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

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July 26-28, 2014
Annual St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations to take place at St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ.

October 10-11, 2014
Holy Trinity Seminary will host a Student Conference in honor of the 700th Anniversary of St. Sergius of Radonezh’s birth. Students from the Orthodox seminaries in North America are invited to participate at the conference. Students of theology from various Orthodox Christian traditions are invited to submit paper proposals for inclusion at the conference, to be no more than 200 words in length, outlining the topic and scope of their paper. Click here for more information.

July 12, 2014
Metropolitan Hilarion will perform an Archpastoral visit to NORR youth camp and lead the patronal feast day of
Sts. Peter & Paul Chapel in Woodbourne, NY.

July 11-13, 2014
Bishop Nicholas will lead the Saturday & Sunday services in the 
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

July 13, 2014
Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the patronal feast day of
Holy Apostles Church in Beltsville, MD.

July 18, 2014
Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the patronal feast day of
St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Church in Rocky Hill, NJ.

July 17-18, 2014
Bishop Nicholas will lead the patronal feast day of 
St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Church in Columbia, SC.

July 20, 2014
Bishop Nicholas will lead the Divine Liturgy and ceremony for the Day of Remembrance of the Fallen Faithful at 
SGPA scout camp, "Tsarskoe Selo" Chapter, in Northville, NY.

July 26-27, 2014
Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations at 
St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ, co-served by Bishop Nicholas.

July 27-28, 2014
Bishop Nicholas will lead the patronal feast day of 
St. Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ.

July 31-August 1, 2014
Bishop Nicholas will lead the patronal feast day of 
St. Seraphim Memorial Church in Sea Cliff, NY

July 30 - August 13, 2014
Metropolitan Hilarion will perform a pilgrimage to the holy places of Russia.

August 16-17, 2014
Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the divine services in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

August 19, 2014
On the great feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, Met. Hilarion will celebrate the Divine Liturgy in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

August 23-24, 2014
Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the divine services in the
Holy Trinity Church in Mebane, NC.

August 28, 2014
On the great feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, Met. Hilarion will celebrate the Divine Liturgy in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

August 30-31, 2014
Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the divine services in the
Christ the Savior Church in Wayne, WV.

September 6-7, 2014
Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the divine services in the
Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

September 12, 2014
Metropolitan Hilarion will lead the patronal feast day of 
St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the opening of the new Diocesan Center in Howell, NJ.

November 15, 2014
Metropolitan Hilarion will lead celebrations dedicated to the 80th Anniversary of the Eastern American Diocese in 
St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Center in Howell, NJ.




July 22, 2014
New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion takes part in 700th Anniversary Celebrations in Honor of St. Sergius of Radonezh in St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral

On Sunday, July 20, 2014, celebrations in honor of the 700th Anniversary of the birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh were held at St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in New York City...

July 22, 2014
Rocky Hill, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast Day of St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Church

On Friday, July 18, the feast of the martyric repose of the Venerable Nun-Martyrs Elizabeth and Barbara, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, paid an archpastoral visit to
St. Elizabeth the New-Martyr Church in Rocky Hill, NJ...

July 22, 2014
Jordanville, NY: Archbishop Gabriel leads Feast of Holy Royal Martyrs and Priestly Ordination at Holy Trinity Monastery
On Thursday, July 17, the feast of the Holy Royal Martyrs, with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion, His Eminence Gabriel, Archbishop of Montreal & Canada, paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.

July 21, 2014
Sydney, Australia: Bishop George of Mayfield leads Patronal Feast Day of Sts. Peter & Paul
Cathedral
On Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th of July, the feast day of the Holy Chief Apostles Peter & Paul, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan Bishop George of Mayfield, who is paying an archpastoral visit to Australia, led the celebrations on the patronal feast day of Sydney’s principal Russian Orthodox church ‒  Sts. Peter & Paul Cathedral...

July 21, 2014
Leesburg, VA: Registration Open
for September Course on Orthodox Iconography
On September 16-20, 2014, Trinity House Café in Leesburg, VA will be hosting a five-day course on Orthodox iconography in the traditional egg tempera style. The course will be led by iconography specialist Colette M. Kalvesmaki. The course is designed for all proficiency levels, stating with beginner.

July 19, 2014
Woodbourne, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast Day at NORR Camp

On Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th of July, the feast day of the Holy Chief Apostles Peter & Paul, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, visited the Russian Orthodox summer camp NORR (National Organization of Russian Explorers) in New York State’s Catskill Mountains.

