September 2-5, 2016
Jordanville, NY: PaTRAM to host First Annual Young Singers’ Conference on Labor Day Weekend

October 18-20, 2016
Pastoral conference for clergy and matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese will be held at
St. Mary of Egypt Church in Atlanta, GA.

 

August 27-28, 2016
On the great feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, Bishop Nicholas will lead the divine services in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

August 28, 2016
On the great feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, Metropolitan Hilarion will celebrate Liturgy in
St. Seraphim Cathedral at Novo-Diveevo in Nanuet, NY.

September 3, 2016
Bishop Jerome will celebrate Divine Liturgy in
St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY.

September 3-5, 2016
Bishop Nicholas will lead the annual Labor Day Pilgrimage to
Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.

September 4, 2016
Metropolitan Hilarion will celebrate Divine Liturgy in
Christ the Savior Church in Sugar Notch, PA.

September 4, 2016
Bishop Jerome will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the repose of Archbishop Nikon (Rklitsky) at
St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ.

September 11, 2016
On the feast of the Beheading of St. John the Forerunner, Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the patronal feast day of
St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC.

September 11, 2016
On the feast of the Beheading of St. John the Forerunner, Bishop Nicholas will celebrate Divine Liturgy in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

September 12, 2016
Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the patronal feast day of
St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.

September 12, 2016
Bishop Nicholas
will lead the patronal feast day of St. Alexander Nevsky Church in Richmond, ME.

September 18, 2016
Metropolitan Hilarion will lead 125th anniversary celebrations of
St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Mayfield, PA, co-served by Bishop Nicholas.

September 20-21, 2016
On the great feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the divine services in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

September 22–October 11, 2016
Bishop Nicholas will perform a pilgrimage to the holy sites in Russia.

September 24, 2016
Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the patronal feast day of
St. Xenia’s Church in Methuen, MA.

September 25, 2016
Metropolitan Hilarion will celebrate Divine Liturgy in the
Nativity of the Mother of God Church in Albany, NY.

September 26, 2016
On the eve of the great feast of the Exaltation of the Cross of the Lord, Metropolitan Hilarion will serve the All-Night Vigil in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

October 1-2, 2016
Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the annual pilgrimage to
Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV.

October 9, 2016
Metropolitan Hilarion will celebrate Divine Liturgy in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

October 13, 2016
On the eve of the feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos, Bishop Nicholas will serve the All-Night Vigil in
Holy Virgin Intercession Church in Glen Cove, NY.

October 14, 2016
On the feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos, Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the patronal feast day of
Holy Virgin Intercession Church in Glen Cove, NY.

October 14, 2016
On the feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos, Bishop Nicholas will lead the patronal feast day of
Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY.

October 15-16, 2016
Bishop Nicholas will lead the divine services in
Protection of the Mother of God Church in Rochester, NY.

October 16, 2016
Metropolitan Hilarion will celebrate Divine Liturgy in
Entrance of the Mother of God Church in Syracuse, NY.

October 18-20, 2016
Metropolitan Hilarion & Bishop Nicholas will lead the Pastoral Conference at
St. Mary of Egypt Church in Atlanta, GA.

October 22, 2016
Bishop Nicholas will serve the All-Night Vigil in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

October 23, 2016
Metropolitan Hilarion will celebrate Divine Liturgy in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

October 23, 2016
On the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, Bishop Nicholas will lead the patronal feast day of
Holy Fathers Church in New York City.

October 29-30, 2016
Bishop Nicholas will lead the divine services in
St. John of Kronstadt Memorial Church in Utica, NY.

October 24–December 1, 2016
Metropolitan Hilarion will visit the Diocese of Australia & New Zealand.

November 4, 2016
Bishop Nicholas will lead the patronal feast day of
Our Lady of Kazan Church in Newark, NJ.

November 5, 2016
Bishop Jerome
will celebrate the Divine Liturgy of the Holy Apostle James in St. Panteleimon Church in Hartford, CT.

December 4, 2016
On the great feast of the Entrance into the Temple of the Most Holy Theotokos, Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the 80th anniversary celebrations of
St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.

December 10, 2016
Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the patronal feast day of the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

December 18, 2016
Metropolitan Hilarion will celebrate Divine Liturgy in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

December 25, 2016
Metropolitan Hilarion will celebrate Divine Liturgy in
St. Matrona of Moscow Church in Dania Beach, FL.

January 1, 2017
Metropolitan Hilarion will celebrate Divine Liturgy in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

 

August 30, 2016
Montreal, Canada: 25th Annual Church Musicians’ Conference to be held October 5-9

With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the Synodal Liturgical Music Commission of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, and St. Nicholas Cathedral in Montreal, QC, present the 25th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference in Montreal, Canada, October 5-9, 2016.

August 25, 2016
Miami, FL: Protodeacon Thomas Branch has reposed in the Lord

On Wednesday, August 24, Protodeacon Thomas Branch, cleric of St. Vladimir Church in Miami, FL, reposed in the Lord. He was 66 years old.
Born in Ft. Worth, TX, Fr. Thomas adopted Orthodoxy as an adult. In 1972, he married Catherine Kaschak. In 1990, he was ordained a subdeacon by Metropolitan Philip (Saliba), head of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America. He completed seminary courses in that jurisdiction in 1993.

August 22, 2016
Mebane, NC: Metropolitan Hilarion performs Archpastoral Visit to Holy Trinity Church

On Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of August, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, paid an archpastoral visit to
Holy Trinity Church in Mebane, NC....Upon completion of the service, parishioners prepared a luncheon, at the conclusion of which the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad spoke at length with parishioners...

