May 2016 News Archives
Nanuet, NY: Pascha & Bright Monday at Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" - 05/01/16
On Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, the feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Christ – Pascha, the clergy and parishioners of Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY joyfully greeted the "Feast of feasts." At the doors to St. Seraphim’s Cathedral, the long-awaited words rang out: "Christ is Risen!"
New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services for Pascha in Synodal Cathedral - 05/01/16
On Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, the feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Christ – Pascha, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern American & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, led the festal divine services in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.
Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 05/01/16
Every year, we are filled with spiritual joy and ecstasy when we hear these words and reverently participate in the exalted solemnity of the Paschal divine services, which remind us of Christ’s glorious victory over sin, evil, and death...
Paschal Epistle of His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics & All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church - 05/01/16
The Church calls this day "the Feast of feasts and the Festival of festivals"through the lips of one of Her great ecumenical teachers, the Holy Hierarch Gregory the Theologian.
Howell, NJ: On Second Day of Pascha, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral - 05/02/16
On Monday, May 2, the second day of the feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Christ – Pascha, the clergy and faithful of St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, welcomed the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, as well as diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan...
Stratford, CT: On Bright Monday, Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy in St. Nicholas Church - 05/02/16
On Bright Monday, May 2, the second day of Holy Pascha, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, paid an archpastoral visit to St. Nicholas Church in Stratford, CT, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy. His Grace was co-served by parish clergy: rector Archpriest George Lardas and Protodeacon Paul Giatas.
Glen Cove, NY: Youth Choir of Prince Vladimir Association sings Evening Service in Holy Intercession Church, performs Paschal Concert - 05/06/16
On Bright Friday, May 6, the youth choir of Prince Vladimir Association sang Paschal Vespers and Matins in Holy Virgin Intercession Church in Glen Cove, NY, and then performed a Paschal concert in the parish hall.
Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrates Patronal Feast of St. George’s Church - 05/06/16
On Bright Thursday the 5th and Friday the 6th of May, the feast of the Holy Great-Martyr and Trophy-Bearer George, the faithful celebrated the patronal feast day of St. George’s Cossack Church in Howell, NJ. St. George’s feast day always takes place during the Paschal period, but this year, the holiday was especially joyous, as it took place during Bright Week itself.
Staten Island, NY: Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy in Church of our Lady "Unexpected Joy" - 05/06/16
On Bright Friday, May 6, the feast day of the Holy Great-Martyr & Trophy-Bearer George, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, visited the Church of our Lady "Unexpected Joy" on Staten Island, NY, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy there. Upon conclusion of the service, Bishop Jerome spoke to the faithful about the martyric struggle of St. George...
Sea Cliff, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion blesses Frescoes in St. Seraphim Memorial Church - 05/07/16
On Bright Saturday, May 7, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to St. Seraphim Memorial Church in Sea Cliff, NY. During the Little Entrance, Metropolitan Hilarion blessed the frescoes on the church’s ceiling, the final installments of that section of the church’s iconography...
Albany, NY: On Thomas Sunday, Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy at Nativity of the Mother of God Church - 05/08/16
Since the Sunday of the Holy Apostle Thomas fell on the feast of the Holy Apostle & Evangelist Mark, Bishop Jerome served the Liturgy of St. Mark, one of the oldest Divine Liturgies of the Church. The Liturgy was historically served in the Church of Alexandria, which was founded by the Apostle.
Nanuet, NY: On Thomas Sunday, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Novo-Diveevo - 05/08/16
After a joyful Bright Week, during which there was an incredible amount of rain, came St. Thomas Sunday. In St. Seraphim Cathedral of Holy Dormition Convent Novo-Diveevo in Nanuet, NY, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York.
Jordanville, NY: On Feast of Radonitsa, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy, performs Diaconal Ordination in Holy Trinity Monastery - 05/10/16
On Tuesday, May 10, the feast of Radonitsa ("Day of Rejoicing" – the first commemoration of the departed after Pascha), Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.
Staten Island, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Church of our Lady "Unexpected Joy" - 05/14/16
The parish of the Icon of the Mother of God "Unexpected Joy" on Staten Island, NY was founded on December 22, 2007, with the blessing of the ever-memorable Metropolitan Laurus. The newly founded community was faced with the task of choosing its Heavenly patron… the new parishioners saw three choices...
Nyack, NY: On Myrrhbearers Sunday, Bishop Jerome celebrates Liturgy in Holy Protection Church - 05/15/16
On the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women, May 15, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, paid an archpastoral visit to Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy there. His Grace was co-served by parish clergy.
Pochaev, Ukraine: Bishop Nicholas & Synod Youth Choir participate in Festal Celebrations for Venerable Job of Pochaev - 05/19/16
On Thursday, May 19, the feast day of Ven. Job of Pochaev (+1651), a festal Divine Liturgy was celebrated at Holy Dormition Cathedral in Pochaev Lavra, Ukraine, as reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The Synodal Youth Choir, along with a multitude of the faithful, gathered together under the cathedral’s vaulting domes to sing in honor of Venerable Job.
Poughkeepsie, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of St. Nicholas Church - 05/22/16
On Sunday, May 22, the feast of the Translation of the Relics of the Holy Hierarch Nicholas, the parish of St. Nicholas Church in Poughkeepsie, NY triumphally celebrated its patronal feast day. Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, visited the parish and celebrated the festal Liturgy.
Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Seminary celebrates 68th Commencement - 05/29/16
On Sunday, May 29, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY concluded the 2015-2016 academic year with the Commencement Ceremonies, celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2016. His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, presided...
Summerville, SC: Bishop Nicholas visits Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church - 05/29/16
On May 29, the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan, paid an archpastoral visit to Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church in Summerville, SC, and celebrated the Divine Liturgy. His visit commemorated not only the parish’s recent patronal feast day (May 11/24), but also the 43rd anniversary of its founding in 1973.