Old Testament Lectionary & Cue Cards for Great Lent Available on Diocese Website
The Eastern American Diocesan website is now offering for download the Old Testament Lectionary for Sixth Hour and Vespers on weekdays during Great Lent, as well as cue cards for clergy, specifically the Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian, and the verses on the Hours. Everything is available in English and Church Slavonic.
The Lectionary for the first week of Lent is available, and will be gradually completed over the course of the fast.
The readings and cue cards are available on the Liturgical Resources page here.
Resolution of the ROCOR Synod of Bishops on the 100th anniversary of the revolution in Russia and the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Reunification of the Russian Church
At the session of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad, held on Thursday, December 8, 2016, Synod members resolved to prayerfully mark the 100th anniversary of the tragic events associated with the revolution in Russia in all churches of the Russian Church Abroad (the dates of the services for the departed, as well as a special petition to be read thereat, are outlined in the text below), as well as to instruct the rectors of parishes and monasteries of the Russian Church Abroad to lift up, during the Divine Liturgy on the feast day of the Ascension of the Lord, the "Prayer for the Prosperity of the Russian Church." Further information is available in the text of the encyclical directive, which can be viewed in PDF format here:
Albany, NY: Tikhvin Project begins Fifth Year
Project Tikhvin began in 2012 with the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York. Each year, a small group of young people travels to Russia to assist in the restoration of ancient churches and monasteries. The group visits the holy places of northern Russia in St. Petersburg, Pskov, Tikhvin, and the regions surrounding Lake Ladoga
Resolution of the ROCOR Synod of Bishops to convene a Council of Bishops in Munich on June 9-15
At the session of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad, held on Thursday, December 8, 2016, Synod members resolved to convene a Council of Bishops on June 9th of this year in Munich, to coincide with the great consecration of the Cathedral of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia in that city. In connection with the forthcoming Council, it was likewise resolved to implement a dues schedule for all of the parishes of the Russian Church Abroad. Further information is available in the text of the encyclical directive, which can be viewed in PDF format here:
Albany, NY: Diocesan Youth Choir Weekend to be held at Nativity of the Mother of God Church
On Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of February, the Eastern American Diocesan Youth Choir will hold a "Youth Choir Weekend" at Nativity of the Mother of God Church in Albany, NY. The weekend will consist of a repertoire rehearsal on Saturday at 11:00 AM, followed by the Choir singing both the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy.
Albany, NY: Nativity of the Mother of God Church to hold Tikhvin Gala Dinner
On Friday, February 10, the parish of Nativity of the Mother of God Church in Albany, NY will host a gala dinner to raise money for "Project Tikhvin." The Project sends young Orthodox Christians to Russia for nearly a month to work on the restoration of ancient monasteries.
Schedule of Nativity "Yolka" Celebrations in Eastern American Diocesan Parishes
Many diocesan parishes hold annual "Yolka" celebrations, during which children of the local parish school prepare thematic plays, dances, song and poem recitals, and much more, as an expression of their love for the feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. EvenGrandfatherFrost (Santa) makesanappearance!
New York City: Schedule for Pilgrimage led by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York to Russia’s Holy Sites Now Available
This year, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, will lead a pilgrimage to the holy sites of Russia. Further information and a visitation schedule is available in PDF format here:
St. Innocent Press offers Customizable Orthodox Wall Calendar
Parishes and individuals are advised that St. Innocent Press is currently offering Orthodox wall calendars for sale. The 12-page calendars include fasting information, saints
Lenten Clergy Retreat to be held at Diocesan Cathedral March 20-22
The 2017 Lenten Clergy Retreat of the Eastern American Diocese will be held at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ, on March 20-22, 2017. More information will be posted here soon.
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.
An Appeal from the Chancery of the Moscow Patriarchate regarding Black Sea Plane Crash
In connection with the crash of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense airplane Tu-154, with the blessing of His Holiness KYRILL, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, a general panihida is to be served for the newly departed servants of God killed in the plane crash on the Black Sea in all churches of the Russian Orthodox Church on the third day after this tragedy – December 27. Further, daily commemoration of the departed at Proskomedia and Divine Liturgy must be performed until the fortieth day – February 2, 2017.
Fund for Assistance’s Urgent Appeal: "Help Your Suffering Orthodox Brothers & Sisters in Haiti!" - 11/18/16
Stafford, VA: "The Spirit of Music in the Orthodox Parish" – Fall Retreat at St. Herman of Alaska Church - 09/08/16
"Sacred Images:" Icons from Holy Trinity Monastery to go on Exhibit at Herkimer County Community College - 08/08/16
Jordanville, NY: PaTRAM to host First Annual Young Singers’ Conference on Labor Day Weekend - 08/07/16
Registration has begun for St. Seraphim Camp - 06/16/16
Jordanville, NY: Summer School of Liturgical Music at Holy Trinity Seminary to hold Sessions July 10-23 - 06/08/16
Howell, NJ: Diocesan Center to host Day in Memory of Archbishop Averky (Taushev) on 40th Anniversary of Repose - 03/18/16
Visitation Schedule of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God through Georgia, Alabama & Mississippi and Carolinas & Tennessee Deaneries - 02/03/16
New York City: Primates of Russian Church Abroad to be prayerfully commemorated on Eve of Kursk Root Icon’s Feast Day - 12/08/15
August 31, 2015 Jordanville, NY: 10th Anniversary of Repose of Bishop Alexander (Mileant) to be held on September 12 - 08/31/15
Chicago, IL: Pastoral School of Mid-American Diocese now Accepting Applications for Fall Semester - 08/03/15
Jackson, NJ: Celebrations in Honor of 1000th Anniversary of Repose of Prince Vladimir to take place at St. Vladimir Memorial Church - 07/08/15
Resaca, GA: Joy of All Who Sorrow Parish to hold Orthodox Youth Camp at Glorious Ascension Monastery - 06/19/15
Jordanville, NY: Summer School of Liturgical Music to offer its Annual Educational Program - 06/12/15
Jackson, NJ: Prince Vladimir Youth Association to hold Paschal Concert at St. Vladimir Memorial Church - 03/31/15
Jordanville: First Annual Alumni Gathering to be held at Holy Trinity Seminary on Feast of Three Hierarchs - 01/28/15