August 22, 2016
New York City: Bishop Nicholas leads Divine Services for Transfiguration of the Lord in Synodal Cathedral

On Thursday the 18th and Friday the 19th of August, on the great feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, led the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. Bishop Nicholas congratulated the clergy and parishioners with the feast and, in accordance with Orthodox tradition, blessed the grapes, apples, and other fruits of the harvest.

August 19, 2016
Los Angeles, CA: Bishop Nicholas leads Feast of Procession of the Precious Wood of the Cross in Holy Protection Church

On Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of August, with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, and Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco & Western America, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, visited Protection of the Holy Virgin Church in Hollywood (Los Angeles), CA...

August 15, 2016
Hartford, CT: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of St. Panteleimon Church

On Monday the 8th and Tuesday the 9th of August, the feast day of the Holy Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, parishioners of St. Panteleimon Church in Hartford, CT marked their patronal feast day. Celebrations on Tuesday morning were led by the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York.

August 13, 2016
Wayne, WV: Bishop Nicholas leads Celebrations in Honor of St. Panteleimon in Holy Cross Monastery

On Monday the 8th and Tuesday the 9th of August – the feast of the Holy Great-Martyr & Healer Panteleimon, the brethren of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV celebrated their Heavenly patron. This year, the divine services in honor of the holy Passionbearer were led by His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese.

August 11, 2016
Sea Cliff, NY: St. Seraphim Memorial Church prayerfully celebrates Patronal Feast

The clergy and parishioners of St. Seraphim Church in Sea Cliff, NY, which was recently dedicated as the Memorial Church to the Re-Establishment of Unity in the Russian Church, greeted their patronal feast day with prayerful participation in the festal divine services, pious communion of Christ’s Holy Mysteries, and truly brotherly interaction at marvelously prepared festal meals.

August 8, 2016
"Sacred Images:" Icons from Holy Trinity Monastery to go on Exhibit at Herkimer County Community College

Over 50 Russian Orthodox icons and religious objects from the collection of the Foundation of Russian History and Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY will be on display at Herkimer County Community College’s Cogar Gallery. The exhibition "Sacred Images: Icons from Holy Trinity Monastery," running from August 12 to September 23...

August 8, 2016
Jordanville, NY: PaTRAM to host First Annual Young Singers’ Conference on Labor Day Weekend

The Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Musical (PaTRAM) Institute announces its first Young Singers’ Conference. It is scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, September 2-5, in Jordanville, NY. The purpose of this annual conference is to offer young Orthodox singers and musicians, ages 15-40, an opportunity to strengthen their musical skills and deepen their connection to the Orthodox Faith.

August 4, 2016
Jackson, NJ: Annual St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations held at St. Vladimir Memorial Church

On Sunday, July 31, the annual St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations at St. Vladimir Memorial Church to the Millennium of the Baptism of Rus’ in Jackson, NJ opened with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. Leading the service was Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.

August 2, 2016
Nanuet, NY: Patronal Feast Day of St. Seraphim Cathedral in Novo-Diveevo

On Sunday, July 31, and Monday, August 1, the feast of the Uncovering of the Relics of the Venerable Seraphim, Wonderworker of Sarov, Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, celebrated the patronal feast day of the convent’s main St. Seraphim Cathedral.

August 2, 2016
Jackson, NJ: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of St. Vladimir Memorial Church

On Wednesday the 27th and Thursday the 28th of July, the feast day of the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the divine services – the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy – for the patronal feast day of St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ.

July 30, 2016
Beltsville, MD: Metropolitan Hilarion leads 15th Anniversary Celebrations of Holy Apostles Church

On Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of July, the parishioners of Holy Apostles Church in Beltsville, MD, celebrated the 15th anniversary of their parish. The divine services were led His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, under the aegis of the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God.

July 23, 2016
Rocky Hill, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast Day of St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Church

On Monday, July 18, the feast of the martyric repose of the Venerable Nun-Martyrs Elizabeth and Barbara, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, paid an archpastoral visit to
St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Church in Rocky Hill, NJ and led its patronal feast day.

July 23, 2016
Woodbourne, NY: Camp NORR celebrates 50 years in USA

The Association of Russian Explorers Outside of Russia (NORR) celebrated its 50th summer camp in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. From Friday the 15th to Sunday the 17th of July, many clergy, alumni, and camp friends visited NORR to celebrate this important milestone in the camp’s history. Guests started arriving on Friday evening and pitching tents in the alumni fields.

July 23, 2016
Northville, NY: Day of Remembrance of the Fallen Faithful at St. George Pathfinders Camp

Every year, St. George Pathfinders of America’s New York-based "Tsarskoe Selo" Chapter holds a summer camp for boy and girl scouts of Russian heritage in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York. The organization is a direct successor to the original Russian scouting movement founded under Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II in 1909.

July 22, 2016
New York City: Synodal Cathedral’s English-Language Mission marks Patronal Feast Day

On Monday, July 18, the feast of the Uncovering of the Relics of the Venerable Sergius, Abbot of Radonezh, and the patronal feast of the English-Language Mission at the Synodal Cathedral, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Sergius Chapel at the Synodal Headquarters in New York City.

July 21, 2016
Wayne, WV: Holy Cross Monastery to Undertake Construction of Work Building

This summer, 8the brethren of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV, are undertaking the construction of a much-needed work building. This building will include a candle workshop to replace the one destroyed in the convent fire of the summer of 2013. Additionally, it will house a commercial bakery, a centralized tool room, and a meeting room
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July 15, 2016
Woodbourne, NY: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan leads Patronal Feast of Sts. Peter & Paul Chapel in Camp NORR

On Monday the 11th and Tuesday the 12th of July, the feast day of the Holy Glorious and All-Praised Apostles Peter & Paul, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, visited the Orthodox youth camp of the Association of Russian Explorers (NORR) in the Catskill Mountains in Woodbourne, NY.

