On Monday, January 15, the feast of the Repose and Second Finding of the Relics of Venerable Seraphim, Wonderworker of Sarov, and the anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.
On Sunday the 14th and Monday the 15th of January, Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY celebrated the patronal feast of the convent’s principal church – St. Seraphim Cathedral. All-Night Vigil was served on the eve of the feast, while the traditional services were performed the day of: a moleben and akathist to Venerable Seraphim, Wonderworker of Sarov, the blessing of the water, and Divine Liturgy.
On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of January, the brethren of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV celebrated the great feast of the Nativity of Christ. Leading the divine services was monastery abbot Archimandrite Seraphim (Voepel), co-served by the monastery clergy...
On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of January, the great feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, led the divine services in Nativity of the Mother of God Church at the New Kursk Root Hermitage in Mahopac, NY.
The weekend of Sunday, January 7, saw the clergy and faithful of Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY, celebrate the great feast of the Nativity of Christ. Leading Divine Liturgy and Vespers on Saturday morning, All-Night Vigil on Saturday evening, and Liturgy for the feast itself was the dean of the convent’s St. Seraphim Cathedral,
On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of January, the parishioners of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Mayfield, PA celebrated the great feast of the Nativity of Christ.
On Monday the 8th and Tuesday the 9th of January, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to the monastery. On Monday, upon arrival at the holy habitation, His Grace served Vespers & Matins in the cathedral. During the Sixth Hour, Reader Nicholas Kotar was ordained a subdeacon, and later at the same service was ordained to the diaconate. After the Great Entrance, Deacon Sergei Kosov was ordained a priest. Both clerics will fulfill their service at Holy Trinity Monastery.
On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of January, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the divine services for the Nativity of Christ in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. The All-Night Vigil for Nativity was served in a festal, joyous, and warm atmosphere.
On Saturday, January 6, the Eve of Christ’s Nativity, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, led the divine services in Sts. Peter & Paul Diocesan Cathedral of the Diocese of Australia & New Zealand.
From the depths of my heart, I congratulate you on the great feast of the Nativity of Christ – the feast of the birth in the flesh of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from the Holy Spirit and the Most Pure Virgin Mary. Today we call upon all people, together with the Church, to glorify the Creator and Maker with the words: "O all the earth, sing ye unto the Lord" (Irmos of the First Ode of the Canon for the Nativity of Christ).
It is with a feeling of the greatest joy that I express my heartfelt greetings on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ and the approaching feast day of the Baptism of the Lord! As expressed in one of our church hymns celebrating this holy event, when God deemed it good to appear on Earth, the entire world hastened to bring Him gifts: "The Angels offer a hymn; the heavens, a star; the Magi, gifts; the shepherds, adoration; the earth, a cave; the wilderness, a manger."
The past 2017 year marked the centennial of the terrible revolutionary events that led to the mass exodus of the Russian people from the territory of the former Russian Empire and their resettlement around the globe. To this day, as a result of the sorrowful events of 100 years past, the Orthodox Russian people are perhaps the most scattered in the world.
On Tuesday, December 19, the feast of the Holy Hierarch Nicholas, Wonderworker of Myra in Lycia, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, visited St. Nicholas Church in Enfield, CT, in order to lead the parish’s patronal feast.
Two years ago, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, blessed the founding of a woman’s monastic community in the Russian tradition, using English as its liturgical language and under the spiritual administration of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY.
On Monday, December 25, St. Herman Youth Conference continued its work in the parish hall of Holy Virgin Protection Church in Nyack, NY. Delivering a lecture to conference participants was Priest Gennady Titov, cleric of the Diocese of Tikhvin. He spoke about the kind of people who become saints, the nature of the glorification process in the Russian Orthodox Church...
On Sunday morning, December 17, Bishop Jerome traveled to Stratford, CT, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas Church. The visit was timed for the parish festivities in honor of its patronal feast, which would take place on Tuesday, December 19.
