June 2015 News Archive
Jordanville, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Holy Spirit Day Services at Holy Trinity Monastery - 06/01/15
On Monday, June 1, the feast day of the Holy Spirit, the clergy and brethren of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY celebrated their patronal feast day. His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated the Divine Liturgy...
Washington, DC: Lienz Cossacks commemorated at St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 06/01/15
On Monday, June 1, a panihida was served at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC, in memory of one of the most tragic pages of Russian Diasporan history: the betrayal of the Cossacks at Lienz.
Jordanville, NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Divine Services for Third Day of Pentecost in Holy Trinity Monastery - 06/02/15
On Tuesday, June 2, the Third Day of Pentecost, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, celebrated Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. The day marked the last day of celebrations of the monastery’s patronal feast day...
Washington, DC: New Peal of Bells sounds out at St. John the Baptist Cathedral; Live Broadcast of Divine Services Begins - 06/05/15
Late last year, thanks to a gift from Olga and Elena Rostropovitch in memory of their parents, Mstislav Rostropovitch and Galina Vishnevskaya, three bells were added to the five extant bells at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC
Jackson, NJ: 70th Anniversary of Lienz Massacre Commemorated - 06/07/15
On June 7, the Sunday of All Saints, worshippers gathered at St. Vladimir’s Cemetery in Jackson, NJ for a panihida at St. John the Baptist Chapel to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Massacre of Cossacks at Lienz. On June 1, 1945, at the conclusion of the Second World War, over 20,000 Cossacks were rounded up by the British Army near the town of Lienz, Austria, and handed over for deportation to the Soviet Union.
Nanuet, NY: Bishop Nicholas blesses Remodeled Reception Hall in Novo-Diveevo Convent - 06/07/15
On June 7, the Sunday of All Saints, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, visited Holy Dormition Novo-Diveevo Convent, where he celebrated the Divine Liturgy and blessed the newly remodeled reception hall.
Jordanville, NY: Matushka Nadezhda Drobot has reposed in the Lord - 06/08/15
On Monday, June 8, Matushka Nadezhda Drobot, wife of Archpriest Wsewolod Drobot (former rector of Nativity of the Mother of God Church in Albany, NY) and mother of Protodeacon Nicholas Drobot (cleric of Holy New Martyrs of Russia Church in Norwich, CT), reposed in the Lord.
Coconut Creek, FL: Bishop Nicholas leads Patronal Feast Day of St. Luke’s Mission - 06/11/15
On Wednesday, June 11, the feast of the Holy Hierarch Luke, Confessor of Simferopol, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, visited St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Mission in Coconut Creek, FL, and led the parish’s patronal feast day.
New York City: Concert by St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra to conclude "Russia Day" Festivities - 06/12/15
On Friday, June 12, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City, concluding the "Russia Day" festivities. Russia Day marks the official independence day of the Russian Federation, and this year will be celebrated around the world.
Brooklyn, NY: Holy New Martyrs Church gifted Icon of its Heavenly Patrons - 06/14/15
On Sunday, June 14, the Church of the Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia in Brooklyn, NY was presented an icon of its Heavenly patrons. The holy icon was ordered and delivered to the U.S. by two clerics of the Rostov Metropolitanate.
Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Seminary Graduate Stojan Andov of Macedonia on his Seminary Life & Preceptors - 06/16/15
With great joy and excitement, after studying five years at Holy Trinity Seminary, I graduated and received my Bachelor of Theology Diploma. Indeed, I still can’t believe that I have the diploma in my hands. You have no idea how happy I am, but, at the same time, sad at leaving this place.
Buffalo, NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Divine Services for Patronal Feast Day of Sts. Theodore Church - 06/20/15
On Saturday evening, June 20, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, led the All-Night Vigil in memory of the Translation of the Relics of the Holy Great-Martyr Theodore Stratelates – the patronal feast day of the Church of Sts. Theodore Tyro & Theodore Stratelates in Buffalo (Williamsville), NY...
Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas leads 300th Anniversary Celebrations of St. John of Tobolsk - 06/23/15
On Monday the 22nd and Tuesday the 23rd of June, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, led the celebrations in honor of the 300th anniversary of the blessed repose of the Holy Hierarch John (Maximovitch) of Tobolsk in Our Lady of Tikhvin Church at the Diocesan Center in Howell, N
"A Door Opens in Colombia:" Reflections on Archpriest Peter & Matushka Styliana Jackson’s Mission Trip to Kogi Tribe - 06/26/15
We have just returned from a successful mission trip to the Kogi Indian people of Colombia. With the death of Archimandrite Andrés, the planned seminary in Guatemala will not be happening, but we give glory to God for this new opportunity in Latin America. Before we became Orthodox, Matushka and I were evangelical missionaries in Colombia...
Glen Cove, NY: Women’s Conference "Living and Thinking Orthodoxy, Yesterday and Today" held at Holy Virgin Intercession Church - 06/27/15
On Saturday, June 27, an Orthodox Women’s Conference entitled "Living and Thinking Orthodoxy, Yesterday and Today," was held in Glen Cove, NY. The conference was organized by Holy Virgin Intercession & St. Sergius Parish in Glen Cove.
Glen Cove, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Liturgy in Holy Virgin Intercession Church - 06/28/15
On Sunday, June 28, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Holy Virgin Intercession & St. Sergius Church in Glen Cove, NY. Holy Intercession Church was founded in 1951...
Washington, DC: Metropolitan Jonah & Bishop Jerome concelebrate Joint Namesday at St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 06/28/15
On Sunday, June 28, His Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah, and His Grace, Bishop Jerome, concelebrated the Divine Liturgy in St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC. Both hierarchs marked their namesdays, as June 28 is the feast day of both the Holy Hierarch Jonah, Metropolitan of Moscow, and Blessed Jerome of Stridonium.
New York City: On First Anniversary of His Hierarchal Consecration, Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 06/29/15
On Monday, June 29, the feast day of the Translation of the Relics of the Holy Hierarch Theophan the Recluse, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, marked the first anniversary of his consecration to the episcopate.
"What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder:" Reflection on Same-Sex Ruling by United States Supreme Court - 06/30/15
On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled same-sex marriage a constitutional right. The Diocesan Council of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia discussed this ruling and issued a reflection at its summer session on June 30...
Howell, NJ: Regular Session of Eastern American Diocesan Council held at Diocesan Center - 06/30/15
On Tuesday, June 30, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, led a regular session of the Eastern American Diocesan Council at the Diocesan Center in Howell, NJ. His Eminence began the meeting by leading a Moleben before the Beginning of Every Good Work...