Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/ 60 Jordanville, NY: Restoration of Golgotha Site at Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171116_2.html Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/11-16-jvillecross/04.jpg&archive=0&final_h=401&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>Prior to their graduation, Holy Trinity Seminary&rsquo;s graduation class of 1971 had erected a magnificent 40 feet tall cross on the top of the hill overlooking Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. Since then, this cross became a part of the local scenery, something that is very strongly associated with the imagery of the monastery.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171116_2.html Directive from Metropolitan Hilarion on Providing Financial Assistance to St. Herman Youth Conference http://www.eadiocese.org/files/announcements/09.102.17-St.-Herman-Appeal.pdf Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=gif&relativeimage=images/logos/stherman-en.gif&archive=0&final_h=296&final_w=300&percent=100"><p>"St. Herman Conference and similar youth gatherings are a wonderful opportunity for the younger generation to better acquaint themselves with the fundamentals of their Orthodox Faith and solidify bonds of friendship with other young people in the bosom of the Mother Church. Once again in the 2017 year, we ask that you do your part to support St. Herman Conference and the spiritual well-being of our youth, via plate collection or a direction donation from the parish."</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/files/announcements/09.102.17-St.-Herman-Appeal.pdf Atlanta, GA: Bishop Nicholas visits St. Mary of Egypt Church with Kursk Root Icon http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171123_2.html Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-29-atlanta/05.jpg&archive=0&final_h=450&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>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 &ndash; the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God &ndash; accompanied by His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171123_2.html Ipswich, MA: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services, performs Priestly Ordination at St. John the Russian Church http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171123_1.html Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=peg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/11-12-ipswich/04.jpeg&archive=0&final_h=450&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>On Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of November, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America &amp; 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.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171123_1.html Washington, DC: American Capital holds Commemorative Events to mark Centennial of 1917 Tragedy http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171122_2.html Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/11-07-dc/13.jpg&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>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.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171122_2.html Howell, NJ: Panihida for those Martyred, Killed by the Godless Authorities served in Diocesan Cathedral http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171122_1.html Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/11-11-lkwdpanihida/IMG_5409.jpg&archive=0&final_h=67&final_w=90&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify;">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...</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171122_1.html Passaic, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Sts. Cosmas & Damian Church http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171118_1.html Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/11-14-passaic/DSC04926.JPG&archive=0&final_h=394&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>On Tuesday, November 14, the feast of the Holy Martyrs &amp; Unmercenaries Cosmas &amp; Damian of Asia Minor, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America &amp; New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, led the patronal feast day of Sts. Cosmas &amp; Damian Church in Passaic, NJ.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171118_1.html Atlanta, GA: Conference "100 Years of the Russian Local Council of 1917-1918" held at Joy of All Who Sorrow Church http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171117_1.html Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/11-05-atlantaconf/26.jpg&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>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."</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171117_1.html Jordanville, NY: Bishop Jerome serves Funeral for Archpriest Wsevolod Drobot http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171116_1.html Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/11-11-drobot/_DSC9919.JPG&archive=0&final_h=391&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>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.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171116_1.html Coronado (San Jose): Kursk Root Icon visits Costa Rica http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171115_1.html Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/11-04-costarica/54.jpg&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>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 &ndash; the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God &ndash; visited the southernmost parish of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Church Abroad, the Church of Our Lady of Vladimir in Coronado.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171115_1.html Utica, NY: Bishop Jerome leads Divine Services in St. John of Kronstadt Memorial Church http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171113_5.html Sat, 11 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/11-04-utica/01.jpg&archive=0&final_h=800&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>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 &ndash; Sunday, November 5 &ndash; His Grace traveled on to the nearby St. John of Kronstadt Memorial Church in Utica, NY.