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
Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Bookstore
launches new Website
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.
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...
Brooklyn, NY: "More Than an Activist" ‒
Metropolitan Philip makes his Final Journey
On Saturday, March 29, the funeral of Metropolitan Philip (Saliba;
reposed March 19), head of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America,
was held in St. Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY. With the blessing of
His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, a
delegation from the Russian Church Abroad...
Mayfield, PA: Orthodox Faithful bid Farewell
to Archpriest Alexander Atty in St. John the Baptist Cathedral
On Thursday the 27th and Friday the 28th of March, the Orthodox faithful
of the Lackawanna River Valley in Northeast Pennsylvania bade farewell
to a man whose short time among them nonetheless had remarkable impact:
Archpriest Alexander Atty...
Nanuet, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion serves
Presanctified Liturgy in Novo-Diveevo
On March 28, the Friday of the Fourth Week of Great Lent, His Eminence,
Metropolitan Hilarion, served the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in
Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY.
The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad was co-served by
monastery cleric Archpriest Alexander Fedorowski...
Wayne, WV: During the Week of the Cross,
Monastic Tonsure performed at Holy Cross Monastery
On Wednesday, March 26, the rite of monastic tonsure was performed at
Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV. In the presence of the entire
monastic brotherhood, His Grace, monastery abbot Bishop George of
Mayfield, tonsured four of the brethren to the Lesser Schema (wherein
they received the mantle or
Wayne, WV: Southern Lenten Retreat Concludes
in Holy Cross Monastery
The Southern Lenten Retreat, being held for the second year in a row at
Holy Cross Monastery, concluded its work on Wednesday, March 26 with a
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in Christ the Savior Church in Wayne,
Hartford, CT: Primatial Visit to St.
On Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of March ‒ the Sunday of the
Cross ‒ the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad performed an
Archpastoral visit to the capital of Connecticut ‒ Hartford ‒ and led
the divine services in St. Panteleimon Church.
Stratford, CT: Bishop Jerome leads Divine
Services & Unction at Presentation Church
On Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of March ‒ the Sunday of the
Cross ‒ His Grace, Bishop Jerome, visited Presentation of the Lord
Church in Stratford, CT and led the lenten divine services. His Grace
served the All-Night Vigil...
Howell, NJ: Rite of Holy Unction served at
St. George’s Church
On Sunday afternoon, March 23 ‒ the Sunday of the Cross ‒ the Sacrament
of Holy Unction was served at St. George’s Church in Howell, NJ. The
choir sang prayerfully, and the seven Epistle readings were read by
seven local subdeacons and readers.
Wayne, WV: Southern Lenten Retreat commences
at Holy Cross Monastery
On Tuesday, March 25, the Southern Lenten Retreat commenced at Holy
Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV. Forty clergymen and matushkas attended the
pastoral conference, organized by the Eastern American Diocese.
New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion
celebrates Liturgy in St. Nicholas Patriarch Cathedral on Feast of Forty
On Saturday, March 22, the feast day of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste,
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of
the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas
Feast of Forty Martyrs of Sebaste in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
On Saturday, March 22, the feast of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste, one of
two vigil-ranked feasts during Great Lent, was celebrated at
St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
in Howell, NJ. Clergy from the New Jersey deanery gathered to mark the
namesday of their dean and cathedral rector Protopresbyter Valery
Brooklyn, NY: "Softener of Evil Hearts" Icon
of Mother of God begins Visit to Eastern American Diocese
On Friday, March 21, the Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil
Hearts" arrived in the Eastern American Diocese. At JFK Airport, the
Icon and its guardian, Sergey Fomin, were greeted by Eastern American
Diocesan secretary Archpriest Serge Lukianov.
Abbot David (Pierce) and Archpriest
Alexander Atty reposed in the Lord
On Sunday, March 23, Abbot David (Pierce; rector of Holy Dormition
(Holyrood) Skete in Jacksonville, FL), cleric of the Eastern American
Diocese, reposed in the Lord. He was 54 years old. Fr. David was born in
Alabama in 1959. In 1996, he was ordained a hierodeacon, and the
following year a hieromonk.
54th Anniversary of the Repose of Archbishop
On Friday, March 21st, the Eastern American Diocese solemnly remembers
Archbishop Vitaly (Maximenko), who reposed on this day in 1960.
Archbishop Vitaly founded the Eastern American Diocese in 1934 and was
influential in the establishment of such spiritual centers as Holy
Metropolitan Philip (Saliba), Head of the
Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, Reposed in the Lord
On Wednesday, March 19, Metropolitan Philip (Saliba) of New York & North
America, Head of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America and one of
the senior-most Orthodox hierarchs in the U.S., reposed in the Lord. He
was 82 years old.
Methuen, MA: Lenten Choir Retreat at St.
Xenia’s Church concludes with Hierarchal Liturgy
From Thursday the 13th through Sunday the 16th of March, St. Xenia’s
Church in Methuen, MA hosted a Lenten Choir Retreat for its choir and
guests. The focus of the retreat was spiritual singing, uniting
professionalism with prayer.
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