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Mahopac, NY: Bishop Jerome leads Nativity Services in New Kursk Root Hermitage - 01/13/18

On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of January, the great feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, led the divine services in Nativity of the Mother of God Church at the New Kursk Root Hermitage in Mahopac, NY.


Nanuet, NY: Feast of Christ’s Nativity at Novo-Diveevo Convent - 01/12/18

The weekend of Sunday, January 7, saw the clergy and faithful of Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, celebrate the great feast of the Nativity of Christ. Leading Divine Liturgy and Vespers on Saturday morning, All-Night Vigil on Saturday evening, and Liturgy for the feast itself was the dean of the convent’s St. Seraphim Cathedral,


Mayfield, PA: Nativity at St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 01/12/18

On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of January, the parishioners of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Mayfield, PA celebrated the great feast of the Nativity of Christ.


Jordanville, NY: Bishop Nicholas performs Christmastide Archpastoral Visit to Holy Trinity Monastery - 01/11/18

On Monday the 8th and Tuesday the 9th of January, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to the monastery. On Monday, upon arrival at the holy habitation, His Grace served Vespers & Matins in the cathedral. During the Sixth Hour, Reader Nicholas Kotar was ordained a subdeacon, and later at the same service was ordained to the diaconate. After the Great Entrance, Deacon Sergei Kosov was ordained a priest. Both clerics will fulfill their service at Holy Trinity Monastery.


New York City: Russians & Serbs jointly celebrate Christ’s Nativity in Synodal Cathedral - 01/08/18

On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of January, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the divine services for the Nativity of Christ in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. The All-Night Vigil for Nativity was served in a festal, joyous, and warm atmosphere.


Sydney, Australia: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Nativity Services in Sts. Peter & Paul Cathedral - 01/08/18

On Saturday, January 6, the Eve of Christ’s Nativity, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, led the divine services in Sts. Peter & Paul Diocesan Cathedral of the Diocese of Australia & New Zealand.


Nativity Epistle of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia - 01/06/18

From the depths of my heart, I congratulate you on the great feast of the Nativity of Christ – the feast of the birth in the flesh of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from the Holy Spirit and the Most Pure Virgin Mary. Today we call upon all people, together with the Church, to glorify the Creator and Maker with the words: "O all the earth, sing ye unto the Lord" (Irmos of the First Ode of the Canon for the Nativity of Christ).


Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 01/06/18

It is with a feeling of the greatest joy that I express my heartfelt greetings on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ and the approaching feast day of the Baptism of the Lord! As expressed in one of our church hymns celebrating this holy event, when God deemed it good to appear on Earth, the entire world hastened to bring Him gifts: "The Angels offer a hymn; the heavens, a star; the Magi, gifts; the shepherds, adoration; the earth, a cave; the wilderness, a manger."


Melbourne, Australia: Metropolitan Hilarion takes part in Dedication of Bust of Holy Tsar-Martyr Nicholas - 01/02/18

The past 2017 year marked the centennial of the terrible revolutionary events that led to the mass exodus of the Russian people from the territory of the former Russian Empire and their resettlement around the globe. To this day, as a result of the sorrowful events of 100 years past, the Orthodox Russian people are perhaps the most scattered in the world.


Enfield, CT: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of St. Nicholas Church - 12/30/17

On Tuesday, December 19, the feast of the Holy Hierarch Nicholas, Wonderworker of Myra in Lycia, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, visited St. Nicholas Church in Enfield, CT, in order to lead the parish’s patronal feast.


West Winfield, NY: Blessing of "Quick to Hear" Women’s Monastic Community - 12/29/17

Two years ago, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, blessed the founding of a woman’s monastic community in the Russian tradition, using English as its liturgical language and under the spiritual administration of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.


