Hill, NJ: Bishop George celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. Elizabeth the
New Martyr Church
On Sunday, October
31, His Grace George, Bishop of Mayfield, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in
St. Elizabeth the New Martyr Church in Rocky Hill, NJ. His Grace was
co-served by parish rector Archpriest David Straut and Deacon Leonid Roschko.
During the Sixth Hour, Vladyka tonsured parishioner Stephanos Bibas a
reader, then ordaining Reader Sergio Silva a subdeacon.
The third issue of Holy Trinity Theological Seminary journal "Holy
Trinity’s Heritage" has been published
Theological Seminary in Jordanville, NY has published the third issue of its
journal, "Troitskoe nasledie" ("Holy Trinity’s Heritage"),
dedicated in part to the memory of Archpriest Boris Kizenko (reposed August
27, 2010) and his seminary graduating class. The journal, a successor
publication to Holy Trinity Seminary’s earlier, 1997 publication, is
published entirely in Russian, in full color, and is 80 pages long.
New York, NY: Bishop Jerome celebrated
the Divine Liturgy in Holy Fathers Church
On Sunday, October
24, parishioners of Holy Fathers Church in New York City marked their
patronal feast day. His Grace Jerome, Bishop of Manhattan, celebrated the
Divine Liturgy... Upon completion of the Divine Liturgy, a short moleben was
served before the parish icon of the Seven Ecumenical Councils.
River, NY: Singers of the Holy Myrrhbearers Women’s Choir presented a
concert at Holy Transfiguration Church
a lovely autumn Saturday, October 23, six singers from the Holy Myrrhbearers
Diocesan Women’s Choir participated in the choir for hierarchal Divine
Liturgy and ensuing festivities marking the inaugural archpastoral visit of
His Grace, the Right Reverend Bishop Michael of New York and the Diocese of
NY and NJ...
NY: The Arrival of the Holy
Fathers of the Kiev Caves in New York
October 19, 2010, will likely be remembered as an extraordinary event
in the history of Orthodox New York, and perhaps even of the whole
Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. Spiritual events are recognized solely
by the spirit, and nothing is coincidental. Everything is established
by God, and is founded upon His blessed Providence.
York was bustling about in its usual busy, tumultuous state.
WV: Bishop George led the divine services in Holy Cross Monastery on the
Feast of the Holy Optina Elders
On Friday the 22nd
and Saturday the 23rd of October, on the feast of the Holy Optina Elders,
His Grace, Bishop George of Mayfield, led the divine services in Holy Cross
Monastery. His Grace was co-served by the monastery clergy. Praying during
the divine services was Priest Mark Tyson (rector of St. Mary's Church in
Bluefield, WV). During the Liturgy, Bishop George elevated Heirodeacon
Nektarios to the priesthood.
Cove, NY: Bishop Jerome led services in the Church of the Intercession of
the Holy Virgin
On Wednesday the 13th
and Thursday the 14th of October, the feast of the Protection of the Mother
of God, the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin & St. Sergius
in Glen Cove, NY, celebrated its patronal feast day. On Wednesday night, His
Grace Jerome, Bishop of Manhattan, served the All-Night Vigil, co-served by rector Priest Alexandre
am convinced that the fullness of Grace is only in Orthodoxy."
An Interview with Priest Maximos McIntyre
Priest Maximos McIntyre, a
convert to Orthodoxy, has been a cleric of the Eastern American Diocese for
almost a year and has recently completed a screenplay "entitled Lord of
Glory," a story of Soviet persecution of Orthodox Christians in
communist Russia. In addition, Fr. Maximos is one of the most active
missionary priests in the diocese. Diocesan Media Office correspondent
Reader Peter Lukianov interviewed Fr. Maximos on questions involving the
experiences of conversion to Orthodoxy and Christian ministry in America.
‒ A screenplay by a priest of the Eastern American Diocese makes
it to the voting stage of a film competition
Glory” is an Orthodox screenplay written by an American convert to
Orthodoxy, Fr. Maximos McIntyre, who is also a cleric of the Eastern
American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. This screenplay has
successfully made it to the voting stage of a screenplay and film
competition on moviehatch.com. Diocesan Media Office correspondent Rdr.
Peter Lukianov spoke to Fr. Maximos about this exciting endeavor.
