July 20 - August 6, 2016
New York: Metropolitan Hilarion to lead Pilgrimage to Holy Places in Russia

May 28-29, 2016
On the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman,
Bishop Nicholas will lead the divine services in Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church in Summerville, SC.

May 29, 2016
Metropolitan Hilarion will take part in the graduation ceremony of
 Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY.

June 5, 2016
On the Sunday of the Blind Man, Metropolitan Hilarion will celebrate Liturgy in
St. Andrew Stratelates Church in St. Petersburg, FL.

June 8-9, 2016
On the great feast of the Lord’s Ascension, Bishop Nicholas will lead the divine services in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

June 10-11, 2016
Bishop Nicholas will lead the patronal feast day of
St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church in Coconut Creek, FL.

June 12, 2016
On the Sunday of the Holy Fathers, Bishop Nicholas will celebrate Liturgy in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

June 18-19, 2016
On the great feast of Holy Pentecost (Trinity Sunday), Bishop Nicholas will lead the divine services in
Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.

June 19, 2016
On the great feast of Holy Pentecost (Trinity Sunday), Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the patronal feast day of
Holy Trinity Church in Vineland, NJ.

June 20, 2016
On Holy Spirit Day, Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the patronal feast day of
Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, co-served by Bishop Nicholas.

June 29-July 3, 2016
Metropolitan Hilarion and Bishop Nicholas will visit the Western American Diocese.

July 4-5, 2016
Bishop Nicholas will lead the divine services in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

July 6-7, 2016
On the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Forerunner,
Bishop Nicholas will lead the patronal feast of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Mayfield, PA.

July 9, 2016
Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the patronal feast day of
Our Lady of Tikhvin Church in Howell, NJ.

July 10, 2016
Metropolitan Hilarion will celebrate Liturgy in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, co-served by Bishop Nicholas.

July 12, 2016
On the feast of the Holy Apostles Peter & Paul, Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the patronal feast of the chapel of
NORR Camp in Woodbourne, NY, co-served by Bishop Nicholas.

July 16-17, 2016
Bishop Nicholas
will lead the 50th anniversary of NORR Camp in Woodbourne, NY.

July 17, 2016
Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the divine services in
Holy Apostles Church in Beltsville, MD.

July 18, 2016
On the feast of St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr, Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the patronal feast of
St. Elizabeth Church in Rocky Hill, NJ.

July 18, 2016
On the feast of the Venerable Sergius of Radonezh,
Bishop Nicholas will lead the patronal feast of St. Sergius Chapel at the Synodal Cathedral in New York City.

July 16-18, 2016
Metropolitan Jonah will lead the patronal feast of
St. Elizabeth Church in Columbia, SC.

July 19-August 7, 2016
Metropolitan Hilarion will travel on pilgrimage to the holy sites of Russia.

July 23-24, 2016
Bishop Nicholas will lead the divine services in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

July 27-28, 2016
On the feast of the Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir,
Bishop Nicholas will lead the patronal feast of St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ.

July 30-31, 2016
Bishop Nicholas
will lead the national St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations at St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ.

August 1, 2016
On the feast of the Venerable Seraphim of Sarov, Bishop Nicholas
will lead the patronal feast day of St. Seraphim Memorial Church in Sea Cliff, NY.

August 6-7, 2016
Bishop Nicholas will lead the divine services in
St. Seraphim’s Camp.

August 8-9, 2016
On the feast of the Holy Great-Martyr Panteleimon, Bishop Nicholas
will lead the lesser patronal feast day of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV.

August 14, 2016
On the feast of the Procession of the Cross, Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the divine services in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, co-served by Bishop Nicholas.

May 27, 2016
Poughkeepsie, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of St. Nicholas Church

On Sunday, May 22, the feast of the Translation of the Relics of the Holy Hierarch Nicholas, the parish of St. Nicholas Church in Poughkeepsie, NY triumphally celebrated its patronal feast day. Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, visited the parish and celebrated the festal Liturgy.

