EASTERN AMERICAN DIOCESE
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
ROCOR
Official Website
Latest News
Ipswich, MA: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services, performs Priestly Ordination at St. John the Russian Church - 11/23/17

On Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of November, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York visited St. John the Russian Church in Ipswich, MA, where he served the All-Night Vigil on Saturday evening Vigil and celebrated Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning, bringing great joy and edification to the faithful.


Washington, DC: American Capital holds Commemorative Events to mark Centennial of 1917 Tragedy - 11/22/17

On Tuesday evening, November 7, the centennial of the Bolshevik coup in Russia, the parishioners of St. John the Baptist Cathedral gathered in their church to prayerfully commemorate the countless victims of godless communism. Co-served by cathedral Protodeacon Leonid Mickle, parish rector Archpriest Victor Potapov served a solemn panihida.


Howell, NJ: Panihida for those Martyred, Killed by the Godless Authorities served in Diocesan Cathedral - 11/22/17

On Saturday, November 11th, a panihida was served at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ to commemorate all those martyred and killed by the godless authorities. It comes in conjunction with the centenary of the October Revolution on November 7th, 1917...


Atlanta, GA: Bishop Nicholas visits St. Mary of Egypt Church with Kursk Root Icon - 11/21/17

On Friday the 27th through Sunday the 29th of October, the parish of St. Mary of Egypt Church in Roswell (Atlanta), GA was blessed with a visit by the Protectress of the Russian Diaspora – the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God – accompanied by His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


Passaic, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Sts. Cosmas & Damian Church - 11/18/17

On Tuesday, November 14, the feast of the Holy Martyrs & Unmercenaries Cosmas & Damian of Asia Minor, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, led the patronal feast day of Sts. Cosmas & Damian Church in Passaic, NJ.


Atlanta, GA: Conference "100 Years of the Russian Local Council of 1917-1918" held at Joy of All Who Sorrow Church - 11/17/17

On Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of November, the parish of Joy of All Who Sorrow Church in Atlanta, GA held their parish celebrations in honor of the patronal feast day (November 6), and held a conference on the topic "100 Years of the Russian Local Council of 1917-1918."


Jordanville, NY: Bishop Jerome serves Funeral for Archpriest Wsevolod Drobot - 11/16/17

On Saturday, November 11, the funeral service for Archpriest Wsevolod Drobot was served at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. Leading the service was His Grace, Bishop Jerome. On Friday evening, a panihida was served by monastery clergy. The following morning, Divine Liturgy was served in the lower St. Job of Pochaev Church, where Fr. Wsevolod lay in state. His Grace prayed in the altar.


Coronado (San Jose): Kursk Root Icon visits Costa Rica - 11/15/17

From November 4-7, a momentous event took place in Costa Rica in Central America. For the first time, the Protectress of the Russian Diaspora – the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God – visited the southernmost parish of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Church Abroad, the Church of Our Lady of Vladimir in Coronado.


Philadelphia, PA: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Joy of All Who Sorrow Church - 11/13/17

On Monday, November 6, the feast day of the Icon of the Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow," Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Joy of All Who Sorrow Church in Philadelphia, PA, in honor of the parish’s patronal feast.


Utica, NY: Bishop Jerome leads Divine Services in St. John of Kronstadt Memorial Church - 11/11/17

On Saturday, November 4, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, traveled to Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, where he led the resurrectional All-Night Vigil. The following morning – Sunday, November 5 – His Grace traveled on to the nearby St. John of Kronstadt Memorial Church in Utica, NY.


Vineland, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads 70th Anniversary Celebrations of Holy Trinity Parish - 11/10/17

On October 22, the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Trinity Church in Vineland, NJ, and led the 70th anniversary celebrations there.


Albany, NY: Archpriest Wsevolod Drobot reposed in the Lord - 11/08/17

On Wednesday, November 8, Archpriest Wsevolod Drobot, longtime cleric of the Eastern American Diocese, reposed in the Lord. Fr. Wsevolod’s clerical service lasted 57 years, and he had been rector of Nativity of the Mother of God parish in Albany, NY.


Newark, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Our Lady of Kazan Church - 11/08/17

On Saturday, November 4, the feast day of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Our Lady of Kazan Church in Newark, NJ... Faithful from New Jersey, New York, and nearby states gathered in Our Lady of Kazan Church for the patronal feast day. Many of them communed of Christ’s Holy Mysteries.


New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion’s Namesday celebrated in Synodal Cathedral - 11/04/17

On Friday, November 3, the feast day of Venerable Hilarion, Schemamonk of the Caves, in the Cathedral of our Lady of the Sign in New York City, headquarters of the ROCOR Synod of Bishops, the clergy and faithful congratulated Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, on the occasion of his namesday.