July 13, 2014
Mayfield, PA: Metropolitan Hilarion Performs Diaconal Ordination on Patronal Feast of St. John the Baptist Cathedral

On Sunday the 6th and Monday the 7th of July, the feast day of the Nativity of the Holy & Glorious Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist of the Lord John, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, performed an Archpastoral visit to Mayfield, PA...

July 10, 2014
Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan leads Patronal Feast of Our Lady of Tikhvin Church

On Wednesday, July 9, the feast day of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Our Lady of Tikhvin Church in Howell, NJ, leading the parish’s patronal feast day.

July 7, 2014
New York City: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan Celebrates first Divine Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral of the Sign

On Sunday, July 6, on the feast of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, and Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, celebrated the Divine Liturgy...

July 6, 2014
Washington, DC: Scoutmaster Alexey Zacharin Reposed in the Lord

On Sunday, July 6, the feast of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God, Scoutmaster Alexey T. Zacharin, a longtime parishioner of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC, reposed in the Lord after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 82.

July 5, 2014
Kiev: Most Blessed Metropolitan Vladimir (Sabodan), Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Reposed in the Lord

On Saturday, July 5, one of the senior-most hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church ‒ Most Blessed Metropolitan Vladimir (Sabodan) of Kiev & All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Church, reposed in the Lord in Kiev. He was 78.

July 5, 2014
San Francisco: Epistle of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Beloved brothers and sisters!
We, the hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, having convened a regular session of the Council of Bishops in the God-preserved city of San Francisco, hereby mark an important spiritual event in Church history.

July 2, 2014
"I Give Thanks to the Lord:" An Interview with Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan

"Right here is where I carry out my spiritual labors," ‒ says Father Nicholas. In the Synodal Headquarters of the Russian Church Abroad in New York City, we walk past the guestrooms, each with a plaque showing the name of the Hierarch to whom the room belongs.

July 1, 2014
San Francisco, CA: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan Celebrates First Divine Liturgy

On Monday, June 30, the newly consecrated Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated his first Divine Liturgy as a Hierarch, in Joy of All Who Sorrow Cathedral in San Francisco, CA. His Grace was co-served by clergy from the dioceses of the Russian Church Abroad.

June 29, 2014
San Francisco: Metropolitan Hilarion led the Consecration of Archimandrite Nicholas (Olhovsky) to the Episcopate
On Sunday, June 29, at the triumphal Divine Liturgy and in the presence of Hierarchs of the Russian Church Abroad, Moscow Patriarchate, and Ukrainian Orthodox Church (MP), a multitude of clergy, and faithful from every corner of the U.S. and around the world, Archimandrite Nicholas was elevated to the episcopate.

June 29, 2014
San Francisco: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Rite of Nomination of Archimandrite Nicholas (Olhovsky) as Bishop of Manhattan

On Saturday, June 28, the Rite of Nomination of Archimandrite Nicholas (Olhovsky) as Bishop of Manhattan was held in Joy of All Who Sorrow Cathedral in San Francisco, CA. The rite was led by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York...

June 28, 2014
San Francisco: XIII All-Diasporan Youth Conference Begins with Moleben to St. John of Shanghai

On Thursday, June 27, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, led a moleben to the Holy Hierarch John of Shanghai & San Francisco in Joy of All Who Sorrow Cathedral in San Francisco, CA.

June 28, 2014
Fund for Assistance Renews Collections for Two Principal Diocesan Monasteries
According to the website of the Fund for Assistance to ROCOR, an anonymous donor has put $20,000 on the table for two of the most prominent monasteries in the Eastern American Diocese – Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, and Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV.

June 28, 2014
Miami, FL: Metropolitan Hilarion Visits St. Matrona of Moscow Church

On Sunday, June 15, during his Archpastoral visit to Florida, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. Matrona of Moscow Church in Hallandale (Miami), FL.

June 25, 2014
Jackson, NJ: Annual St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations to take place at St. Vladimir Memorial Church

With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, the annual St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations will be held in St. Vladimir Memorial Church to the Millennium of the Baptism of Rus’ in Jackson, NJ on July 26-28.

June 25, 2014
San Francisco: Council of Bishops of Russian Church Abroad Begins

On Tuesday, June 24, the first meeting of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia was held at the headquarters of the Western American Diocese in San Francisco, CA. Representing the Eastern American Diocese at the Council is Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of ROCOR...

June 24, 2014
Franklin, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion Performs Liturgy and Diaconal Ordination at St. Innocent Center

On Friday the 20th and Saturday the 21st of June, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, visited St. Innocent’s Retreat Center in Franklin, NY. Also visiting the Center were monks from Holy Cross Brotherhood in East Setauket, NY...