May 21, 2016
Pochaev, Ukraine: Bishop Nicholas & Synod Youth Choir participate in Festal Celebrations for Venerable Job of Pochaev

On Thursday, May 19, the feast day of Ven. Job of Pochaev (+1651), a festal Divine Liturgy was celebrated at Holy Dormition Cathedral in Pochaev Lavra, Ukraine, as reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The Synodal Youth Choir, along with a multitude of the faithful, gathered together under the cathedral’s vaulting domes to sing in honor of Venerable Job.

May 21, 2016
Nyack, NY: On Myrrhbearers Sunday, Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy in Holy Protection Church

On the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women, May 15, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, paid an archpastoral visit to
Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy there. His Grace was co-served by parish clergy.

May 21, 2016
Nanuet, NY: On Thomas Sunday, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Novo-Diveevo

After a joyful Bright Week, during which there was an incredible amount of rain, came St. Thomas Sunday. In St. Seraphim Cathedral of Holy Dormition Convent Novo-Diveevo in Nanuet, NY, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York.

May 19, 2016
"Help the Hermitage Brotherhood" – Appeal from Holy Cross Monastery

Dear friends, By the grace of God and in spite of the manifold temptations and obstacles engendered by the modern world and its prince, the Hermitage of the Holy Cross in Wayne, WV has continued to grow steadily in numbers throughout the past year.

May 19, 2016
Albany, NY: On Thomas Sunday, Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy at Nativity of the Mother of God Church

 Since the Sunday of the Holy Apostle Thomas fell on the feast of the Holy Apostle & Evangelist Mark, Bishop Jerome served the Liturgy of St. Mark, one of the oldest Divine Liturgies of the Church. The Liturgy was historically served in the Church of Alexandria, which was founded by the Apostle.

May 14, 2016
Nanuet, NY: Pascha & Bright Monday at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo"

On Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, the feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Christ – Pascha, the clergy and parishioners of Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" joyfully greeted the "Feast of feasts." At the doors to St. Seraphim’s Cathedral, the long-awaited words rang out: "Christ is Risen!"

May 14, 2016
Staten Island, NY: Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy in Church of our Lady "Unexpected Joy"

On Bright Friday, May 6, the feast day of the Holy Great-Martyr & Trophy-Bearer George, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, visited the Church of our Lady "Unexpected Joy" on Staten Island, NY, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy there. Upon conclusion of the service, Bishop Jerome spoke to the faithful about the martyric struggle of St. George...

May 13, 2016
Sea Cliff, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion blesses Frescoes in St. Seraphim Memorial Church

On Bright Saturday, May 7, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to St. Seraphim Memorial Church in Sea Cliff, NY. During the Little Entrance, Metropolitan Hilarion blessed the frescoes on the church’s ceiling, the final installments of that section of the church’s iconography
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May 12, 2016
Jordanville, NY: On Feast of Radonitsa, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy, performs Diaconal Ordination in Holy Trinity Monastery

On Tuesday, May 10, the feast of Radonitsa ("Day of Rejoicing" – the first commemoration of the departed after Pascha), Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.

May 12, 2016
Glen Cove, NY: Youth Choir of Prince Vladimir Association sings Evening Service in Holy Intercession Church, performs Paschal Concert

On Bright Friday, May 6, the youth choir of Prince Vladimir Association sang Paschal Vespers and Matins in Holy Virgin Intercession Church in Glen Cove, NY, and then performed a Paschal concert in the parish hall.

May 12, 2016
Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrates Patronal Feast of St. George’s Church

On Bright Thursday the 5th and Friday the 6th of May, the feast of the Holy Great-Martyr and Trophy-Bearer George, the faithful celebrated the patronal feast day of
St. George’s Cossack Church in Howell, NJ. St. George’s feast day always takes place during the Paschal period, but this year, the holiday was especially joyous, as it took place during Bright Week itself.

