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New York City: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrates Namesday in Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 02/19/20

On Sunday, February 16, the feast day of the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Nicholas, Archbishop of Japan, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York and Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


Wayne, WV: Holy Cross Monastery completes Phase One of New Church Construction Project - 02/18/20

As announced last year, the brethren of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV, have been hard at work completing the first phase of the construction of their new church.


Stratford, CT: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of Holy Presentation Church - 02/16/20

On Friday the 14th and Saturday the 15th of February, the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visited Holy Presentation Church in Stratford, CT, and led the divine services for the parish’s patronal feast day.


New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy for feast of Meeting of the Lord in Synodal Cathedral - 02/15/20

On Saturday, February 15, the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


Jordanville, NY: Archbishop Peter leads Divine Services for Patronal Feast of Holy Trinity Seminary - 02/14/20

On Wednesday, February 12, Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY celebrated its annual patronal feast day of the Three Great Holy Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom.


Montgomery, AL: Dean of Georgia, Alabama & Mississippi visits St. Martin of Tours Mission - 02/13/20

On February 8-9th, the Sunday of the Sunday of the Publican & the Pharisee, as well of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, St. Martin of Tours Mission in Montgomery, AL, was honored by a visit from the dean of Georgia, Alabama & Mississippi


Brooklyn, NY: On Feast of Holy New Martyrs of Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Eponymous Church - 02/12/20

On February 9, the Sunday of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York led the patronal feast of the eponymous church in Brooklyn, NY.


Staten Island, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates visits "Unexpected Joy" Church on Feast of Holy Hieromartyr Vladimir of Kiev - 02/11/20

On Friday, February 7, the feast of Holy Hieromartyr Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev & Galicia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, paid an archpastoral visit to the Church of Our Lady "Unexpected Joy" on Staten Island, NY, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy.


Moscow: Eastern American Diocesan Hierarchs take part in 11th Anniversary Celebrations of Enthronement of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill - 02/01/20

On Saturday, February 1, the 11th anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was joined by representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches...


Jordanville, NY: Bishop Luke leads Theophany Services at Holy Trinity Monastery - 01/29/20

The great feast of Theophany – the Baptism of the Lord – comes at the end of the so-called "Holy Days," or Christmastide. At Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, the divine services for the feast began with the reading of the Royal Hours on Friday morning, January 17, with no Liturgy, since the feast fell on Sunday this year.


Coconut Creek, FL: An Appeal from St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Parish - 01/28/20

In March 2013, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, blessed the establishment of the parish of St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon. Providentially, the parish held its first Liturgy on Sunday, March 17, the eve of the Feast of the Uncovering of St. Luke’s relics.


Boston, MA: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Holy Epiphany Church - 01/25/20

On Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of January, the great feast of the Baptism of our Lord (Theophany), Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Epiphany Church in Boston, MA, where he led the divine services for the parish’s patronal feast day.


New York City: Feast of Lord’s Theophany in Synodal Cathedral - 01/21/20

On Saturday the 18th – Theophany Eve – and Sunday the 19th of January, the great feast of the Theophany (the Baptism of the Lord), Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the All-Night Vigil and celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


Nanuet, NY: Patronal Feast Day of St. Seraphim Cathedral at "Novo-Diveevo" Convent - 01/21/20

On Wednesday, January 15, the commemoration of the repose and second finding of the relics of Venerable Seraphim of Sarov, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York visited Holy Dormition Convnet "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY...


Howell, NJ: Nativity Yolka held at St. Alexander Nevsky Parish Russian School - 01/13/20

On Sunday, January 12, the traditional St. Alexander Nevsky Russian School Yolka was held in Howell, NJ. Children performed a beautiful Nativity play, directed by Anna Mohlenhoff, Elena Serebrennikova, and Lubov and Maria Volski.


New York City: Hierarchal Liturgy, Reception at Synodal Cathedral - 01/13/20

On January 12, the Sunday of the Holy Ancestors of God (the feast of the Holy King David, Righteous Joseph the Betrothed, and Apostle James, Brother of the Lord), Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City


Nativity of Our Lord in Parishes, Monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese - 01/08/20

New Photographs 1-15 The Diocesan Media Office has begun publishing photo-reports of the Nativity of our Lord in parishes and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese on the diocesan website. 


New York City: On Great Feast of Nativity, Metropolitan Hilarion leads Services in Synodal Cathedral - 01/08/20

On Monday the 6th and Tuesday the 7th of January, the great feast of Christ’s Nativity, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


Nativity Epistle of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia - 01/07/20

From the depths of my heart, I congratulate you all on the radiant feast of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The wondrous miracle of the incarnation of God, which was accomplished more than two thousand years ago, today fills our souls with ineffable joy. "Today God hath come to earth and man hath ascended to the heavens" 


New York City: On Sunday before Christ’s Nativity, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 01/06/20

On January 5, the Sunday before Christ’s Nativity, dedicated to the Holy Fathers, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 01/05/20

With a feeling of humble gratitude and love in the Lord, I greet you all with the "metropolis of all feasts," as St. John Chrysostom named the day of Christ’s Nativity, which we now celebrate! May God’s grace...


Nanuet, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion performs Monastic Tonsure at Novo-Diveevo Convent - 01/04/20

On Wednesday, January 1, at Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern American & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, where he attended the All-Night Vigil for the feast of Righteous John of Kronstadt.


Hollywood, FL: Three Hierarchs Church transfers to ROCOR, Altar to be Consecrated - 01/01/20

On Monday, December 30, with the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Three Hierarchs Church in Hollywood, FL, was received under the homophorion of Church Abroad and the Eastern American Diocese.


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