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Jordanville: Summer School of Liturgical Music to hold its Annual Session

The Summer School of Liturgical Music will be holding its annual session at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY from July 9-22. The highly regarded three-year program is open to all wishing to obtain or improve their knowledge of the Russian Orthodox musical tradition.

Dania Beach, FL: PaTRAM & Maestro Vladimir Gorbik to lead Master Classes for Orthodox Singers

From June 29 through July 2, the Patriarch Tikhon Russian American Musical (PaTRAM) Institute and Maestro Vladimir Gorbik, world-renowned choirmaster at the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra Metochion in Moscow and associate professor of conducting at the Moscow Conservatory, will lead master class workshops for orthodox singers.

Jordanville, NY: Latest Issue of Russian-Language Pravoslavnaya Rus’ Released

The 1st issue of Russian-language Pravoslavnaya Rus’ ("Orthodox Russia") has been released by Holy Trinity Publications in Jordanville, NY. 

Howell, NJ: Holy Fire to be brought to Diocesan Center

On Monday, April 17, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, will celebrate the festal Divine Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan and Bishop Irinej of Eastern America (Serbian Orthodox Church).

Gospel Readings & Cue Cards for Pascha Available on Diocese Website

The Eastern American Diocesan website is now offering for download the Gospel Readings in various languages for the Paschal Liturgy, as well as cue cards for clergy, including the blessing of eggs and the Artos, in English and Slavonic.

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

Reminder from Synod of Bishops regarding Palm Sunday Collection

As the great feast of the Entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday) approaches, the rectors and abbots of the Diocese are reminded of the annual plate collection to be taken in all of our parishes and monasteries to benefit the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem. This collection should be made both during the All-Night Vigil and the Divine Liturgy, to be preceded by a few words on the asceticism of the members of our Mission under very difficult circumstances, as they preserve and protect the holy sites and relics, welcoming multitudes of pilgrims and representing our Church in the Holy Land.

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.

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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