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171113_5.html New York City: Youth of Russian Diaspora marks Year’s Important Dates http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171113_4.html Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-20-synodyouth/08.jpg&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>On Friday, October 20, the Synodal Residence in New York City hosted a symposium entitled "The New Martyrs of Russia: 100 Years of Revolution &amp; 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.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171113_4.html Vineland, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads 70th Anniversary Celebrations of Holy Trinity Parish http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171113_3.html Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-22-vineland/18.jpg&archive=0&final_h=450&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>On October 22, the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America &amp; 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.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171113_3.html New York City: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of Holy Fathers Church http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171113_2.html Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-22-153rd/21.JPG&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', serif; font-size: 10pt;">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.</span></p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171113_2.html Philadelphia, PA: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Joy of All Who Sorrow Church http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171113_1.html Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/11-06-philly/08.jpg&archive=0&final_h=450&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>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 &amp; New York paid an archpastoral visit to Joy of All Who Sorrow Church in Philadelphia, PA, in honor of the parish&rsquo;s patronal feast.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171113_1.html Albany, NY: Archpriest Wsevolod Drobot reposed in the Lord http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171108_2.html Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/11-08-drobot/04.JPG&archive=0&final_h=399&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>On Wednesday, November 8, Archpriest Wsevolod Drobot, longtime cleric of the Eastern American Diocese, reposed in the Lord. Fr. Wsevolod&rsquo;s clerical service lasted 57 years, and he had been rector of Nativity of the Mother of God parish in Albany, NY.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171108_2.html Newark, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Our Lady of Kazan Church http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171108_1.html Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/11-04-newark/01a.jpg&archive=0&final_h=450&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>On Saturday, November 4, the feast day of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America &amp; 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&rsquo;s Holy Mysteries.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171108_1.html New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion’s Namesday celebrated in Synodal Cathedral http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171104_1.html Sat, 04 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/11-03-mhnmsdy/DSC_9910.JPG&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>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 &amp; New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, on the occasion of his namesday.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171104_1.html "The 20th Anniversary of Jose’s Murder" – On the 19th Annual Pilgrimage to the Grave of Jose Muñoz-Cortes http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171031_1.html Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-29-jose/DSC_8725.JPG&archive=0&final_h=397&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>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&nbsp; (November 24, 1982), and 20th anniversary of the martyr death of her guardian, Jose Mu&ntilde;oz-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).</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171031_1.html "The Lord is showing us His glory through His faithful servants" – Sermon by Priest Stephen Kaznica http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171030_10.html Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/misc/kaznica-1-of-1-2.JPG&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p><em>On Thursday, October 26, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America &amp; 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 Mu&ntilde;oz-Cortes. With the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion, Priest Stephen Kaznica (rector of Sts. Peter &amp; Paul Patriarchal Cathedral in Passaic, NJ) delivered the following sermon upon completion of the Liturgy:</em></p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171030_10.html Brooklyn, NY: Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian Icon visits Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171030_1.html Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-21-brooklynicon/DSC04567.JPG&archive=0&final_h=372&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>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.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171030_1.html Jordanville, NY: Pastoral Conference concludes with Hierarchal Liturgy http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171027_1.html Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-26-jville/DSC_9450.JPG&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>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.