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Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy for Leavetaking of Pascha in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 05/26/17

On Wednesday, May 24, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Leavetaking of Pascha in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.


Howell, NJ: On Feast of Holy Apostle Simon the Zealot, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrates Liturgy at Diocesan Center - 05/26/17

On Tuesday, May 23, the feast day of the Holy Apostle Simon the Zealot, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visited the Eastern American Diocesan Center in Howell, NJ, and celebrated Divine Liturgy in Our Lady of Tikhvin Church.


New York City: Russian Mt. Athos Institute’s Archeographical Group visits USA - 05/25/17

On Monday, May 15, the Russian Mt. Athos Institute’s archeographical group – headed by its director, V.I. Pirogov, and academic director, D.V. Zubov – visited arrived in the United States. Deacon Andrei Psarev, professor at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY, assisted the delegation in its work.


Washington, DC: Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk visits St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 05/15/17

On Saturday, May 13, the eve of the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, the chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Volokolamsk, visited St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC. At 5 o’clock in the evening, to the peal of bells, the honored guest was greeted with bread and salt by the cathedral’s warden...


Washington, DC: Hierarch of Alexandrian Patriarchate celebrates Liturgy in St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 05/10/17

On May 7, the Sunday of the Paralytic, St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC, greeted for the first time ever a distinguished guest from Africa – His Grace Athanasios, Bishop of Kisumu & All Western Kenya (Patriarchate of Alexandria). With the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, Bishop Athanasios celebrated Divine Liturgy alongside His Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah, and the cathedral clergy, led by parish rector Archpriest Victor Potapov.


Nyack, NY: On Myrrhbearers Sunday, Bishop Jerome celebrates Divine Liturgy in Holy Virgin Protection Church - 05/09/17

On April 30, the Sunday of the Holy Myrrh-bearing Women, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, paid his traditional visit to Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY for the patronal feast of the parish sisterhood.


Mahopac, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services in New Kursk Root Hermitage - 05/05/17

On Saturday, April 29, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern American & New York arrived at the New Kursk Root Hermitage in Mahopac, NY, of which he is the rector, and led the divine services in Nativity of the Mother of God Church on the eve of the feast of Venerable Zosimas of Solovki, Heavenly patron of the Synodal Candle Factory, which operates on the hermitage grounds.


Philadelphia, PA: 120th Anniversary Celebrations of St. Andrew’s Parish mark Beginning of Decennial of Russian Church’s Reunification - 05/04/17

On April 30, the Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers, St. Andrew Patriarchal Naval Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA celebrated the 120th anniversary of its founding. At the invitation of the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, the Divine Liturgy on the momentous occasion was led by the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York...


Russo-Serbian Pascha in New York City - 05/02/17

Although the St. Sava Serbian Cathedral community in New York City lost its church in the fire on Pascha May 1, 2016, with God’s grace, thanks to the brotherly love of the Greek and the Russian people, it continued uninterruptedly to conduct its services. Both the Greek and Russian Churches opened the doors of their temples to the faithful of St. Sava parish.


Nanuet, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Thomas Sunday Services at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" - 05/02/17

On Thomas Sunday, April 23, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, visited Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY and celebrated Divine Liturgy in the convent’s main St. Seraphim Cathedral. The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad brought with him the Holy Fire, which had descended in Jerusalem just the week prior and was brought to America in time for the Paschal services in New York City.


Albany, NY: Youth Choir sings Bright Saturday Liturgy in Nativity of the Mother of God Church - 05/01/17

On Bright Saturday, April 22, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in Nativity of the Mother of God Church in Albany, NY. The Liturgy was sung by the Youth Choir of the St. Vladimir Youth Association, this year comprised of 25 people


Jordanville, NY: Pascha in Holy Trinity Monastery - 04/21/17

On Saturday night the 15th and Sunday the 16th of April, divine services for the great feast of Christ’s Resurrection were served in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, led by the monastery’s abbot, Archimandrite Luke (Murianka). For the sixth year now, to the joy of the clergy and faithful, the divine services for Passion Week and Pascha at the monastery took place under the aegis of the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Softener of Evil Hearts." 


Mahopac, NY: Bishop Jerome leads Paschal Services in New Kursk Root Hermitage - 04/21/17

On the evening of Great Saturday, April 15, people started to gather at the Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God at the New Kursk Root Hermitage), in Mahopac, NY. After a prayerful beginning of the service, people began the procession around the church, holding lit candles and singing. When His Grace, Bishop Jerome, joyfully pronounced "Christ is Risen!"...


Howell, NJ: On Second Day of Pascha, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral - 04/17/17

On Monday, April 17, 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 His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York. Preceding the beginning of the Liturgy, clergy and faithful met the myrrh-streaming icon of the Mother of God “The Softener of Evil Hearts,” which concludes its journey across the parishes and monasteries of the diocese. Afterwards came the solemn greeting of Metropolitan Hilarion, who brought with him a great sanctity: the Holy Fire, delivered to America from Jerusalem the previous evening. 


