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Howell, NJ: Holy Fire to be brought to Diocesan Center

On Monday, April 17, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, will celebrate the festal Divine Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan and Bishop Irinej of Eastern America (Serbian Orthodox Church).

Gospel Readings & Cue Cards for Pascha Available on Diocese Website

The Eastern American Diocesan website is now offering for download the Gospel Readings in various languages for the Paschal Liturgy, as well as cue cards for clergy, including the blessing of eggs and the Artos, in English and Slavonic.

The readings and cue cards are available on the Liturgical Resources page here.

Reminder from Synod of Bishops regarding Palm Sunday Collection

As the great feast of the Entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday) approaches, the rectors and abbots of the Diocese are reminded of the annual plate collection to be taken in all of our parishes and monasteries to benefit the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem. This collection should be made both during the All-Night Vigil and the Divine Liturgy, to be preceded by a few words on the asceticism of the members of our Mission under very difficult circumstances, as they preserve and protect the holy sites and relics, welcoming multitudes of pilgrims and representing our Church in the Holy Land.

New York City: Lecture on Order of Divine Services in Russian Orthodox Church to be held at Synodal Cathedral

This coming Sunday, April 2, after Divine Liturgy and a luncheon at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, at approx. 1:30 PM, a lecture and discussion "On the Order of Divine Services in the Russian Orthodox Church" will be delivered by Peter Fekula ‒ reader, author, and conductor of the Synodal Choir. The event (conducted in Russian) is for all those who are interested in a greater understanding of the Orthodox divine services. Simultaneous translation into English will be provided on request. Entry is free of charge.

Church Mutual Insurance Company accepting Religious Scholarship Applications

Church Mutual, which insures ROCOR’s Eastern American Diocese, is currently accepting applications for religious scholarships. Church Mutual’s “Religious Scholars Program” is offering 50 scholarships of $5,000 each for a total of $250,000 for the 2017-18 academic year. The scholarship is for religious scholars to use toward the completion of their academic year.

Albany, NY: Third Annual Pascha Youth Choir Concert to be held Saturday, April 22

For the third year now, the Youth Choir of the St. Vladimir Youth Association will sing the Divine Liturgy and perform a Paschal concert on Bright Saturday. This year, the young singers will sing Liturgy and perform the concert on Saturday, April 22, at the Nativity of the Mother of God Church in Albany, 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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