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171027_1.html Jordanville, NY: Second Day of Pastoral Conference Concludes http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171025_1.html Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-25-jville2/75.JPG&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>Wednesday, October 25, saw the second day of the Pastoral Conference for Clergy &amp; Matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese and Patriarchal Parishes in the USA at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171025_1.html Jordanville, NY: Diocesan Pastoral Conference opens at Holy Trinity Monastery http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171024_1.html Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-24-jville/63.JPG&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>On Tuesday, October 24, the Pastoral Conference for Clergy &amp; Matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese and the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA began at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171024_1.html Visitation Schedule of the Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother Of God in the Eastern American Diocese http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171018_2.html Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/misc/hawaian-icon-low-res-2.JPG&archive=0&final_h=480&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>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.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171018_2.html Nyack, NY: Bishop Jerome leads Patronal Feast of Holy Protection Church http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171018_1.html Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-14-nyack/21.jpg&archive=0&final_h=800&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>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.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171018_1.html Buena, NJ: Patronal Feast Day of Holy Protection Skete http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171016_1.html Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-14-buena/DSC04413.JPG&archive=0&final_h=59&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>On Saturday, October 14, the feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America &amp; 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.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171016_1.html New York City: Patronal Feast Day of St. Sergius Church at the Synodal Headquarters http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171012_1.html Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-08-sergiussynod/DSC04059.JPG&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>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.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171012_1.html Wayne, WV: Brethren, Pilgrims hold Annual Pilgrimage Weekend at Holy Cross Monastery http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171011_2.html Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-01-hcmpw/DSC_0626-X3.jpg&archive=0&final_h=402&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>The annual Pilgrimage Weekend on September 30 &amp; 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,</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171011_2.html Washington: Annual Fundraiser Bazaar held at St. John the Baptist Cathedral http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171011_1.html Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/09-30-dcbazaar/14.jpg&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>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.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171011_1.html Kursk: With Hopes for Its Next Visit, People bid Farewell to Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171005_2.html Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/10-02-kurskfinal/9kurskicondeparture17_014_jpg.jpg&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p class="m3941817996561854377style5" style="background: white; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 9.5pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; color: black;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">In the early morning of Monday, October, His Eminence Herman, Metropolitan of Kursk &amp; 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.</span></span></p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171005_2.html Nanuet, NY: Saint Herman Youth Conference Registration Opens http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171005_1.html Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/misc/st-hermans.jpg&archive=0&final_h=399&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>With the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America &amp; 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.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171005_1.html Kursk: Bishop Nicholas participates in Divine Services in Churches of Kursk http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171003_2.html Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/09-30-kursk/IMG_0074.jpg&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>On Saturday, September 30, Metropolitan Herman of Kursk &amp; Rylsk celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Church of the Holy Martyresses Faith, Hope, Charity &amp; Sophia in Kursk in honor of the parish&rsquo;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.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171003_2.html Albany, NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Divine Services in Nativity of the Mother of God Church http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171003_1.html Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/09-17-albany/image1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=450&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>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&rsquo;s visit for the celebrations were planned in conjunction with the parish&rsquo;s upcoming patronal feast day, which took place the following Thursday September 21.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171003_1.html Kursk: Visit of Wonderworking Kursk Root Icon to Russia Continues http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170930_2.html Sat, 30 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/09-29-kursk/IMG_9771.jpg&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>On Friday, September 29, the icon was taken from the Cathedral of the Sign to the several of the city&rsquo;s hospitals and medical institutions, accompanied by the delegation members and His Eminence Herman, Metropolitan of Kursk &amp; Rylsk. The icon visited children and elderly alike, some of whom used all of their strength to venerate the icon.