The Belarusian Orthodox Church (BOC; Belarusian: ? , Russian: ?) is the official name of the Belarusian Exarchate (Belarusian: , Russian: ) of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belarus. It represents the union of Russian Orthodox eparchies in the territory of the Republic of Belarus and is the largest religious organization in the country, uniting the predominant majority of its Eastern Orthodox Christians.
The church enjoys a much lower degree of autonomy than the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, which is a semi-autonomous entity associated with the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Belarusian Orthodox Church strongly opposes the minor and largely emigration-based Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.
Structurally, the Belarusian Orthodox Church consists of 11 eparchies:
Orthodox Christian believers are organised in the Belarusian Orthodox Church (BOC), since 1989 an exarchate [...].