no, it is not. At least that is what the Patrairch of Moscow and His Holy Synod of Russia have said
The most obvious thing that is happening is closer relations between Rocor and the OCA. Over time that may result in some sort of merging but that is a ways off yet, but relations are much warmer these days. You also need to keep in mind Met. Jonah is young and has lots of time, God willing, to assert his idea's and leadership. I think he is the future leader of American Orthodoxy. He is in the OCA but was raised in the Moscow Pat. he is Old Calendar personally...etc. He can bridge the gaps.
America is rightfully and historically under Russian Jurisdiction. That is where it will eventually end up again via Moscow's daughter Churches
Wow...I suspect there are a lot of us who don't see the future quite that clearly. Also - given the direction that Russia is going as a nation and its relationship with the United States in particular, I am not so sure many of us 'older folks' are remembering with any fondness the problems that past association with Russophilism caused the Church in year's past. That is not to say that the OCA will not be an important component of an American Orthodox Church but unity will not happen if it is viewed as a construct for Russian dominance in North America any more than if it is viewed as a vehicle for Hellenism.
The USA is technically under Russian Jurisdiction.
The Autocephalous Orthodox Church in America shall have exclusive spiritual and canonical jurisdiction over all bishops, clerics and laymen of the Eastern Orthodox confession in continental North America, excluding Mexico, and including the State of Hawaii who are presently part of the Metropolitanate, or who shall later enter the Metropolitanate; and over all parishes which now belong or later shall be accepted into the Metropolitanate, excepting the entire clergy, possessions and parishes enumerated in Paragraph 3, points a,b,c. http://www.russianchurchusa.org/page.php?id=66
The Moscow Patriarchate shall not lay claim to either spiritual or canonical jurisdiction over bishops, clergy and laymen of the Eastern Orthodox confession, or over parishes mentioned in Division 1, Paragraph 7, and by the present yields to the Metropolitanate, all jurisdiction to which she has laid claim on the above men¬tioned territory (Paragraph 7); excepting the entire clergy, possessions and parishes enumerated in Para¬graph 3, points a,b,c.
Parishes and clergy in the U.S.A. which remain in the canonical jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate shall be governed by the Most Holy Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia through one of his vicar bishops; not having a title of the local American Church, especially appointed for this, and until such time as these parishes express their official desire to join the Autocephalous Church in America in the manner described below.
The changing of jurisdictions by parishes which are in the canonical care of the Moscow Patriarchate after the proclamation of the Metropolitanate’s autocephaly shall occur on the initiative of the parishes them¬selves and after bilateral agreements in each concrete case between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Auto¬cephalous Church in America.
The Moscow Patriarchate shall not receive into its care in North America any clerics without written release or any parishes except parishes from uncanonical ecclesiastical organizations in Canada; and shall not canonically permit clergy and parishes remaining in its care to enter any of the Orthodox jurisdictions but the jurisdiction of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church in America.
The Exarchate of North and South America, together with the dioceses in the U.S.A. and Canada which comprised it, is abolished.
ALEXIS, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
Members of the Holy Synod:
1. Metropolitan of Krutitsy and Kolomna, PIMEN
2. Metropolitan of Leningrad and Novgorod, NIKODIM
3. Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia, Exarch of the Ukraine, PHILARET
4. Metropolitan of Orel and Briansk, PALLADY
5. Metropolitan of Alma-Ata and Khazakstan, IOSIF
6. Metropolitan of Yaroslavl and Rostov, IOANN
7. Archbishop of Irkutsk and Tchita, VENIAMIN
8. Archbishop of Ufa and Sterlitamak, IOV
9. Archbishop of New York and the Aleutians, Exarch of North and South America, IONAFAN
10. Bishop of Kishinev and Moldavia, VARFOLOMEY
11. Bishop of Tula and Belev, IUVENALY
12. Bishop of Chernigov and Nezhinsk, VLADIMIR
13. Bishop of Smolensk and Viazmia, GEDEON
14. Chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan of Tallin and Estonia, ALEXEI
Русская Православная Церковь в США/Russian Orthodox Church in the USA
He said Moscow's daughter Church the OCA has jurisdiction. Maybe I didnt read far enough.
North America was first evangelized by Russians ( St. Herman, etc.)
Russia had jurisdiction
All communication stopped due to the Revolution
Other Jurisdictions who had set up shop asserted themselves within their own communities
Moscow grants independence to the OCA
The OCA technically has jurisdiction in North America
The ex-pat Russians (Rocor) make peace with Moscow. They allow an irregular situation to continue
Rocor and the OCA will eventually work out their relationship
Technically they will have Jurisdiction in North America
The Greeks and Arabs and Serbs and Romanians etc have no dejuire standing when you come down to it.
Big Ego's and defacto rule over various fiefdoms maintain the current irregular situation
I would think Moscow would back an OCA-Rocor leadership in North