Service of Bishop George on the 21st
Sunday after Pentecost
Saturday, October 16, His Grace George, Bishop of Mayfield, led the
All-Night Vigil in St. George’s Church in Howell, NJ. His Grace was
co-served by Archpriest Boris Henderson, Archpriest John Moses, Deacon
Leonid Roschko and Deacon Nathan Moussell. The following morning, His Grace
visited Holy Virgin Protection Church in New Brunswick, NJ, and celebrated
the Divine Liturgy.
NJ: The 6th Annual Russian & Slavic Cultural Festival at St. Alexander
On Sunday, October
10, the St. Alexander Nevsky Foundation held its sixth annual Russian and
Slavic Cultural Festival at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Lakewood, NJ.
The festival turned out to be a great success with over 1350 attendees on a
beautiful afternoon. This year’s festival featured "Barynya"
Russian Dance Ensemble for the first time.
Patronal Feast Day of Holy Virgin Protection Church
On Wednesday the 13th and Thursday the
14th of October, Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY celebrated its
patronal feast day. Rector Archpriest George Larin officiated the
All-Night Vigil on the eve of the feast, co-served by Archpriest Ilya
Gorsky, Archpriest Serafim
Gan, Protodeacon Joseph
Jarostchuk, and parish cleric Protodeacon Dimitri Temidis. The following morning, the Divine
Liturgy was led by The First Hierarch of ROCOR...
Carolina: 15th annual joint Divine Liturgy at Cheraw State Park
Sunday, October 17, parishioners of the Russian Church Abroad in North and
South Carolina came together for joint prayer under a shelter by the lake at
Cheraw State Park for the fifteenth time. This tradition began in the fall
of 1995, when Priest Anastasy Yatrelis (rector of Sts. Cyril & Methodius
Church in Summerville, SC (near Charleston)) was also spiritually nourishing
the Holy Trinity Mission in Durham, NC.
George’s service on the Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God
Wednesday, October 13, on the eve of the feast of the Protection of the
Mother of God, His Grace George, Bishop of Mayfield, led the All-Night Vigil
in St. George’s Church in Howell, NJ. His Grace was co-served by parish
clerics Priest Jonah Campbell and Deacon Leonid Roschko. The divine service
was adorned by the singing of the parish’s male choir, under the direction
of rector Archpriest Serge Lukianov.
MA: The Miter of St. John of San Francisco was brought to St. John the
On Tuesday, October
12, the day of the finding of the relics of St. John (Maximovitch), the holy
relic of St. John’s miter was brought to St. John the Wonderworker Church
in Framingham, MA. An akathist to the hierarch was served in the presence of
faithful from the surrounding parishes of Greater Boston. The akathist was
led by the Chancellor of the Synod of Bishops, Archpriest Serafim Gan,
co-served by parish rector Priest Vadim Pismenny.
TN: VIM Volunteers built a chapel in honor of the Protection of the Mother
On October 7-9,
Archpriest John Moses led several members of the Volunteers in Mission (VIM)
Program on a work project in Chattanooga, TN, to help construct a chapel for
the Protection of the Mother of Mission in the home of Archpriest Stavros
Rousos. The team built an iconostasis, altar table, table of oblation, and
servers’ table for the mission.
Synodal Youth Department and the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA hosted a
Youth Symposium dedicated to the 90th Anniversary of the Russian Church
As reported by the
official site of ROCOR, on October 2-3, with the blessing of His Eminence
Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of
the Russian Church Abroad, and His Eminence Justinian, Archbishop of
Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, a youth
symposium dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Russian Church Abroad was
held in New York.
NY: Bishop Jerome took part in Orthodox Education Day at St. Vladimir’s
As reported by the official site of the
Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, on Saturday, October 2, with the blessing
of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, His
Grace Jerome, Bishop of Manhattan, took part in Orthodox Education Day, an
annual holiday held at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary.
NJ: Services in St. Vladimir Memorial Church on the Fortieth Day of the
Repose of Archpriest Boris Kizenko
On Tuesday, October
5, a Liturgy for the Departed was served in St. Vladimir Memorial Church for
the 40th day of the repose of Archpriest Boris Kizenko. Diocesan secretary
Archpriest Serge Lukianov celebrated the Liturgy, co-served by deputy rector
Priest Serge Ledkovsky and parish Deacon Paul Drozdowski.
WV: Bishop George led Celebrations on the Feast of the Exaltation of the
Cross of the Lord in Holy Cross Monastery
Every year, on the
first Sunday after the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of
the Lord, the patronal feast day is triumphally celebrated in Holy Cross
Monastery. This year, the festivities fell on October 2-3. Pilgrims came to
the monastery both from surrounding parishes and from afar: clerics and
worshipers came from Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, New York, and New