6, 2013 Fifth Anniversary of Bishop George’s
On Saturday, December 6, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop George
of Mayfield celebrated the fifth anniversary of his episcopal
consecration. With the blessing of His Holiness, Patriarch Alexey II,
Archimandrite George (Schaeffer) was consecrated to the episcopacy in
5, 2013 Fifth Anniversary of Repose of His Holiness,
Patriarch Alexey II
On Thursday, December 5, the faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church
throughout the world honor the fifth anniversary of the repose of His
Holiness, Patriarch Alexey II, her Primate for more than 18 years.
Prayers for his repose are also being offered up in the parishes and
monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese.
4, 2013 "Let us give thanks unto the Lord!" Church
Celebrations in Washington
On Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of November, celebratory
services were held at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC,
that will long remain in parishioners’ memories. Metropolitan
Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian
Church Abroad, visited during these days...
Dear in the Lord reverend fathers, As you know, our
Russian Church Abroad can afford to provide her selfless clergy neither
a salary, nor a pension, nor medical insurance. The Church is supported
by a small number of lay organizations, one of which is the Fund for
27, 2013 Brooklyn, NY: Triumphal Unveiling of
Reliquary in St. John the Baptist Church
On Friday, November 22, the feast day of Blessed Matrona of Moscow (her
namesday and birthday), the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad,
His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York,
visited St. John the Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY’s Sheepshead Bay
21, 2013 Stafford, VA: Bishop George visits St.
Herman of Alaska Church
On Sunday, November 10, His Grace George, Bishop of Mayfield conducted
the first hierarchical visit to St. Herman of Alaska Church in Stafford,
VA. In January of this year, the small "country church" was received
into the Russian Church Abroad...
10, 2013 San German: Metropolitan Hilarion Begins
Archpastoral Visit to Puerto Rico
On Friday, November 8, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad
began an Archpastoral visit to the island of Puerto Rico. The primary
goal of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion’s visit was to lead the
divine services in the island’s only Orthodox community, named in honor
of St. John of the Ladder...
2, 2013 Washington, DC: Church Life at St. John the
The month of October was extremely eventful for the parishioners of St.
John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC. On the first weekend of
the month, October 5-6, the parish held a traditional two-day Russian
folk festival fundraiser, which annually draws guests in the hundreds.
1, 2013 Brother Jose’s Memory Honored in the
Eastern American Diocese
On Thursday, October 31, the memory of the guardian of the
"Montreal" Iveron Icon of the Mother of God, the murdered Brother
Jose Muñoz-Cortes, was prayerfully commemorated in parishes and
monasteries throughout the Eastern American Diocese.
31, 2013 Summerville, SC: Primatial Visit to Sts.
Cyril & Methodius Church
On Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of October, His Eminence
Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, performed an
Archpastoral visit to South Carolina. Metropolitan Hilarion came to
Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church in Summerville...
31, 2013 Columbia, SC: Hierarch Visit to
St. Elizabeth’s parish
From Friday the 11th to Monday the 14th of October, His Grace
George, Bishop of Mayfield, performed an Archpastoral visit to
Columbia, SC, and led the divine services in
St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Church.
The Vicar of the Eastern American Diocese led the All-Night Vigil...
30, 2013 Wayne, WV: New House Blessed at Nativity
of the Mother of God Convent
On Friday, October 18, the feast of the Holy Hierarchs of Moscow, a
new house was blessed and sanctified for the Nativity of the Mother
of God Convent at Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV. The blessing
was performed by monastery dean Hieromonk Alexander Frizzell...