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New York City: On Sunday of the Holy Fathers, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 06/02/20

On Saturday the 30th and Sunday the 31st of May, the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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New York City: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad sends Condolences to Metropolitan Mark of Berlin & Germany on Repose of Archbishop Agapit of Stuttgart - 06/02/20

It is with heartfelt pain, yet with hope for eternal life that I received news today of the repose of Archbishop Agapit of Stuttgart, and hasten to express my empathy in the sorrow of Your Eminence, the brethren of St. Job of Pochaev Monastery in Munich


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Jackson, NJ: Clergy & Faithful commemorate Victims of Lienz Massacre - 06/01/20

On May 31, the Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, the faithful gathered at St. Vladimir Cemetery in Jackson, NJ for a panihida at St. John the Baptist Chapel to commemorate the victims of Lienz


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New York City: On Feast of the Lord’s Ascension, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 05/28/20

On Wednesday the 27th and Thursday the 28th of May, the great feast of the Ascension of the Lord, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, led the All-Night Vigil and celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City


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New York City: On Sunday of the Blind Man, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 05/25/20

On May 24, the last Sunday of Paschaltide, of the Blind Man, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


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New York City: On Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 05/21/20

The Paschal divine services continue at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. On May 17, the 5th Sunday of Holy Pascha, of the Samaritan Woman, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy


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New York City: Kursk Root Icon performs Aerial Procession around New York Metropolitan Area - 05/15/20

On Wednesday, May 13, the feast of Mid-Pentecost, in response to requests by many Orthodox Christians Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan served a moleben and akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos, and then performed an aerial procession with the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God around Manhattan and the New York Metropolitan Area, including the counties of Long Island.


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New York City: Archbishop Gabriel, Bishop Nicholas lead Divine Services in Synodal Cathedral - 05/11/20

Special services ‒ being conducted in the absence of parishioners ‒ continue at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. Meanwhile, all those who wish to follow along and pray can do so by watching the livestream online.


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Brooklyn NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of Holy Myrrhbearers Church - 05/10/20

On May 3, the Third Sunday of Holy Pascha, of the Myrrh-bearing Women, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Brooklyn, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy in honor of the parish’s patronal feast.


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Epistle of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, on 3rd Sunday of Pascha, of the Myrrh-bearing Women - 05/07/20

Epistle of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All, Russia on the 3rd Sunday of Pascha, the Myrrh-bearing Women, to the clergy and faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church:


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St. Seraphim Camp suspended for 2020
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Jordanville, NY: Pascha 2020 Issue of Pravoslavnaia Rus' Now Available for Download
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New York City: Metropolitan Laurus Synodal School of Liturgical Music switches to Online Lessons
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In Memoriam: Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov (+2018) - 05/25/20

On, May 25, 2018, the leave-taking of the feast of the Ascension of our Lord, senior-most cleric of the Russian Church Abroad, Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov, reposed in the Lord. Fr. Valery’s clerical service spanned 55 years.


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In Memoriam: Archpriest Gleb Wleskoff (+2014) - 05/12/20

On Tuesday, April 28, the Day of Rejoicing ("Radonitsa"), Archpriest George Zelenin visited many graves in the cemetery at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, to serve panihidas. Here we share his reflection upon visiting Father Gleb’s gravesite.


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Ancient Faith Radio interviews Protodeacon Paul Drozdowski - 05/07/20

A lifelong artist, Fr. Paul formally studied drawing, painting, printmaking, and design at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts. Subsequently, he spent a year-and-a-half studying at Holy Trinity Theological Seminary in Jordanville, NY.


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Archpriest Andrei Sommer: "On September 11, the Enemy was Apparent, Now We Fear the Unknown" - 05/06/20

Archpriest Andrei Sommer, dean of the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign (New York City) of the Russian Church Abroad was a few miles away from the Twin Towers that were destroyed in a terror attack on September 11, 2001. Some 19 years later, he is in the epicenter of another tragedy ‒ the coronavirus pandemic, which hit New York City worse than other American cities.


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Archpriest Serafim Gan: "Today, No One is Forcing Us to Renounce Our Faith" - 05/02/20

In his exclusive interview with the RIA Novosti Russian news agency, Archpriest Serafim Gan, Chancellor of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and rector of St. Seraphim of Sarov Memorial Church in Sea Cliff, NY, spoke about the celebration of Pascha in ROCOR parishes


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