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New York City: On Feast of Holy Hierarch Nektarios of Aegina, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 11/24/20

On November 22, the 24th Sunday after Pentecost and the date when the Holy Church honors the memory of the Holy Hierarch Nektarios of Aegina, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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Metropolitan Hilarion sends Condolences to Holy Synod of Serbian Orthodox Church on Repose of His Holiness, Patriarch Irinej - 11/23/20

Having learned of the repose of His Holiness, Patriarch Irinej, we deeply empathize with you all, and hastened to church with special urgency and commemorated his departed soul during the Divine Liturgy celebrated today at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Sign in New York City


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New York City: Centennial of Establishment of Supreme Church Authority Abroad prayerfully celebrated in Synodal Cathedral - 11/21/20

On Friday, November 20, the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Supreme Ecclesiastical Authority Abroad, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, residence of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.


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Jubilee Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 11/21/20

I sincerely greet you with the 725th Anniversary of the appearance of the miraculous Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God of the Sign, and with the Centennial of the founding of the Higher Church Administration Abroad


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Passaic, NJ: Patronal Feast day of Sts. Cosmas & Damian Church - 11/19/20

On Saturday, November 14, the clergy and parishioners of Sts. Cosmas & Damian Church in Passaic, NJ celebrated their parish’s patronal feast day.


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Beltsville, MD: First Commemoration of Saint Alfred, King of England, takes place at Holy Apostles Church - 11/18/20

On Sunday, November 8, Holy Apostles Church in Beltsville, MD, became perhaps the first Orthodox parish in North America to celebrate the commemoration of Holy Right-Believing Alfred, King of England.


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Stafford, VA: Two Diaconal Ordinations at St. Herman of Alaska Church - 11/16/20

Recently, two diaconal ordinations expanded the ranks of the clergy at St. Herman of Alaska Church in Stafford, VA and St. Demetrios of Thessaloniki Skete in Spotsylvania, VA.


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Miami, FL: Bishop Nicholas performs Visitation to Florida Parishes with Kursk Root Icon - 11/14/20

On Saturday, November 7, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan began his visitation to the Florida parishes of the Russian Church Abroad with the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God.


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Miami, FL: Bishop Nicholas, Kursk Root Icon visit Apostolic Mission of Christ - 11/12/20

On the afternoon of Sunday, November 8, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan made an archpastoral visit to the Apostolic Mission of Christ (under the Protection of the Holy Apostles) in Miami, FL, accompanied by the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God.


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Wayne, WV: Brethren break Ground on New Church at Holy Cross Monastery - 11/11/20

On Monday, November 9, the brethren of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV officially broke ground on our new church. At noon, the brotherhood, led by monastery abbot Archimandrite Seraphim (Voepel), served a moleben at the site of the new temple and sprinkled the entire area with holy water.


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Jordanville, NY: Third 2020 Issue of Pravoslavnaia Rus' Now Available for Download
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Washington, DC: "The Parishioner" ‒ A New Publication of St. John the Baptist Cathedral
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Jordanville, NY: The 2021 ROCOR Parish Directory available to Order
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A Conversation with the Dean of Jordanville’s Seminary ‒ Nicolas G. Schidlovsky speaks with the HTS Alumni Association - 11/24/20

Thank you for asking… In respect to my deanship at Holy Trinity Seminary, it would seem appropriate to start by saying that it was really my family upbringing which put me on the path now culminating in Jordanville. I grew up in very uplifting surroundings full of life-loving and literate people who never questioned what the Church offered them as "the way forward" in the wake of some massive upheaval and devastation in their past.


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"The Wanderer Icon" ‒ An Interview with Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan - 10/27/20

Its history reflects virtually the entirety of Russia’s history from the times of the Tatar-Mongol yoke up to the present day. The refugees who found themselves outside their homeland called it the " Hodegetria" (Directress, though often translated as Protectress), because they placed their trust in God and His Most Pure Mother alone.


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"One Family in Christ": Scenes from Boston - 10/24/20

At Pentecost, our Russian Holy Theophany Church in Boston resembles a Paradise garden. Blooming hydrangeas and azaleas on either side of the stairs, the beautiful church itself in an emerald attire behind the doors, in the mysterious flickering of candles, with birch branches bowing to the Mother of God and the air filled with morning dew and joy.


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