FEBRUARY 2014 NEWS ARCHIVE
"How a South Carolina Priest was able to continue serving his parish" ‒ An Article by the Fund for Assistance to ROCOR - 02/01/14
Working two jobs is part of daily life for most ROCOR priests. In addition to putting in 40 (or more) hours at their secular job, tending to their families, and serving divine services, many priests are required to take care of parish needs...
Jordanville: New Edition of Gogol’s Meditations on the Divine Liturgy Published - 02/01/14
Holy Trinity Publications is pleased to announce the publication of a new edition of the classic text Meditations on the Divine Liturgy by Nikolai Gogol. This is an invaluable text for educating the faithful regarding the central act of the Church’s worship.
Moscow: Fifth Anniversary of Enthronement of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill celebrated at Christ the Savior Cathedral - 02/01/14
On Saturday, February 1, marked the fifth anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church. Divine services on the celebratory occasion were held at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.
Newly Formed Music Institute to train Orthodox Choir Conductors and Singers in North America - 02/01/14
Approximately 2,500 churches and monasteries comprise a melting pot of cultures and liturgical traditions that define Orthodox North America. 1,000 of those churches belong to the Russian Orthodox Church and the Orthodox Church in America...
"Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville: Warmth in the Midst of the Cold New York Winter" ‒ An Article by the Fund for Assistance to ROCOR - 02/04/14
At 5:00 AM, Brother Lev began to clear the snow off the path to the church – there was just enough time to do it before Liturgy. It was -4°F, and an icy wind was stinging his face. He was frozen to the bone and was comforted by thoughts of having just enough time to warm himself in his cell before the service.
Appeal by Metropolitan Hilarion for Peace in Ukraine - 02/05/14
In light of the violence and civil unrest in Kiev and throughout Ukraine, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, issued the following call for peace and calm: "As faithful children of the Russian Orthodox Church, we cannot remain indifferent to the trouble...
Washington, DC: Church Life in St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 02/05/14
Life in the parish of St. John the Baptist in January was particularly eventful. Divine services for Nativity and Theophany attracted a great multitude of the faithful. Now, although the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord has passed, the five parish priests continue to make Theophany visits to the homes of parishioners.
"It is a Tearful Joy:" Orthodox Faithful of Brooklyn Celebrate Feast of Holy New Martyrs - 02/09/14
It is the second Sunday of February; the feast of the Synaxis of the New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church. In a building unremarkable at first glance, situated next to a firehouse and a Russian grocery store in Brooklyn, prayerful hymnody rings out:
Brooklyn, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast Day of Holy New Martyrs Church - 02/09/14
On Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of February, the Sunday of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia, parishioners of Holy New Martyrs Church in Brooklyn, NY marked their patronal feast day. Clerics from neighboring parishes came and joined their brother clergy, jointly serving the All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy.
Chestnut Ridge, NY: Fundraiser Luncheon for Novo-Diveevo Convent held at Otrada - 02/09/14
On Sunday, February 9, a fundraiser "Pelmeni" luncheon was held at the Beloselsky Hall at Otrada, a Russian-American organization in Chestnut Ridge, NY. Proceeds from the luncheon will go to the Reception Hall Restoration Project at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY.
Norwich, CT: Bishop George leads Patronal Feast of Holy New Martyrs Church - 02/09/14
On Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of February, the parishioners of the Holy New Martyrs Church in Norwich, CT celebrated their patronal feast day. The festal celebrations in honor of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia...
Paterson, NJ: Bishop Jerome leads Divine Services in St. Michael’s Cathedral - 02/09/14
On Sunday, February 9, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, visited St. Michael’s Cathedral in Paterson, NJ and led the divine services on the Sunday of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia. Before the start of service, Bishop Jerome baptized Ariadna, the newborn daughter of Jonathan and Svetlana Glacken.
Howell, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Regular Session of Diocesan Council - 02/10/14
On Monday, February 10, a regular meeting of the Eastern American Diocesan Council was held in Howell, NJ, presided over by the Diocese’s ruling bishop, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.
Howell, NJ: Two Hierarchal Visits to St. George’s Church - 02/12/14
On Tuesday the 11th and Wednesday the 12th of February, the feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs, His Grace George, Bishop of Mayfield, visiting Howell, NJ to take part in a regular session of the Diocesan Council, led the divine services in St. George’s Church.
Jordanville: Holy Trinity Seminary celebrates Patronal Feast of the Three Hierarchs - 02/12/14
On Tuesday the 11th and Wednesday the 12th of February, the faculty and students of Holy Trinity Seminary, along with the brethren of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, celebrated the feast of their heavenly intercessors and stalwarts of theological study...
Paris: New Deacon Ordained for ROCOR Mission in Haiti - 02/12/14
Wonderful news for those whose hearts are touched by our brothers’ plight in Haiti: on Wednesday, February 12, in the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Korsun in Paris, Bishop Nestor of Korsun ordained Haitian seminarian Augustine Gesnel...
Stratford, CT: Patronal Feast Day of Presentation Church led by Metropolitan Hilarion - 02/15/14
On Wednesday, February 15, the great feast of the Meeting of the Lord, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, paid an Archpastoral visit to Stratford, CT and led the patronal feast day of the Church of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple.
Miami: New Florida Deanery formed - 02/18/14
Tuesday, February 18 of this year saw an important development take place in the life of Orthodox Florida: the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, signed a directive creating a seventh diocesan deanery, encompassing the state of Florida...
Fund for Assistance Awards Grant to Volunteers in Mission Program - 02/19/14
The Fund for Assistance to ROCOR has approved a financial aid grant of $3,000.00 for the upcoming Volunteers in Mission (VIM) project to Haiti on April 25-May 5. The grant will be used to help cover some of the expenses for volunteers associated with the trip.
Moscow: Epistle of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, to the Entirety of the Russian Orthodox Church in Connection with Events in Ukraine - 02/21/14
His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, released an epistle to the entirety of the Russian Orthodox Church in connection with recent events in Ukraine. With the blessing of the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion...
Metropolitan Hilarion Issues Statement in Connection with Continued Turmoil in Ukraine - 02/26/14
In light of the continued turmoil and unrest that have beset the Ukrainian land, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, released the following statement on February 26th...
Jordanville, NY: PaTRAM Institute Master Class at Holy Trinity Monastery Concludes with Hierarchal Liturgy - 02/27/14
From February 23-27, the Patriarch Tikhon Russian American Music Institute (PaTRAM) held a Master Class for the Patriarch Tikhon Male Choir at Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary in Jordanville, NY.