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New York City: Day of Orthodox Youth celebrated in Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 06/23/17

Eight years ago, the Russian Church Abroad established the Sunday of All Saints as the Day of Orthodox Youth. Traditionally, the divine services on this feast are sung by a youth choir. This year, on Saturday. June 10, the eve of the feast of All Saints, the male choir of St. Prince Vladimir Youth Association sang the All-Night Vigil in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. 

Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas takes part in Graduation Ceremony at Parish Russian School - 06/21/17

On Saturday, May 27, the parish Russian School at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ held its graduation ceremony. That day, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visited the Diocesan Center and took part in the celebrations.

Buchendorf: Epistle of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 06/20/17

We, the hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, gathered for a Council of Bishops in the God-preserved city of Munich during the celebration of the Pentecost, in the blessed presence of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign." 

Ipswich, MA: Metropolitan Jonah leads 40th Anniversary Celebration of St. John the Russian Church, Ordination of Archpriest Spyridon Schneider - 06/17/17

On Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th of June, His Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah, led the All-Night Vigil and celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. John the Russian Church in Ipswich, MA. The services were held in honor of the 40th anniversary of the parish’s founding, as well as of the ordination of its rector, Archpriest Spyridon Schneider.

Brooklyn, NY: School Year at St. John of Kronstadt Parish School Ends - 06/15/17

On Saturday, June 10, students and teachers at St. John of Kronstadt Parish School at Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Brooklyn, NY marked the end of another school year. After a thanksgiving moleben, the graduation ceremony took place, during which twenty-eight children aged 4-13 received their report cards, notes of thanks, and commemorative gifts.

Archpriest Serafim Gan: "Vladyka Laurus accepted everything as a gift from God" - 06/14/17

Archpriest Serafim Gan, personal secretary of the present First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, and of his predecessor, His Eminence, Metropolitan Laurus, never suspected the role he was to play in the process of reestablishing the lost unity within the Russian Church.... His interview from 2010 is republished in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion.


Beltsville, MD: Holy Apostles Church attacked by Vandals - 06/13/17

Holy Apostles Church in Beltsville, MD, has recently undergone $40,000 repairs and repainting. This work was made possible only through donations and historic presentation grants. But, on the night of April 19 last, vandals sprayed the exterior of the chapel with orange paint and, thus, spoiled the historic brickwork. 

New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion heads Reception in Honor of Artist & Sculptor Mikhail Zviagin - 06/13/17

On Sunday, May 14, a celebratory reception in honor of distinguished artist and sculptor Mikhail L. Zviagin was held at the Synodal Headquarters of the Russian Church Abroad in New York City. Through the Northern Cross Society, the sculptor presented ROCOR with a bronze bust of Alexander Pushkin.

Moscow: Patriarchal Greeting to the Council of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad - 06/12/17

Beloved in the Lord Metropolitan Hilarion, Eminent Archpastors! I sincere greet all of you, the hierarchs of the Russian Diaspora, who have gathered in Munich to convene a Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. It is significant that your gathering is held on the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion, an event of great historic breadth, which put an end to the long division of the Russian nation incurred by the tragic troubles in our Fatherland 100 years ago.

Mebane, NC: Holy Trinity Parish celebrates Patronal Feast Day - 06/12/17

On Sunday, June 4, the great feast of the Descent of the Holy Spirit – Pentecost, the parish community of Holy Trinity Church in Mebane, NC celebrated its patronal feast day. The divine service, which was led by parish rector Abbot Gabriel (Kvasnikov), concluded with a procession around the church.

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Jordanville, NY: Lectures in Orthodox Church History & Canon Law being offered by Deacon Andrei Psarev

Deacon Andrei Psarev, teacher at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY since 1995, is offering a subscription to his lectures: "History of the Russian Church Abroad," "History of the Russian Church," "Canon Law," and "History of the Byzantine Empire."

Jordanville: Summer School of Liturgical Music to hold its Annual Session

The Summer School of Liturgical Music will be holding its annual session at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY from July 9-22. The highly regarded three-year program is open to all wishing to obtain or improve their knowledge of the Russian Orthodox musical tradition.

Dania Beach, FL: PaTRAM & Maestro Vladimir Gorbik to lead Master Classes for Orthodox Singers

From June 29 through July 2, the Patriarch Tikhon Russian American Musical (PaTRAM) Institute and Maestro Vladimir Gorbik, world-renowned choirmaster at the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra Metochion in Moscow and associate professor of conducting at the Moscow Conservatory, will lead master class workshops for orthodox singers.

Jordanville, NY: Latest Issue of Russian-Language Pravoslavnaya Rus’ Released

The 1st issue of Russian-language Pravoslavnaya Rus’ ("Orthodox Russia") has been released by Holy Trinity Publications in Jordanville, NY. 

Sea Cliff, NY: 2017 Pilgrimage to Holy Land being Organized

Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan will lead a pilgrimage of clergy and laity to the Holy Land on August 1-14, 2017. The pilgrimage will begin with the patronal feast of the Russian Convent in honor of St. Mary Magdalene in Gethsemane, and will be dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the episcopal consecration of the ever-memorable Metropolitan Laurus. 

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