July 14, 2016
New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral for Feast of Holy Apostles Peter & Paul

On Tuesday, July 12, the feast day of the Holy Supreme Leaders of the Apostles Peter & Paul, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

July 14, 2016
New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Hierarchal Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral

On July 10, the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. His Eminence was co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Salavat & Kumertau and Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan...

July 14, 2016
Howell, NJ: Double Hierarchal Liturgy celebrated for Patronal Feast of Our Lady of Tikhvin Church

On Saturday, July 9, the feast day of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in Our Lady of Tikhvin Church at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. His Eminence was co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Salavat & Kumertau...

July 14, 2016
Brooklyn, NY: Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada leads Minor Patronal Feast of St. John the Forerunner Cathedral

On Thursday, July 7, the feast of the Nativity of the Holy Prophet St. John the Baptist, with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion, Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada visited St. John the Forerunner Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy in honor of its minor patronal feast day.

July 13, 2016
Nanuet, NY: Procession in Honor of Vladimir Mother of God Feast Day held at Holy Dormition Convent Novo-Diveevo

On Wednesday, July 6, on the occasion of the second feast of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God, a procession was held around Holy Dormition Convent Novo-Diveevo in Nanuet, NY. Upon completion of the Divine Liturgy, it was led by the dean of the convent’s St. Seraphim Cathedral Archpriest Alexander Fedorowski...

July 11, 2016
Mayfield, PA: Double Hierarchal Liturgy for Patronal Feast of St. John the Baptist Cathedral

On Wednesday the 6th and Thursday the 7th of July, the feast of the Nativity of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist of the Lord John, St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Mayfield, PA celebrated its patronal feast day. On Wednesday evening, cathedral clergy, led by rector Archpriest John Sorochka, served the All-Night Vigil.

July 8, 2016
Palm Coast, FL: Faithful invited on Pilgrimage to Christian Holy Sites in Italy & Corfu

With the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, a pilgrimage trip will be held from October 31-November 14 to the holy sites of Italy and the island of Corfu. During the trip, pilgrims will visit Christian holy sites on the Greek island of Corfu (including the incorrupt relics of the Holy Hierarch Spyridon of Trimythous)...

July 6, 2016
Synod of Bishops ratifies Resolution of Spiritual Court in Case of Former Priest Vadim Arefiev

At the June 30-July 1, 2016, session of the Synod of Bishops, which was held in San Francisco in the Diocesan Library of Archbishop Anthony (Medvedev) of blessed memory, located in the building formerly housing St. Tikhon of Zadonsk Orphanage, wherein lived, served, and labored the great and holy hierarch and wonderworker John (Maximovitch; +1966)...

June 28, 2016
New York City: Day of Orthodox Youth held in the Synodal Cathedral on Sunday of All Saints

Seven years ago, in 2009, on the feast day of All Saints, Russian Orthodox Church Abroad reinstituted the celebration of the Day of Orthodox Youth. On the Sunday of All Saints, June 26, a festal Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

June 28, 2016
Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York on Russian Church Abroad’s Day of Orthodox Youth, Celebrated on Sunday of All Saints

Since 2009, the Russian Church Abroad traditionally celebrates the Day of Orthodox Youth on the Sunday of All Saints. On Sunday, June 26, the youth choir sang Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

June 27, 2016
Johnstown, PA: Deacon Herman Ricketts reposed in the Lord

On Thursday, June 23, Deacon Herman Ricketts reposed suddenly in the Lord at his home in Johnstown, PA. He was 54. Originally from the East Coast, Fr. Herman moved to California and was ordained a deacon by Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco & Western America on December 4, 2010...
 

June 26, 2016
Jordanville, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion & Bishop Nicholas lead Divine Services for Patronal Feast Day of Holy Trinity Monastery

Monday, June 20, the Feast of the Holy Spirit, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York arrived and celebrated the Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the monastery’s patronal feast day. His Eminence was concelebrated by Bishop Nicholas, sixteen priests, and nine deacons
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June 26, 2016
Vineland, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Patronal Feast Day of Holy Trinity Church

On Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of June, the great feast of Pentecost (Holy Trinity Sunday), Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, paid an archpastoral visit to Vineland, NJ...

June 26, 2016
New York City: Feast of Holy Pentecost celebrated in Synodal Cathedral

On Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of June, divine services were held in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City in honor of the great feast of Holy Pentecost (Trinity Sunday). The Divine Liturgy in the cathedral was served in the presence of the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God...

June 26, 2016
Jackson, NJ: Clergy & Faithful Remember Victims of Lienz Massacre

On June 5, the Sixth Sunday of Pascha, of the Blind Man, the faithful gathered at St. Vladimir’s Cemetery in Jackson, NJ for a panihida at St. John the Baptist Chapel to commemorate the victims of Lienz... On June 1, 1945, at the conclusion of the Second World War, over 20,000 Cossacks were rounded up by the British Army near the town of Lienz, Austria...

June 22, 2016
Stratford, CT: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Funeral for Archpriest Theodore Shevzov at Holy Presentation Church

On Wednesday, June 15, the clergy and faithful gathered at Holy Presentation Church in Stratford, CT to bid farewell to Archpriest Theodore Shevzov, who reposed the Monday prior. Fr. Theodore was a longtime cleric of nearby St. Nicholas Church in Stratford, though he often served in Holy Presentation Church, and was deeply loved by the faithful in both parishes.

