New York City: A Paschal Reception was held in the Consulate General of the Russian Federation - 04/22/18
On Thursday, April 19, an official reception in honor of the feast of Christ’s Glorious Resurrection was held in the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York City on behalf of the Consul General, Sergey K. Ovsyannikov
Nanuet, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Thomas Sunday Liturgy at Novo-Diveevo Convent - 04/21/18
On St. Thomas Sunday, April 15, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid his traditional archpastoral visit to Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy in the convent’s main St. Seraphim of Sarov Cathedral.
Flushing, NY: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Divine Liturgy at Holy Annunciation Church - 04/18/18
On Bright Saturday, April 14, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Annunciation Church in Flushing, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy. A hierarchal service is usually scheduled each year for the parish’s patronal feast day – April 7.
Buena, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Paschal Divine Liturgy in Holy Protection Skete - 04/14/18
On April 10, Bright Tuesday, the third day of Pascha, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in Holy Protection Skete in Buena, NJ.
New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion takes part in Reception marking Russian-American History Month - 04/13/18
On Thursday, April 12, an official reception was held in the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York City, honoring "Russian-American History Month" in the state of New York.
Howell, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Paschal Celebrations at Diocesan Center - 04/12/18
On Bright Monday, April 9, Paschal celebrations were held in the administrative center of the Eastern American Diocese. Before the start of Divine Liturgy, the Holy Fire was brought to St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ...
Faces of the Diocese
"Father Alexander Lisnichuk: Hieromonk & Musician" - 04/07/18
Baptized at 25 years of age in Kiev, after serving in the army, he entered a music college, from which he graduated with a major in guitar. Later on, he and his guitar headed to the Jewish Autonomous Region (Oblast’).
Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Seminary to offer Master of Divinity Program - 04/18/18
Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY has recently announced that the Board of Regents of the State University of New York has approved the seminary’s proposal to offer the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program.
Gospel Readings & Cue Cards for Pascha Available on Diocese Website - 04/07/18
The Eastern American Diocesan website is now offering for download the Gospel Readings in various languages for the Paschal Liturgy, as well as cue cards for clergy, including the blessing of eggs and the Artos, in English and Slavonic.
The readings and cue cards are available on the Liturgical Resources page here.
Palm Sunday Plate Collection - 03/24/18
Reminder to all rectors of the Eastern American Diocese to conduct a plate collection on Palm Sunday to benefit the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem. Donations should be sent directly to the Synodal Headquarters.
Support the Diocese through AmazonSmile - 03/20/18
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
Registration is Open for PaTRAM Institute Summer Academy for Conductors and Singers – June 19-24, 2018 - 03/14/18
The PaTRAM Institute Summer Academy will be held at the Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ. This very unique event will accommodate all levels of church musician and will be taught by some of the finest instructors in the world. Courses are available for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels. The Academy, under the direction of Dr. Peter Jermihov, will culminate in the celebration of the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in nearby Howell, NJ.
Visitation Schedule of the Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" in the Eastern American Diocese - 03/09/18
On Friday, March 9, the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" arrived in New York City from Moscow. The icon and its guardian were greeted by the secretary of the Eastern American Diocese, Archpriest Serge Lukianov.
New York City: Appeal by Metropolitan Hilarion to Parish Rectors, Directors & Teachers of Parish & Sunday Schools - 03/06/18
With our blessing and in the framework of the initiated program "School Piggy Bank," the Prince Vladimir Youth Association (www.youthpv.org), together with the Synodal Youth Department, is organizing financial assistance to the St. Elizabeth Special Needs Orphanage in Minsk, Belarus.
Fletcher, NC: "Diaconate Boot Camp" to be held at St. Nicholas Church - 02/21/18
With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, from Wednesday the 2nd through Sunday the 6th of May, St. Nicholas Church in Fletcher, NC will be hosting the 2018 "Diaconate Boot Camp."
Registration for the Summer School of Liturgical Music is Open - 02/13/18
Registration is now open for the Summer School of Liturgical Music at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY. The dates for the 2018 session are July 15-28. More information, including cost and registration, can be found on the school’s website here. Questions can also be directed to program officer Valentina Shatalova by e-mail.
Chosen One of the Mother of God
"The 20th Anniversary of Jose’s Murder" – On the 19th Annual Pilgrimage to the Grave of Jose Muñoz-Cortes
The Iveron Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Portaitissa" and the Myrrh-Streaming "Montreal" Icon of the Iveron Mother of God
Protodeacon Serge Arlievsky: "Consequences of the 1917 Revolution - Russians in the Lower Hudson Valley"