June 2015
Arkhangelsk: Volunteers in Mission to visit St. Artemy of Verkola Monastery this Summer

 

April 5-13, 2015
From the great feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday) through Pascha and Bright Monday, Bishop George will lead all of the divine services in
Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV.

April 8-12, 2015
Bishop Nicholas will lead all of the divine services for Passion Week and Pascha in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

April 13, 2015
On Bright Monday, Bishop Nicholas will celebrate Liturgy in
St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.

April 18, 2015
On Bright Saturday, Bishop Nicholas will celebrate Liturgy in
St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ. On Saturday evening, His Grace will lead the Vigil in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

April 19, 2015
On Thomas Sunday, Bishop Nicholas will celebrate Liturgy in
Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY.

April 25-26, 2015
On Holy Myrrhbearers Sunday, Bishop Nicholas will lead the patronal feast day of
Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Harrisonburg, VA.

April 26, 2015
On Holy Myrrhbearers Sunday, Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the divine services in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

April 26, 2015
On the Sunday of Myrrh-Bearing Women, Bishop Jerome will lead the divine services and sisterhood feast day in
Holy Protection Church in Nyack, NY.

May 3, 2015
On the Sunday of the Paralytic, Metropolitan Hilarion will celebrate Liturgy in
St. John the Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY.

May 9-10, 2015
On the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Bishop Nicholas will lead the divine services in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

May 10, 2015
On the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Metropolitan Hilarion will celebrate Liturgy in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

May 11-22, 2015
Bishop Nicholas will lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, culminating in the feast of the Ascension of the Lord.

May 17, 2015
On the Sunday of the Blind Man, Metropolitan Hilarion will celebrate Liturgy in
St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.

May 18, 2015
Metropolitan Hilarion will celebrate Liturgy in
Inexhaustible Chalice Church in Brooklyn, NY.

May 21, 2015
On the great feast of the Ascension of the Lord, Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the patronal feast day of
Glorious Ascension Monastery in Resaca, GA.

May 21, 2015
On the great feast of the Ascension of the Lord, Bishop Jerome will lead the divine services in
St. John the Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY.

May 22, 2015
Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the patronal feast day of
St. Nicholas Church in Palm Coast, FL.

May 24, 2015
On the seventh Sunday of Holy Pascha, Bishop Jerome will lead the divine services at
St. Nicholas Church in Poughkeepsie, NY.

May 28, 2015
Metropolitan Hilarion will celebrate Liturgy in
St. Sabbas Monastery in Harper Woods, MI.

May 31, 2015
On the great feast of Pentecost, Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the patronal feast day of
Holy Trinity Church in Vineland, NJ.

May 30-31, 2015
On the great feast of Pentecost, Bishop Nicholas will lead the divine services in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

June 28, 2015
On the their joint namesday, Metropolitan Jonah and Bishop Jerome will concelebrate the Divine Liturgy in
St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC.

 

 



April 21, 2015
Jackson, NJ: St. Vladimir Youth Association holds Concert and sings Divine Liturgy in St. Vladimir Memorial Church

On Bright Friday, April 17, a youth choir organized by St. Vladimir Youth Association held a concert at St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ. The concert was dedicated to the feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Christ (Pascha), and organized as part of the millennial celebrations of the repose of the Baptizer of Rus’ – the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir.

April 18, 2015
Wayne, WV: On Bright Monday, Bishop George leads Final Services as Abbot of Holy Cross Monastery

On Bright Monday, April 13, the clergy of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV, led by His Grace George, Bishop of Mayfield, celebrated the festal Divine Liturgy. A multitude of Orthodox faithful and clergy from areas surrounding the monastery came for this Liturgy and the festal meal following in order to bid farewell to Bishop George...

April 17, 2015
Sydney, Australia: Bishop George arrives to begin his New Obedience

On Thursday, April 16, His Grace George, Bishop of Mayfield, arrived in Sydney from the U.S., ready to begin his new obedience as vicar bishop of the Diocese of Australia & New Zealand, with the title Bishop of Canberra. His Grace arrived at Kingsford Smith International Airport early in the morning, and was greeted by diocesan clerics...