June 17, 2016
Woodbourne, NY: Camp NORR’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations to be held July 15-17

The Association of Russian Explorers Outside of Russia (NORR) is officially inviting all alumni and their families to take part in the camp’s 50th anniversary celebrations, which will be held from Friday evening the 15th to Sunday the 17th of July.

June 16, 2016
New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy on Sunday of Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council in Synodal Cathedral

On June 12, the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, the hierarchal Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, in the presence of the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God.

June 16, 2016
Coconut Creek, FL: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast Day of St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church

On Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th of June, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church and Paideia Classical Orthodox Academy in Coconut Creek, FL. Parishioners, teachers, and students from the academy gathered at the Liturgy to honor the memory of the Heavenly patron of the parish and school.

June 16, 2016
Wayne, WV: Brethren of Holy Cross Monastery celebrate Feast of the Ascension of the Lord

On Wednesday the 8th and Thursday the 9th of June, the brethren of
Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV, celebrated the great feast of the Ascension of the Lord. On Wednesday evening, the All-Night Vigil was served, with the Divine Liturgy celebrated on Thursday morning.

June 16, 2016
Brooklyn, NY: On Feast of Lord’s Ascension, First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad leads Divine Services in St. John the Forerunner Cathedral

On Thursday, June 9, the great feast of the Lord’s Ascension, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, paid an archpastoral visit to St. John the Forerunner Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY.

June 16, 2016
New York City: Hierarchal Divine Services held in Synodal Cathedral for Feast of Lord’s Ascension

On Wednesday, June 8, the eve of the great feast of the Ascension of the Lord, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York led the All-Night Vigil in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan and cathedral clergy.

June 16, 2016
Registration has begun for St. Seraphim Camp

Registration for St. Seraphim Camp in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Eastern Pennsylvania has begun and is now available on line at the camp
website. St. Seraphim Camp provides an Orthodox environment for children beginning with the third grade and through high school. Days are filled with exciting adventures, such as river tubing, swimming, hiking, bonfires, sports competitions, arts and crafts, and archery.

June 15, 2016
Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Seminary celebrates 68th Commencement

On Sunday, May 29, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY concluded the 2015-2016 academic year with the Commencement Ceremonies, celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2016. His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, presided...

June 15, 2016
Staten Island, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Church of our Lady "Unexpected Joy"

The parish of the Icon of the Mother of God "Unexpected Joy" on Staten Island, NY was founded on December 22, 2007, with the blessing of the ever-memorable Metropolitan Laurus. The newly founded community was faced with the task of choosing its Heavenly patron… the new parishioners saw three choices...

June 13, 2016
Stratford, CT: Archpriest Theodore Shevzov reposed in the Lord

On Monday, June 13, Archpriest Theodore Shevzov (cleric of St. Nicholas Church in Stratford, CT) reposed in the Lord after several years of failing health. He turned 87 years old on June 8.
Born in Yugoslavia in 1929, Fr. Theodore was the son of Ivan I. Shevzov and Vera M. Pavlovskaya.

June 8, 2016
Miami, FL: First Benevolent Russian Autumn Ball to be Held

The first benevolent Russian Ball will be held on November 11 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Miami Beach, FL. The Russian Autumn Ball is being organized by two missionary-educational organizations – the Prince Vladimir Youth Association and the Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Music (PaTRAM) Institute...

June 8, 2016
Jordanville, NY:
Summer School of Liturgical Music at Holy Trinity Seminary to hold Sessions July 10-23
The Summer School of Liturgical Music at Holy Trinity Seminary was founded in 1992 with the blessing of the Rector of the Seminary, the late Metropolitan Laurus. SSLM was originally established as part of a broader effort by the Synodal Liturgical Music Advisory Board of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia...

June 7, 2016
Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Bishop Nicholas performs Archpastoral Visit to Russian Orthodox Mission in Haiti

From April 19-22, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, performed an archpastoral visit to Haiti. His Grace was accompanied by the administrator of the Haitian Mission, Archpriest Daniel McKenzie, as well as Priest Demetrio Romeo...

June 4, 2016
Coconut Creek, FL: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visits St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church at Paideia Classical Academy

On Monday, April 18, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, visited St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Mission at Paideia Classical Academy in Coconut Creek, FL, on his way to Haiti on an archpastoral visit.

June 2, 2016
Summerville, SC: Bishop Nicholas
visits Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church
On May 29, the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, paid an archpastoral visit to Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church in Summerville, SC, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy. His visit commemorated not only the parish’s recent patronal feast day (May 11/24), but also the 43rd anniversary of its founding in 1973.

May 27, 2016
Poughkeepsie, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of St. Nicholas Church

On Sunday, May 22, the feast of the Translation of the Relics of the Holy Hierarch Nicholas, the parish of St. Nicholas Church in Poughkeepsie, NY triumphally celebrated its patronal feast day. Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, visited the parish and celebrated the festal Liturgy.

May 21, 2016
Pochaev, Ukraine: Bishop Nicholas & Synod Youth Choir participate in Festal Celebrations for Venerable Job of Pochaev

On Thursday, May 19, the feast day of Ven. Job of Pochaev (+1651), a festal Divine Liturgy was celebrated at Holy Dormition Cathedral in Pochaev Lavra, Ukraine, as reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The Synodal Youth Choir, along with a multitude of the faithful, gathered together under the cathedral’s vaulting domes to sing in honor of Venerable Job.

May 21, 2016
Nyack, NY: On Myrrhbearers Sunday, Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy in Holy Protection Church

On the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women, May 15, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, paid an archpastoral visit to
Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy there. His Grace was co-served by parish clergy.