New York City: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of Holy Fathers Church - 11/01/17

On October 22, the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council, Holy Fathers Church in New York City celebrated its patronal feast day. Leading the divine services for the occasion was His Grace, Eastern American Diocese vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


New York City: Youth of Russian Diaspora marks Year’s Important Dates - 10/31/17

On Friday, October 20, the Synodal Residence in New York City hosted a symposium entitled "The New Martyrs of Russia: 100 Years of Revolution & Our Future." St. Prince Vladimir Youth Association organized the event to mark the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia and the 10th anniversary of the reestablishment of unity within the Russian Orthodox Church in the fatherland and abroad.


"The 20th Anniversary of Jose’s Murder" – On the 19th Annual Pilgrimage to the Grave of Jose Muñoz-Cortes - 10/31/17

The year 2017 is significant for several reasons. This year, the children of the Church prayerfully commemorate the restoration of canonical communion between the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and the Moscow Patriarchate (May 17, 2007), the 35th anniversary of the appearance of the myrrh-streaming Montreal-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God  (November 24, 1982), and 20th anniversary of the martyr death of her guardian, Jose Muñoz-Cortes (October 31, 1997), and the 10th anniversary of the appearance of the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God (October 6, 2007).


"The Lord is showing us His glory through His faithful servants" – Sermon by Priest Stephen Kaznica - 10/31/17

On Thursday, October 26, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, celebrated Divine Liturgy in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, on the feast of the Translation of the Iveron Icon of the Mother of God to Moscow. The Liturgy was the culmination of the Pastoral Conference, which was held in honor of the Decennial of the Reunification of the Russian Church and the Appearance of the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God, and the 20th anniversary of the martyrdom of Brother Jose Muñoz-Cortes. With the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion, Priest Stephen Kaznica (rector of Sts. Peter & Paul Patriarchal Cathedral in Passaic, NJ) delivered the following sermon upon completion of the Liturgy:


Brooklyn, NY: Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian Icon visits Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church - 10/30/17

2017 is a year of many anniversaries, among which is the decennial of the appearance of the myrrh-streaming Montreal-Hawaiian Icon of the Mother of God. Traveling across the North American continent (as well as to the Republic of Georgia), the Mother of God brings peace and healing of soul and body through her fragrant myrrh.


Jordanville, NY: Pastoral Conference concludes with Hierarchal Liturgy - 10/26/17

On Thursday, October 26, the Pastoral Conference for clergy and matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese and the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, being held at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, concluded with a hierarchal Divine Liturgy.


Jordanville, NY: Second Day of Pastoral Conference Concludes - 10/25/17

Wednesday, October 25, saw the second day of the Pastoral Conference for Clergy & Matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese and Patriarchal Parishes in the USA at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.

 


Jordanville, NY: Diocesan Pastoral Conference opens at Holy Trinity Monastery - 10/24/17

On Tuesday, October 24, the Pastoral Conference for Clergy & Matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese and the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA began at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.


Visitation Schedule of the Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother Of God in the Eastern American Diocese - 10/18/17

With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God is currently traveling to the churches and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese.


Nyack, NY: Bishop Jerome leads Patronal Feast of Holy Protection Church - 10/17/17

On Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th of October, the feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos, Bishop Jerome led the divine services for the patronal feast day of Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY.


Buena, NJ: Patronal Feast Day of Holy Protection Skete - 10/16/17

On Saturday, October 14, the feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy at Holy Protection Male Skete in Buena, NJ. Brought to the skete for the feats was an icon of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos currently traveling around the world, which contains a piece of the omophorion of the Heavenly Queen.


New York City: Patronal Feast Day of St. Sergius Church at the Synodal Headquarters - 10/12/17

On Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of October, the feast of the repost of Venerable Sergius, Abbot of Radonezh and Wonderworker of All Russia, St. Sergius Mission Church at the Synodal Headquarters in New York City celebrated its patronal feast day.


Wayne, WV: Brethren, Pilgrims hold Annual Pilgrimage Weekend at Holy Cross Monastery - 10/11/17

The annual Pilgrimage Weekend on September 30 & October 1 was presided over by Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) and was begun with a moleben and procession from the church to the outdoor chapel on Saturday afternoon. The All-Night Vigil for Sunday was served at the outdoor chapel by His Eminence along with monastery clergy,


Washington: Annual Fundraiser Bazaar held at St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 10/10/17

Saturday, September 30, and Sunday, October 1, of this year will long be ingrained in the memories of the parishioners and friends of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC. On these days, the annual two-day fundraiser bazaar was held.