On Friday, November 24, St. Martin of Tours Mission in Montgomery, AL, celebrated its patronal feast day. The mission’s rector, Priest Elias Crowder, celebrated Divine Liturgy. Afterwards, parishioners and guests enjoyed a festal meal and Christian fellowship.
On Saturday morning, December 23, the annual St. Herman Youth Conference opened in Holy Dormition Convent "Novo-Diveevo" in Nanuet, NY. This year, 160 young men and women are taking part in the conference, traveling from around the Eastern American Diocese, Canada, Russia, and Australia. Arriving youth were greeted by Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal & Canada.
On Sunday, December 17, the feast day of the Holy Great-Martyr Barbara, celebrations were held at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in honor of the 90th birthday of the cathedral’s pastor emeritus, dean of New Jersey, and president of the Synodal Arts & Architecture Commission, Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov.
On Tuesday the 12th and Wednesday the 13th of December, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, paid an archpastoral visit to Daytona Beach, FL, where he led the patronal feast day of St. Andrew the First-Called Church located therein.
On Wednesday, December 13, St. Andrew’s Patriarchal Naval Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA, celebrated its patronal feast day. A spiritually significant and long-awaited gift for the church was a reliquary containing the relics of many saints, presented to St. Andrew’s parish by the clergy of St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ.
On Sunday, December 10, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, visited the Church of the Entrance into the Temple of the Holy Virgin in the Syracuse suburb of Jamesville, NY. The visit was timed for the parish festivities in honor of its patronal feast, which had taken place on Monday, December 4.
Celebrations for the patronal feast of the Synodal Cathedral of the Sing began with All-Night Vigil on Saturday evening, December 9. On Sunday, December 10, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral in New York City.
On Monday, December 4, the great feast of the Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Theotokos, the 100th anniversary of the enthronement of the Holy Hierarch Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, solemn divine services were held in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia.
On Saturday, November 18, the feast day of the Holy Hierarch Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, visited "Unexpected Joy" Church on Staten Island, NY.
With the blessing His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, on Monday, December 4, the great feast of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple, and the day on which the Russian Orthodox Church prayerfully commemorated the centennial of the restoration of the Russian Patriarchate and the enthronement of the Most Holy Patriarch Tikhon...
On Sunday, November 26, the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, visited St. John the Forerunner Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY, and celebrated Divine Liturgy.
The year 2017 is coming to an end – a year that saw a number of significant anniversaries, such as the tenth anniversary of the restoration of canonical communion within the Russian Orthodox Church, ten years since the Hawaiian-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God began to stream myrrh, the 20th anniversary of the martyric death of Brother Jose Muñoz-Cortes, and the 35th anniversary of the appearance of the myrrh-streaming Montreal-Iveron Icon of the Mother of God, whose faithful guardian Brother Jose was over the course of 15 years until his murder in 1997.
On Tuesday, November 21, the feast day of the Holy Archangel of God Michael and the other Heavenly Bodiless Powers, the clergy and parishioners of St. Michael’s Cathedral in Paterson, NJ, celebrated their patronal feast day. Leading the feast were Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, and diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.
In 2017, St. Vladimir Church in Miami, FL celebrated its 70th anniversary. The festal divine services were held on November 11-12. The evening prior, on Friday, December 10, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas arrived in Miami with the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God to lead the celebrations.
On Saturday, October 21, a documentary on Damascene Gallery, the icon business of Priest Jonah Campbell, rector of Christ the Savior Church in Wayne, WV, had its U.S. premier at the American Museum of Natural History’s 2017 Margaret Mead Film Festival.
On Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of November, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York visited St. John the Russian Church in Ipswich, MA, where he served the All-Night Vigil on Saturday evening Vigil and celebrated Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning, bringing great joy and edification to the faithful.
On Friday, October 20, the Synodal Residence in New York City hosted a symposium entitled "The New Martyrs of Russia: 100 Years of Revolution & Our Future." St. Prince Vladimir Youth Association organized the event to mark the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia and the 10th anniversary of the reestablishment of unity within the Russian Orthodox Church in the fatherland and abroad.