April 17, 2015
New York City: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan leads Divine Services for Passion Week & Pascha

On the eve of Passion Week, Saturday, April 4, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, celebrated the Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday in Holy Dormition Convent Novo-Diveevo in Nanuet, NY...

April 15, 2015
Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral on Second Day of Pascha

On Bright Monday, April 13, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. Prior to the start of the service, the clergy exited the church to the peal of bells to greet the bishop, and returned in procession, chanting the Troparion of Christ’s Resurrection.

April 15, 2015
Arkhangelsk: Volunteers in Mission to visit St. Artemy of Verkola Monastery this Summer

With the blessing of Their Eminences, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, and Metropolitan Daniel of Arkhangelsk & Kholmogory, Volunteers in Mission (VIM) is organizing a trip for the month of June 2015.

April 12, 2015
Pascha Epistle of His Eminence HILARION Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad
Truly, these age-old holy words, which we exchange with one another at the time of the Pascha of the Lord, resonate with great joy in the hearts of Orthodox believers. Those radiant, astonishing sensations which the Christian soul experiences on the night of Pascha are like a reflection of heavenly joy sent to us by the Lord.

April 8, 2014
Metropolitan Hilarion calls on Parishes to offer Special Prayer for Peace in Holy Land

With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, on Great Saturday, April 11, all parish rectors and monastery abbots of the Eastern American Diocese are instructed to read the below prayer for peace in the Holy Land at the end of the Augmented Litany.

April 8, 2015
Wayne, WV: Bishop George leads Palm Sunday Services at Holy Cross Monastery

On Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of April, on the great feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, the clergy of
Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV, led by their abbot, His Grace George, Bishop of Mayfield, performed the festal divine services. The monastic choir sang the divine services, and the church was overflowing with the brethren Holy Cross Monastery, local parishioners, and pilgrims, who came to celebrate the joyous feast of the Lord’s Entry into Jerusalem before His Passion.

April 4, 2015
Reminder to all rectors regarding a special collection for the needs of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem
We remind the Rectors of all parishes and communities and Superiors of monasteries in the Eastern American Diocese that, according to Council decree and established tradition, annually, on Palm Sunday, all churches of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia undertake a plate collection on behalf of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem.

April 4, 2015
Washington, DC: Several Days in the Life of St. John the Baptist Cathedral

From March 16 to 18, three of our priests — Frs. John Johnson, Alexander Resnikoff, and Damian Dantinne – took part in the Eastern American Diocesan annual Lenten Clergy Retreat, held at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ

March 30, 2015
"A Pilgrimage along the Dniepr Banks" – An Interview with Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan on his Visit to Ukraine
We worry, we pray, we make prostrations, but do we think about our salvation? And if we – Ukrainians, Russians, Americans – all thought about our salvation, this would immediately push us to united prayer for the salvation of our souls.
If we follow after Christ, then our differences will fade into the background.

March 31, 2015
Jackson, NJ: Prince Vladimir Youth Association to hold Paschal Concert at St. Vladimir Memorial Church

On Bright Friday, April 17, a Paschal Concert will be held at St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ. The event is being organized by the Prince Vladimir Youth Association, and is dedicated to the 1000th anniversary of the repose of the Holy Great Prince, Equal-of-the-Apostles.

March 31, 2015
Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan leads Sacrament of Holy Unction in New Martyrs of Russia Church
On March 29, 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.

March 31, 2015
Wayne, WV: Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete & Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos read at Holy Cross Monastery

On Wednesday the 25th and Friday the 27th of March, the clergy of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV , led by the monastery’s deputy abbot, Abbot Seraphim (Voepel), performed the appointed Lenten divine services.

March 30, 2015
New York City: Bishops Nicholas of Manhattan & John of Naro-Fominsk concelebrate Liturgy in St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral

On March 29, the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, and His Grace John, Bishop of Naro-Fominsk & Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, concelebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral
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March 30, 2015
Atlanta, GA: Bishop George leads Patronal Feast Day of St. Mary of Egypt Church

On Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of March, the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop George of Mayfield, performed an archpastoral visit to St. Mary of Egypt Church in Roswell (Atlanta), GA, and led the patronal feast day.

