But then.. is my chrismation really Orthodox? The priest and the bishop who did it belonged (and still belong) to the Milan Synod, the jurisdiction that (AFAIK) started as a canonical Orthodox jurisdiction but then fell off the global Orthodox family because its prelate failed to secure a "tomos" from a canonical Orthodox hierarch of a higher standing. So... again... am I baptised (chrismated)... or not?
It may be something of a comfort to know that last year, in September, two hieromonks of the Milan Synod (I think I cannot name them because of Forum rules?) were received into the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. They were not baptized nor chrismated and they were received in their rank as priests by the rite of Cheirothesia.
Metropolitan Hilarion made the decision to receive the two Milan priests not by Ordination (Cheirotonia) nor even by Vesting but by Cheirothesia which he describes as the regularisation of their existing Orders.
Here is Metropolitan Hilarion's Official Statement:
This is to certify that on Thursday, September 18, 2008, before the Divine Liturgy, celebrated in St. Sergius of Radonezh Church at the Synod of Bishops in New York City, we regularized through cheirothesia the ordination to the Holy Priesthood of Hieromonk [name removed.]
Hieromonk [name removed] is assigned to the Eastern America & New York
Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
+ Hilarion [handwritten signature]
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Of course this reception took place when the Russian Church Abroad was already united with and a subordinate part of the Moscow Patriarchate (since May 2007.)
So in both the Russian Church Abroad and in the Church of Russia itself, your baptism and chrismation would be accepted by economia if you reached a decision to join one or the other.