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170930_2.html Mahopac, NY: Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal, Bishop Jerome celebrate Liturgy in New Kursk Root Hermitage http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170930_1.html Sat, 30 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/09-24-mahopac/P9241601-X2.jpg&archive=0&final_h=450&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>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 &ndash; September 21. This year, the divine services were concelebrated by His Eminence Gabriel, Archbishop of Montreal &amp; Canada, and His Grace, Bishop Jerome.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170930_1.html Kursk: ROCOR Pilgrimage Delegation takes part in Divine Services on Feast of Exaltation of the Cross of the Lord http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170929_1.html Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=peg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/09-27-kurskexaltation/02.jpeg&archive=0&final_h=450&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>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.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170929_1.html Shchigry, Russia: Bishop Nicholas visits Diocese of Shchigry with Kursk Root Icon http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170927_1.html Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/09-26-shigr/IMG_9096.jpg&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>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.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170927_1.html Kursk: ROCOR Delegation takes Part in Traditional Procession from Root Hermitage to Kursk http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170926_4.html Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/09-25-kurskprocession/IMG_8993.jpg&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>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.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170926_4.html Brooklyn, NY: Patronal Feast of St. Joasaph of Belgorod Church http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170926_3.html Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/09-17-brooklyn/05a.jpg&archive=0&final_h=337&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>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.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170926_3.html Richmond, ME: Metropolitan Hilarion performs Priestly, Diaconal Ordinations at St. Alexander Nevsky Church http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170926_1.html Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/09-17-richmond/03.jpg&archive=0&final_h=451&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>On Sunday, September 17, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America &amp; 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&rsquo;s patronal feast day, which had taken place the previous Tuesday, September 12, as well as the 30th anniversary of Archpriest Chad Williams&rsquo; service as rector.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170926_1.html Kursk: Visitation of ROCOR Hierarchs to Kursk Root Hermitage http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170925_1.html Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/09-24-kursk/IMG_8250.jpg&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>On Sunday, September 24, the feast day of Venerable Silvanus (Silouan) of Mt. Athos, Archbishop Mark of Berlin &amp; 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.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170925_1.html Kursk: Hierarchal Divine Services held at Kursk Root Hermitage & Zolotukhino Convent http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170923_1.html Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/09-23-kurskliturgy/IMG_8107.jpg&archive=0&final_h=60&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>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 &amp; Rylsk, co-served by Archbishop Mark of Berlin &amp; Germany, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan...</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170923_1.html “The Cry of the Humbled Heart: The Ascetical Significance of the Great Canon” http://www.eadiocese.org/files/podcasts/prp/BpIrenei2017.mp3 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/podcasts/DSC_9845.JPG&archive=0&final_h=438&final_w=350&percent=100"><p>Title:&nbsp;&ldquo;The Cry of the Humbled Heart: The Ascetical Significance of the Great Canon&rdquo;<br /> Speaker: Bishop Irenei of Sacramento (Vicar of the Western American Diocese ROCOR)<br /> Date:&nbsp;March 21, 2017<br /> Length:&nbsp;58:58<br /> Filesize:&nbsp;43.3 MB<br /> Notes:&nbsp;Lecture presented on March 21, 2017 at the Eastern American Diocesan Lenten Retreat at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ.&nbsp;</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/files/podcasts/prp/BpIrenei2017.mp3 Archpriest Nikolai Artemoff: Life and Legacy of Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky) http://www.eadiocese.org/files/podcasts/prp/Artemoff-Lecture-Podcast.mp3 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/podcasts/aretemoff.jpg&archive=0&final_h=346&final_w=300&percent=100"><p>Title:&nbsp;Life and Legacy of Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky)<br /> Speaker: Archpriest Nikolai Artemoff (Secretary of the German Diocese ROCOR)<br /> Date:&nbsp;October 19, 2016<br /> Length:&nbsp;1:30:22<br /> Filesize:&nbsp;65 MB<br /> Notes:&nbsp;Lecture presented on October 19, 2016 in Red Top Mountain State Park during the Autumnal Pastoral Conference of the Eastern American Diocese hosted by St. Mark of Egypt Parish in Atlanta, GA.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/files/podcasts/prp/Artemoff-Lecture-Podcast.mp3 Archim. Demetrios (Carellas): "Orthodox Spirituality: The Pharmacy of Healing for Wounded Souls" http://www.eadiocese.org/files/podcasts/prp/Carrellas-Lecture-Full_v1.mp3 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/podcasts/carellas1.lg.jpg&archive=0&final_h=200&final_w=300&percent=100"><p>Title:&nbsp;"Orthodox Spirituality: The Pharmacy of Healing for Wounded Souls"&nbsp;<br />Speaker: Archim. Demetrios (Carellas)<br />Date: <span class="auto-style208">March 25, 2014</span><br />Length:<span class="auto-style208"> 51:21</span><br />Filesize: <span class="auto-style208">34.3 MB</span><br /> Notes: <span class="auto-style208">Lecture presented on March 25, 2014 in Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, West Virginia, during the annual clergy Lenten Retreat of the Eastern American Diocese. &nbsp; &nbsp;</span> </p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/files/podcasts/prp/Carrellas-Lecture-Full_v1.mp3 Archim. Irenei (Steenberg): "A Few Reflections on Empty Churches" http://www.eadiocese.org/files/podcasts/prp/Fr.