Press service of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople has stated that the Ecumenical Patriarchate will temporarily acknowledge the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in America. That decision will make the unification of Orthodoxy in the USA much faster.
All existing structures of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the USA and Canada (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA, American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese, Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America, Vicariate for Palestinian/Jordanian Communities in the USA, Belarusian Council of Orthodox Churches in North America, Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto and stavropigial institutions) will receive a metochia status and since Pascha 2012 Priests there start to commemorate Metropolitan JONAH (or respective OCA Dioceasan Bishops) during the services alongside their respective diocesan EP Hierarchs.
The situation will be unique, because the metochias will outnumber the OCA's Parishes more than 8 times. However this will be a temporarily solution, to create a united American Orthodox Church.
Other Churches that do not recognise OCA's autocephaly have not reacted yet.