Nyack, NY: St. Herman Youth Conference continues at Holy Virgin Protection Church - 12/28/17

On Monday, December 25, St. Herman Youth Conference continued its work in the parish hall of Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY. Delivering a lecture to conference participants was Priest Gennady Titov, cleric of the Diocese of Tikhvin. He spoke about the kind of people who become saints, the nature of the glorification process in the Russian Orthodox Church...


Stratford, CT: Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy in St. Nicholas Church - 12/27/17

On Sunday morning, December 17, Bishop Jerome traveled to Stratford, CT, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Church. The visit was timed for the parish festivities in honor of its patronal feast, which would take place on Tuesday, December 19.


Montgomery, AL: St. Martin of Tours Mission celebrates First Patronal Feast Day - 12/27/17

On Friday, November 24, St. Martin of Tours Mission in Montgomery, AL, celebrated its patronal feast day. The mission’s rector, Priest Elias Crowder, celebrated Divine Liturgy. Afterwards, parishioners and guests enjoyed a festal meal and Christian fellowship.


Nanuet, NY: Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" hosts St. Herman Youth Conference - 12/25/17

On Saturday morning, December 23, the annual St. Herman Youth Conference opened in Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY. This year, 160 young men and women are taking part in the conference, traveling from around the Eastern American Diocese, Canada, Russia, and Australia. Arriving youth were greeted by Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada.


Howell, NJ: 90th Birthday of Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov celebrated in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 12/21/17

On Sunday, December 17, the feast day of the Holy Great-Martyr Barbara, celebrations were held at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in honor of the 90th birthday of the cathedral’s pastor emeritus, dean of New Jersey, and president of the Synodal Arts & Architecture Commission, Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov.


Daytona Beach, FL: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of St. Andrew’s Church - 12/19/17

On Tuesday the 12th and Wednesday the 13th of December, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, paid an archpastoral visit to Daytona Beach, FL, where he led the patronal feast day of St. Andrew the First-Called Church located therein.


Philadelphia, PA: St. Andrew’s Cathedral receives Reliquary, Saints’ Relics for Patronal Feast - 12/19/17

On Wednesday, December 13, St. Andrew’s Patriarchal Naval Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA, celebrated its patronal feast day. A spiritually significant and long-awaited gift for the church was a reliquary containing the relics of many saints, presented to St. Andrew’s parish by the clergy of St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.


Syracuse, NY: Bishop Jerome celebrates Divine Liturgy in Entrance of the Holy Virgin Church - 12/18/17

On Sunday, December 10, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, visited the Church of the Entrance into the Temple of the Holy Virgin in the Syracuse suburb of Jamesville, NY. The visit was timed for the parish festivities in honor of its patronal feast, which had taken place on Monday, December 4.


New York City: Co-Served by Hierarchs, Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Synodal Cathedral - 12/13/17

Celebrations for the patronal feast of the Synodal Cathedral of the Sing began with All-Night Vigil on Saturday evening, December 9. On Sunday, December 10, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral in New York City.


Moscow: Eastern American Diocesan Hierarchs take part in Solemn Liturgy for 100th Anniversary of Enthronement of Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow in Christ the Savior Cathedral - 12/12/17

On Monday, December 4, the great feast of the Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Theotokos, the 100th anniversary of the enthronement of the Holy Hierarch Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, solemn divine services were held in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia.


Staten Island, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion blesses New Iconostasis in "Unexpected Joy" Church - 12/12/17

On Saturday, November 18, the feast day of the Holy Hierarch Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, visited "Unexpected Joy" Church on Staten Island, NY.


Washington, DC: Centennial of Enthronement of Patriarch Tikhon the Confessor commemorated in St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 12/07/17

With the blessing His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, on Monday, December 4, the great feast of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple, and the day on which the Russian Orthodox Church prayerfully commemorated the centennial of the restoration of the Russian Patriarchate and the enthronement of the Most Holy Patriarch Tikhon...


Brooklyn, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in St. John the Forerunner Cathedral - 12/02/17

On Sunday, November 26, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, visited St. John the Forerunner Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY, and celebrated Divine Liturgy.


