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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 4, 2014
On the Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers, Bp. Jerome will celebrate the Divine Liturgy in
Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY.

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

May 14, 2014
Bishop Jerome will lead the patronal feast day of the
Church of the Mother of God "Unexpected Joy" on Staten Island, NY.

June 7-8, 2014
On the great feast of Pentecost, Bishop Jerome will lead the divine services in
Holy Trinity Church in 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 19, 2014
Paschal Epistle of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia to
the archpastors, pastors, deacons, monastics, and all faithful children of the Russian Orthodox Church
Beloved in the Lord all-honorable archpastors, reverend pastors and deacons, God-loving monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters! On this chosen and holy day, when the world, visible and invisible...

April 18, 2014
Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad

I extend my heartfelt greetings to my eminent brother Archpastors, beloved in the Lord reverend fathers, brothers, and sisters, on this most radiant of feasts, the Resurrection of Christ from the dead!

April 18, 2014
The Lord’s Pascha in the Parishes & Monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese
Albums with photographs and video of the feast of feasts – the Lord’s Pascha ‒ in the Eastern American Diocese will be published on the diocesan website. We ask that all parishes and monasteries wishing to participate submit no more than 40 pictures of the Paschal divines services...

April 18, 2014
Wayne, WV: Bishop George leads Divine Services for Great Thursday in Holy Cross Monastery

On April 17, Great and Holy Thursday, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop George of Mayfield celebrated the Vesperal Liturgy in the main church of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV. His Grace was co-served by the dean, Hieromonk Alexander (Frizzell), and monastery clergy.

April 18, 2014
Mayfield, PA: Parishioners of St. John’s Cathedral hold Annual Paska & Kolach Sale

On Thursday the 10th and Friday the 11th of April, St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Mayfield, PA held its Annual Paska Bread & Kolach Sale at the church center. Thanks to the dedication and labors of love of parishioners, Mike Bochnovich, Phil Bochnovich, Randy Horhutz, Steve Shust, Mark Suchnick, Sandy Suey
...

April 17, 2014
Live Concert Webcast "Easter Chime"

With the blessing of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America
& New York, we would like to inform our readers of the following: On Bright Tuesday, April 22, at 7:00 PM Moscow time (11:00 AM EST), a live concert webcast "Easter Chime" will be held, with the participation of renowned Orthodox poet and composer Anatoly Vishnyakov...

April 17, 2014
Bishop Jerome celebrates Palm Sunday Liturgy in Brooklyn’s St. John the Baptist Church, and leads Unction in Nyack’s Holy Virgin Protection Church

On Saturday, April 12, the eve of the great feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday), parish rector Archpriest Alexander Belya led the All-Night Vigil and the blessing of the palms in St. John the Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY.

April 17, 2014
Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" visits Florida Deanery Parishes

On Sunday, March 30, the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" visited two parishes of the Florida Deanery. The Icon was present at Divine Liturgy in St. Vladimir Church in Miami, after which an akathist was served, and the many faithful were able to venerate the wonder-working image.

April 17, 2014
Miami, FL: Rite of Holy Unction served in St. Matrona of Moscow Church

On Sunday, March 23, the Sunday of the Cross, the Rite of Holy Unction was served in St. Matrona of Moscow Church in Miami, FL. The sacrament was led by parish rector and Florida dean Archimandrite Alexander (Belya), co-served by clergy from Florida’s various Orthodox jurisdictions...

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...

 

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Media Office Releases New Film about 2013 St. Herman Youth Conference 

 

 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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