orthodox and Catholic traditions coming together in perfect harmony.
  • A welcoming environment for individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • A global congregation bound together by a shared belief, not limited by physical borders or buildings, but fueled by the same sense of purpose as the Early Church. 
Ready to embark on a meaningful spiritual journey?


Want to know more?

Keep reading below, see our history page, or read our FAQ!

THE DIOCESE OF THE SOUTHWEST 1978 - 2009.
THE ANGLO-CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF THE SOUTHWEST FROM 2009-2011.
SEE OF ST. STEPHEN, COADJUTORSHIP OF ROME (FOUNDED FIRST CENTURY BY ST. PETER),
AND SEE OF AQUILEIA (FOUNDED FIRST CENTURY BY ST. MARK) FROM 2011.
THE APOSTOLIC SEE OF STS. STEPHEN AND MARK FROM 2023.

In Hereditary Descent from Rome and Russia and Apostolic Succession
from Saints Peter, Andrew, Thomas, Thaddeus, and Bartholomew,
AN ETHNO-RELIGIOUS NATION WITHOUT POLITICAL TERRITORY AND A STATE UNTO ITSELF

representing people across multiple modern political countries.

PRINCIPAL LITURGICAL RITES:
GALLO-RUSSO-BYZANTINE
ANGLICAN-BYZANTINE
ANGLO-ROMAN
GALLICAN



Organisation in Special Consultative Status with the
United Nations Economic and Social Council since 2019.

We are an autocephalous Apostolic Church with ancient origins
of Orthodox and Catholic heritage.

Siamo una Chiesa apostolica autocefala con antiche origini
di eredità ortodossa e cattolica. 

Мы являемся автокефальной апостольской церковью
с древним происхождением
православного и католического наследия. 


A fully canonical autocephalous Apostolic See.
Through adherence to the historic and constant faith of the Church as taught by the saints and the Church Fathers (St. Vincent of Lerins) and the faith once  delivered for all unto the saints (Jude 3). Neither affiliation with this See, nor the Bishop of Rome, of Constantinople, or of any other ecclesiastical jurisdiction is required. We accept as canonical all who accept the traditional faith.


Send Your Prayer Requests Here
Invia Qui le Vostre Richieste di Preghiera 
Молитвенные просьбы





Assitance is brought around the world.





The Church unites people from all over the world.


The United Roman-Ruthenian Church serves people around the world,
regardless of race, nationality, or religious affiliation.




La Nostra Signora (Santa Madre di Dio) di Kazan
Our Lady (Holy Mother of God) of Kazan


The Holy Fathers of the Apostolic See
Left: Pope St. Leo X (Roman Catholic)
Right: Archbishop Aftimios Ofiesh (Russian Orthodox)

(DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THE HOLY FATHERS HERE.)

(LEARN MORE ABOUT ST. AFTIMIOS HERE.)


Il Rito Gallicano
The Gallican Rite

Pontificio Regno di Ruthenia
Pontifical Kingdom of Ruthenia
Папское Королевство Русь 

Pontificio Regno Imperiale di Italia
Pontifical Imperial Kingdom of Italy

Cronista Re d'Armi
Heraldic Office

Poste Pontificie
Pontifical Post

In Memoriam
Memorial


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The United Roman-Ruthenian Church and the Pontifical Imperial State of Rome-Ruthenia constitute an ecclesiastical sovereignty by right of Rome as heir to the Roman Empire and Pontifical Kingdom of Ruthenia and All Rus' with an independent government in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The United Roman-Ruthenian Church is an autocephalous Catholicate. The governments of the modern republics of Italy, German, France, Switzerland, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and the United States, and of the modern kingdoms of Great Britain and Spain, as well as the European Union and all other civil states, are not affiliated with the United Roman-Ruthenian Church and the Pontifical Imperial State.

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