May 21, 2016
Nanuet, NY: On Thomas Sunday, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Novo-Diveevo

After a joyful Bright Week, during which there was an incredible amount of rain, came St. Thomas Sunday. In St. Seraphim Cathedral of Holy Dormition Convent Novo-Diveevo in Nanuet, NY, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York.

May 19, 2016
"Help the Hermitage Brotherhood" – Appeal from Holy Cross Monastery

Dear friends, By the grace of God and in spite of the manifold temptations and obstacles engendered by the modern world and its prince, the Hermitage of the Holy Cross in Wayne, WV has continued to grow steadily in numbers throughout the past year.

May 19, 2016
Albany, NY: On Thomas Sunday, Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy at Nativity of the Mother of God Church

 Since the Sunday of the Holy Apostle Thomas fell on the feast of the Holy Apostle & Evangelist Mark, Bishop Jerome served the Liturgy of St. Mark, one of the oldest Divine Liturgies of the Church. The Liturgy was historically served in the Church of Alexandria, which was founded by the Apostle.

May 14, 2016
Nanuet, NY: Pascha & Bright Monday at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo"

On Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, the feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Christ – Pascha, the clergy and parishioners of Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" joyfully greeted the "Feast of feasts." At the doors to St. Seraphim’s Cathedral, the long-awaited words rang out: "Christ is Risen!"

May 14, 2016
Staten Island, NY: Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy in Church of our Lady "Unexpected Joy"

On Bright Friday, May 6, the feast day of the Holy Great-Martyr & Trophy-Bearer George, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, visited the Church of our Lady "Unexpected Joy" on Staten Island, NY, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy there. Upon conclusion of the service, Bishop Jerome spoke to the faithful about the martyric struggle of St. George...

May 13, 2016
Sea Cliff, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion blesses Frescoes in St. Seraphim Memorial Church

On Bright Saturday, May 7, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to St. Seraphim Memorial Church in Sea Cliff, NY. During the Little Entrance, Metropolitan Hilarion blessed the frescoes on the church’s ceiling, the final installments of that section of the church’s iconography
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May 12, 2016
Jordanville, NY: On Feast of Radonitsa, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy, performs Diaconal Ordination in Holy Trinity Monastery

On Tuesday, May 10, the feast of Radonitsa ("Day of Rejoicing" – the first commemoration of the departed after Pascha), Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.

May 12, 2016
Glen Cove, NY: Youth Choir of Prince Vladimir Association sings Evening Service in Holy Intercession Church, performs Paschal Concert

On Bright Friday, May 6, the youth choir of Prince Vladimir Association sang Paschal Vespers and Matins in Holy Virgin Intercession Church in Glen Cove, NY, and then performed a Paschal concert in the parish hall.

May 12, 2016
Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrates Patronal Feast of St. George’s Church

On Bright Thursday the 5th and Friday the 6th of May, the feast of the Holy Great-Martyr and Trophy-Bearer George, the faithful celebrated the patronal feast day of
St. George’s Cossack Church in Howell, NJ. St. George’s feast day always takes place during the Paschal period, but this year, the holiday was especially joyous, as it took place during Bright Week itself.

May 11, 2016
Stratford, CT: On Bright Monday, Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy in St. Nicholas Church

On Bright Monday, May 2, the second day of Holy Pascha, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, paid an archpastoral visit to St. Nicholas Church in Stratford, CT, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy. His Grace was co-served by parish clergy: rector Archpriest George Lardas and Protodeacon Paul Giatas.

May 6, 2016
Wayne, WV: Divine Services for Passion Week & Pascha in Holy Cross Monastery

In the final days before Holy Pascha, the Lenten services at Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV were led by the monastery’s abbot – Archimandrite Seraphim (Voepel), co-served by monastic clergy. On Great Thursday, April 28, Fr. Seraphim celebrated the Divine Liturgy in memory of the Mystical Supper.

May 3, 2016
Howell, NJ: On Second Day of Pascha, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral

On Monday, May 2, the second day of the feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Christ – Pascha, the clergy and faithful of St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, welcomed the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, as well as diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan...

May 1, 2016
New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services for Pascha in Synodal Cathedral

On Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, the feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Christ – Pascha, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern American & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, led the festal divine services in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

May 1, 2016
Paschal Epistle of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics & All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church

The Church calls this day "the Feast of feasts and the Festival of festivals" through the lips of one of Her great ecumenical teachers, the Holy Hierarch Gregory the Theologian.

May 1, 2016
Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad
Every year, we are filled with spiritual joy and ecstasy when we hear these words and reverently participate in the exalted solemnity of the Paschal divine services, which remind us of Christ’s glorious victory over sin, evil, and death...

April 30, 2016
New York City: Divine Services for Great Saturday in Synodal Cathedral of the Sign

On Great Saturday, April 30, when the Orthodox Church commemorates the bodily burial of Jesus Christ and His descent into Hades, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan...

April 30, 2016
New York City: Burial Rite of the Savior served in Synodal Cathedral

Vespers for Great Friday precedes Matins for Great Saturday, during which the Church commemorates the Burial of the Lord Jesus Christ, when the Savior’s Body was taken down from the Cross and placed in a new tomb. The touching singing of the cathedral clergy and the Synodal Choir lent the service a truly prayerful tone.

April 29, 2016
New York City: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad leads Bringing out of Shroud on Great Friday in Synodal Cathedral
On Great Friday, April 29, when the Holy Church remembers the holy, salvific, and terrible sufferings and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, led the divine services in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City...