March 30, 2015
Washington, DC: Historic Presanctified Liturgy using Ludwell Translation of 1761 performed at St. John the Baptist Cathedral

With the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, an historic Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts was served at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC on Friday, March 20. In the presence of the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts...

March 28, 2015
Nanuet, NY: Metropolitan Jonah leads divine services in Novo-Diveevo

On Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd of March, the Sunday of St. John Climacus and feast day of the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste – with the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion – Metropolitan Jonah (former Primate of the Orthodox Church in America), visited Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, and led the divine services.

March 28, 2015
Nyack, NY: Bishop Nicholas visits Holy Virgin Protection Church’s Parish School

On Saturday, March 14, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, paid a visit to the parish Russian School of Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY, in order to spend the school day with the students and teachers, and take part in the school’s daily life.

March 24, 2015
Hartford, CT: Bishop Nicholas leads Divine Services in St. Panteleimon Church

On Friday the 20th and Saturday the 21st of March, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, paid an archpastoral visit to St. Panteleimon Church in Hartford, CT, and led the divine services there. On Friday evening, His Grace led the Sacrament of Holy Unction...

March 23, 2015
Howell, NJ: On Feast of 40 Martyrs of Sebaste, Namesday of Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov is celebrated at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

On March 22, the Sunday of St. John Climacus and the feast day of the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste, the parishioners of St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ celebrated the namesday of their pastor emeritus, Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov, who designed the cathedral and oversaw its construction, and served as its rector for many years.

March 19, 2015
Howell, NJ: Resolution of the Clergy of the Eastern American Diocese

With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, with the participation of Their Graces, Bishops George of Mayfield and Nicholas of Manhattan, and under the grace-filled protection of the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts"...

March 19, 2015
Howell, NJ: Presanctified Liturgy concludes Eastern American Diocesan Lenten Retreat for Clergy & Matushkas

On Wednesday, March 18, the Lenten Retreat for clergy and matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese, being held at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, drew to a close. Bishop George of Mayfield led the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan and clergy participating in the Lenten Retreat.

March 17, 2015
Howell, NJ: Eastern American Diocesan Lenten Retreat continues at Diocesan Center

On Tuesday, March 17, the Lenten Retreat of clergy and matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese opened with a moleben in St. Alexander Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. Prior to the start of the moleben, His Grace George, Bishop of Mayfield, greeted the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts," visiting from Russia.

March 17, 2015
Howell, NJ: Lenten Clergy Retreat commences with Panihida to Metropolitan Laurus

On Monday, March 16, the traditional Lenten Retreat for the clergy and matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese opened at the Diocesan Center at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ. Over 100 people are taking part in the pastoral retreat.

March 16, 2015
New York City: On Sunday of the Cross, Bishops Nicholas of Manhattan & John of Naro-Fominsk celebrate Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral
On Sunday, March 15, at the invitation of His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan; the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Grace John, Bishop of Naro-Fominsk celebrated the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great in the Synodal Cathedral...

March 16, 2015
Howell, NJ: Bishop George leads services for Sunday of the Cross in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

On Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of March, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop George of Mayfield, led the Great Lenten services for the Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.

March 11, 2015
New York City: Bishop Nicholas Celebrates Hierarchal Liturgy with the English-Language Mission in St. Sergius Chapel

On Sunday, March 8, the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, celebrated the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy in St. Sergius Chapel of the Synodal Cathedral in New York City, with the Cathedral’s English-language mission.

March 9, 2015
"The Divine & Holy Liturgy of St. Gregory the Dialogist" – New Edition of Early Text

Just over 250 years ago
, Colonel Philip Ludwell III (1716-1767) made the first complete English translation of the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. He was a Virginian plantation owner, who in 1738 travelled to England to be received into Holy Orthodoxy at the parish in London under the authority of the Holy Governing Synod of the Russian Church...