-Irenei-talk-2COMPLETE.mp3 Tue, 09 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/podcasts/irenei-steenberg.jpg&archive=0&final_h=450&final_w=300&percent=100"><p>Title: "A Few Reflections on Empty Churches"<br />Speaker: Archim. Irenei Steenberg<br />Date: <span class="auto-style208">April 9, 2013</span><br />Length:<span class="auto-style208"> 50:06</span><br />Filesize: <span class="auto-style208">35.2 MB</span><br /> Notes: <span class="auto-style208">Lecture presented on April 9, 2013 in Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, West Virginia, during the annual clergy Lenten Retreat of the Eastern American Diocese. &nbsp; &nbsp;</span> </p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/files/podcasts/prp/Fr.-Irenei-talk-2COMPLETE.mp3 Archim. Irenei (Steenberg): "My Heart is an Enclosed Garden:’ How to Love God in the Depths of the Heart" http://www.eadiocese.org/files/podcasts/prp/frireneitalk1COMPLETE.mp3 Tue, 09 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/podcasts/irenei1.lg.jpg&archive=0&final_h=160&final_w=107&percent=100"><p>Title:&nbsp;"My Heart is an Enclosed Garden:&rsquo; How to Love God in the Depths of the Heart"<br />Speaker: Archim. Irenei (Steenberg)<br />Date: <span class="auto-style208">April 9, 2013<br /></span>Length:<span class="auto-style208"> 50:45<br /></span>Filesize: <span class="auto-style208">35.4 MB<br /></span>Notes: <span class="auto-style208">Lecture presented on April 9, 2013 in Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, West Virginia, during the annual clergy Lenten Retreat of the Eastern American Diocese.</span></p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/files/podcasts/prp/frireneitalk1COMPLETE.mp3 Прот. Виктор Потапов: Он Полюбил Страдания - о жизни свят. Луки Крымского http://www.eadiocese.org/files/podcasts/prp/potapov-lecture-COMPLETE.mp3 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/podcasts/potapov.lg.jpg&archive=0&final_h=450&final_w=300&percent=100"><p>Доклад: Он Полюбил Страдания - о жизни свят. Луки Крымского<br />Докладчик: прот. Виктор Потапов<br />Дата: 2 апреля 2013 г.<br />Продожительность: 33:22<br />Размер файла: 23.8 MB</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/files/podcasts/prp/potapov-lecture-COMPLETE.mp3 "A Big City & A Church Built by Little People" – An Interview with Matushka Sophia McKenzie http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171116_3.html Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/11-16-miami/DSC03.JPG&archive=0&final_h=410&final_w=600&percent=100"><p><em>Russian Church life in Florida was begun by Archbishop Vitaly (Maximenko) in 1937 &ndash; who was himself later appointed Bishop of Florida &ndash; in a big city in the south of the state. In the mid-1940s, construction began on the first Russian church in Florida. Its founders were from the first and second waves of immigrants and included seven dwarfs &ndash; professional performers, who arrived in Miami at World War II broke out. Among them were Ivan and Pelagia Velikanov, and Vasily and Maria Filin. Their names appear on a memorial plaque at the entrance to the church. </em></p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171116_3.html McKeesport, PA: Matushka Martha Ermakov reposed in the Lord http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171030_2.html Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=peg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/misc/martha.jpeg&archive=0&final_h=725&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>On Sunday, October 15, Matushka Martha Ermakov, of McKeesport, PA, reposed in the Lord. She was 88. She was born August 23, 1929 in Olyphant, PA (near Scranton) and was the daughter of the late John and Martha Russen Sweda. She was the wife of the late Archpriest Dimitri H. Ermakov.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171030_2.html Bill Mackanic: "I Like to See Students Grow & Graduate as Better People" http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170929_2.html Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/09-29-billintrvw/DSC_0910.JPG&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>In our age of technology, our enemies want us to feel down and upset, but we can&rsquo;t let them do that. We must be joyful and happy. I&rsquo;m no priest or deacon, but I know that God wants all of us to be happy. He doesn&rsquo;t want anything to stand in our way.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170929_2.html Archpriest Victor Boldewskul – "Vladyka Laurus Truly Loved the Church" http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170926_2.html Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/09-26-boldewskul/01a.JPG&archive=0&final_h=379&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>When I remember Vladyka Laurus, what I remember the most important was how he truly loved the Church, how he loved the Russian Church, and how he was always measured in all things...&nbsp;Vladyka taught by example or by his short words or comments ("short" meaning concise: he did not have to say too much to guide us).&nbsp;</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170926_2.html "The Good Shepherd" - In Hallowed Memory of Archpriest Peter Motscharsky http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170830_3.html Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/08-29-motcharsky/cover-1-of-1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=341&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, the feast of the Holy Image of the Savior "Not Made by Hands," the Eastern American Diocese prayerfully marked the 40th anniversary of the repose of Archpriest Peter Motscharsky (long-time rector of Holy Trinity Church in Astoria, NY). In honor of this anniversary, the diocesan Media Office would like to offer our readers the eulogy spoken at Fr. Peter&rsquo;s funeral, delivered by his son-in-law, Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov, and translated into English for the first time.