April 29, 2016
New York City: At Great Friday Matins on Thursday Evening, Eastern American Diocesan Hierarchs read Twelve Gospels in Synodal Cathedral

At Great Friday Matins, the Church triumphally proclaims the tidings of the sufferings and death of the God-man, divided into 12 Gospel readings, called the Passion Gospels. The reading of the Twelve Gospels on Great Thursday in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign was led by Metropolitan Hilarion...

April 28, 2016
New York City: On Great Thursday, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral

On April 28, Thursday of Passion Week, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. His Eminence was co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan...

April 28, 2016
Brooklyn, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion performs Lesser Consecration of "Inexhaustible Chalice" Church

On Lazarus Saturday, April 23, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York performed the Lesser Consecration of the Stavropegial Church of the Icon of the Mother of God "Inexhaustible Chalice" in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, after which he celebrated the Divine Liturgy.

April 28, 2016
New York City: On Great Wednesday, Metropolitan Hilarion & Bishop Nicholas serve final Presanctified Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral

On Great Wednesday, April 27, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York and Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, co-served by cathedral clergy, celebrated this year’s final Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

April 28, 2016
New York City: On Great Tuesday, Metropolitan Hilarion & Bishop Nicholas serve Presanctified Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral

On Great Tuesday, April 26, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York and Bishop Nicolas of Manhattan led the Presanctified Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. The hierarchs were co-served by cathedral clergy.

April 28, 2016
New York City: Divine services for Passion Week begin in Synodal Cathedral, led by Eastern American Diocesan Hierarchs

This year, to the joy of the clergy and faithful, the divine services for Passion Week at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City are being served by the hierarchs of the Eastern American Diocese – Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York and Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.

April 28, 2016
New York City: Festal Services for Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem held at Synodal Cathedral

On Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of April, hierarchal divine services were held in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City for the great feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem. The All-Night Vigil on Saturday evening and festal Divine Liturgy on Palm Sunday were led by the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad...

April 27, 2016
Nyack, NY: On Palm Sunday, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy and leads Unction Service in Holy Protection Church

On Palm Sunday, April 24, the great feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, celebrated the festal Divine Liturgy in Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY. The rector emeritus, Archpriest George Larin, greeted the hierarchal guest with welcoming words...

April 26, 2016
Nyack, NY: Students from Holy Virgin Protection Church’s Russian School perform Pilgrimage to Holy Trinity Monastery

On Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of April, the fourth Sunday of Great Lent, the students, teachers, and parents of the parish school of Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY performed a pilgrimage trip to Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.

April 26, 2016
Norwich, CT: Metropolitan Hilarion performs Ordination to Diaconate in Holy New Martyrs Church

On April 10, the Sunday of St. John Climacus, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church in Norwich, CT, where he celebrated the Divine Liturgy and performed a diaconal ordination.

April 21, 2016
Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan leads Sacrament of Holy Unction in New Martyrs of Russia Church

On April 17, the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, led the Sacrament of Holy Unction in Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church in Brooklyn, NY. His Grace was co-served by local clergy...

April 21, 2016
Endicott, NY: Priest Matthew Smith celebrates Fifth Anniversary of Priesthood

On Sunday, April 17, the clergy and parishioners of St. Nicholas Church in Endicott, NY, celebrated the fifth anniversary of rector Priest Matthew Smith to the priesthood. On Sunday morning, Fr. Matthew celebrated the Divine Liturgy, co-served by Deacon Michael Pavuk...

April 21, 2016
Toronto, Canada: Archbishop Gabriel to lead Pilgrimage to Holy Land

From May 26 to June 11, a regularly scheduled pilgrimage of parishioners from the Canadian Diocese will visit the Holy Land. The pilgrimage group will be led by Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada. The pilgrimage will conclude on the feast day of the Ascension of the Lord, the patronal feast of Holy Ascension Convent on the Mount of Olives.

April 19, 2016
Georgia-Florida: Myrrh-Streaming Mother of God Icon "Softener of Evil Hearts" performs Visitation through Diocese’s Southernmost States

As part of her ongoing visitation to the parishes and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese, the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" has been traveling through the Diocese’s southernmost states.

April 19, 2016
Reminder to all Rectors regarding Special Collection to Benefit Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem

We remind all parish and mission rectors and monastery abbots in the Eastern American Diocese that, according to Conciliar decree and established tradition, every Palm Sunday, all churches of the Russian Church Abroad are to undertake a plate collection to benefit the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem.

April 15, 2016
Howell, NJ: 40th Anniversary of Archbishop Averky (Taushev’s) Repose commemorated at Diocesan Center

On Wednesday, April 13, clergy and faithful gathered at the administrative center of the Eastern American Diocese in Howell, NJ, to prayerfully commemorate the 40th anniversary of the repose of Archbishop Averky (Taushev) of Syracuse & Holy Trinity, a distinguished hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad...

April 14, 2016
Jordanville: Archbishop Gabriel leads Annunciation Services at Holy Trinity Monastery

On Wednesday the 6th and Thursday the 7th of April, the great feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos, His Eminence Gabriel, Archbishop of Montreal & Canada, visited Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, where he led the festal All-Night Vigil and celebrated the Vesperal Liturgy.

April 12, 2016
Nanuet, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion pays Archpastoral Lenten Visit to Novo-Diveevo Convent

On Friday, April 1, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, came to visit the clergy, nuns, and residents of Holy Dormition Convent Novo-Diveevo in Nanuet, NY. The Metropolitan came in the morning, in time to lead the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.