May 11, 2016
Stratford, CT: On Bright Monday, Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy in St. Nicholas Church

On Bright Monday, May 2, the second day of Holy Pascha, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, paid an archpastoral visit to St. Nicholas Church in Stratford, CT, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy. His Grace was co-served by parish clergy: rector Archpriest George Lardas and Protodeacon Paul Giatas.

May 6, 2016
Wayne, WV: Divine Services for Passion Week & Pascha in Holy Cross Monastery

In the final days before Holy Pascha, the Lenten services at Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV were led by the monastery’s abbot – Archimandrite Seraphim (Voepel), co-served by monastic clergy. On Great Thursday, April 28, Fr. Seraphim celebrated the Divine Liturgy in memory of the Mystical Supper.

May 3, 2016
Howell, NJ: On Second Day of Pascha, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral

On Monday, May 2, the second day of the feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Christ – Pascha, the clergy and faithful of St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, welcomed the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, as well as diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan...

May 1, 2016
New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services for Pascha in Synodal Cathedral

On Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, the feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Christ – Pascha, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern American & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, led the festal divine services in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

May 1, 2016
Paschal Epistle of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics & All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church

The Church calls this day "the Feast of feasts and the Festival of festivals" through the lips of one of Her great ecumenical teachers, the Holy Hierarch Gregory the Theologian.

May 1, 2016
Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad
Every year, we are filled with spiritual joy and ecstasy when we hear these words and reverently participate in the exalted solemnity of the Paschal divine services, which remind us of Christ’s glorious victory over sin, evil, and death...

April 30, 2016
New York City: Divine Services for Great Saturday in Synodal Cathedral of the Sign

On Great Saturday, April 30, when the Orthodox Church commemorates the bodily burial of Jesus Christ and His descent into Hades, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan...

April 30, 2016
New York City: Burial Rite of the Savior served in Synodal Cathedral

Vespers for Great Friday precedes Matins for Great Saturday, during which the Church commemorates the Burial of the Lord Jesus Christ, when the Savior’s Body was taken down from the Cross and placed in a new tomb. The touching singing of the cathedral clergy and the Synodal Choir lent the service a truly prayerful tone.

April 29, 2016
New York City: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad leads Bringing out of Shroud on Great Friday in Synodal Cathedral
On Great Friday, April 29, when the Holy Church remembers the holy, salvific, and terrible sufferings and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, led the divine services in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City...

April 29, 2016
New York City: At Great Friday Matins on Thursday Evening, Eastern American Diocesan Hierarchs read Twelve Gospels in Synodal Cathedral

At Great Friday Matins, the Church triumphally proclaims the tidings of the sufferings and death of the God-man, divided into 12 Gospel readings, called the Passion Gospels. The reading of the Twelve Gospels on Great Thursday in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign was led by Metropolitan Hilarion...

April 28, 2016
New York City: On Great Thursday, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral

On April 28, Thursday of Passion Week, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. His Eminence was co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan...

April 28, 2016
Brooklyn, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion performs Lesser Consecration of "Inexhaustible Chalice" Church

On Lazarus Saturday, April 23, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York performed the Lesser Consecration of the Stavropegial Church of the Icon of the Mother of God "Inexhaustible Chalice" in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, after which he celebrated the Divine Liturgy.

April 28, 2016
New York City: On Great Wednesday, Metropolitan Hilarion & Bishop Nicholas serve final Presanctified Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral

On Great Wednesday, April 27, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York and Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, co-served by cathedral clergy, celebrated this year’s final Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

April 28, 2016
New York City: On Great Tuesday, Metropolitan Hilarion & Bishop Nicholas serve Presanctified Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral

On Great Tuesday, April 26, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York and Bishop Nicolas of Manhattan led the Presanctified Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. The hierarchs were co-served by cathedral clergy.

April 28, 2016
New York City: Divine services for Passion Week begin in Synodal Cathedral, led by Eastern American Diocesan Hierarchs

This year, to the joy of the clergy and faithful, the divine services for Passion Week at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City are being served by the hierarchs of the Eastern American Diocese – Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York and Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.

