JANUARY 2014 NEWS ARCHIVES
Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Jerome leads Joint Service on Lesser Feast of "Inexhaustible Chalice" Church - 01/02/14
On Thursday, January 2, on the feast day of the Holy Righteous John of Kronstadt, parishioners of the Church of our Lady "The Inexhaustible Chalice" in Brooklyn, NY celebrated their lesser patronal feast. The church operates a Mercy House named in honor of St. John...
Mayfield, PA: Bishop George leads Divine Services in St. John the Baptist Cathedral on Holy Fathers Sunday - 01/05/14
On Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of January, on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers, His Grace George, Bishop of Mayfield, led the divine services in his Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Mayfield, PA.
Jordanville: Bishop George leads Nativity Services at Holy Trinity Monastery - 01/07/14
On the great feast of the Nativity of Christ, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop George of Mayfield, led the divine services at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. On Monday, January 6, Bishop George celebrated Vespers and the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great...
Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 01/07/14
Most Reverend fellow archpastors, most honorable father-concelebrants, God-loving monastics, dear brothers and sisters! Motivated by the best thoughts and deepest feelings of brotherly love and spiritual joy, I greet the faithful children of the Russian Church Abroad...
Nativity Epistle of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia to the Archpastors, Pastors, Monastics and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church - 01/07/14
Your Eminences the archpastors, honorable presbyters and deans, God-loving monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters! Today our churches are filled with people who have come to praise the Newborn Infant...
"Orthodox Christmas in Washington" ‒ An Interview with Archpriest Victor Potapov on Voice of America - 01/08/14
"Voice of America," the official external broadcast institution of the United States federal government, recently held an interview with Archpriest Victor Potapov – rector of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC and the Eastern American Diocese’s Dean of the South.
Abbess Irene (Alexeev) reposed in the Lord - 01/08/14
On Wednesday, January 8, the feast of the Synaxis of the Mother of God, Abbess Irene (Alexeev), rectress of Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" reposed in the Lord. She was 91 years old. Mother Irene served as convent rectress for over 20 years, beginning in 1992...
Jordanville: Fire destroys Holy Trinity Monastery’s Apiary - 01/09/14
On the afternoon of Thursday, January 9, the apiary building at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, used for extracting honey, burnt down, along with some adjoining sheds. As reported by the official site of Holy Trinity Monastery, the equipment used in extracting honey...
Nanuet, NY: Funeral for Abbess Irene (Alexeev) held at Novo-Diveevo Convent - 01/10/14
On Friday, January 10, the funeral for Abbess Irene (Alexeev) was held at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY. Abbess Irene was rectress of the convent, and reposed on Wednesday, January 8, the feast of the Synaxis of the Mother of God.
Nyack, NY: Holy Virgin Protection Church’s Parish School holds Nativity "Yolka" - 01/12/14
On Sunday, January 12, the parish school at Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY held its annual children’s Nativity "Yolka" celebration. The clergy, children, and adult guests who had gathered began the event with the traditional singing of a prayer...
Bishop Jerome leads Theophany Services in Greater Boston Area - 01/19/14
On the weekend of January 18-19, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, led the festal divine services for Theophany of our Lord in the diocesan parishes of Greater Boston. On Saturday, January 18, the feast of Theophany Eve, His Grace celebrated the Divine Liturgy...
Feast of Theophany in Eastern American Diocesan Parishes and Monasteries - 01/19/14
On Sunday, January 19, the clergy and faithful of the Eastern American Diocese joyously celebrated the great feast of the Baptism (Theophany) of our Lord Jesus Christ. On the day of the feast, when "the nature of the waters is sanctified," it is proper to perform the Great Blessing of the Water.
Wayne, WV: Bishop George leads Theophany Services in Holy Cross Monastery - 01/19/14
On Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of January, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop George of Mayfield, led the divine services in Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV for the great feast of the Baptism of our Lord (Theophany).
Brooklyn, NY: Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal leads Patronal Feast of St. John the Baptist Church - 01/20/14
On Monday, January 20, the feast of the Synaxis of the Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord John, parishioners of St. John the Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY celebrated their patronal feast day.
Wayne, WV: Twelve Days of Christmas at Christ the Savior Parish - 01/22/14
A large chemical spill left much of West Virginia, including the area ministered by Christ the Savior Church, without drinking water for ten days. In all, 300,000 people were affected by the ban on the use of public water for drinking and bathing in the region.
Archimandrite Ambrose (Yurasov) visited the Eastern American Diocese - 01/25/14
With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the Eastern American Diocese recently hosted a dear guest from Russia – Archimandrite Ambrose (Yurasov). The visitation was initiated at the invitation of Archpriest Victor Potapov, who hosted Fr. Ambrose in Washington from January 23-25.