April 6, 2016
New York City: On Sunday of the Cross, Metropolitan Hilarion & Bishop Nicholas serve Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral

On April 2-3, the Third Sunday of Great Lent and feast of the Veneration of the Cross, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York led the All-Night Vigil with the bringing out of the Cross and the Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

April 5, 2016
Glen Cove, NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Joint Presanctified Liturgy between Two Parishes

On Friday, April 1, during the third week of Great Lent, a joint Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts was served in Holy Virgin Intercession Church in Glen Cove, NY between the clergy and parishioners of that church and of its neighbor, St. Seraphim Memorial Church in Sea Cliff.

April 5, 2016
Brooklyn, NY: Myrrh-streaming Mother of God Icon "Softener of Evil Hearts" visits News Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church

On Sunday, March 27, the Divine Liturgy for the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent, the feast of the Holy Hierarch Gregory Palamas, was celebrated in Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church in Brooklyn, NY, under the aegis of the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts."

March 31, 2016
Howell, NJ: Lenten Retreat for Eastern American Diocesan Clergy Concludes

On Wednesday, March 30, the Lenten Retreat for clergy and matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese concluded with the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. The retreat had taken place under the aegis of the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts."

March 30, 2016
Howell, NJ: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad bestows Awards on Several Eastern American Diocesan Clerics

On Wednesday, March 30, Metropolitan Hilarion led the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, co-served by Bishop Nicholas and clergy participants of the Lenten Retreat. During the Little Entrance, His Eminence bestowed awards on several clerics of the Russian Church Abroad for their dedicated service to God’s Church...

March 30, 2016
Howell, NJ: Second Day of Lenten Retreat for Diocesan Clergy Concludes

On Tuesday, March 29, the Lenten Retreat for clergy and matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese continued at the Diocesan Center. The myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" arrived at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral; the presence of the wonderworking image during the lenten retreat has become a tradition...

March 29, 2016
Howell, NJ: Eastern American Diocesan Lenten Pastoral Retreat begins at Diocesan Center

On Monday evening, March 28, the annual Lenten Retreat for clergy and matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese convened at the Diocesan Center at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ. Ninety people were in attendance, hailing from virtually every state in the Diocese, as well as clerics from the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA.

March 29, 2016
Rochester, NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Divine Services in Protection of the Mother of God Church

On Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of March, the feast of St. Gregory Palamas, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to Protection of the Mother of God Church in Rochester, NY. Thus was revived a tradition begun in the 1960s by Archbishop Averky (Taushev)...

March 25, 2016
New York – Boston – Philadelphia: On First Week of Great Lent, Bishop Nicholas leads Hierarchal Services in Diocesan Parishes
On the first week of Great Lent, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan performed archpastoral visits to parishes of the Diocese, and led the lenten services there. On Monday, March 14, His Grace led the reading of the Great Penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete in Holy Fathers Church in New York City.

March 25, 2016
Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan performs Archpastoral Visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

On Monday the 21st and Tuesday the 22nd of March, continuing his lenten archpastoral travels to parishes of the Eastern American Diocese, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visited St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, and led Matins and Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste.

March 24, 2016
Jordanville: Metropolitan Jonah leads Triumph of Orthodoxy in Holy Trinity Monastery

On Sunday, March 20, the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, Metropolitan Jonah celebrated Divine Liturgy and led the Rite of Orthodoxy in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. His Eminence was co-served by monastery abbot and seminary rector Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) and monastery clegy.

March 23, 2016
New York City: On Sunday of Triumph of Orthodoxy, Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services in Synodal Cathedral

On Sunday, March 20, the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated the Divine Liturgy and Rite of Orthodoxy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

March 23, 2016
New York City: St. Vladimir Youth Association & Synodal Youth Committee launch "School Piggybank" Project
The St. Vladimir Youth Association and Synodal Youth Department are preparing a trip to Ukraine by the Synodal Youth Choir under the direction of conductor Adrian Fekula, son of Peter A. Fekula, the choir director of the Synodal Choir of Our Lady of the Sign Cathedral in New York City.

March 21, 2016
Howell, NJ: Bishop Jerome leads Divine Services & Rite of Orthodoxy in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

On Saturday, March 19, Bishop Jerome paid an archpastoral visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. On Sunday, March 22, the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, Bishop Jerome celebrated Divine Liturgy in the cathedral.

March 21, 2016
Buena, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Reading of Great Canon in Holy Protection Skete

During the first week of Great Lent, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York visited Holy Protection Skete in Buena, NJ. On Wednesday the 16th and Thursday the 17th of March, His Eminence led the reading of the Great Penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete...

March 18, 2016
Kursk Root Icon Visitation through the Carolinas

On Tuesday, February 16, the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God, Protectress of the Russian Diaspora, made her way to North and South Carolinas for a visit that would last almost two weeks. The Dean of the Carolinas & Tennessee, Archpriest Mark Mancuso, accompanied the holy icon as she visited nine parishes during this time.

March 18, 2016
Howell, NJ: Diocesan Center to host Day in Memory of Archbishop Averky (Taushev) on 40th Anniversary of Repose

Wednesday, April 13, will mark the 40th anniversary of the repose of Archbishop Averky (Taushev) of Syracuse & Holy Trinity, a distinguished vicar of the Eastern American Diocese. This year, the anniversary of his repose will be commemorated at the Diocesan Center.

March 17, 2016
On 8th Anniversary of Metropolitan Laurus’ Repose, Eastern American Diocese celebrates Memory of Former First Hierarch

Clean Wednesday, March 16, marked the eighth anniversary of the sudden repose of His Eminence Laurus, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.

