NY: 61 Commencement of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
May 31, 2009
Sunday May 31, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary celebrated commencement
ceremonies for the graduating class of 2009. His Grace, Gabriel,
Bishop of Montreal and Canada, presided over the ceremonies, having
celebrated Divine Liturgy on the same morning and All-night Vigil on
Freewood Acres, NJ: Remembrance of Lienz Tragedy
May 31, 2009
On June 1,
1945, at the conclusion of the most terrible war in the history of
mankind, in the mountain town of Lienz, over 20,000 Cossacks were
rounded up and handed over to death in the Soviet Union. By tradition,
the Kuban Cossack Voisko Abroad commemorates the victims of this
tragedy every year on the nearest Sunday to June 1.
VA: 20th anniversary of St. Joseph of Optina Church
May 31, 2009
May 30th and 31th, St. Joseph of Optina Church in Tidewater, VA
celebrated its 20th anniversary as an Orthodox Mission, its 15th year
as a Church Abroad Mission, and parish feastday in the St. Theodore
Chapel at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Norfolk,
NY: Memorial Day Youth Retreat at Holy Trinity Monastery
May 26, 2009
Day Weekend, Holy Trinity Monastery hosted a retreat for young
Orthodox adults. Many came from as far away as Florida and California.
The greater number of participants came from the young adult community
of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, but all were welcome and some
came from other jurisdictions.
NY: Parish Feast Day of St. Nicholas Church
St Nicholas Parish in Poughkeepsie, NY, marks its feast day in the
spring, May 22 according to the new calendar. This year, the date fell
on a Friday, so on the following Sunday, His Grace Bishop Jerome of
Manhattan officiated at Divine Liturgy at the church.
Millville, NJ: Parish
Feast Day of
St. Nicholas Church
May 23rd, Bishop Jerome of Manhattan visited St. Nicholas Church in
Millville, NJ for the parish feastday.
Freewood Acres, New Jersey: Parish
Feast Day of St. George's Church
On Wednesday, May 6th, on the
commemoration day of the holy great-martyr and victory-bearer George,
the parish of St. George marked its feastday. On the eve of the feast,
an All-Night Vigil was served by His Grace, Bishop George of Mayfield.
MA: The Head of the Russian
Ecclesiastical Mission visited the Church of the Theophany
On the Sunday of the Holy Myrrh-Bearing Women, Archimandrite Joasaph (McLellan),
head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, led the
divine services in the Church of the Theophany. After the Liturgy, Fr.
Victor thanked Fr. Joasaph for his service and his prayers.
Myrrhbearers Women’s Choir celebrates its 11th Annual
Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd, the Holy
Myrrhbearers Diocesan Women’s Choir under the direction of Eugenia Temidis,
upheld its 12 year tradition and marked the Paschal feast of their heavenly
patronesses by singing the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy at the Church of
Our Lady of Kazan in Newark NJ.
Red Bank, NJ: Parish Sisterhood feast at St. Nicholas Church
May 3, 2009
May 3, St. Nicholas Church was visited by a dual Paschal joy – not
only were we visited by the Protectress of the Russian Diaspora,
the Kursk Root icon of the Mother of God, but His Grace George, Bishop
of Mayfield, also blessed us with his archpastoral visit, during which
he led the Divine Liturgy.
Nyack, NY: Parish Sisterhood feast at Holy Virgin Protection
May 3rd, the Sunday commemorating the Myrrh Bearing women, the Feast
Day of the Parish Sisterhood, His Grace, Bishop Jerome Vicar Bishop of
Manhattan celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Virgin Protection
Russian Orthodox Church in Nyack, New York.
holds its initial meeting in Jackson, NJ
the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the newly
appointed Music Commission of the Eastern American Diocese held its
first meeting on Sunday, May 3, 2009 – the Sunday of the
Myrrhbearing Women – at the parish hall of the St. Vladimir Memorial
Church in Jackson, N.J.