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Top News Stories of 2021

As the 2021 year departs, the Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese would like to share some of the year’s top stories with our readers. Below you will find articles on the principal and defining events in the life of the Diocese over the last year. The Diocesan Media Office staff would like to sincerely thank you, our readers, for your patronage, feedback, and steadfast support. May the Lord God continue to bless the clergy, and faithful of the Eastern American Diocese as abundantly in 2022!


New York City: Nativity of Christ in Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 01/09/21

Nativity of Our Lord in Parishes, Monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese - 01/10/21

Stafford, VA: Triumph of Orthodoxy in Holy Assumption Parish - 01/12/21

Sanford, ME: Nine Baptisms at St. Polycarp of Smyrna Mission - 01/13/21

New York City: Divine Services for Theophany of the Lord held in Synodal Cathedral - 01/21/21

Atlanta, GA: Growth at St. Mary of Egypt Church - 01/27/21


Sea Cliff, NY: New Martyrs of Russia commemorated at Nighttime Service in St. Seraphim Memorial Church - 02/10/21

New York City: Divine Liturgy celebrated on Namesday of Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan - 02/19/21

Utica, NY: St. John of Kronstadt Memorial Church bids Farewell to Protodeacon Joseph & Matushka Irina Jarostchuk - 02/23/21

Moscow, Russia: Eastern American Diocesan Delegation visits Holy Protection Convent at Pokrovskaya Zastava - 02/24/21

San German, PR: Growth in San Juan Clímaco Mission - 02/26/21


New York City: Synodal Residence hosts Presentation of New Book by Archpriest Andrei Sommer - 03/10/21

New York City: Divine Services held for First Week of Great Lent - 03/24/21


Nanuet, NY: 60th Anniversary of Archpriest Alexander Fedorowski’s Priestly Ordination celebrated in Novo-Diveevo Convent - 04/03/21

New York City: Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos in celebrated in Synodal Cathedral - 04/09/21

Jordanville, NY: On Feast of Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem, Bishop Luke celebrates Liturgy in Holy Trinity Monastery - 04/28/21


New York City: Radiant Feast of Christ’s Resurrection celebrated in Synodal Cathedral - 05/04/21

The Lord’s Pascha in the Parishes & Monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese - 05/11/21

Nanuet, NY: On Thomas Sunday, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy, performs Priestly Ordination at Novo-Diveevo Convent - 05/12/21

Howell, NJ: Third Anniversary of Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov’s Repose commemorated in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 05/29/2


Chestnut Ridge, NY: Diocesan Hierarchs participate in 75th Anniversary celebrations of American-Russian Aid Association "Otrada" - 06/06/21

Jordanville, NY: 73rd Commencement Ceremony at Holy Trinity Seminary - 06/07/21

Jordanville, NY: Bishop Luke celebrates Feast of Pentecost in Holy Trinity Monastery - 06/23/21

Winfield, PA: Cross erected on Future Site of St. John the Wonderworker Church - 06/26/21


Hollywood, FL: Blessed Matrona arrives at Three Hierarchs Church - 07/07/21

Lewisburg, PA: Bishop Nicholas officiates Patronal Feast of St. John the Wonderworker Mission, blesses Cross at New Church Site - 07/10/21

Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Holy New Martyrs of Russia Church - 07/10/21

Jordanville, NY: Bishop Luke marks 40th Anniversary of Ordination to Priesthood in Holy Trinity Monastery - 07/13/21

Jackson, NJ: Annual St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations held at St. Vladimir Memorial Church - 07/27/21


Nanuet, NY: Synodal School of Liturgical Music completes Annual Summer Session at Novo-Diveevo Convent - 08/03/21

San Germán, PR: Bishop Nicholas leads Historic Visit by Kursk Icon, sanctifies Cross on Land of Future Annunciation Church - 08/13/21

New York City: Youth Choir "Osanna" holds Debut Concert in St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral - 08/24/21


Jordanville, NY: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad serves Panihida for Metropolitan Laurus - 09/05/21

"Great art Thou, O Lord, and marvelous are Thy works" – Two of ROCOR’s Holy Icons visit Washington - 09/05/21

Jordanville, NY: New Academic Year begins in Holy Trinity Seminary - 09/07/21

Rochester, NY: Bishop Nicholas officiates Great Consecration of Protection of the Mother of God Church - 09/10/21

Washington, DC: Grace-filled Days in St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 09/15/21

Howell, NJ: ROCOR First Hierarch officiates 800th Anniversary Celebrations of Birth of Saint Alexander Nevsky - 09/15/21


Versailles, KY: St. Matrona of Moscow Mission holds First Divine Services - 10/06/21

New York City: ROCOR First Hierarch congratulates Grand Duke George Mikhailovich, Serene Princess Victoria Romanovna on Occasion of their Holy Matrimony - 10/07/21

Middletown, NY: Bishop Nicholas takes part in Patronal Feast of St. Dumitru Romanian Monastery, accompanied by Kursk Root Icon - 10/28/21


New York City: Namesday of Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated in the Synodal Cathedral - 11/07/21

Pilgrimage to the Grave of the Martyred Brother Jose Muñoz-Cortes, Guardian of the “Montreal” Iveron Icon of the Mother of God - 11/11/21

Nyack, NY: 50th Anniversary of the Repose of Archpriest Seraphim Slobodskoy commemorated in Holy Protection Church - 11/17/21

Wayne, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion, Bishop Nicholas lead Patronal Feast of St. Michael Church - 11/24/21


Washington, DC: "The Mother of God visited and comforted us!" - 12/06/21

Sea Cliff, NY: On Entry of the Theotokos, Metropolitan Hilarion, Bishop Nicholas concelebrate Liturgy in St. Seraphim Memorial Church - 12/10/21

New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion officiates Rite of Nomination of Archimandrite Job (Bandmann) as Bishop of Stuttgart - 12/10/21

New York City: Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Job of Stuttgart takes place at Festal Liturgy for Synodal Cathedral’s Patronal Feast - 12/12/21

Chestnut Ridge, NY: "Starting the Holiday Season with a Good Deed" – Otrada Staff collects Supplies for International Orthodox Christian Charities - 12/17/21

Pompano Beach, FL: St. Herman Youth Conference concludes in St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church - 12/27/21

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