April 28, 2016
New York City: Festal Services for Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem held at Synodal Cathedral

On Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of April, hierarchal divine services were held in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City for the great feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem. The All-Night Vigil on Saturday evening and festal Divine Liturgy on Palm Sunday were led by the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad...

April 27, 2016
Nyack, NY: On Palm Sunday, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy and leads Unction Service in Holy Protection Church

On Palm Sunday, April 24, the great feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, celebrated the festal Divine Liturgy in Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY. The rector emeritus, Archpriest George Larin, greeted the hierarchal guest with welcoming words...

April 26, 2016
Nyack, NY: Students from Holy Virgin Protection Church’s Russian School perform Pilgrimage to Holy Trinity Monastery

On Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of April, the fourth Sunday of Great Lent, the students, teachers, and parents of the parish school of Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY performed a pilgrimage trip to Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.

April 26, 2016
Norwich, CT: Metropolitan Hilarion performs Ordination to Diaconate in Holy New Martyrs Church

On April 10, the Sunday of St. John Climacus, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church in Norwich, CT, where he celebrated the Divine Liturgy and performed a diaconal ordination.

April 21, 2016
Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan leads Sacrament of Holy Unction in New Martyrs of Russia Church

On April 17, the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, led the Sacrament of Holy Unction in Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church in Brooklyn, NY. His Grace was co-served by local clergy...

April 21, 2016
Endicott, NY: Priest Matthew Smith celebrates Fifth Anniversary of Priesthood

On Sunday, April 17, the clergy and parishioners of St. Nicholas Church in Endicott, NY, celebrated the fifth anniversary of rector Priest Matthew Smith to the priesthood. On Sunday morning, Fr. Matthew celebrated the Divine Liturgy, co-served by Deacon Michael Pavuk...

April 21, 2016
Toronto, Canada: Archbishop Gabriel to lead Pilgrimage to Holy Land

From May 26 to June 11, a regularly scheduled pilgrimage of parishioners from the Canadian Diocese will visit the Holy Land. The pilgrimage group will be led by Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada. The pilgrimage will conclude on the feast day of the Ascension of the Lord, the patronal feast of Holy Ascension Convent on the Mount of Olives.

April 19, 2016
Georgia-Florida: Myrrh-Streaming Mother of God Icon "Softener of Evil Hearts" performs Visitation through Diocese’s Southernmost States

As part of her ongoing visitation to the parishes and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese, the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" has been traveling through the Diocese’s southernmost states.

April 19, 2016
Reminder to all Rectors regarding Special Collection to Benefit Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem

We remind all parish and mission rectors and monastery abbots in the Eastern American Diocese that, according to Conciliar decree and established tradition, every Palm Sunday, all churches of the Russian Church Abroad are to undertake a plate collection to benefit the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem.

April 15, 2016
Howell, NJ: 40th Anniversary of Archbishop Averky (Taushev’s) Repose commemorated at Diocesan Center

On Wednesday, April 13, clergy and faithful gathered at the administrative center of the Eastern American Diocese in Howell, NJ, to prayerfully commemorate the 40th anniversary of the repose of Archbishop Averky (Taushev) of Syracuse & Holy Trinity, a distinguished hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad...

April 14, 2016
Jordanville: Archbishop Gabriel leads Annunciation Services at Holy Trinity Monastery

On Wednesday the 6th and Thursday the 7th of April, the great feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos, His Eminence Gabriel, Archbishop of Montreal & Canada, visited Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, where he led the festal All-Night Vigil and celebrated the Vesperal Liturgy.

April 12, 2016
Nanuet, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion pays Archpastoral Lenten Visit to Novo-Diveevo Convent

On Friday, April 1, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, came to visit the clergy, nuns, and residents of Holy Dormition Convent Novo-Diveevo in Nanuet, NY. The Metropolitan came in the morning, in time to lead the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.