June 24, 2014
New York City: Meeting of New York City Deanery Clergy held in Synodal Hall

With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad and ruling bishop of the Eastern American Diocese, on Holy Spirit Day, Monday, June 9, a meeting of the clergy of the Diocese’s New York City Deanery was held in the main hall of the Synodal Mansion in New York City.

June 23, 2014
Miami, FL: Metropolitan Hilarion performs Liturgy and Priestly Ordination in St. Vladimir Church

On Saturday, June 14, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, paid an Archpastoral visit to Miami, FL, where he celebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. Vladimir Church. The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad was co-served by Florida dean Archimandrite Alexander (Belya)...

June 23, 2014
Coconut Creek, FL: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast Day of St. Luke’s Mission

On Wednesday, June 11, the feast day of the Holy Hierarch Luke, Confessor of Simferopol, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, visited St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Mission in Coconut Creek, FL. In greeting the First Hierarch, parish rector Priest Demetrio Romeo expressed his sincere thanks for His Eminence’s Archpastoral love and care.

June 23, 2014
Chicago: Two EAD Seminarians complete Mid-American Diocese’s Pastoral School
On Saturday, June 14, the Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America of ROCOR concluded its 10th year of instruction and held its 8th graduation ceremony at Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in Des Plaines, IL. This year’s graduates included two from the Eastern American Diocese ‒ Deacon George Temidis and Reader Andrei Mouravieff...

June 19, 2014
Moscow: Address of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, to the Entirety of the Russian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, issued an address to the Entirety of the Russian Orthodox Church. Dear Brothers and Sisters, I appeal now to the Entirety of our Church, to all the peoples of historic Rus’. There can be nothing more significant for us today than the continuing fratricide which is blazing on the territory of Ukraine...

June 16, 2014
Vineland, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion Celebrates Patronal Feast Day of Holy Trinity Church

On Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of June, on the great feast of Holy Pentecost, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, performed an Archpastoral visit to Vineland, NJ, where he led the patronal feast day of Holy Trinity Church.

June 16, 2014
"New Seminary Programs" ‒ An Interview with Holy Trinity Seminary Rector Archimandrite Luke (Murianka)

As was recently announced on May 22, 2014, a new on-campus Certificate in Pastoral Studies program has been approved by the New York State Board of Regents and the New York State Commissioner of Education. For this reason, we decided to interview the rector of Holy Trinity Seminary...

June 12, 2014
Myrrh-Streaming Hawaiian "Iveron" Icon of the Mother of God visits Republic of Georgia

At the invitation of Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II and with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, the myrrh-streaming Hawaiian "Iveron" Icon of the Mother of God visited the Republic of Georgia from May 6-23.

June 11, 2014
Wayne, WV: Festal Divine Services for Pentecost and Ordination at Holy Cross Monastery

On June 7, the clergy and brethren of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV solemnly observed Pentecostal Soul Saturday, gathering at the monastery cemetery, where monastery dean Hieromonk Alexander (Frizzell) served a panihida for the departed.

June 11, 2014
New York City: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad takes part in Meeting of Committee Chairmen of Episcopal Assembly

On Tuesday, June 10, a meeting of the committee chairmen of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North America and the Assembly’s Committee for Canonical Regional Planning was held in the Headquarters of the Greek Archdiocese of America in New York City.

June 10, 2014
Jordanville: Two Metropolitans Celebrate Holy Spirit Day in Holy Trinity Monastery

On Monday, June 9, the feast of the Holy Spirit, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, led the traditional Holy Spirit Day celebrations at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.

June 10, 2014
Jackson, NJ: Remembrance of Lienz Tragedy

On June 1, 1945, at the conclusion of the Second World War, in the town of Lienz, Austria, over 20,000 Cossacks were rounded up and handed over to death in the Soviet Union. By tradition, the Kuban Cossack Voisko Abroad commemorates the victims of this tragedy every year on the nearest Sunday to June 1.

June 9, 2014
Jordanville: Metropolitan Jonah leads Pentecost services in Holy Trinity Monastery

Sunday, June 8, the great feast of Pentecost, marked the patronal feast day of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. Festal divine services on Saturday night and Sunday morning were led by His Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah.

June 5, 2014
New York City: Joint Hierarchal Liturgy celebrated in Synodal Cathedral

On June 1, the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, led a joint hierarchal Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.

 

Patriarch Tikhon Male Choir sings Divine Services in Holy Trinity Monastery

 

Media Office Releases New Film about 2013 St. Herman Youth Conference 

 

 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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