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HILARION Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad
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Visitation Schedule of the Icon of the
Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" in the Eastern American
April 19-20, 2014
Bishop Jerome will lead Paschal divine services in
St. Nicholas Cathedral in
April 14-21, 2014
Bishop George will lead the services
for Passion Week and Holy Pascha at Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne,
Archbishop Gabriel will
celebrate the Divine Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in
Howell, NJ. The
April 21, 2014 will also be present at the Liturgy.
myrrh-streaming icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil
May 4, 2014
On the Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers,
Bp. Jerome will celebrate the Divine
Holy Virgin Protection Church in
May 6, 2014
Bishop George will lead the patronal feast day of
St. George’s Church in
Howell, NJ, co-served by Bishop Jerome.
May 14, 2014
Bishop Jerome will lead the patronal feast day of the
Church of the Mother of God "Unexpected Joy" on
Staten Island, NY.
June 7-8, 2014
On the great feast of Pentecost, Bishop Jerome will lead the
divine services in
Holy Trinity Church in
July 7, 2014
On the feast of the Nativity of John the Forerunner,
Bp. Jerome will lead the patronal
feast day of
St. John the Baptist Cathedral in
Paschal Epistle of His Holiness Kyrill,
Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia to
archpastors, pastors, deacons, monastics, and all faithful children of
the Russian Orthodox Church
Beloved in the Lord all-honorable
archpastors, reverend pastors and deacons, God-loving monks and nuns,
dear brothers and sisters! On this chosen and holy day, when the world,
visible and invisible...
Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion,
Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the
Russian Church Abroad
I extend my heartfelt greetings to my eminent brother Archpastors,
beloved in the Lord reverend fathers, brothers, and sisters, on this
most radiant of feasts, the Resurrection of Christ from the dead!
The Lord’s Pascha in the Parishes &
Monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese
photographs and video of the feast of feasts – the Lord’s Pascha ‒ in
the Eastern American Diocese will be published on the diocesan website.
We ask that all parishes and monasteries wishing to participate submit
no more than 40 pictures of the Paschal divines services...
Wayne, WV: Bishop George leads Divine
Services for Great Thursday in Holy Cross Monastery
On April 17, Great and Holy Thursday, Eastern American Diocesan vicar
Bishop George of Mayfield celebrated the Vesperal Liturgy in the main
Holy Cross Monastery
in Wayne, WV. His Grace was co-served by the dean, Hieromonk Alexander
(Frizzell), and monastery clergy.
Mayfield, PA: Parishioners of St. John’s
Cathedral hold Annual Paska & Kolach Sale ...
On Thursday the 10th and Friday the 11th of April, St. John the Baptist
Cathedral in Mayfield, PA held its Annual Paska Bread & Kolach Sale at
the church center. Thanks to the dedication and labors of love of
parishioners, Mike Bochnovich, Phil Bochnovich, Randy Horhutz, Steve
Shust, Mark Suchnick, Sandy Suey
Live Concert Webcast "Easter Chime"
With the blessing of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad,
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America
New York, we would like to inform
our readers of the following:
On Bright Tuesday, April 22, at 7:00 PM Moscow time (11:00 AM EST), a
live concert webcast "Easter Chime" will be held, with the participation
of renowned Orthodox poet and composer Anatoly Vishnyakov ...
Bishop Jerome celebrates Palm Sunday Liturgy
in Brooklyn’s St. John the Baptist Church, and leads Unction in Nyack’s
Holy Virgin Protection Church
On Saturday, April 12, the eve of the
great feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday),
parish rector Archpriest Alexander Belya led the All-Night Vigil and the
blessing of the palms in St. John the Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY.
Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Mother of God
"Softener of Evil Hearts" visits Florida Deanery Parishes
On Sunday, March 30, the
myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts"
visited two parishes of the Florida Deanery. The Icon was present at
Divine Liturgy in St. Vladimir Church in Miami, after which an akathist
was served, and the many faithful were able to venerate the
Miami, FL: Rite of Holy Unction served in
St. Matrona of Moscow Church
On Sunday, March 23, the Sunday of the
Cross, the Rite of Holy Unction was served in St. Matrona of Moscow
Church in Miami, FL. The sacrament was led by parish rector and Florida
dean Archimandrite Alexander (Belya), co-served by clergy from Florida’s
various Orthodox jurisdictions...
