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Jordanville, NY: Pascha in Holy Trinity Monastery - 04/21/17

On Saturday night the 15th and Sunday the 16th of April, divine services for the great feast of Christ’s Resurrection were served in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, led by the monastery’s abbot, Archimandrite Luke (Murianka). For the sixth year now, to the joy of the clergy and faithful, the divine services for Passion Week and Pascha at the monastery took place under the aegis of the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Softener of Evil Hearts." 


Mahopac, NY: Bishop Jerome leads Paschal Services in New Kursk Root Hermitage - 04/21/17

On the evening of Great Saturday, April 15, people started to gather at the Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God at the New Kursk Root Hermitage), in Mahopac, NY. After a prayerful beginning of the service, people began the procession around the church, holding lit candles and singing. When His Grace, Bishop Jerome, joyfully pronounced "Christ is Risen!"...


Howell, NJ: On Second Day of Pascha, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral - 04/17/17

On Monday, April 17, 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 His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York. Preceding the beginning of the Liturgy, clergy and faithful met the myrrh-streaming icon of the Mother of God “The Softener of Evil Hearts,” which concludes its journey across the parishes and monasteries of the diocese. Afterwards came the solemn greeting of Metropolitan Hilarion, who brought with him a great sanctity: the Holy Fire, delivered to America from Jerusalem the previous evening. 


New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Divine Services for Pascha in Synodal Cathedral - 04/16/17

On Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of April, 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. His Eminence was co-served by Bishop Irinej of Eastern America (Serbian Orthodox Church), Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, and cathedral clergy.


New York City: Holy Fire to be brought to U.S. - 04/15/17

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, the Synodal Chancery, with the support of the St Andrew the First-Called Foundation, will have the Holy Fire brought from the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem to New York.


Paschal Epistle of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics & All Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church - 04/15/17

Beloved in the Lord Right Reverend archpastors, all-honorable presbyters and deacons, God-loving monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters! On a night imbued with Divine light, replete with great solemnity and spiritual joy in the Master of the world Who has vanquished death, I address you all with the ancient exclamation that testifies steadfastly to our immutable hope: CHRIST IS RISEN!


Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad - 04/15/17

With a heart filled with the endearing sensation of Paschal joy, I congratulate the hierarchs, clergymen, monastics, parishioners, and worshipers of our churches, scattered throughout the whole world, on the joyful celebration of the glorious Resurrection of Christ...


New York City: Burial Rite of the Savior served in Synodal Cathedral - 04/14/17

Vespers for Great Friday precedes Matins for Great Saturday, during which the Church commemorates the Burial of the Lord Jesus Christ, when the Savior’s Body was taken down from the Cross and placed in a new tomb. The touching singing of the cathedral clergy and the Synodal Choir lent the service a truly prayerful tone.


New York City: Eastern American Diocesan Hierarchs Read Twelve Passion Gospels in Synodal Cathedral - 04/14/17

At Great Friday Matins on Thursday evening, Christ’s Church triumphally proclaims the tidings of the sufferings and death of the God-man, divided into 12 Gospel readings, called the Passion Gospels. The reading of the Twelve Gospels on Great Thursday, April 13, in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City was led by Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, cathedral senior priest Archpriest Andrei Sommer, and cathedral clergy.


New York City: Hierarchal Liturgy on Great Thursday in Synodal Cathedral of the Sign - 04/13/17

On April 13, Thursday of Passion Week, the feast of the Mystical Supper, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City, co-served by diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan.


Flushing, NY: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of Holy Annunciation Church - 04/12/17

On Friday, April – the great feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos – Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated the festal Divine Liturgy in honor of the patronal feast of Holy Annunciation Church in Flushing, NY. The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad was met at the entrance to the church by parish rector Archpriest Ion Arama...


Brooklyn, NY: On Lazarus Saturday, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Hierarchal Metochion - 04/12/17

On Lazarus Saturday, April 8, Metropolitan Hilarion paid a traditional visit to the Stavropegial Metochion in Brooklyn, NY – the Church of our Lady "The Inexhaustible Chalice" – and celebrated Divine Liturgy there. At the entrance to the church, His Eminence was greeted with flowers and bread and salt by the parish’s head sister and treasurer.


New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Funeral of Archdeacon Eugene Burbelo in Synodal Cathedral - 04/12/17

On Great Monday, April 10, the clergy and faithful gathered in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City to bid farewell to the newly reposed Archdeacon Eugene Burbelo. For many years, Fr. Eugene served as the Primatial Archdeacon, and had served as a deacon since 1954 when he was ordained by the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Anastassy (Gribanovsky; +1965).


