Historical Audio Recordings of Great Lent in Jerusalem to be Released on Diocesan Website - 02/20/18
The Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese has recently undertaken a new project of digitizing several hundred hours of audio recordings from the diocesan archives. With God’s help, these audio recordings will be published in the podcast section of the website as they become available.
Stratford, CT: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast Day of Holy Presentation Church - 02/20/18
On Wednesday the 14th and Thursday the 15th of February, the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visited Holy Presentation Church in Stratford, CT, and led the divine services for the parish’s patronal feast day.
New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion performs Diaconal Ordination of Subdeacon Pavel Roudenko at Festal Liturgy for the Meeting of the Lord - 02/19/18
On Thursday, February 15, the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.At the service, Metropolitan Hilarion ordained longtime Reader and Subdeacon Pavel Roudenko to the diaconate.
Jordanville, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services for Patronal Feast of Holy Trinity Seminary - 02/16/18
On Sunday the 11th and Tuesday the 12th of February, the feast of the Three Great Hierarchs – Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom – Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York visited Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, where he led the divine services.
Staten Island, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy on Feast of Holy Hieromartyr Vladimir of Kiev - 02/09/18
On Wednesday, February 7, the feast of the Holy Hierarch Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople, and Holy Hieromartyr Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev & Galicia, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Church of Our Lady "Unexpected Joy" on Staten Island, NY.
Brooklyn, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church - 02/08/18
On Sunday, February 4, the feast of the New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, visited Holy New Martyrs Church in Brooklyn to lead the patronal feast day.
Faces of the Diocese
"I Married a Mailman!" – An Interview with Archpriest Dimitri & Matushka Natalia Ermakov - 12/21/17
More than a century ago, the founding fathers of Holy Dormition parish came here, to southwest Pennsylvania, leaving behind everything that was near and dear to them: their homes, families, and customs. They knew that, without hope in God’s providence, they would not survive. And out of this great faith, fidelity toward and love for God, in 1917 these people founded an Orthodox parish.
"The Icon Chose My Arms & Legs to Take It Around the World" – An Interview with Eugene Korolev - 12/02/17
An icon of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos containing a piece of the omophorion of the Mother of God is visiting the churches and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese. Brining the icon from Moscow is the general director of the Russian National Creative Workshop "Art-Project," LLC, and director of the International Foundation for Mutual Development & Strengthening of Spiritual Unity and the Religious & Historical Values of Russian Orthodoxy in the Homeland & Abroad "Under the Protection of the Theotokos," Eugene (Evgeny) Korolev. Mr. Korolev first visited the Diocese in December 2015, when a monument to the Reunification of the Russian Orthodox Church was dedicated at the Diocesan Center in Howell, NJ.
Miami, FL: Report by Priest Mykhailo Mykhailenko on 70th Anniversary of St. Vladimir Parish - 11/30/17
In 2017, St. Vladimir Church in Miami, FL celebrated its 70th anniversary. The festal divine services were held on November 11-12, led by His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan. At lunch after Divine Liturgy, parish cleric Priest Mykhailo Mykhailenko delivered a report about the church’s history:
"A Big City & A Church Built by Little People" – An Interview with Matushka Sophia McKenzie - 11/16/17
Russian Church life in Florida was begun by Archbishop Vitaly (Maximenko) in 1937 – who was himself later appointed Bishop of Florida – in a big city in the south of the state. In the mid-1940s, construction began on the first Russian church in Florida. Its founders were from the first and second waves of immigrants and included seven dwarfs – professional performers, who arrived in Miami at World War II broke out. Among them were Ivan and Pelagia Velikanov, and Vasily and Maria Filin. Their names appear on a memorial plaque at the entrance to the church.
Registration for the Summer School of Liturgical Music is Open
Registration is now open for the Summer School of Liturgical Music at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY. The dates for the 2018 session are July 15-28. More information, including cost and registration, can be found on the school’s website here. Questions can also be directed to program officer Valentina Shatalova by e-mail.
Jordanville, NY: Winter Issue of "Pravoslavnaya Rus’" Now Available for Download
The third issue of Russian-language Pravoslavnaya Rus’ ("Orthodox Russia") has been released by Holy Trinity Publications in Jordanville, NY.
Chosen One of the Mother of God
"The 20th Anniversary of Jose’s Murder" – On the 19th Annual Pilgrimage to the Grave of Jose Muñoz-Cortes
The Iveron Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Portaitissa" and the Myrrh-Streaming "Montreal" Icon of the Iveron Mother of God
Protodeacon Serge Arlievsky: "Consequences of the 1917 Revolution - Russians in the Lower Hudson Valley"
July 18-19, 2015: Divine Services in Diocesan Cathedral led by Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev & All Ukraine