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New York City: Lecture on Order of Divine Services in Russian Orthodox Church to be held at Synodal Cathedral

This coming Sunday, April 2, after Divine Liturgy and a luncheon at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, at approx. 1:30 PM, a lecture and discussion "On the Order of Divine Services in the Russian Orthodox Church" will be delivered by Peter Fekula ‒ reader, author, and conductor of the Synodal Choir. The event (conducted in Russian) is for all those who are interested in a greater understanding of the Orthodox divine services. Simultaneous translation into English will be provided on request. Entry is free of charge.


Church Mutual Insurance Company accepting Religious Scholarship Applications

Church Mutual, which insures ROCOR’s Eastern American Diocese, is currently accepting applications for religious scholarships. Church Mutual’s “Religious Scholars Program” is offering 50 scholarships of $5,000 each for a total of $250,000 for the 2017-18 academic year. The scholarship is for religious scholars to use toward the completion of their academic year.


Albany, NY: Third Annual Pascha Youth Choir Concert to be held Saturday, April 22

For the third year now, the Youth Choir of the St. Vladimir Youth Association will sing the Divine Liturgy and perform a Paschal concert on Bright Saturday. This year, the young singers will sing Liturgy and perform the concert on Saturday, April 22, at the Nativity of the Mother of God Church in Albany, NY.


Old Testament Lectionary & Cue Cards for Great Lent Available on Diocese Website

The Eastern American Diocesan website is now offering for download the Old Testament Lectionary for Sixth Hour and Vespers on weekdays during Great Lent, as well as cue cards for clergy, specifically the Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian, and the verses on the Hours. Everything is available in English and Church Slavonic.

The Lectionary for the first week of Lent is available, and will be gradually completed over the course of the fast.

The readings and cue cards are available on the Liturgical Resources page here.


Resolution of the ROCOR Synod of Bishops on the 100th anniversary of the revolution in Russia and the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Reunification of the Russian Church

At the session of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad, held on Thursday, December 8, 2016, Synod members resolved to prayerfully mark the 100th anniversary of the tragic events associated with the revolution in Russia in all churches of the Russian Church Abroad (the dates of the services for the departed, as well as a special petition to be read thereat, are outlined in the text below), as well as to instruct the rectors of parishes and monasteries of the Russian Church Abroad to lift up, during the Divine Liturgy on the feast day of the Ascension of the Lord, the "Prayer for the Prosperity of the Russian Church." Further information is available in the text of the encyclical directive, which can be viewed in PDF format here:


Albany, NY: Tikhvin Project begins Fifth Year

Project Tikhvin began in 2012 with the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York. Each year, a small group of young people travels to Russia to assist in the restoration of ancient churches and monasteries. The group visits the holy places of northern Russia in St. Petersburg, Pskov, Tikhvin, and the regions surrounding Lake Ladoga


Resolution of the ROCOR Synod of Bishops to convene a Council of Bishops in Munich on June 9-15

At the session of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad, held on Thursday, December 8, 2016, Synod members resolved to convene a Council of Bishops on June 9th of this year in Munich, to coincide with the great consecration of the Cathedral of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia in that city. In connection with the forthcoming Council, it was likewise resolved to implement a dues schedule for all of the parishes of the Russian Church Abroad. Further information is available in the text of the encyclical directive, which can be viewed in PDF format here:


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. 


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