March 16-18, 2015
Bishops George & Nicholas will lead the Great Lenten Retreat in the diocesan center at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.

 

February-April 23, 2015
Metropolitan Hilarion will perform an archpastoral visit to the
Australian Diocese.

February 26, 2015
Bishop Nicholas will read the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York City.

February 27, 2015
Bishop Nicholas will lead the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City in the morning, and Matins on Friday evening.

February 28, 2015
On the Saturday of St. Theodore Tyro, Bishop Nicholas will celebrate Liturgy in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, and the Vigil on Saturday evening.

February 28-March 1, 2015
Bishop Jerome will lead the divine services and Rite of Anathema in
Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.

March 1, 2015
On the Sunday of Orthodoxy, Bishop Nicholas will celebrate Liturgy (10:00 AM) in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, followed by the Rite of Orthodoxy. On Sunday evening, His Grace will lead Orthodoxy Vespers in St. John the Baptist Church (OCA) in Passaic, NJ.

March 7-8, 2015
On the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, Bishop George will lead the divine services in
Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV.

March 8, 2015
On the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, Bishop Nicholas will celebrate English Liturgy in St. Sergius Chapel at the
Synodal Cathedral in New York City. On Sunday evening, His Grace will perform Holy Unction (5:00 PM) in St. John the Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY.

March 14-15, 2015
On the Sunday of the Cross, Bishop Nicholas will lead the divine services in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

March 14-15, 2015
Bishop George will lead the divine services in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, including Holy Unction at 5:00 PM on Sunday.

March 16-18, 2015
Bishops George & Nicholas will lead the Great Lenten Retreat in the diocesan center at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.

March 20-21, 2015
Bishop Nicholas will perform Holy Unction in
St. Panteleimon Church in Hartford, CT, and Liturgy the following morning.

March 21-22, 2015
On the feast of the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste, Bishop George will lead the Sunday divine services in
St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Mayfield, PA.

March 21-22, 2015
On the feast of the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste, Bishop Nicholas will lead the Sunday divine services in
St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC. On Sunday evening, His Grace will perform the sacrament of Holy Unction.

March 28-29, 2015
On the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, Bishop George will lead the patronal feast day of
St. Mary of Egypt Church in Atlanta, GA.

March 29, 2015
On the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, Bishop Nicholas will celebrate Liturgy in
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. On Sunday evening, His Grace will perform Holy Unction in Holy New Martyrs of Russia Church in Brooklyn, NY.

March 29, 2015
On the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, Bishop Jerome will celebrate Liturgy in
Unexpected Joy Church on Staten Island, NY, followed by the Sacrament of Holy Unction.

April 4, 2015
On Lazarus Saturday, Bishop Nicholas will celebrate Liturgy in
Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY.

April 4-5, 2015
On Palm Sunday, Bishop Nicholas will lead the divine services in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. On Sunday evening, His Grace will perform Holy Unction in Holy Protection Church in Nyack, NY.

April 6, 2015
On the eve of the Annunciation, Bishop Nicholas will lead the Vigil in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

April 7, 2015
On the great feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos, Bishop Nicholas will lead the patronal feast day of
Holy Annunciation Church in Flushing, NY.

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.

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

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.

 

 



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.

 

 

 

 

 

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