April 6, 2016
New York City: On Sunday of the Cross, Metropolitan Hilarion & Bishop Nicholas serve Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral

On April 2-3, the Third Sunday of Great Lent and feast of the Veneration of the Cross, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York led the All-Night Vigil with the bringing out of the Cross and the Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

April 5, 2016
Glen Cove, NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Joint Presanctified Liturgy between Two Parishes

On Friday, April 1, during the third week of Great Lent, a joint Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts was served in Holy Virgin Intercession Church in Glen Cove, NY between the clergy and parishioners of that church and of its neighbor, St. Seraphim Memorial Church in Sea Cliff.

April 5, 2016
Brooklyn, NY: Myrrh-streaming Mother of God Icon "Softener of Evil Hearts" visits News Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church

On Sunday, March 27, the Divine Liturgy for the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent, the feast of the Holy Hierarch Gregory Palamas, was celebrated in Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church in Brooklyn, NY, under the aegis of the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts."

March 31, 2016
Howell, NJ: Lenten Retreat for Eastern American Diocesan Clergy Concludes

On Wednesday, March 30, the Lenten Retreat for clergy and matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese concluded with the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. The retreat had taken place under the aegis of the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts."

March 30, 2016
Howell, NJ: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad bestows Awards on Several Eastern American Diocesan Clerics

On Wednesday, March 30, Metropolitan Hilarion led the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, co-served by Bishop Nicholas and clergy participants of the Lenten Retreat. During the Little Entrance, His Eminence bestowed awards on several clerics of the Russian Church Abroad for their dedicated service to God’s Church...

March 30, 2016
Howell, NJ: Second Day of Lenten Retreat for Diocesan Clergy Concludes

On Tuesday, March 29, the Lenten Retreat for clergy and matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese continued at the Diocesan Center. The myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" arrived at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral; the presence of the wonderworking image during the lenten retreat has become a tradition...

March 29, 2016
Howell, NJ: Eastern American Diocesan Lenten Pastoral Retreat begins at Diocesan Center

On Monday evening, March 28, the annual Lenten Retreat for clergy and matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese convened at the Diocesan Center at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ. Ninety people were in attendance, hailing from virtually every state in the Diocese, as well as clerics from the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA.

March 29, 2016
Rochester, NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Divine Services in Protection of the Mother of God Church

On Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of March, the feast of St. Gregory Palamas, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to Protection of the Mother of God Church in Rochester, NY. Thus was revived a tradition begun in the 1960s by Archbishop Averky (Taushev)...

March 25, 2016
New York – Boston – Philadelphia: On First Week of Great Lent, Bishop Nicholas leads Hierarchal Services in Diocesan Parishes
On the first week of Great Lent, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan performed archpastoral visits to parishes of the Diocese, and led the lenten services there. On Monday, March 14, His Grace led the reading of the Great Penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete in Holy Fathers Church in New York City.

March 25, 2016
Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan performs Archpastoral Visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

On Monday the 21st and Tuesday the 22nd of March, continuing his lenten archpastoral travels to parishes of the Eastern American Diocese, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visited St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, and led Matins and Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste.

March 24, 2016
Jordanville: Metropolitan Jonah leads Triumph of Orthodoxy in Holy Trinity Monastery

On Sunday, March 20, the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, Metropolitan Jonah celebrated Divine Liturgy and led the Rite of Orthodoxy in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. His Eminence was co-served by monastery abbot and seminary rector Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) and monastery clegy.

March 23, 2016
New York City: On Sunday of Triumph of Orthodoxy, Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services in Synodal Cathedral

On Sunday, March 20, the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated the Divine Liturgy and Rite of Orthodoxy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

March 23, 2016
New York City: St. Vladimir Youth Association & Synodal Youth Committee launch "School Piggybank" Project
The St. Vladimir Youth Association and Synodal Youth Department are preparing a trip to Ukraine by the Synodal Youth Choir under the direction of conductor Adrian Fekula, son of Peter A. Fekula, the choir director of the Synodal Choir of Our Lady of the Sign Cathedral in New York City.