Metropolitan Hilarion concludes Second Visit to Diocese of Great Britain, accompanied by Kursk Root Icon - 04/11/17

His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad and ruling bishop of the Diocese of Great Britain & Ireland, arrived in London on Monday, March 13, for his second archpastoral visit to the Diocese in 2017. Together with Protodeacon Dionysius Lvov, Metropolitan Hilarion was accompanied by Protectress of the Russian Diaspora – the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God.


Hartford, CT: On Feast of Annunciation, Bishop Jerome leads Divine Liturgy in St. Panteleimon Church - 04/11/17

On Friday, April 7, the great feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, paid an archpastoral visit to St. Panteleimon Church in Hartford, CT, where he celebrated Divine Liturgy. Upon arrival at the church, Bishop Jerome was greeted by the parish warden with bread and salt, and then by parish rector Archpriest Dionisy Nalitov. 


Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Nicholas leads Sacrament of Holy Unction in New Martyrs of Russia Church - 04/11/17

On April 2, the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt, His Grace, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, led the Sacrament of Holy Unction in Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia Church in Brooklyn, NY.


New York: Archdeacon Eugene Burbelo has Reposed in the Lord - 04/05/17

On Wednesday, April 5, after a protracted, serious illness, Archdeacon Eugene Burbelo (long-time cleric of the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City) reposed in the Lord. He was ordained by Metropolitan Anastassy (Gribanovsky) in 1955.


Washington, DC: Archpastoral Visit of Bishop Nicholas to St. John the Baptist Cathedral & Presence of Myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" at Divine Services - 04/01/17

Both before and during the Sunday of St. John Climacus, parish life at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC was filled with many spiritually informative and enriching events. On Saturday, March 25, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, visited the cathedral and, on the eve of the fourth Sunday of Great Lent – the Sunday of Venerable John Climacus – served the All-Night Vigil.


Howell, NJ: Bishop Irenei of Sacramento leads Divine Service, Sacrament of Holy Unction in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - 03/28/17

With the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York and Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco & Western American, on Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of March, the Sunday of the Cross, Bishop Irenei of Sacramento – vicar of the Western American Diocese – visited St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ, where he led the divine services.


Paterson, NJ: Bishop Nicholas performs Sacrament of Holy Unction in St. Michael’s Cathedral - 03/27/17

On Friday, March 24, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan led the Sacrament of Holy Unction in Holy Archangel Michael Cathedral in Paterson, NJ. His Grace was co-served by Archpriests Mark Burachek (rector of Our Lady of Kazan Church in Newark, NJ), George Zelenin (cathedral rector), Boris Slootsky and Seraphim Chemodakov...


Sea Cliff, NY: St. Seraphim Memorial Church hosts Lecture by Member of Inter-Council Presence on Memory of Metropolitan Laurus, 10th Anniversary of Unity within Russian Church & Forthcoming Council of Bishops - 03/24/17

On Sunday, March 19, the Sunday of the Cross, Archpriest Serafim Gan (rector of St. Seraphim Memorial Church to the Re-establishment of Unity within the Russian Church in Sea Cliff, NY) celebrated the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great, and on the evening before, led the All-Night Vigil with the bringing out of the Cross. He was joined by Protodeacon Paul Wolkow (parish cleric) and Deacon Andrei Psarev, professor at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY, who is also a member of the Inter-Council Presence of the Russian Orthodox Church.


Howell, NJ: Lenten Clergy Retreat concludes with Presanctified Liturgy - 03/23/17

On Wednesday, March 22 – the feast of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste – the Lenten Retreat for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese concluded with the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. The divine services, as well as the Retreat’s lectures and discussions, took place under the aegis of two wonderworking icons of the Mother of God, a special blessing for all of the participants: the Kursk Root Icon, and the myrrh-streaming Icon "Softener of Evil Hearts."


Howell, NJ: Second Day of Eastern American Diocesan Clergy Lenten Retreat - 03/21/17

On Tuesday, March 21, the Lenten Retreat for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese continued at the Diocesan Center at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ. Retreat participants – which also included matushkas, as well as clergy from the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA – gathered in the cathedral to greet the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, and two wonderworking icons of the Mother of God.


New York City: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral for Lenten Sunday of the Cross - 03/21/17

On Saturday evening, March 18, the eve of the third Sunday of Great Lent, the Sunday of the Cross, Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan accompanied the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" to the Synodal Headquarters in New York City, where he was met by the senior priest of the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign, Archpriest Andrei Sommer. The All-Night Vigil was then served. At the service, after the Great Doxology, the hierarch performed the bringing out of the Life-Creating Cross...


Long Island, NY: Myrrh-streaming Icon "Softener of Evil Hearts" visits Orthodox Churches in Sea Cliff & Glen Cove - 03/21/17

On Friday, March 17, the Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" arrived at St. Seraphim Memorial Church in Sea Cliff, NY, where – in accordance with local tradition – a joint Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts was served, in which the clergy, choir, and parishioners of Holy Virgin Intercession Church in Glen Cove, NY took part.