March 15, 2016
Stratford, CT: Bishop Nicholas performs Archpastoral Visit to Holy Presentation Parish

On Meatfare Sunday, March 6, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visited Holy Presentation Church in Stratford, CT, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy. On the threshold of the Holy Forty-Day Fast, Bishop Nicholas called on all to enter these lenten days radiantly, joyously, and purely.

March 14, 2016
New York City: On Eve of Great Lent, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral

On Cheesefare Sunday, March 13, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad returned on the eve of Great Lent from his archpastoral visit to the Diocese of Australia & New Zealand.

March 8, 2016
"Saint Anne" in the Vineyard: A Russian Orthodox Chapel in North Carolina in Memory of Fallen Veterans of Afghan War

For many today, the war in Afghanistan is ancient history. But in the middle of the 1980s, it was one the most volatile spots on earth. All across a country still living in the Stone Age, global politics of a new world were being decided. And Kandahar was one of the most volatile places within Afghanistan. Locals said that legal authority in Kandahar ended after midday.

March 5, 2016
Wayne, WV: Remains of Hieromonk Kallistos transferred to Holy Cross Monastery

On Tuesday, March 1, Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV welcomed home its founder, Hieromonk Kallistos (Pazalos). Since the monastery’s relocation from House Springs, MO to the hills of West Virginia, it has been the dream of the brotherhood to reinter Fr. Kallistos at the new monastery property...

February 23, 2016
Holy Cross Orthodox Press publishes an Extensive "Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries"

The first-ever comprehensive "Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries" has been released by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America and its coordinator and sociologist, Alexei Krindatch.

February 18, 2016
Atlanta, GA: Kursk Root Icon visits Churches & Monasteries of Georgia & Tennessee

From February 3-13, the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God performed a visitation to the states of Georgia and Tennessee. For the clergy and faithful of the various jurisdictions, greeting the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign" was a great spiritual joy and inspiration.

February 17, 2016
Howell, NJ: Registration for 2016 Diocesan Lenten Clergy Retreat is Open

Online registration for the 2016 Lenten Retreat for clergy and matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese and Patriarchal Parishes in the USA has opened on the diocesan website. With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the retreat will be held at the Diocesan Center at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral...

February 17, 2016
Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Seminary Alumni assemble for Patronal Feast & Gathering at Holy Trinity Monastery

From February 10, the eve of its patronal feast day of the Three Hierarchs, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY hosted its second Alumni Reunion, bringing together HTOS graduates from various classes for common prayer and fellowship.

February 16, 2016
Buena, NJ: Weekly Divine Services resume at Holy Protection Skete

After twenty years, weekly divine services have resumed at Holy Protection Male Skete in Buena, NJ. The services began anew on February 3 of this year, and will be held on Saturdays and great feasts. On the first week of Great Lent, the services will be held daily, with the reading of the Penitential Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete.

February 16, 2016
PaTRAM Institute to present the Annual Youth Singers’ Conferences

Registration is open for the Annual Youth Singers’ conferences presented by the Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Music (PaTRAM) Institute. The conferences will be held on Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30, in St. Tikhon’s Monastery in South Canaan, PA, and on Labor Day weekend, September 3-5, at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY...

February 16, 2016
Albany, NY: Nativity of the Mother of God Parish hosts Annual St. Herman Youth Conference

During the last days of December, over 120 young people of the Russian Church Abroad gathered in Albany, the capital of New York State, at the parish of the Nativity of the Mother of God for the annual St. Herman Youth Conference. The conference has been held annually since the 1970s, and is arguably the most important youth activity of the Church Abroad.

February 11, 2016
Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of Holy New Martyrs of Russia Church

On Sunday, February 7, the feast of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, led the patronal feast day of Holy New Martyrs Church in Brooklyn, NY. After the arrival at the church of the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God...

February 11, 2016
Howell, NJ: Bishop George of Canberra leads Divine Services in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral

On Friday the 5th and Saturday the 6th of February, on the feast day of Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Bishop George of Canberra, vicar of the Diocese of Australia & New Zealand, led the All-Night Vigil and celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.

February 6, 2016
Pennsylvania: Archimandrite
Athanasy (Mastalski) reposed in the Lord
On Friday, February 6, Archimandrite Athanasy (Mastalski), longtime rector of Joy of All Who Sorrow Church in Philadelphia, PA, reposed in the Lord. He was 69 years old. Fr. Athanasy was born on June 24, 1946 in Philadelphia. In 1975, he was ordained a deacon, and in the following year a priest, by Archbishop Nikon (Rklitsky).

February 4, 2016
Moscow: Hierarchs of Russian Church Abroad participate in 7th Anniversary Celebrations of the Enthronement of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill

On Monday, February 1, the seventh anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow. His Holiness officiated, wearing the vestments he wore during his enthronement.

February 4, 2016
Moscow: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Divine Liturgy at Holy Epiphany Cathedral in Yelokhovo

On Sunday, January 31, the feast day of the Holy Hierarchs Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, and Venerable Cyril & Maria, the parents of Ven. Sergius of Radonezh, with the blessing of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Holy Epiphany Cathedral on Yelokhovo Square in Moscow.

February 3, 2016
Visitation Schedule of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God through Georgia, Alabama & Mississippi and Carolinas & Tennessee Deaneries

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God of the Sign, will tour the Georgia, Alabama & Mississippi and the Carolinas & Tennessee Deaneries of the Eastern American Diocese from February 6th to 28th.

February 3, 2016
New York: Metropolitan Hilarion to lead Pilgrimage to Holy Places in Russia

A pilgrimage to holy places in Russia is being organized from July 20 to August 6, 2016. The group will be led by His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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