March 21, 2016
Howell, NJ: Bishop Jerome leads Divine Services & Rite of Orthodoxy in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

On Saturday, March 19, Bishop Jerome paid an archpastoral visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. On Sunday, March 22, the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, Bishop Jerome celebrated Divine Liturgy in the cathedral.

March 21, 2016
Buena, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Reading of Great Canon in Holy Protection Skete

During the first week of Great Lent, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York visited Holy Protection Skete in Buena, NJ. On Wednesday the 16th and Thursday the 17th of March, His Eminence led the reading of the Great Penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete...

March 18, 2016
Kursk Root Icon Visitation through the Carolinas

On Tuesday, February 16, the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God, Protectress of the Russian Diaspora, made her way to North and South Carolinas for a visit that would last almost two weeks. The Dean of the Carolinas & Tennessee, Archpriest Mark Mancuso, accompanied the holy icon as she visited nine parishes during this time.

March 18, 2016
Howell, NJ: Diocesan Center to host Day in Memory of Archbishop Averky (Taushev) on 40th Anniversary of Repose

Wednesday, April 13, will mark the 40th anniversary of the repose of Archbishop Averky (Taushev) of Syracuse & Holy Trinity, a distinguished vicar of the Eastern American Diocese. This year, the anniversary of his repose will be commemorated at the Diocesan Center.

March 17, 2016
On 8th Anniversary of Metropolitan Laurus’ Repose, Eastern American Diocese celebrates Memory of Former First Hierarch

Clean Wednesday, March 16, marked the eighth anniversary of the sudden repose of His Eminence Laurus, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.

March 15, 2016
Stratford, CT: Bishop Nicholas performs Archpastoral Visit to Holy Presentation Parish

On Meatfare Sunday, March 6, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visited Holy Presentation Church in Stratford, CT, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy. On the threshold of the Holy Forty-Day Fast, Bishop Nicholas called on all to enter these lenten days radiantly, joyously, and purely.

March 14, 2016
New York City: On Eve of Great Lent, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral

On Cheesefare Sunday, March 13, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad returned on the eve of Great Lent from his archpastoral visit to the Diocese of Australia & New Zealand.

March 8, 2016
"Saint Anne" in the Vineyard: A Russian Orthodox Chapel in North Carolina in Memory of Fallen Veterans of Afghan War

For many today, the war in Afghanistan is ancient history. But in the middle of the 1980s, it was one the most volatile spots on earth. All across a country still living in the Stone Age, global politics of a new world were being decided. And Kandahar was one of the most volatile places within Afghanistan. Locals said that legal authority in Kandahar ended after midday.

March 5, 2016
Wayne, WV: Remains of Hieromonk Kallistos transferred to Holy Cross Monastery

On Tuesday, March 1, Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV welcomed home its founder, Hieromonk Kallistos (Pazalos). Since the monastery’s relocation from House Springs, MO to the hills of West Virginia, it has been the dream of the brotherhood to reinter Fr. Kallistos at the new monastery property...

February 23, 2016
Holy Cross Orthodox Press publishes an Extensive "Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries"

The first-ever comprehensive "Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries" has been released by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America and its coordinator and sociologist, Alexei Krindatch.

February 18, 2016
Atlanta, GA: Kursk Root Icon visits Churches & Monasteries of Georgia & Tennessee

From February 3-13, the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God performed a visitation to the states of Georgia and Tennessee. For the clergy and faithful of the various jurisdictions, greeting the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign" was a great spiritual joy and inspiration.

February 17, 2016
Howell, NJ: Registration for 2016 Diocesan Lenten Clergy Retreat is Open

Online registration for the 2016 Lenten Retreat for clergy and matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese and Patriarchal Parishes in the USA has opened on the diocesan website. With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the retreat will be held at the Diocesan Center at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral...