Kursk: With Hopes for Its Next Visit, People bid Farewell to Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God - 10/05/17

In the early morning of Monday, October, His Eminence Herman, Metropolitan of Kursk & Rylsk, celebrated Divine Liturgy before the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God of the Sign in the city's Diocesan Cathedral of the Sign, co-served by diocesan clergy.


Nanuet, NY: Saint Herman Youth Conference Registration Opens - 10/05/17

With the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, the annual Saint Herman Youth Conference will be hosted by Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY and Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY.


Kursk: Bishop Nicholas participates in Divine Services in Churches of Kursk - 10/03/17

On Saturday, September 30, Metropolitan Herman of Kursk & Rylsk celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Church of the Holy Martyresses Faith, Hope, Charity & Sophia in Kursk in honor of the parish’s patronal feast day. Concelebrating with His Eminence were Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, parish rector and diocesan secretary Archpriest Andrey Ivanov, and local and visiting clergy.


Albany, NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Divine Services in Nativity of the Mother of God Church - 10/02/17

On Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of September, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, visited Natvity of the Mother of God Church in Albany, NY, and led the divine services there. His Grace’s visit for the celebrations were planned in conjunction with the parish’s upcoming patronal feast day, which took place the following Thursday September 21.


Kursk: Visit of Wonderworking Kursk Root Icon to Russia Continues - 09/30/17

On Friday, September 29, the icon was taken from the Cathedral of the Sign to the several of the city’s hospitals and medical institutions, accompanied by the delegation members and His Eminence Herman, Metropolitan of Kursk & Rylsk. The icon visited children and elderly alike, some of whom used all of their strength to venerate the icon.


Mahopac, NY: Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal, Bishop Jerome celebrate Liturgy in New Kursk Root Hermitage - 09/30/17

On Sunday, September 24, the parishioners of Nativity of the Mother of God Church at the New Kursk Root Hermitage in Mahopac, NY, held their annual parish celebration, usually held on the Sunday nearest their patronal feast day – September 21. This year, the divine services were concelebrated by His Eminence Gabriel, Archbishop of Montreal & Canada, and His Grace, Bishop Jerome.


Kursk: ROCOR Pilgrimage Delegation takes part in Divine Services on Feast of Exaltation of the Cross of the Lord - 09/29/17

On the great feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Creating Cross of the Lord, Eastern American Diocesan Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan participated in the divine services in Kursk, Russia.


Shchigry, Russia: Bishop Nicholas visits Diocese of Shchigry with Kursk Root Icon - 09/27/17

On Tuesday, September 26, the eve of the great feast of the Exaltation of the Precious Wood of the Live-Giving Cross of the Lord, the delegation of the Russian Church Aboard led by His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, visited the Diocese of Shchigry with the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God, currently visiting the Kursk Oblast.


Kursk: ROCOR Delegation takes Part in Traditional Procession from Root Hermitage to Kursk - 09/26/17

Thousands of the faithful took part in the procession, carrying icons, reading akathists, and singing hymns to the Mother of God. Young and old, physically fit and infirm all walked together. Monastics from neighboring monasteries joined, along with youth from across the Diocese, who rotated carrying banners, crosses, and icons.


Brooklyn, NY: Patronal Feast of St. Joasaph of Belgorod Church - 09/26/17

On Sunday, September 17, the feast of the Finding of the Relics of the Holy Hierarch Joasaph of Belgorod, the parishioners of St. Joasaph Church in Brooklyn, NY celebrated their patronal feast day.


Richmond, ME: Metropolitan Hilarion performs Priestly, Diaconal Ordinations at St. Alexander Nevsky Church - 09/26/17

On Sunday, September 17, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, visited St. Alexander Nevsky Memorial Church in Richmond, ME, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy and performed a priestly and diaconal ordination. The visit was scheduled around the parish’s patronal feast day, which had taken place the previous Tuesday, September 12, as well as the 30th anniversary of Archpriest Chad Williams’ service as rector.


Kursk: Visitation of ROCOR Hierarchs to Kursk Root Hermitage - 09/25/17

On Sunday, September 24, the feast day of Venerable Silvanus (Silouan) of Mt. Athos, Archbishop Mark of Berlin & Germany celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Kursk Root Hermitage, co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, monastery clergy, and clerics accompanying the Eastern American Diocesan vicar on his pilgrimage.


Kursk: Hierarchal Divine Services held at Kursk Root Hermitage & Zolotukhino Convent - 09/23/17

On Saturday, September 23, Divine Liturgy was served at the Kursk Root Hermitage in the presence of the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign." The service was led by Metropolitan Herman of Kursk & Rylsk, co-served by Archbishop Mark of Berlin & Germany, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan...


 

 

Photos
Liturgical

   

Eastern American Diocese | Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia