April 2015 News Archive
New York City: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan leads Divine Services for Passion Week & Pascha - 04/04/15
On the eve of Passion Week, Saturday, April 4, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, celebrated the Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday in Holy Dormition Convent Novo-Diveevo in Nanuet, NY...
Reminder to all rectors regarding a special collection for the needs of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem - 04/04/15
We remind the Rectors of all parishes and communities and Superiors of monasteries in the Eastern American Diocese that, according to Council decree and established tradition, annually, on Palm Sunday, all churches of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia undertake a plate collection on behalf of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem.
Wayne, WV: Bishop George leads Palm Sunday Services at Holy Cross Monastery - 04/05/15
On Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of April, on the great feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, the clergy of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV, led by their abbot, His Grace George, Bishop of Mayfield, performed the festal divine services. The monastic choir sang the divine services, and the church was overflowing with the brethren Holy Cross Monastery, local parishioners, and pilgrims, who came to celebrate the joyous feast of the Lord’s Entry into Jerusalem before His Passion.
Metropolitan Hilarion calls on Parishes to offer Special Prayer for Peace in Holy Land - 04/11/15
With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, on Great Saturday, April 11, all parish rectors and monastery abbots of the Eastern American Diocese are instructed to read the below prayer for peace in the Holy Land at the end of the Augmented Litany.
Pascha Epistle of His Eminence HILARION Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 04/12/15
Truly, these age-old holy words, which we exchange with one another at the time of the Pascha of the Lord, resonate with great joy in the hearts of Orthodox believers. Those radiant, astonishing sensations which the Christian soul experiences on the night of Pascha are like a reflection of heavenly joy sent to us by the Lord.
Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral on Second Day of Pascha - 04/13/15
On Bright Monday, April 13, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. Prior to the start of the service, the clergy exited the church to the peal of bells to greet the bishop, and returned in procession, chanting the Troparion of Christ’s Resurrection.
Wayne, WV: On Bright Monday, Bishop George leads Final Services as Abbot of Holy Cross Monastery - 04/13/15
On Bright Monday, April 13, the clergy of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV, led by His Grace George, Bishop of Mayfield, celebrated the festal Divine Liturgy. A multitude of Orthodox faithful and clergy from areas surrounding the monastery came for this Liturgy and the festal meal following in order to bid farewell to Bishop George...
Sydney, Australia: Bishop George arrives to begin his New Obedience - 04/16/15
On Thursday, April 16, His Grace George, Bishop of Mayfield, arrived in Sydney from the U.S., ready to begin his new obedience as vicar bishop of the Diocese of Australia & New Zealand, with the title Bishop of Canberra. His Grace arrived at Kingsford Smith International Airport early in the morning, and was greeted by diocesan clerics...
Jackson, NJ: St. Vladimir Youth Association holds Concert and sings Divine Liturgy in St. Vladimir Memorial Church - 04/17/15
On Bright Friday, April 17, a youth choir organized by St. Vladimir Youth Association held a concert at St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ. The concert was dedicated to the feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Christ (Pascha), and organized as part of the millennial celebrations of the repose of the Baptizer of Rus’ – the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir.
Nanuet, NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Paschal Service on Thomas Sunday in Novo-Diveevo Convent - 04/19/15
On April 19, St. Thomas Sunday, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. Seraphim Church of Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY. The monastery houses the largest Russian cemetery in the U.S., and a multitude of Russian Orthodox Christians traditionally flock here on this day to pray for their friends...
Brooklyn, NY: Russian Hierarchs honor St. Raphael of Brooklyn - 04/24/15
On Friday, April 24, an evening in honor of the Holy Hierarch Raphael (Hawaweeny) of Brooklyn was held at St. John the Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY. Leading the service of a moleben and akathist to St. Raphael was His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.
Harrisonburg, VA: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast Day of Holy Myrrhbearers Church - 04/26/15
On Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of April, the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, visited Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Harrisonburg, VA, and led the divine services for the parish’s patronal feast day.
New York City: On Myrrhbearers Sunday, Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services in Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 04/26/15
On Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of April, the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign...
Nyack, NY: Parish Life at Holy Protection Church - 04/26/15
On Sunday, April 26, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy. On Sunday, May 3, Bishop Nicholas celebrated the Divine Liturgy in at Holy Protection Church, after which he announced to parishioners the new changes in parish administration.
New York City: Parishioners of the Eastern American Diocese and Patriarchal Parishes in the USA send over 7 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Civilians in Southeastern Ukraine - 04/29/15
On Wednesday, April 29, with the blessing of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, and His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, local clergyman and laity collected and sent over 7 tons of goods, medicine, and food to the residents of Southeastern Ukraine.