Wayne, WV: Bishop George leads Palm Sunday
Divine Services in Holy Cross Monastery and Christ the Savior Church
On Saturday, April 12, the eve of the Great Feast of the Entry of the
Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday), His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan
vicar Bishop George of Mayfield, led the festal divine services in
Holy Cross Monastery
in Wayne, WV. His Grace was co-served by monastery clergy.
Flushing, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads
Patronal Feast Day of Holy Annunciation Church
On Monday, April 7, the great feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy
Theotokos, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York led the
patronal feast day of Holy Annunciation Church in Flushing, NY.
As reported by the official website of the New York Deanery, His
Eminence was co-served by New York City dean...
Atlanta, GA: Parish Life in St. Mary of
Parish life in St. Mary of Egypt
Church in the first week of April was especially eventful. On Tuesday,
April 1, the parish in the Georgian capital of Atlanta was visited
by the myrrh-streaming Icon of the
Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts," currently traveling throughout
Wayne, WV: Myrrh-Streaming Icon "Softener of
Evil Hearts" visits Holy Cross Monastery
On Wednesday, April 2, Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV was visited by
the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts."
The Icon was taken to the monastery church, where it remained for Matins
with the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete.
"The Brightest Luminary of the Russian
Land:" Holy Trinity Seminary to host Student Conference on 700th
Anniversary of St. Sergius of Radonezh’s Birth
Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY invites paper
proposals from students of Orthodox seminaries in North America for a
Seminary Student Conference marking the 700th anniversary of the birth
of one of the greatest Russian saints, the Venerable Sergius of Radonezh
"To Clean Their Wings:"
Dispatches from Great Lent
first disruption to the earlier ‒ Northern ‒ Lenten Retreat, held
annually by the Eastern American Diocese, was the growing unrest in
Ukraine. The renowned Kievan theologian, homilist, and author Archpriest
Andrei Tkachev, who had kindly agreed to be the retreat’s main speaker
and join in discussions with American clergy...
Jordanville, NY: Priest Nicholas Olhovsky,
elected Bishop of Manhattan, Tonsured a Monk in Holy Trinity Monastery
On Friday, April 4, on the eve of the feast of the Laudation of the
Mother of God, Matins were served in Holy Trinity Monastery in
Jordanville, NY, and an akathist served before an icon of the Protection
of the Most Holy Theotokos containing a piece of the Ever-Virgin’s
Holy Trinity Bookstore has
launched a brand new website. The revamped site marks a big jump forward
in ease of use for customers, including improved cover images, Russian
text, and popular features like customer wish-lists, gift certificates,
and a blog.
Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Bookstore
launches new Website
Previously, the Bookstore’s website had not been able to support
Cyrillic text, and it was difficult for its Russian-speaking customers
to order items.
Miami, FL: Myrrh-Streaming Icon "Softener of
Evil Hearts" visits St. Vladimir Church
On Sunday, March 30, the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God
"Softener of Evil Hearts" visited St. Vladimir Church in Miami, FL. The
Icon remained for the divine services, and those wishing to venerate the
holy image of the Mother of God filled the humble Florida church.
Brooklyn, NY: Faithful of Brooklyn Gather in
Holy New Martyrs Church for Sacrament of Unction
On March 30, the Sunday of St. John Climacus, the Sacrament of Holy
Unction was performed in Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church
in Brooklyn, NY. The Unction service was led by parish rector Archpriest
Nanuet, NY: Bishop George pays Archpastoral
Visit to Novo-Diveevo
On Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of March ‒ the Sunday of St.
John Climacus ‒ His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop George
of Mayfield, visited Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet,
Atlanta, GA: Clerics of Joy of All Who
Sorrow Church bless new Parish Cemetery and serve Akathist before
On March 29, the fourth Saturday ‒ as well as third and final Soul
Saturday ‒ of Great Lent, the clergy of the Church of our Lady "Joy of
All Who Sorrow" in Atlanta, GA performed the blessing of the new parish
Brooklyn, NY: New York City Dean meets with
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
In early March, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Brooklyn
Chamber of Commerce President Carlo Scissura gathered with religious and
faith-based leaders from across Brooklyn. As reported on the official
website of the New York City Deanery...