March 8, 2015
Jordanville: Bishop Jerome leads Triumph of Orthodoxy Services

On Saturday, February 28, and Sunday, March 1, the first Sunday of Great Lent – the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy – His Grace, Bishop Jerome, led the divine services in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. At the Vigil service on Saturday night, the monastery church was filled to the brim with worshipers
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March 7, 2015
New York City: Eastern American Diocese greets Myrrh-Streaming Icon of Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts"

On Friday, March 6, the myrrh-streaming icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" arrived in the Eastern American Diocese from Moscow. The holy icon and its guardian, Sergey Fomin,
were greeted by diocesan secretary Archpriest Serge Lukianov.

March 5, 2015
Wayne, WV: At Holy Cross Monastery, Bishop George leads First Week of Great Lent

The divine services on the First Week of Great Lent were led by His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop George of Mayfield. The morning cycle of services, combined with the monastic readings from the works of the Holy Fathers, lasted almost eight hours each day.

March 5, 2015
New York City: Bishop Nicholas leads Rite of Orthodoxy in Synodal Cathedral

At the conclusion of the first week of Great Lent, His Grace, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, led the divine services in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. On Saturday, February 28, the feast day of the Holy Great-Martyr Theodore Tyro, Bishop Nicholas celebrated the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great...

March 2, 2015
New York City: Bishop Nicholas leads Divine Services for First Week of Great Lent

On the evening of the first day of Great Lent – Clean Monday, February 23 – His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, led Great Compline with the reading of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

March 2, 2015
Brooklyn, NY: Inexhaustible Chalice Church moves to New Location

With God’s help and the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, Inexhaustible Chalice Church in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY has moved to a new location. In January 2015, the parish officially leased a property at 719 Ocean View Avenue.

March 2, 2015
Visitation Schedule of the Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" in the Eastern American Diocese

With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, from March 6 to April 13, the myrrh-bearing Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" will visit the Eastern American Diocese. The Icon’s visitation schedule is available to our readers...

February 27, 2015
New York City: Bishop Nicholas performs Year’s First Presanctified Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral

On February 25, Wednesday of the First Week of Great Lent, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, having prayed first at Matins, Hours, and Typica, then performed the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

February 26, 2015
"Our Parishes in Haiti are Growing and Prospering" – An Interview with Archpriest Alexandre Antchoutine

Archpriest Alexandre Antchoutine – member of the Diocesan Council and rector of Holy Virgin Intercession Church in Glen Cove, NY – accompanied His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, on his archpastoral visit to Haiti. After his trip, he gave an interview to the Fund for Assistance.

February 26, 2015
New York City: On Eve of Great Lent, Bishop Nicholas leads Divine Services for Cheesefare Sunday

On Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd of February, the Sunday of Cheesefare, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, led the divine service on the eve of Great and Holy Lent.

February 24, 2015
Howell, NJ: Announcement from the Diocesan Office

We are happy to inform the clergy and faithful of the Eastern American Diocese that the Diocesan Office (as well as the Media Office) has officially completed its move to the new Diocesan Center at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

February 24, 2015
Columbia, SC: Bishop George performs Farewell Visit to St. Elizabeth Church

On Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of February, on the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord and the Sunday of the Dread Judgment, His Grace, Bishop George, performed his last archpastoral visit to St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Church in Columbia, SC as Bishop of Mayfield.

February 19, 2015
Jordanville: Holy Trinity Monastery marks Feast of Three Hierarchs & Greets Seminary Graduates

On Thursday, February 12, the feast of the Three Hierarchs – patron saints of theological study – Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY, held its first alumni gathering. On the eve of the feast, His Eminence Gabriel, Archbishop of Montreal & Canada, led the All-Night Vigil in Holy Trinity Cathedral...

February 19, 2015
Nyack, NY: Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy for Meeting of the Lord in Holy Protection Church

On Sunday, February 15, the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, Bishop Jerome performed an archpastoral visit to Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY, and celebrated the festal Divine Liturgy.

February 18, 2015
Stratford, CT: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of Holy Presentation Church

On Sunday, February 15, the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, led the patronal feast day of Holy Presentation Church in Stratford, CT.  His Grace was co-served by rector Archpriest Andrei Semyanko, Archpriest Theodore Shevzov, Archpriest Constantine Semyanko...