Howell, NJ: Eastern American Diocesan Lenten Pastoral Retreat begins at Diocesan Center - 03/20/17

On Monday evening, March 20, the annual Lenten Retreat for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese convened in the Diocesan Center at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ. Clergy from virtually every state in the Diocese, including its two biggest monasteries – Holy Trinity and Holy Cross – were in attendance.


Paterson, NJ: Myrrh-streaming Icon "Softener of Evil Hearts" visits St. Michael’s Cathedral, blesses Site of New Church - 03/20/17

On Wednesday, March 15, the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts," currently traveling the Eastern American Diocese from Moscow, visited St. Michael’s Cathedral in Paterson, NJ. Despite the morning weekday service and a large snowfall, roughly three dozen parishioners braved the blizzard to lift up their prayers to the Mother of God.


Howell, NJ: Archpriest Peter Heers to deliver Lecture on Council of Crete - 03/17/17

The Lenten Pastoral Retreat of the Eastern American Diocese, which will be held on March 20-22, 2017 at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, New Jersey, will feature a lecture by Archpriest Peter Heers on the "Great and Holy Council" of the Orthodox Church, which took place in Crete in June 2016. Fr. Peter’s talk is sure to be of interest to all Orthodox Christians, especially to the Church’s pastors. 


New York City: Bishop Nicholas celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral, acquaints Parishioners with Epistle adopted by Synod of Bishops - 03/15/17

On March 12, the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent – the Sunday of the Holy Hierarch Gregory Palamas – Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. His Grace was co-served by the cathedral’s senior priest, Archpriest Andrei Sommer, Hieromonk Nikolai (Letsin), and Protodeacon Vadim Gan (cathedral clerics). That Lenten Sunday, parishioners communed of Christ’s Holy Mysteries.


Brooklyn, NY: Bishop Jerome performs Sacrament of Holy Unction in St. John the Forerunner Cathedral - 03/14/17

On March 12, the second Sunday of Great Lent, His Grace, Bishop Jerome, led the Sacrament of Holy Unction in St. John the Forerunner Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to the start of the service, Bishop Jerome spoke to the faithful about the meaning and importance for Christians of the Sacrament of Holy Unction. Many people from across Brooklyn gathered for the service that day.


Hartford, CT: Metropolitan Hilarion performs Diaconal Ordination in St. Panteleimon Church - 03/14/17

On March 12, the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent – the Sunday of the Holy Hierarch Gregory Palamas – the First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, paid an archpastoral visit to St. Panteleimon Church in Hartford, CT, where he celebrated the Divine Liturgy.


Visitation Schedule of the Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" in the Eastern American Diocese - 03/10/17

On Friday, March 10, the myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God "Softener of Evil Hearts" arrived in New York City from Moscow. With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the Icon will remain in the Eastern American Diocese until to April 19.


New York City: Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy & leads Rite of Orthodoxy in Synodal Cathedral - 03/07/17

On March 5, the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great and led the Rite of Orthodoxy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. A multitude of cathedral parishioners and faithful from other New York parishes came to pray at the divine service. Marking the end of the first week of Great Lent, many of them communed of Christ’s Holy Mysteries.


Howell, NJ: On First Week of Great Lent, Bishop Nicholas reads Great Canon & serves Presanctified Liturgy at Diocesan Center - 03/04/17

On Thursday, March 2, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, accompanying the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God, visited Our Lady of Tikhvin Church at the Diocesan Center in Howell, NJ, where he led Great Compline with the reading of the Great Penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete. Praying at the service were the clergy and a multitude of parishioners.


Stratford, CT: Bishop Nicholas reads Great Canon in Holy Presentation Church - 03/03/17

On Wednesday, March 1, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan paid an archpastoral visit to the Church of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple in Stratford, CT, and there led the reading of the Great Penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete. The service took place under the aegis of the Protectress of the Russian Diaspora – the wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God, which traveled with His Grace from New York City.


New York City: Hierarchs of the Russian Church Abroad pray in Synodal Cathedral of the Sign at First Services of Great Lent - 03/01/17

On February, Pure Monday of the First Week of Great Lent, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, prayed in the altar during the usual divine services in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City. Matins, Hours, Typica, Vespers, and a Litiya for the Departed were served.


Howell, NJ: Registration for 2017 Lenten Clergy Retreat is Open - 03/01/17

Online registration for the 2017 Lenten Retreat for clergy of the Eastern American Diocese has opened on the diocesan website. With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the retreat will be held at the Diocesan Center at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ this March 20-22.


New York City: On Cheesefare Sunday, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 02/28/17

On Cheesefare Sunday, February 26, the eve of Great Lent, when the Holy Church commemorates the expulsion of Adam from Paradise, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.


 

 

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