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Howell, NJ: On Feast Day of Venerable Seraphim of Sarov, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral - 01/18/17

On Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of January, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, led the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ for the feast of the Repose & Second Finding of the Relics of Venerable Seraphim, Abbot and Wonderworker of Sarov.


Wayne, WV: Metropolitan Hilarion performs Priestly & Diaconal Ordinations at Holy Cross Monastery - 01/17/17

On Tuesday the 10th and Wednesday the 11th of January, the feast of the Holy Innocents, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV. On Tuesday, His Eminence prayed with the brethren during the evening divine services.


Mayfield, PA: Nativity Services in St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 01/17/17

On Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th of Janary, the clergy and faithful of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Mayfield, PA joyously greeted the great feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. The divine services were led by longtime cathedral rector Archpriest John Sorochka, co-served by cathedral clerics.


New York City: Traditional Nativity Reception held in Russian Federation Consulate - 01/13/17

On Thursday, January 12, an official Nativity reception was held in the Consulate of the Russian Federation in New York City on behalf of Consul General Igor L. Golubovsky and the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace John, Bishop of Naro-Fominsk. 


New York City: Divine Services for Christ’s Nativity held in Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 01/13/17

The Nativity of Christ was celebrated in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. On the eve of the feast, parishioners decorated the cathedral for the feast. The All-Night Vigil on Friday, January 6th, and the Divine Liturgy for the great feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday the 7th were led by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.


Howell, NJ: Nativity Celebrations held at Diocesan Center - 01/13/17

On Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th of January, festal services for the great feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ were held in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the services were led by New Jersey dean and pastor emeritus Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov, co-served by parish clergy.


Nanuet, NY: Celebration of Christ’s Nativity at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" - 01/13/17

On Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th of January, the clergy, sisterhood, and parishioners of Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY joyfully greeted the great feast of the Nativity of Christ. The All-Night Vigil on Friday evening and Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning were led by the dean of the convent’s St. Seraphim Cathedral, Archpriest Alexander Fedorowski, co-served by convent clergy: Archpriest Yaroslav Belikow and Protodeacon Serge Arlievsky.


Jordanville: Brotherhood of Holy Trinity Monastery celebrates Nativity of Christ - 01/12/17

On Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th of January, the brethren and pilgrims of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, came together in the habitation’s main cathedral to celebrate the great feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. Leading the divine services was monastery abbot Archimandrite Luke (Murianka), co-served by monastery clergy. 


Washington, DC: St. John the Baptist Cathedral hosts 37th Annual St. Herman Youth Conference - 01/11/17

On the first day of St. Herman Youth Conference, the lobby swarms with strangers. But out of the chaos, a few familiar faces emerge, and over the next few days, new friends will become your family. Being young and Orthodox, after all, is not a particularly typical combination, and this common denominator transforms strangers into family in minutes. United by a common experience and faith, Americans, Russians, Canadians, Australians, Serb, and Greeks; teenagers and budding professionals; engineers and nurses; PKs (priests’ kids) and the recently chrismated – all diverse and unique – will come together.


New York City: At Nativity Eve Liturgy, Bishop Nicholas congratulates First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad with Feast & Birthday - 01/11/17

On Saturday, January 6, the Eve of the great feast of the Nativity of Christ, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. His Eminence was co-served by diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, and cathedral and diocesan clergy.


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Schedule of Nativity "Yolka" Celebrations in Eastern American Diocesan Parishes

Many diocesan parishes hold annual "Yolka" celebrations, during which children of the local parish school prepare thematic plays, dances, song and poem recitals, and much more, as an expression of their love for the feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. EvenGrandfatherFrost (Santa) makesanappearance!


New York City: Schedule for Pilgrimage led by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York to Russia’s Holy Sites Now Available

This year, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, will lead a pilgrimage to the holy sites of Russia. Further information and a visitation schedule is available in PDF format here:


St. Innocent Press offers Customizable Orthodox Wall Calendar

Parishes and individuals are advised that St. Innocent Press is currently offering Orthodox wall calendars for sale. The 12-page calendars include fasting information, saints commemorated (Julian Calendar), and Scripture readings for every day of the year. 


Lenten Clergy Retreat to be held at Diocesan Cathedral March 20-22

The 2017 Lenten Clergy Retreat of the Eastern American Diocese will be held at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ, on March 20-22, 2017. More information will be posted here soon. 


Sea Cliff, NY: 2017 Pilgrimage to Holy Land being Organized

Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan will lead a pilgrimage of clergy and laity to the Holy Land on August 1-14, 2017. The pilgrimage will begin with the patronal feast of the Russian Convent in honor of St. Mary Magdalene in Gethsemane, and will be dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the episcopal consecration of the ever-memorable Metropolitan Laurus. 


An Appeal from the Chancery of the Moscow Patriarchate regarding Black Sea Plane Crash

In connection with the crash of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense airplane Tu-154, with the blessing of His Holiness KYRILL, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, a general panihida is to be served for the newly departed servants of God killed in the plane crash on the Black Sea in all churches of the Russian Orthodox Church on the third day after this tragedy – December 27. Further, daily commemoration of the departed at Proskomedia and Divine Liturgy must be performed until the fortieth day – February 2, 2017.


Jordanville: Holy Trinity Seminary opens Search for Seminary Dean

At its autumn 2016 meeting, the Board of Trustees of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY has resolved to open the search for the vacant position of Dean of the Seminary, and formed a Search Committee for this purpose, under the chairmanship of the Very Reverend Archimandrite Luke (Murianka), Rector of the Seminary. 


Fund for Assistance’s Urgent Appeal: "Help Your Suffering Orthodox Brothers & Sisters in Haiti!"

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and has been devastated by Hurricane Matthew. Close to a 1,000 have lost their lives. Members of our ROCOR Mission in Haiti have suffered, as well. While none have lost their lives, all have endured damage to their meager property and crops. Especially hard hit were our brothers in Les Cayes in the country’s south.


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