February 18, 2015
Sea Cliff, NY: Sisterhood of St. Seraphim Memorial Church receives Letter of Thanks from Svyatogorsk Lavra

The parish Sisterhood of St. Seraphim Memorial Church in Sea Cliff, NY, headed by Elizabeth Mikheev, is holding a collection for aid for refugees of the humanitarian catastrophe in the Donets Basin ("Donbass"). Over $5,000 was collected by the feast of Christ’s Nativity, and was passed on to the Svyatogorsk Lavra of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

February 17, 2015
New York City: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Namesday Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral

On Monday, February 16, the feast day of the Holy Hierarch Nicholas of Japan, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in honor of his namesday in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

February 13, 2015
American Choir receives Grammy Award for CD of Russian Orthodox Music
The forty-two-voiced choir, based in the city of Austin, the state capital of Texas, which consists of top-level choral singers from all over the United States, has been paying a lot of attention to the repertoire of the Russian Orthodox Church. Several years ago, the choir performed the monumental All-Night Vigil by Rachmaninoff.

February 12, 2015
Moscow: Epistle of Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow & All Russia on the Occasion of Orthodox Youth Day

On March 12, 2002, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church resolved to hold Orthodox Youth Day on the feast of the Meeting of the Lord throughout the canonical territory of the Moscow Patriarchate. In conjunction with this, His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, has released his annual epistle, the text of which is available below.

February 11, 2015
Port-au-Prince: "Humbler than Humble could be" – Metropolitan Hilarion visits Orthodox Mission in Haiti

From Thursday the 22nd to Monday the 26th of January, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, performed an archpastoral visit to the Orthodox Mission in Haiti.

February 10, 2015
Kiev, Ukraine: Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishops visit the Holy Sites of Ukraine

On Thursday, February 5, a group of archpastors of the Russian Church Abroad, including Bishops George of Mayfield and Nicholas of Manhattan, vicars of the Eastern American Diocese, traveled on pilgrimage from Moscow, Russia, to Kiev, Ukraine.

February 10, 2015
New York City: On Feast of Holy Russian New Martyrs, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral

On Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of February, the feast of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, led the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

February 10, 2015
Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Jerome leads Patronal Feast Day of Holy New Martyrs Church

On Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of February, Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church celebrated its patronal feast day. A multitude of the faithful from various New York parishes gathered for the feast and communed.

February 6, 2015
Howell, NJ: Registration for 2015 Lenten Clergy Retreat is Open

Online registration for the 2015 Lenten Retreat for clergy and matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese 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 6, 2015
Arkhangelsk: Volunteers in Mission to visit St. Artemy of Verkola Monastery this Summer

With the blessing of Their Eminences, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, and Metropolitan Daniel of Arkhangelsk & Kholmogory, Volunteers in Mission (VIM) is organizing a trip for the month of June 2015.

February 3, 2015
Moscow: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan leads All-Night Vigil at Epiphany Cathedral in Yelokhovo
On Saturday evening, January 31, the eve of the Sunday of the Publican & the Pharisee, with the blessing of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, led the All-Night Vigil in Moscow’s Holy Epiphany Cathedral in Yelokhovo.

February 2, 2015
Jackson, NJ: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in St. Vladimir Memorial Church

On the Sunday after Theophany, January 25, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ. The service was held under the aegis of the Protectress of the Russian Diaspora – the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God.

February 2, 2015
Washington, DC: First Annual "Tatiana" Benefit Ball held to support St. John the Baptist Cathedral

Under the patronage of His Excellency, Russian Federation Ambassador Plenipotentiary to the United States Sergey I. Kislyak, and his wife Natalia Mikhailovna, the ball was organized by the cathedral youth. This event is the latest major charitable endeavor undertaken by the parish of St. John the Baptist Cathedral.

February 2, 2015
New York City: Bishop Nicholas leads Theophany Services in Synodal Cathedral of the Sign

On Sunday the 18th and Monday the 19th of January, the great feast of Theophany – the Baptism of the Lord, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, led the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

February 2, 2014
Wayne, WV: Bishop George leads Divine Services for Theophany and Monastic Tonsures in Holy Cross Monastery
On Sunday the 18th and Monday the 19th of January, the great feast of the Theophany of our Lord, His Grace George, Bishop of Mayfield, led the divine services in
Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV. On Saturday morning, Theophany Eve, His Grace celebrated the Divine Liturgy, followed by Great Vespers and the Great Blessing of the Water.