February 17, 2016
Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Seminary Alumni assemble for Patronal Feast & Gathering at Holy Trinity Monastery

From February 10, the eve of its patronal feast day of the Three Hierarchs, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY hosted its second Alumni Reunion, bringing together HTOS graduates from various classes for common prayer and fellowship.

February 16, 2016
Buena, NJ: Weekly Divine Services resume at Holy Protection Skete

After twenty years, weekly divine services have resumed at Holy Protection Male Skete in Buena, NJ. The services began anew on February 3 of this year, and will be held on Saturdays and great feasts. On the first week of Great Lent, the services will be held daily, with the reading of the Penitential Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete.

February 16, 2016
PaTRAM Institute to present the Annual Youth Singers’ Conferences

Registration is open for the Annual Youth Singers’ conferences presented by the Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Music (PaTRAM) Institute. The conferences will be held on Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30, in St. Tikhon’s Monastery in South Canaan, PA, and on Labor Day weekend, September 3-5, at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY...

February 16, 2016
Albany, NY: Nativity of the Mother of God Parish hosts Annual St. Herman Youth Conference

During the last days of December, over 120 young people of the Russian Church Abroad gathered in Albany, the capital of New York State, at the parish of the Nativity of the Mother of God for the annual St. Herman Youth Conference. The conference has been held annually since the 1970s, and is arguably the most important youth activity of the Church Abroad.

February 11, 2016
Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast of Holy New Martyrs of Russia Church

On Sunday, February 7, the feast of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, led the patronal feast day of Holy New Martyrs Church in Brooklyn, NY. After the arrival at the church of the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God...

February 11, 2016
Howell, NJ: Bishop George of Canberra leads Divine Services in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral

On Friday the 5th and Saturday the 6th of February, on the feast day of Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Bishop George of Canberra, vicar of the Diocese of Australia & New Zealand, led the All-Night Vigil and celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.

February 6, 2016
Pennsylvania: Archimandrite
Athanasy (Mastalski) reposed in the Lord
On Friday, February 6, Archimandrite Athanasy (Mastalski), longtime rector of Joy of All Who Sorrow Church in Philadelphia, PA, reposed in the Lord. He was 69 years old. Fr. Athanasy was born on June 24, 1946 in Philadelphia. In 1975, he was ordained a deacon, and in the following year a priest, by Archbishop Nikon (Rklitsky).

February 4, 2016
Moscow: Hierarchs of Russian Church Abroad participate in 7th Anniversary Celebrations of the Enthronement of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill

On Monday, February 1, the seventh anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow. His Holiness officiated, wearing the vestments he wore during his enthronement.

February 4, 2016
Moscow: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Divine Liturgy at Holy Epiphany Cathedral in Yelokhovo

On Sunday, January 31, the feast day of the Holy Hierarchs Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, and Venerable Cyril & Maria, the parents of Ven. Sergius of Radonezh, with the blessing of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Holy Epiphany Cathedral on Yelokhovo Square in Moscow.

February 3, 2016
Visitation Schedule of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God through Georgia, Alabama & Mississippi and Carolinas & Tennessee Deaneries

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God of the Sign, will tour the Georgia, Alabama & Mississippi and the Carolinas & Tennessee Deaneries of the Eastern American Diocese from February 6th to 28th.

February 3, 2016
New York: Metropolitan Hilarion to lead Pilgrimage to Holy Places in Russia

A pilgrimage to holy places in Russia is being organized from July 20 to August 6, 2016. The group will be led by His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patriarch Tikhon Male Choir sings Divine Services in Holy Trinity Monastery

 

 Newly Formed Music Institute to train Orthodox Choir Conductors and Singers in North America

 

 Russian America: Hidden Sanctuary of the Orthodox World

 

 

 

"Holy Cross Monastery – A Story of Survival:" A New Documentary produced by the Fund for Assistance and the Diocesan Media Office 

 

"Orthodox in Dixie"

 

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HILARION
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

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