Washington, DC: 35th Anniversary of Myrrh-Streaming Montreal Iveron Icon commemorated in St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 11/30/17

The year 2017 is coming to an end – a year that saw a number of significant anniversaries, such as the tenth anniversary of the restoration of canonical communion within the Russian Orthodox Church, ten years since the Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God began to stream myrrh, the 20th anniversary of the martyric death of Brother Jose Muñoz-Cortes, and the 35th anniversary of the appearance of the myrrh-streaming Montreal-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God, whose faithful guardian Brother Jose was over the course of 15 years until his murder in 1997.


Paterson, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion, Bishop Nicholas lead Patronal Feast of St. Michael’s Cathedral - 11/30/17

On Tuesday, November 21, the feast day of the Holy Archangel of God Michael and the other Heavenly Bodiless Powers, the clergy and parishioners of St. Michael’s Cathedral in Paterson, NJ, celebrated their patronal feast day. Leading the feast were Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, and diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


Miami, FL: Bishop Nicholas leads 70th Anniversary Celebrations in St. Vladimir Church - 11/29/17

In 2017, St. Vladimir Church in Miami, FL celebrated its 70th anniversary. The festal divine services were held on November 11-12. The evening prior, on Friday, December 10, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas arrived in Miami with the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God to lead the celebrations.


New York City: Documentary on Damascene Gallery has U.S. Premier - 11/27/17

On Saturday, October 21, a documentary on Damascene Gallery, the icon business of Priest Jonah Campbell, rector of Christ the Savior Church in Wayne, WV, had its U.S. premier at the American Museum of Natural History’s 2017 Margaret Mead Film Festival.


Ipswich, MA: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services, performs Priestly Ordination at St. John the Russian Church - 11/23/17

On Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of November, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York visited St. John the Russian Church in Ipswich, MA, where he served the All-Night Vigil on Saturday evening Vigil and celebrated Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning, bringing great joy and edification to the faithful.


Washington, DC: American Capital holds Commemorative Events to mark Centennial of 1917 Tragedy - 11/22/17

On Tuesday evening, November 7, the centennial of the Bolshevik coup in Russia, the parishioners of St. John the Baptist Cathedral gathered in their church to prayerfully commemorate the countless victims of godless communism. Co-served by cathedral Protodeacon Leonid Mickle, parish rector Archpriest Victor Potapov served a solemn panihida.


Atlanta, GA: Bishop Nicholas visits St. Mary of Egypt Church with Kursk Root Icon - 11/21/17

On Friday the 27th through Sunday the 29th of October, the parish of St. Mary of Egypt Church in Roswell (Atlanta), GA was blessed with a visit by the Protectress of the Russian Diaspora – the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God – accompanied by His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


Passaic, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Sts. Cosmas & Damian Church - 11/18/17

On Tuesday, November 14, the feast of the Holy Martyrs & Unmercenaries Cosmas & Damian of Asia Minor, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, led the patronal feast day of Sts. Cosmas & Damian Church in Passaic, NJ.


Atlanta, GA: Conference "100 Years of the Russian Local Council of 1917-1918" held at Joy of All Who Sorrow Church - 11/17/17

On Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of November, the parish of Joy of All Who Sorrow Church in Atlanta, GA held their parish celebrations in honor of the patronal feast day (November 6), and held a conference on the topic "100 Years of the Russian Local Council of 1917-1918."


New York City: Youth of Russian Diaspora marks Year’s Important Dates - 10/31/17

On Friday, October 20, the Synodal Residence in New York City hosted a symposium entitled "The New Martyrs of Russia: 100 Years of Revolution & Our Future." St. Prince Vladimir Youth Association organized the event to mark the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia and the 10th anniversary of the reestablishment of unity within the Russian Orthodox Church in the fatherland and abroad.


 

 

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