March 2016 News Archives
Wayne, WV: Remains of Hieromonk Kallistos transferred to Holy Cross Monastery - 03/01/16
On Tuesday, March 1, Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV welcomed home its founder, Hieromonk Kallistos (Pazalos). Since the monastery’s relocation from House Springs, MO to the hills of West Virginia, it has been the dream of the brotherhood to reinter Fr. Kallistos at the new monastery property...
Stratford, CT: Bishop Nicholas performs Archpastoral Visit to Holy Presentation Parish - 03/06/16
On Meatfare Sunday, March 6, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visited Holy Presentation Church in Stratford, CT, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy. On the threshold of the Holy Forty-Day Fast, Bishop Nicholas called on all to enter these lenten days radiantly, joyously, and purely.
"Saint Anne" in the Vineyard: A Russian Orthodox Chapel in North Carolina in Memory of Fallen Veterans of Afghan War - 03/08/16
For many today, the war in Afghanistan is ancient history. But in the middle of the 1980s, it was one the most volatile spots on earth. All across a country still living in the Stone Age, global politics of a new world were being decided. And Kandahar was one of the most volatile places within Afghanistan. Locals said that legal authority in Kandahar ended after midday.
New York City: On Eve of Great Lent, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 03/13/16
On Cheesefare Sunday, March 13, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad returned on the eve of Great Lent from his archpastoral visit to the Diocese of Australia & New Zealand.
New York – Boston – Philadelphia: On First Week of Great Lent, Bishop Nicholas leads Hierarchal Services in Diocesan Parishes - 03/14/16
On the first week of Great Lent, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan performed archpastoral visits to parishes of the Diocese, and led the lenten services there. On Monday, March 14, His Grace led the reading of the Great Penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete in Holy Fathers Church in New York City.
Buena, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Reading of Great Canon in Holy Protection Skete - 03/16/16
During the first week of Great Lent, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York visited Holy Protection Skete in Buena, NJ. On Wednesday the 16th and Thursday the 17th of March, His Eminence led the reading of the Great Penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete..
On 8th Anniversary of Metropolitan Laurus’ Repose, Eastern American Diocese celebrates Memory of Former First Hierarch - 03/16/16
Clean Wednesday, March 16, marked the eighth anniversary of the sudden repose of His Eminence Laurus, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad.
Howell, NJ: Bishop Jerome leads Divine Services & Rite of Orthodoxy in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 03/20/16
On Saturday, March 19, Bishop Jerome paid an archpastoral visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. On Sunday, March 22, the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, Bishop Jerome celebrated Divine Liturgy in the cathedral.
Jordanville: Metropolitan Jonah leads Triumph of Orthodoxy in Holy Trinity Monastery - 03/20/16
On Sunday, March 20, the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, Metropolitan Jonah celebrated Divine Liturgy and led the Rite of Orthodoxy in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. His Eminence was co-served by monastery abbot and seminary rector Archimandrite Luke (Murianka) and monastery clergy.
New York City: On Sunday of Triumph of Orthodoxy, Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services in Synodal Cathedral - 03/20/16
On Sunday, March 20, the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated the Divine Liturgy and Rite of Orthodoxy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.
Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan performs Archpastoral Visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 03/22/16
On Monday the 21st and Tuesday the 22nd of March, continuing his lenten archpastoral travels to parishes of the Eastern American Diocese, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan visited St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, and led Matins and Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste.
New York City: St. Vladimir Youth Association & Synodal Youth Committee launch "School Piggybank" Project - 03/23/16
The St. Vladimir Youth Association and Synodal Youth Department are preparing a trip to Ukraine by the Synodal Youth Choir under the direction of conductor Adrian Fekula, son of Peter A. Fekula, the choir director of the Synodal Choir of Our Lady of the Sign Cathedral in New York City.
Brooklyn, NY: Myrrh-streaming Mother of God Icon "Softener of Evil Hearts" visits News Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church - 03/27/16
On Sunday, March 27, the Divine Liturgy for the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent, the feast of the Holy Hierarch Gregory Palamas, was celebrated in Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church in Brooklyn, NY, under the aegis of the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts."
Rochester, NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Divine Services in Protection of the Mother of God Church - 03/27/16
On Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of March, the feast of St. Gregory Palamas, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to Protection of the Mother of God Church in Rochester, NY. Thus was revived a tradition begun in the 1960s by Archbishop Averky (Taushev)...
Howell, NJ: Eastern American Diocesan Lenten Pastoral Retreat begins at Diocesan Center - 03/28/16
On Monday evening, March 28, the annual Lenten Retreat for clergy and matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese convened at the Diocesan Center at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ. Ninety people were in attendance, hailing from virtually every state in the Diocese, as well as clerics from the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA.
Howell, NJ: Second Day of Lenten Retreat for Diocesan Clergy Concludes - 03/29/16
On Tuesday, March 29, the Lenten Retreat for clergy and matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese continued at the Diocesan Center. The myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" arrived at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral; the presence of the wonderworking image during the lenten retreat has become a tradition...
Howell, NJ: First Hierarch of Russian Church Abroad bestows Awards on Several Eastern American Diocesan Clerics - 03/30/16
On Wednesday, March 30, Metropolitan Hilarion led the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, co-served by Bishop Nicholas and clergy participants of the Lenten Retreat. During the Little Entrance, His Eminence bestowed awards on several clerics of the Russian Church Abroad for their dedicated service to God’s Church...
Howell, NJ: Lenten Retreat for Eastern American Diocesan Clergy Concludes - 03/30/16
On Wednesday, March 30, the Lenten Retreat for clergy and matushkas of the Eastern American Diocese concluded with the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. The retreat had taken place under the aegis of the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts."