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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 Diocese

April 19-20, 2014
Bishop Jerome will lead Paschal divine services in
St. Nicholas Cathedral in Montreal, Canada.

April 14-21, 2014
Bishop George will lead the services for Passion Week and Holy Pascha at Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV.

April 21, 2014
Archbishop Gabriel will celebrate the Divine Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ. The myrrh-streaming icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" will also be present at the Liturgy.

May 6, 2014
Bishop George will lead the patronal feast day of
St. George’s Church in Howell, NJ, co-served by Bishop Jerome.

June 7-8, 2014
On the great feast of Pentecost, Bishop Jerome will lead the divine services in
Holy Trinity Church in Toronto, Canada.

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 Mayfield, PA.




April 13, 2014
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.

April 13, 2014
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...

April 13, 2014
Atlanta, GA: Parish Life in St. Mary of Egypt Church

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 America.

April 13, 2014
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.

April 13, 2014
"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 (1314-1392).

April 9, 2014
"To Clean Their Wings:" Dispatches from Great Lent

The 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...

April 4, 2014
Jordanville, NY: Priest Nicholas Olhovsky, elected Bishop of Manhattan, Tonsured a Monk in Holy Trinity Monastery

NEW PHOTOS
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 Cincture (Belt).

April 4, 2014
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.

April 4, 2014
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.

April 4, 2014
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 Serge Lukianov....

April 1, 2014
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, NY.

April 1, 2014
Atlanta, GA: Clerics of Joy of All Who Sorrow Church bless new Parish Cemetery and serve Akathist before Myrrh-Streaming Icon

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 cemetery.

April 1, 2014
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...

March 29, 2014
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...

March 29, 2014
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...

March 28, 2014
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...

March 28, 2014
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 mantia).

March 27, 2014
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, WV.

March 27, 2014
Hartford, CT: Primatial Visit to St. Panteleimon Church

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.

March 27, 2014
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...

March 27, 2014
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.

March 26, 2014
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.

March 25, 2014
New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in St. Nicholas Patriarch Cathedral on Feast of Forty Martyrs
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 Patriarchal Cathedral...

March 25, 2014
Howell, NJ:
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 Lukianov...

March 23, 2014
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.

March 23, 2014
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.

March 21, 2014
54th Anniversary of the Repose of Archbishop Vitaly (Maximenko)

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 Trinity Monastery...

March 21, 2014
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.

March 20, 2014
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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