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170830_3.html "In Memory of a Colleague & Friend" – On the Occasion of the Repose of Protodeacon Nikita Chakirov http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170821_2.html Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/08-21-frnikita/ead-1.JPG&archive=0&final_h=524&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>On August 21, 1987, longtime cell attendant to Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky) of Eastern America &amp; New York, Protodeacon Nikita Chakirov, reposed in the Lord. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the repose of this zealous laborer of the Eastern American Diocese, we offer our readers an article written in memory of Fr. Nikita by Matushka Irina Lukianov (Boston, MA).</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_170821_2.html "Jose Muñoz-Cortes: The Chosen One of the Mother of God:" http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171115_2.html Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/jose/posters/jose-44.JPG&archive=0&final_h=751&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>Thirty-five years ago, Jose Mu&ntilde;oz-Cortes, an Orthodox Spaniard, was called by the Lord to a special ministry. This ministry began on Mt. Athos, where Jose was given a copy of the famous "Panagia Portaitissa" Icon of the Mother of God for safekeeping, which on the night of November 24, 1982, started to miraculously exude myrrh. Jose sealed his 15 years of ministry to the Most Holy Virgin and the Church of Christ with his martyrdom, which took place 20 years ago &ndash; on the night of October 31, 1997.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171115_2.html On the 8th Anniversary of Brother Jose’s Murder http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171030_9.html Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/jose/misc/06.JPG&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p><em>On November 5-6, we took our 8th annual parish pilgrimage to Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville. There were two panihida services at the grave of murdered Brother Jose Mu&ntilde;oz-Cortes, curator of the Montreal Iveron Icon of the Mother of God. The following is an excerpt from the homily </em><em>Archpriest</em><em> Victor Potapov gave on November 5 at the first panihida.</em></p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171030_9.html Accounts regarding the new copy of the Montreal Iveron Icon http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171030_8.html Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/jose/posters/jose-34.JPG&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p><em>The following is an account provided by Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko, an eyewitness to how Hieromonk Michael, a resident of Optina Hermitage, had given Fr. Victor a myrrh-streaming copy of the Iveron Icon of the Mother of God. Fr. Stefan is the rector of the Church of All Saints in the Russian Land, in Burlingame, CA.</em></p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171030_8.html Brother Jose’s Myrrh-Streaming Icon http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171030_7.html Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/jose/posters/jose-82.JPG&archive=0&final_h=900&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>In 2005, I spent the first week of Great Lent at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville. There Monk Vsevolod gave me a present of a copy of an iconographic image of Brother Jose Mu&ntilde;oz-Cortes, curator of the Miraculous Iveron-Montreal Icon of the Mother of God. It was one of the images of Martyr Joseph written at Optina Hermitage. Although I was surprised to see an icon written before he had been glorified as a saint, I was grateful to receive the gift.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171030_7.html The Iveron Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Portaitissa" and the Myrrh-Streaming "Montreal" Icon of the Iveron Mother of God http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171030_6.html Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/jose/posters/jose-11.JPG&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p>The original miraculous Icon of the Iveron Mother of God is on Mount Athos, the famous center of Orthodox monasticism (known also as <em>Agion Oros</em> &ndash; Greek for the "Holy Mountain"). By tradition, it was painted by the apostle and evangelist Luke. In the 9th century, this Icon was in the possession of a widow who lived in Nicaea.</p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171030_6.html On the Death of José Muñoz-Cortes http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171030_5.html Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/jose/posters/jose-110.JPG&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p><em>At the end of October 1997, a terrible event took place that shook the whole Orthodox world &ndash; Jose Mu&ntilde;oz-Cortes, the guardian of the renowned wonder-working, myrrh-streaming Icon of the Portaitissa, was brutally murdered in Greece by a 20-year-old Romanian man. On the 12th of November, he was buried in the cemetery of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. The "Icon's House" society in Montreal published the following obituary:</em></p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171030_5.html "One Must Not Become Accustomed to a Miracle" http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171030_4.html Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/jose/posters/jose-30.JPG&archive=0&final_h=902&final_w=600&percent=100"><p><em>The last interview with the murdered Jose Mu&ntilde;oz-Cortes under the title "One Must Not Become Accustomed to a Miracle" was published in the 27th issue of "The Russian Pastor," a journal published three times a year in San Francisco, CA. </em></p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171030_4.html The Chosen One of the Mother of God http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171030_3.html Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.eadiocese.org/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/jose/posters/jose-09.JPG&archive=0&final_h=400&final_w=600&percent=100"><p><em>Excerpts from the first interview given by Brother Jose Mu&ntilde;oz-Cortes to "Orthodox Russia" (1983, №s. 17, 18, 20)</em></p></div> Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad http://www.eadiocese.org/news_171030_3.html