The bishops of the Orthodox Churches trace unbroken succession to the very apostles themselves, therefore ultimately receiving their consecrations from our Lord Jesus Christ. All the bishops of the Eastern Orthodox Churches, no matter their titles, are equal in their sacramental office. The various titles given to bishops are simply administrative or honorific in their essence. At an ecumenical council , each bishop may cast only one vote, whether he is the Ecumenical Patriarch or simply an auxiliary bishop without a diocese. As with its Apostolic succession , the faith held by the Church is that which was handed by Christ to the apostles.
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Autocephaly recognized universally de facto, by some Autocephalous Churches de jure. Canonicity mostly recognized:. The ROC, as well as the primate thereof, officially ranks fifth in the Orthodox order of precedence, immediately below the four ancient patriarchates of the Greek Orthodox Church , those of Constantinople , Alexandria , Antioch , and Jerusalem. The Christianization of Kievan Rus' , widely seen as the birth of the ROC, is believed to have occurred in through the baptism of the Kievan prince Vladimir and his people by the clergy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, whose constituent part the ROC remained for the next six centuries, while the Kievan see remained in the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate until
Church of Russia
It exercises jurisdiction over the Orthodox Christians living in the former member republics of the USSR and their diasporas abroad. It also exercises jurisdiction over the autonomous Church of Japan and the Orthodox Christians living in the People's Republic of China. According to the statutes of the Russian Orthodox Church its jurisdiction includes the Orthodox faithful living on its canonical territory in Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan as well as Orthodox Christians living in other countries who voluntarily submit to its jurisdiction. The autonomous and self-governing churches receive their chrism from the Patriarch of Moscow and exercise their activities on the basis of their patriarchal tomoses. The Russian Orthodox Church's jurisdiction over particular territories is disputed, most notably in Estonia, Moldova, and Ukraine, but it remains by far the largest Orthodox Church present in all three countries.
The Eastern Orthodox Church is the second-largest Christian church communion  and traces its historic roots to the Eastern Roman Empire aka Byzantium. It is one of the Eastern Churches. It should not be confused with the Oriental Orthodox churches, which are the dominant forms of Christianity in Armenia , Egypt , Ethiopia and Eritrea and completely different from most Christianity in theology as Miaphysitism. Eastern Orthodoxy recognizes the same seven sacraments as Roman Catholics: baptism, chrismation called confirmation in the western rites , Eucharist, confession, ordination, marriage, and the anointing of the sick. Baptism is conducted by full immersion, with liberal amounts of water used.