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Columbia, SC: Myrrh-Streaming Icon "Softener of Evil Hearts" visits the Carolinas - 04/20/19

On Tuesday, April 16, the myrrh-streaming icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" continued its visitation through the Eastern American Diocese, arriving in Columbia, SC from Atlanta, GA


New York City: Bishop Nicholas performs Sacrament of Holy Unction in Synodal Cathedral - 04/19/19

On Friday, April 19, the eve of Lazarus Saturday, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led Matins and the sacrament of Holy Unction in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


Atlanta, GA: Bishop Nicholas leads Divine Services in Joy of All Who Sorrow Church - 04/19/19

On Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th of April, the feast of the Laudation of the Most Holy Theotokos, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, paid an archpastoral visit to the Church of Our Lady "Joy of All Who Sorrow" in Cumming (Atlanta), GA.


Flushing, NY: Patronal Feast Day of Holy Annunciation Church - 04/16/19

On Sunday, April 7, the great feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos, the eponymous church in Flushing, NY celebrated its patronal feast day


Brooklyn, NY: Faithful receive Sacrament of Holy Unction in New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church - 04/16/19

On April 14, the Sunday of Venerable Mary of Egpyt, the Sacrament of Holy Unction was served in the Church of the New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia in Brooklyn, NY


New York City: Bishop Nicholas leads Reading of Great Penitential Canon in Synodal Cathedral - 04/13/19

The fifth week of Great Lent sees a Matins service that has come to be known as the "Standing of St. Andrew." During this service, for the only time throughout the year, the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete is read in its entirety


Howell, NJ: Diocesan Council holds Regular Meeting after Lenten Retreat - 04/12/19

On Wednesday, April 3, after the conclusion of the annual Lenten Retreat held at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, the Eastern American Diocesan Council held its quarterly meeting.


Washington, DC: Grace-Filled Days in St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 04/08/19

On April 1-3, three priests from St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC – Archpriest David Pratt, Priest Alexander Resnikoff, and Priest Damian Dantinne – took part in the annual Great Lenten Retreat for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese, held at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. 


Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Nicholas performs Sacrament of Holy Unction in Holy Myrrhbearers Church - 04/08/19

On March 31, the Sunday of the Cross, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the Sacrament of Holy Unction in Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Brooklyn, NY.


Jordanville, NY: "Chastity, Purity, Integrity" – Holy Trinity Seminary hosts Conference on Orthodox Anthropology - 04/08/19

With Bishop Luke, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, rector of Holy Trinity Seminary, and abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery presiding and offering all prayers, and Archpriest Alexander, dean of Holy Trinity Seminary...


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Announcements
Announcement from the Diocesan Media Office - 04/21/19

Albums with photographs of the Feast of feasts – the Lord’s Pascha ‒ in the Eastern American Diocese will be published on the diocesan website.


Palm Sunday Plate Collection - 04/12/19

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 at 75 East 93rd Street, New York, NY 10128.


"Religious Freedom in Ukraine?" – Statement by Clergy of Long Island & Hudson Valley Deanery - 03/30/19

It is with heavy heart that the clergy of the Long Island & Hudson Valley Deanery of the Eastern American Diocese of ROCOR writes this statement. We, the clergy of the deanery, are comprised of loyal American citizens, living and working in the United States...


Palestine: Pilgrimage & Work Trip to Benefit Bethany Orthodox School Planned - 03/28/19

With the blessing of the diocesan hierarchs, a work trip is being organized to aid the Community of the Resurrection of Christ in Bethany, Palestine, on July 13-22.


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Faces of the Diocese
Honolulu, HI: Miraculous Healing of Custodian of Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God - 03/28/19

Over two and a half months ago, Subdeacon Nectarios Yangson was rushed to the emergency room several times in the span of two days with an incredibly high sugar count of 651, the root cause being a negative physical reaction to a steroid medication prescribed to him after his two-month-long bout with pneumonia.


The Canonization of the New Martyrs by the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in 1981 – How It Happened - 03/13/19

The decision to canonize the Russian martyrs of the 20th century was made in principle by the Council of Bishops in 1971 when, in response to a multitude of appeals by parishes abroad, and clergy and faithful in the USSR, the bishops of ROCOR adopted a resolution stating, "The Council of Bishops kneels in piety before the holy struggle of the Russian New Martyrs and consents to their glorification."


"A Procession of the Cross to Another Continent:" An Interview with Archpriest George Zelenin - 03/05/19

September in Moscow was uncharacteristically sunny and warm. Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky) of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY – one of 34 members of a delegation from the Russian Church Abroad accompanying the Kursk Root Icon to Russia in 2009...


Priest Job Watts: "The Orthodox Christian Should be the Funniest Man in the Room" - 03/05/19

This fall, I got to visit the American South for the second time in my life. Last year, I was in the Greater Atlanta Area, and this time I was in the parish of St. Nektarios of Pentapolis in Lenoir City, TN.


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