January 31, 2015
New York City: Bishop Nicholas leads Theophany Eve Services in Synodal Cathedral

On Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th of January, on the feast of Theophany Eve, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, led the divine services in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.
Following Liturgy was the Great Vespers service for Theophany Eve.

January 28, 2015
Jordanville: First Annual Alumni Gathering to be held at Holy Trinity Seminary on Feast of Three Hierarchs

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY cordially invites the alumni of the seminary to join the seminary and monastery community in the celebration of the school’s patronal feast day – the feast of Three Holy Hierarchs and Ecumenical Teachers...

January 26, 2015
Nyack, NY: Holy Protection Church’s Parish School holds Nativity Yolka

On Sunday, January 11, the parish Russian School at Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY, held its annual Nativity Yolka, organized with joy and gaiety by the efforts of the school’s students, teachers, and parents. The play, based on the Russian folk tale "Prince Ivan & the Gray Wolf," was put on by the students with a light and joyous humor.

January 25, 2015
Wayne, WV: Bishop George blesses the Project Kellia Monastic Dormitory in Holy Cross Monastery

On Monday, January 5, His Grace George, Bishop of Mayfield, Abbot Seraphim (Voepel), and the clergy and monastics of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV gathered in the nearly-completed Project Kellia building for the official blessing of the new monastic residence.

January 25, 2015
Mahopac, NY: Bishop Jerome leads Nativity Services at New Kursk Root Hermitage

On Nativity Eve – Tuesday, January 6 – His Grace, Bishop Jerome led the All-Night Vigil in Nativity of the Mother of God Church at the New Kursk Root Hermitage in Mahopac, NY, co-served by parish clerics Abbot Cornelius (Apukhtin) and Deacon George Temidis.

January 20, 2015
"Christmastide in Washington" – Parish Life in St. John the Baptist Cathedral

By the grace of God, the Nativity Fast in the parish of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC was a prayerful one. The appointed divine services proceeded in wonderful order, and brought us nearer and nearer the great feast.

January 20, 2015
New York City: Bishop Nicholas to lead Pilgrimage to Holy Land

With the blessing of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad, His Grace, Eastern American  Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, will lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land during the Paschal days leading up to the feast of the Ascension. The cost of registration is $2,750, which includes roundtrip airfare from New York, room, board, transportation, and expenses.

January 16, 2015
Nanuet, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion serves in Novo-Diveevo on Second Day of Christ’s Nativity

On the second day of Christ’s Nativity – the Synaxis of the Mother of God – His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Holy Dormition Convent Novo-Diveevo in Nanuet, NY.

January 13, 2015
Howell, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services in Diocesan Cathedral & Attends Parish Yolka

On Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of January, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, led the festal All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.

January 7, 2015
Nativity Epistle His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia

Your Eminence and Graces the archpastors, venerable fathers, all-honorable monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters! On this holy night, I address all of you living in different countries, cities, and villages, yet making up the One Russian Orthodox Church, and from the bottom of my heart, I congratulate you on the world-saving feast of the Nativity of Christ.

January 5. 2015
Lugansk, Ukraine: Clergy & Faithful of St. Olga’s Convent send Thanks to St. John the Baptist Cathedral Parish in Washington

The brethren, sisters, and parishioners of the churches of St. Olga’s Convent in Lugansk, Ukraine, headed by the monastery’s builder and spiritual advisor Archpriest Andrey Dubina, expressed sincere words of thanks on their website to Archpriest Victor Potapov, rector of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC, for the parish’s significant financial aid and prayerful support.

 

 

 

 

 

Patriarch Tikhon Male Choir sings Divine Services in Holy Trinity Monastery

 

 Newly Formed Music Institute to train Orthodox Choir Conductors and Singers in North America

 

 Russian America: Hidden Sanctuary of the Orthodox World

 

 

 

"Holy Cross Monastery – A Story of Survival:" A New Documentary produced by the Fund for Assistance and the Diocesan Media Office 

 

"Orthodox in Dixie"

 

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Published with the blessing of His Eminence
HILARION
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

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