The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, during its extraordinary meeting on September 14 in the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence at St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, adopted a resolution (Journal №70) accepting new petitions for the preservation of Orthodox unity, to be offered at every Divine Liturgy at the Augmented Litany.
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.
The third issue of Holy Trinity Monastery’s Russian-language journal Pravoslavnaia Rus’ for 2018 may be downloaded as a PDF directly from the publisher’s website.
Online registration for the 2018 General Assembly of the Eastern American Diocese has opened on the diocesan website. With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the assembly will be held at the Diocesan Center at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ this October 22-24.
All Ruling Bishops are reminded that the parishes of the North American Dioceses are asked to conduct a plate collection on the second Sunday of September to benefit the Synodal Church Music Commission...
The autumn of this year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War (1914-1918). The heroic deeds of Orthodox Christian warriors from this time were always honored throughout the Russian Diaspora...
From October 3-7, Albany, NY will host the 27th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference, with the theme "Strengthening the Foundation in Orthodox Church Singing Today: the Obikhod...
On Saturday, August 25, Holy Protection Mission in Lewisburg, PA will host a viewing of the Ancient Faith documentary "Becoming Truly Human,"
With the blessing of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, and in connection with the celebration of the Feast of the Baptism of Rus’ – July 28, 2018 – we ask that you [conduct] a peal of the bells in all [diocesan] churches and monasteries… at 12 o’clock noon, local time.
With God’s blessing, the parish of St. Xenia Church in Methuen, MA has nearly doubled in size over the last seven years and is continuing to grow.
The 20th century was a difficult time for Orthodox Christians in the lands of the Russian Empire, which became the USSR after the Great War, October Revolution, and Civil War. But the more the Church endured persecution...
On Tuesday, July 17, Holy Protection Mission in Lewisburg, PA will be hosting a memorial event for the centennial of the deaths Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia.
On Thursday, August 9, the brethren of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV will celebrate the feast of their beloved Heavenly patron, the Holy Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon.
Camp NORR needs your help! The Sts. Peter & Paul Chapel, constructed in 1973, is in need of major repairs. For 45 years, it has withstood hot summers and harsh winters, but they have taken their toll.
With the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, the special petitions to be added to the Augmented Litany on the feast days of the Holy Right-Believing Prince Peter & Princess Febronia of Murom are now available in the Liturgical Resources section of the diocesan website. Rectors and abbots are asked to include them at Divine Liturgy on Sunday, June 8.
"At its Tuesday, February 13, 2018 session, the Synod of Bishops resolved… that the diocesan cathedrals, monasteries, and other churches of the Russian Church Abroad, wherever possible, should serve nighttime Divine Services on the night of July 3/16 into 4/17, 2018.."
The Synod of Bishops "resolved… to close the Synodal Candle Factory and to dissolve its attendant St. Zosima corporation… to earnestly entreat the parishes of the North American dioceses to support the monasteries through the ordering of candles… if for honorable reasons parishes do not order from the monasteries indicated, to impose a tax in the amount of 10 percent of the profit from sales of said candles."
Sunday, July 29, will mark the annual national St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations, in honor of the Baptism of the Russian people into the Orthodox Christian Faith by St. Vladimir. The schedule of divine services, as well as information on local hotels for visitors, is now available on the diocesan website.
Registration for St. Seraphim Camp in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Eastern Pennsylvania has begun and is now available on line at the camp website. St. Seraphim Camp provides an Orthodox environment for children beginning with the third grade and through high school. Days are filled with exciting adventures, such as river tubing, swimming, hiking, bonfires, sports competitions, arts and crafts, and archery.
On Friday, May 25, the Leavetaking of the great feast of the Ascension of our Lord, the senior-most cleric of the Russian Church Abroad, Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov, reposed in the Lord.
Parish rector Archpriest George Johnson, along with the clergy and parishioners of Holy Apostles Church in Beltsville, MD, would like to invite you to a special address by noted author and speaker, Frederica Mathewes-Green, which kicks off the parish’s fundraising drive to construct a new parish hall at the historic chapel and campus.
On the Sunday of All Saints, June 3, a monument to Venerable Seraphim of Sarov will be dedicated at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY
We, the members of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, who carry out our ministry in North America, Europe, and Australia, behold with pained soul that in the sacred territory of Kievan Rus’...
On Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of April, the official website of the Russian Church Abroad will live-stream divine services for the 10th anniversary of the Primatial service of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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."
The Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese has recently undertaken a new project of digitizing several hundred hours of audio recordings from the diocesan archives. With God’s help, these audio recordings will be published in the podcast section of the website as they become available.
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.