New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services for Pascha in Synodal Cathedral - 04/16/17

On Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of April, 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. His Eminence was co-served by Bishop Irinej of Eastern America (Serbian Orthodox Church), Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, and cathedral clergy.


New York City: Holy Fire to be brought to U.S. - 04/15/17

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, the Synodal Chancery, with the support of the St Andrew the First-Called Foundation, will have the Holy Fire brought from the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem to New York.


Paschal Epistle of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics & All Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church - 04/15/17

Beloved in the Lord Right Reverend archpastors, all-honorable presbyters and deacons, God-loving monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters! On a night imbued with Divine light, replete with great solemnity and spiritual joy in the Master of the world Who has vanquished death, I address you all with the ancient exclamation that testifies steadfastly to our immutable hope: CHRIST IS RISEN!


Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 04/15/17

With a heart filled with the endearing sensation of Paschal joy, I congratulate the hierarchs, clergymen, monastics, parishioners, and worshipers of our churches, scattered throughout the whole world, on the joyful celebration of the glorious Resurrection of Christ...


New York City: Burial Rite of the Savior served in Synodal Cathedral - 04/14/17

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.


New York City: Eastern American Diocesan Hierarchs Read Twelve Passion Gospels in Synodal Cathedral - 04/14/17

At Great Friday Matins on Thursday evening, Christ’s 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, April 13, in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City was led by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, cathedral senior priest Archpriest Andrei Sommer, and cathedral clergy.


New York City: Hierarchal Liturgy on Great Thursday in Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 04/13/17

On April 13, Thursday of Passion Week, the feast of the Mystical Supper, 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, co-served by diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


Flushing, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Holy Annunciation Church - 04/12/17

On Friday, April – the great feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos – Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated the festal Divine Liturgy in honor of the patronal feast of Holy Annunciation Church in Flushing, NY. The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad was met at the entrance to the church by parish rector Archpriest Ion Arama...


Brooklyn, NY: On Lazarus Saturday, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Hierarchal Metochion - 04/12/17

On Lazarus Saturday, April 8, Metropolitan Hilarion paid a traditional visit to the Stavropegial Metochion in Brooklyn, NY – the Church of our Lady "The Inexhaustible Chalice" – and celebrated Divine Liturgy there. At the entrance to the church, His Eminence was greeted with flowers and bread and salt by the parish’s head sister and treasurer.


New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Funeral of Archdeacon Eugene Burbelo in Synodal Cathedral - 04/12/17

On Great Monday, April 10, the clergy and faithful gathered in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City to bid farewell to the newly reposed Archdeacon Eugene Burbelo. For many years, Fr. Eugene served as the Primatial Archdeacon, and had served as a deacon since 1954 when he was ordained by the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Anastassy (Gribanovsky; +1965).


Metropolitan Hilarion concludes Second Visit to Diocese of Great Britain, accompanied by Kursk Root Icon - 04/11/17

His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad and ruling bishop of the Diocese of Great Britain & Ireland, arrived in London on Monday, March 13, for his second archpastoral visit to the Diocese in 2017. Together with Protodeacon Dionysius Lvov, Metropolitan Hilarion was accompanied by Protectress of the Russian Diaspora – the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God.


Hartford, CT: On Feast of Annunciation, Bishop Jerome leads Divine Liturgy in St. Panteleimon Church - 04/11/17

On Friday, April 7, the great feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, paid an archpastoral visit to St. Panteleimon Church in Hartford, CT, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy. Upon arrival at the church, Bishop Jerome was greeted by the parish warden with bread and salt, and then by parish rector Archpriest Dionisy Nalitov. 


Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Sacrament of Holy Unction in New Martyrs of Russia Church - 04/11/17

On April 2, 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.


New York: Archdeacon Eugene Burbelo has Reposed in the Lord - 04/05/17

On Wednesday, April 5, after a protracted, serious illness, Archdeacon Eugene Burbelo (long-time cleric of the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City) reposed in the Lord. He was ordained by Metropolitan Anastassy (Gribanovsky) in 1955.


Washington, DC: Archpastoral Visit of Bishop Nicholas to St. John the Baptist Cathedral & Presence of Myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" at Divine Services - 04/01/17

Both before and during the Sunday of St. John Climacus, parish life at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC was filled with many spiritually informative and enriching events. On Saturday, March 25, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, visited the cathedral and, on the eve of the fourth Sunday of Great Lent – the Sunday of Venerable John Climacus – served the All-Night Vigil.


Howell, NJ: Bishop Irenei of Sacramento leads Divine Service, Sacrament of Holy Unction in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 03/28/17

With the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York and Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco & Western American, on Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of March, the Sunday of the Cross, Bishop Irenei of Sacramento – vicar of the Western American Diocese – visited St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, where he led the divine services.


 

 

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